Raymond Agnor 1, Virginia Flaggers 0

You’ll recall our coverage of a recent dispute in Lexington, Virginia, concerning an ad placed by one Raymond Agnor in a local paper barring blacks and Democrats from his land “until further notice.” It was upon Mr. Agnor’s property that the Virginia Flaggers claimed another grand heritage triumph when they raised a flag there some time back.

Except it doesn’t seem to be the Virginia Flaggers’ flag any more. It’s now Mr. Agnor’s flag in this newspaper article covering the dispute. The Flaggers have been reduced to a footnote in the story.

For their part, the Virginia Flaggers and their mouthpiece, screeching Connie Chastain, have remained silent on this issue on various social media and Chastain’s hate blog. To defend Agnor’s comments would be to embrace his racism, something they prefer not to share with the public; however, Agnor’s racism prohibits Virginia Flagger icon Karen Cooper from visiting the flag, and neither Susan Hathaway, Tripp Lewis, Grayson Jennings, Barry Isenhour, nor Chastain really wants to defend Cooper, either, in a rather revealing example of how they can discard Cooper when the mood strikes them.

Clearly neither the Virginia Flaggers nor Chastain really hate racism, even when it’s directed against one of their own … which tells you how they really feel about Karen Cooper. You would think, for example, instead of attacking me day after day, Chastain would speak out about this once … but she doesn’t. Apparently Agnor’s racism is acceptable to her, Cooper be damned. The same goes for the Flaggers, who are silent about a lot of damaging allegations lately. Skeered, Susan Hathaway?

It’s sad, really, how the Flaggers exploit Cooper while failing to stand up for her when one of their own shares such racist sentiments. But then this might just reveal what the Flaggers really believe when it comes to race. After all, they embraced Agnor for his land. Now they can’t decide whether to defend one of their own or remain silent when Agnor reveals his racism …. unless Agnor, too, is more revealing of who the Flaggers really are.

8 thoughts on “Raymond Agnor 1, Virginia Flaggers 0

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 24, 2015 / 9:35 am

      Ms. Hathaway doesn’t want to defend Karen Cooper. You can speculate as to why that is.

      Slavery is a choice, right? So is silence.

      Susan Hathaway’s association with white supremacists has long been a matter of record, documented by the Flaggers themselves in social media.

  1. Sandi Saunders July 24, 2015 / 9:57 am

    They can deny it until their bones are dust, the truth remains that racists and bigots abound in their organization and their supporters and their comments prove it every time they are given the chance. Every time. Which is why she urges silence. She knows it too. They have earned that flag far more disrespect than the KKK and that is also the truth.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 24, 2015 / 10:03 am

      It’s very simple: if they want to disassociate themselves from Agnor’s racism, take the flag down. Move it elsewhere.

      The Flaggers are a gutless group.

  2. Laqueesha July 24, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Barring Democrats? Does that mean the ghosts of Jeff Davis and Alex Stephens can’t come?

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 24, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Mr. Agnor has his standards, although Stephens was a Whig at one time.

      However, it seems Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, and Hunter are welcome.

      • Laqueesha July 24, 2015 / 5:05 pm

        Perhaps Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan could bring the USCTs along with them, for good measure.

  3. Brooks D. Simpson July 26, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Over at her blog Connie Chastain pled ignorance. She should do that more often. Otherwise she’d have to plead stupidity.

    Well, maybe both … ’cause Mr. Agnor specifically bars black people from his property, and Karen Cooper is African American. Perhaps Chastain doesn’t know that.

    Note the Virginia Flaggers have remained silent, and they have not defended Cooper. Chastain’s ignorance suggests that Susan Hathaway doesn’t want to tell her the truth … or Chastain’s simply lying. Either way, no surprise. But we suspect that if we were wrong, Hathaway would tell Chastain immediately, and let Chastain do the heavy hitting.

    Crickets and chickens in Sandston tonight.

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