Call to Action, Confederate Heritage Advocates!

Today, September 17, the anniversary of the day which proved to be the bloodiest single day of fighting during the American Civil War, authorities at Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Virginia, suspended some twenty students for a day for wearing Confederate flag-themed shirts. The apparel violated the school’s dress code.

We expect Kirk Lyons and the Southern Legal Resource Center and the Virginia Flaggers to respond quickly to this latest effort to besmirch Confederate heritage. In fact, we would be disappointed if they don’t. Besides, the Virginia Flaggers need a new place to flag. Other than the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where a token presence of second- and third- stringers remains, we have seen the Flaggers appear only occasionally, usually to celebrate the raising of another flag pole or to offer a short-term protest (poor Jeb Stuart). But in Christiansburg (note the name, Christian soldiers of the Lord Robert E. Lee), there’s an opportunity for Confederate heritage organizations to strike a blow for the future and protect the children long before those stories about Confederate flag prom dresses circulate in the spring.

Go to it, Flaggers! Show the world what you’re all about!

Too bad you might not be able to use those licence plates magnets.


37 thoughts on “Call to Action, Confederate Heritage Advocates!

  1. Al Mackey September 17, 2015 / 9:53 am

    No, we don’t want them anywhere near there. Montgomery County is too good for them.

  2. Rblee22468 September 17, 2015 / 10:04 am

    I would imagine there will be spin and commentary from out of the Pensacola vicinity shortly.

    • The Lamp September 17, 2015 / 6:01 pm

      They’re all just “sweet southern boys”…lol!

  3. Sandi Saunders September 17, 2015 / 10:42 am

    The local blogs are all atwitter over this latest “outrage” to their southern greatness and “heritage not hate”… but what about those MLK and Malcolm X shirts!…what about those saggy pants with your underwear showing…what about black history month…but we’re not racist damn you!

    • Jimmy Dick September 17, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      With all the aliases and fake names showing their true support. Then they go right into the Civil War wasn’t about slavery and from there to modern politics. Tell them that Eric Foner’s EdX class starts September 30th

      None of them will take the sequence because they are too lazy and refuse to learn anything that would challenge their belief system.

      • Connie Chastain September 17, 2015 / 9:54 pm

        Aliases and fake names … like The Lamp? Like Rblee22468?

    • Connie Chastain September 18, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      I’d have to see the blogs in question to make a judgment because your description is suspect…

  4. Rblee22468 September 17, 2015 / 11:05 am

    “The principal of the high school said that the students were initially asked to change clothes, as they were not following dress code.

    After the students refused, they were put into detention.

    The students then became disruptive and uncooperative, according to the school. They were then suspended for one day.”

    This is not surprising. These children were likely instructed by their parents to disobey the schools requests. They were likely raised to follow the hallmarks of Confederate behavior: an unwillingness to cooperate, disrespect for authority and law, and when all else fails, behave like a two year old and create an unworkable situation. I note that they were suspended not for wearing a Confederate Flag, but for being disruptive and uncooperative. I’m quite sure the complaining we will hear about this incident will not make the same notation. There are so many fine Confederate role models, I cannot imagine where they learned such behavior. This story really is a Tripp!

  5. Connie Chastain September 17, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    “We expect… the Virginia Flaggers to respond quickly to this latest effort to besmirch Confederate heritage. In fact, we would be disappointed if they don’t.”


    • Brooks D. Simpson September 17, 2015 / 8:47 pm

      You’re asking why the Virginia Flaggers should not respond to an effort to deprive Virginia schoolchildren of the right to wear the Confederate flag?

      I guess we see that they don’t really care about such things.

      • Connie Chastain September 17, 2015 / 9:51 pm

        No, I’m asking why would YOU be disappointed if they don’t.

      • Connie Chastain September 18, 2015 / 11:13 am

        No, that’s not what I’m asking. I’m asking why you would be disappointed if they didn’t.

