Courtesy of Restoring the Honor, we have yet more evidence of the degree to which the Virginia Flaggers embrace haters in their quest to promote Confederate heritage.
First, there’s Hubert Wayne Cash, the man who provided the land for the Virginia Flaggers to erect their flag along I-95 north of Fredericksburg. Mr. Cash apparently doesn’t like black people.
You’ll recall this is not the first time a person who has allowed the Virginia Flaggers to erect a flagpole has expressed his antipathy towards black people.
And then there is the webmaster of the Virginia Flaggers, Connie Chastain, who decided to go on a rant ridiculing people with speech defects. When called on this on Twitter, Chastain continued to make fun of such people.
Just pathetic … and of course she shared her tweets with Virginia Flagger leader Susan Frise Hathaway, who just told us what an innocent victim she is. Guess Chastain’s now going to argue that Hathaway doesn’t read her own Twitter feed.
There’s something twisted and sick about Cash and Chastain … and about the organization that embraces them. Then again, Chastain charges that to highlight the lack of logic in her posts is to accuse her of mental disability. Wow. Nor was she adverse to posting pictures of herself using a walker (as well as the walker standing by itself) as well as sharing her own health problems on her hate blog. I guess she wanted us to feel sorry for her. But these rants suggest that she doesn’t care about mocking people with speech impediments. How sad.
Of course, Chastain hates a lot of things, so this really should surprise us. She also defends haters and claims they aren’t haters … like antisemites. But it amazed me to see the voice of Virginia Flagger intolerance (also known as Hathaway’s heavy hitter) take on new targets.
With supporters like these, Confederate heritage is in trouble. It’s hard to claim that you’re all about “heritage not hate” when your ranks are filled with haters who simply cannot restrain themselves when it comes to expressing their hate. What a bitter bunch of losers.
Haters gotta hate, I guess … and the Virginia Flaggers embrace haters to carry forth their message. No wonder people think it’s a message of hate.
I think the key to the Flaggers “success” lies in two important areas:
1) Favorable media attention/shoddy journalism.
The media, I have noticed, gives them
a pass on every single contentious point. The closest anyone has come to asking tough questions was the Raymond Agnor fiasco where the media says the Flaggers declined to answer any questions. I don’t think Hathaway is prepared to answer tough questions. I certainly don’t think she is expecting them. I did notice that their latest publicity stunt garnered them zero media attention, leading me to wonder if the honeymoon might be over?
2) Unrestrained fundraising.
This is, in my estimation, the single biggest factor in the progress of the Flaggers. They are constantly raising cash. I have a feeling that if they were subjected to any amount of serious financial scrutiny, they might be in a lot of trouble. Just a guess. We know from Susan herself that at least until recently, the group did not have non-profit status, but yet they are in a perpetual state of non-stop fundraising. One benefit of non-profit status is not having to pay taxes, but they don’t enjoy that status.
I wonder what the state department of revenue thinks of that.
If the SCV and the UDC literally set out to offend and drive people from supporting anything about them, they could have chosen the flaggers and their minions to do so. They do not defend heritage, they prove it is all about hate, derision and exclusion. Oddly, just like their ancestors…so maybe in the final analysis, yes it is their heritage. And it is why the majority reject it on most levels.
It is interesting how KKKonnie and the flaggers want to be perceived one way, but they cannot understand that people do not see them the way the flaggers would prefer to be seen. They love to say things that their actions do not match. In many ways they are demonstrating an extreme disconnect between reality and fiction.
In some ways they are like some GOP presidential candidates. They want to be seen one way, but also to do and say whatever they want with no repercussions. It does not work that way. Words have meaning as do actions. Basically lying about the past, waving flags and engaging in hate speech, and associating with racists, all have roles in developing the perceptions of the public.
Hubert Cash is talking about killing black people?
Put down like dogs is what he says. Wonder what Karen Cooper thinks of that.
Or Teresa Roane. Apparently, they are OK with Cash’s views.
Boy, can you imagine the news media putting Susie on the spot with that quote?
Chastain has been quick to point out that these are Cash’s personal views. True, but he represents the Flaggers. He’s been photographed with them several times. He’s worn one of their laminates in photos. They say they are proud that he is one of their own. Their flag is on his property. They can spin it however they’d like but until that flag comes down they are giving tacit support to his racist beliefs.
Chastain has told us time and again that she does not speak for Hathaway, so what she says means nothing.
I just read Chastain’s latest post, boy did you strike a nerve.
My only question for her is that if she wasn’t trying to ridicule people with speech defects,what was she trying to do. Maybe she was attempting to demonstrate her keyboard prowess by substituting th for s.
It’s easy to make her jump through hoops.
USE OF ROSIE THE RIVETER FOR HATERS IS ROSIE ABUSE….. WRONG WRONG WRONG…….