Readers of this blog will recall a series of recent reports concerning internet threats made by someone styling themselves “Anonymous CSA.” We note that the videos have been taken down after people protested their presence: Anonymous CSA’s Facebook page also vanished. Also vanishing was a previous post put up by Anonymous CSA back in January 2015 that targeted the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The targets were people who appear to be especial favorites of the Virginia Flaggers … especially one Flagger.
Recall that January 2015 post threatening the Virginia Division of the SCV? Well, then, you’ll recall that this also appeared.
It’s typical Tripp Lewis, complete with threats of legal action (no doubt so he can get more people to contribute to his “legal defense fund”).
Wonder whether Tripp made good on those threats when the SCV met in Richmond. Wonder whether Anonymous CSA did, either.
Another blog has also highlighted evidence that points in a certain direction.
What’s telling is that neither the Virginia Flaggers nor their shrill mouthpiece have rushed to address these issues, although they are fond of doing so (I especially enjoy the claims by Susan Hathaway that she does not pay attention to this blog as she responds to what appears here).
And of course y’all will remember that it was Tripp Lewis who brought the infamous Rob Walker to the attention of Ms. Hathaway, who discerned God’s work in the entire business. Indeed.
Some Confederate Heritage groups and individual activists continue to push their luck. One of these days, their luck might run out, then somebody might end up settin’ in jail.
I never read much of the rantings of Anonymous CSA until now. The tone and tactics employed reminded me of the notes Albion Tougée received from The Regulators in North Carolina when he was championing the concept of black and white equality as informed by his strong Christian convictions. These Regulators soon morphed into more organized groups like the KKK. Fortunately, it’s much easier today to expose these individuals and groups than it was in 1869. How long would the KKK have lasted if its atrocities were posted daily on YouTube?
Anonymous threats, hooded klansmen, all the same to me. People who strive not to be identified with their actions are cowards who lack conviction in their beliefs.
What is the point of anyone doing this?
I assume it’s to intimidate.
Connie Chastain doesn’t think that releasing personal information constitutes a threat. Good to know.