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 18, 2015 / 8:16 pm

          I thought they were people of their word. I would be disappointed to see that they were not. Apparently you know better.

          • Connie Chastain September 18, 2015 / 9:30 pm

            Hmmmm…. I’m trying to remember when they gave their word about responding to efforts to deprive Virginia schoolchildren of the right to wear the Confederate flag. I guess that one slipped past me.

            Actually, the Flaggers are just one group and there are multitudinous attacks on Confederate heritage in Virginia and elsewhere that they are already responding to and working on … but they’re watching and posting about Christianburg; they posted pics of some of the parents bringing their kids to school today in flag-decked vehicles, and a flag rally by students in the parking lot, so the Flaggers are probably delighted by the response there in Christianburg and see no need to intervene … yet. That’s what I surmise.

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 18, 2015 / 10:11 pm

            If you want to declare that the Virginia Flaggers lack the guts to stand up for those children, you go right ahead. Clearly you think less of them than I do. Imagine that.

          • Christopher Shelley September 19, 2015 / 11:31 am

            I am disappointed because it deprives me of a source of comedy.

          • Connie Chastain September 19, 2015 / 7:01 pm

            But others seem to be handling it more than adequately… And in this, the aftermath of Nikki Haley’s war on Confederate heritage, all who are willing to step up are welcomed. Besides…how do you know the VaFlaggers haven’t responded? Because you haven’t seen it on the Internet? LOL…. How small your world is…

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 19, 2015 / 11:48 pm

            Yes, we know … the Virginia Flaggers are doing so much behind the scenes. They never want publicity, and they never want their pictures taken.

            You would think they would offer these students public support and be proud and loud about it. Guess not.

  6. Rosieo September 17, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    School is a stupid place to fight for Confederate heritage. Those young people should be in class and shame on their parents for not making them be there.

      • Jimmy Dick September 20, 2015 / 6:08 am

        Once again, you and the rest of the heritage crew have an opportunity to learn Civil War history for free. EdX is going to offer Eric Foner’s Civil War & Reconstruction course starting on September 30th. I challenged all of you last time to take the course and I didn’t see any of you there. I figure the skeer was on you. Obviously learning is something you want to avoid because it would mean your false beliefs would be shattered.

        There you go, KKKonnie and all southern heritage folks. A chance to learn actual history instead of the crap you keep lying about.

        I can hear the KKKlucking sounds from the yard birds already.

  7. bob carey September 18, 2015 / 4:42 am

    It will be interesting to see how far these students are willing to go in support of their cause.

  8. Jimmy Dick September 18, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I find it funny that KKKonnie calls them Confederate kids. Last time I checked the Confederacy was destroyed in 1865 and everybody reverted back to being citizens of the United States of America.

    If these kids are not US kids, then shouldn’t we be deporting them? Are their parents Confederate parents? If so, we should be deporting them as well. I do not know where this Confederacy they are part of is located, but it damn sure is not in the United States of America. If it is, then we have some domestic enemies to fight in accordance with the Constitution of the USA.

  9. Connie Chastain September 18, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    You seem unable to understand/recognise idiomatic phrases. I’ve also read that this kind of literalism is often associated with autism and/or Asperger’s….

    Or perhaps you’re trying for sarcasm?


    • Brooks D. Simpson September 18, 2015 / 8:15 pm

      You must be a very unhappy and bitter person. Here you are, using a walker, and you make fun of people by saying they suffer from conditions.

      Just how sick are you? We know you’re pathetic. We pity you.

      • Connie Chastain September 18, 2015 / 9:40 pm

        I haven’t made fun of anyone. I noticed the poster’s seeming inability to understand/recognise idiomatic phrases. How is noticing that making fun? I also noted that literalism is often associated with autism and/or Asperger’s. That isn’t making fun of anyone, either.

        Jimmy Dick is often — I would say virtually always — vicious and dishonest in his attacks on heritage folks, but he couches his attacks in such milquetoast writing, the depth of the viciousness isn’t always readily apparent. He could use some lessons in glib from you. That’s not making fun, either. That’s just an observation.

