Another [Virginia Flagger] Way of Defending Confederate Heritage

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.

VF Va licence SCV

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:

VF truck

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 …

VF va Li permission query

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.

8 thoughts on “Another [Virginia Flagger] Way of Defending Confederate Heritage

  1. Sandi Saunders September 17, 2015 / 9:13 am

    I will say it again, the flaggers (in their many colored robes) are the worst friend a Confederate Soldier’s legacy has ever had or ever will have. They are a parody, a mockery and a scourge but they are no friend to the South or those poor dead soldiers.

  2. The Lamp September 17, 2015 / 9:18 am

    And the real irony…this is from the same woman who moos like a big ol cow when bloggers use her photos, and sends them snippy little threat emails and comments about “copyright”

    I guess “copyright” laws only apply in her tiny brain to her own will and whim?

    Now she ignoring the actual real copyright law so she can fill her fat pocket.

  3. Goad Gatsby September 17, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    This is nothing new. Someone (probably Judy Smith) redistributed the video of Karen Cooper made by Logan Jaffe.

  4. C. Meyer September 18, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Seriously? How immature must one be?

    • Andy Hall September 18, 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Did you ever read Dunford’s blog? That dude must be, like, twelve.

      • C. Meyer September 18, 2015 / 5:37 pm

        Yep…he stopped hiding his racism long ago.

  5. Buck Buchanan September 22, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Well, its good to know if you need to identify the enemy.

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