As the Virginia Flaggers approach their fourth anniversary of existence (the organization will soon outlast in longevity the Confederate States of America), the group continues to find more ways to show us just how intent it is on honoring the Confederate soldier. More flags go up across the Commonwealth of Virginia, usually in response to some government action against Confederate legacies. Apparently raising a new flag in itself is not good enough: it has to be presented as an act of retaliation and revenge, a sort of middle finger directed at foes, real and imagined. I’m sure that warms the hearts of the people the Flaggers purport to honor.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans as a group don’t know quite how to respond to the Flaggers. The Virginia Division’s executive committee recently chastised the organization (as well as a sister group) for its behavior, but even more recently the Texas Division’s executive committee praised it.
Flushed with confidence, the Flaggers, through their favorite photographer, Judy Smith, decided to make use of the SCV logo in its ongoing struggles within its home state over licence plates as a way to rally support.
I’ll let you figure out what “POS” means.
You can slap this 12″ x 18′ magnet on the back of your pickup truck, as shown here:
Remember, Ben Jones, the folks who made this magnet circulated this picture, just as they hoisted their first flag near a trailer park. Don’t come crying to me about stereotyping anyone.
Given her intense interest in copyright protection, we’re sure Ms. Smith got prior permission from the SCV to employ its logo in such a manner.
Oh, wait …
You see, David Stinson is from the SCV’s merchandising department.
Couldn’t leave good enough alone, eh?
I have a funny feeling the SCV national headquarters won’t be happy about this.
We can now dismiss Smith’s complains about copyright protection as simply a way to conceal the fact that many of the pictures she takes to praise the Flaggers might actually embarrass them. Heck, according to a certain screeching someone, circulating those pictures endangers their subjects and invites violence against them.
You would think the Virginia Flaggers would stop making targets of themselves … even if all they do is to provide ammunition for ridiculing them.