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 18, 2015 / 10:10 pm

          Which is why you “laughed out loud.” So just how sick are you? Just an observation.

          • Connie Chastain September 19, 2015 / 2:42 am

            Not as sick as you and Jimmy and the rest of your floggerettes.

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 19, 2015 / 12:37 pm

            Interesting. Thanks for sharing your opinion of relative sickness. So now you are willing to concede that you are sick. That’s progress. Thank you.

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 19, 2015 / 11:52 pm

            There you go again attacking Jesus Christ.

            Note: From Backsass sidebar:

            Only a hater like Simpson can construe a common adage, “Nobody’s perfect,” into an attack on Jesus Christ.
            In passing, I note that Simpson is soooo easy to manipulate…

            I think we know who just got manipulated. 🙂

        • Jimmy Dick September 19, 2015 / 7:09 am

          Okay, KKKonnie. Please show me where I am dishonest. You love to run your mouth and whine when people point out your lies crying about how you didn’t lie while you edit and delete them. Show me where I was dishonest.

          As for heritage people, I just point out the facts. Their racism, bigotry, and ignorance go hand in hand. You should know, you’re part of that group.

          The Civil War ended in 1865 with the defeat of the confederate armies. Their cause, that of the protection of slavery ended shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, the racism and white supremacy embedded in the nation did not end at that time. Those who wish to maintain those ideas use the CBF as their emblem as their predecessors did for the last 150 years. There is no reason to fly the CBF outside of a museum. It does not stand for state’s rights nor does it stand for freedom. So why do you want to wave a symbol of racism?

          • Connie Chastain September 19, 2015 / 7:16 pm

            Mr. Dick, my name is spelled Connie, not KKKonnie. That is your blatant, false, lying implication that I am a terrorist and racist. I am neither. BTW, you still owe me an apology that you never offered.

            You do not point out facts about heritage people; you point out your prejudice and bigotry, your interpretation, your fantasies and hallucinations about them.

            The racism and white supremacy you say was “embedded” in the Confederacy is far more widespread, alive and well in what’s left of the United States this very day.

            You do not possess the authority to tell anyone there is no reason for them to fly the CBF outside a museum. As the majority of people in what’s left of the United States believe, per numerous polls, the CBF stands for Southern pride (pride in the Confederate soldier being the basis for the rest of it).

            Most “racism” is a combination of leftist hallucinations and desire to control … i.e., a manifestation of their totalitarian mindset — the antithesis of freedom. You are a master of totalitarian thinking and desire for control.

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 19, 2015 / 11:50 pm

            I don’t think you’re in a position to whine about how people spell your name given the antics on your blog. My, but you play the pompous hypocritical fool so well.

            But we enjoy reading your mad rantings and paranoid declarations. Keep training to dodge those bullets.

          • Connie Chastain September 20, 2015 / 12:00 am

            Ah, but none of the creative name-spelling on my blog is intended to imply that anyone is a terrorist and murderer. Mr. Dick’s spelling intends to portray me as a terrorists, murderer and racist, which is a deliberate lie.

            I don’t play the pompous hypocritical fool, but if I did, that would be better than being one, which you and a bunch of your floggerettes are…

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 20, 2015 / 9:10 am

            Your racism and bigotry is evident. That you are fond of white supremacist terrorists is also true. So the name seems fitting.

            Now back to your Klavern.

          • Jimmy Dick September 20, 2015 / 6:02 am

            I believe you have to do something to earn that apology. You never have done that.

            I also note you failed as usual to show where I was dishonest.

            You say the CBF stands for southern pride. A lot of other people use it as the racist symbol it has been for 150 years. Get your own symbol for government resistance. Quit being lazy people. The people who used it in the Civil War were using it in a rebellion to protect slavery. So if you want to wave it today I will associate that action with a desire to protect slavery.

            Isn’t history just fun?

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