Trouble in Flaggerland

Readers of this blog will recall that Confederate heritage advocates, led by Connie Chastain (the webmaster and sometimes spokesperson for the Virginia Flaggers … especially when spokesperson Susan Hathaway falls silent, as she is wont to do in situations like the one we’re about to discuss), were overjoyed to find out that among the commenters on this blog were two people who had been charged with sexual offenses. That one was in fact a frequent commenter on one of Chastain’s old social media sites and that it was rather broadly known that I despised the person in question made no difference; that it soon became known that another Confederate heritage advocate whom Chastain had embraced as a friend apparently had prior knowledge of that person’s child pornography habit but remained quiet was hurriedly concealed. And, of course, there was the case of the Confederate heritage advocate who doubled as a fandom writer who liked to write about cartoon character minors having sex … the Confederate heritage gang quickly made excuses for that as “art.”

Somehow, to attack this blog because of the criminal activities of two people who once commented on it (I blocked both of them) seemed a stretch, especially in light of the white supremacists whom the Virginia Flaggers embraced as allies, friends, and business associates. After all, I did not know either of these people, and they were not my associates: I thought one was a jerk. That the fandom writer was particularly exercised about my decision to ban these commenters stuck me as rather curious but fairly predictable given what passes for logic and integrity among the Flaggers and their friends. Nevertheless, child pornography is a horrible and disgusting crime, and sexual assault is inexcusable. I would hope we can all agree on that.

Well, now we’ll see exactly how outraged Hathaway, Chastain, and their ilk in the heritage community are at the news that one of their own, Jason Sulser, has been charged with 50 counts concerning the distribution of child pornography. Sulser’s a highly-visible Confederate heritage advocate, having once started a petition calling for the removal of John Hennessy as the NPS historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP.

This blog has long been aware that Hathaway once praised a registered sex offender as a gift from the Almighty, but declined to pursue that story. In this case, however, other sources broke the tale even as it made its way through Confederate heritage groups.

We can now expect Hathaway and company to pretend they never knew the person in question. And we should know better. Recall that Flagger favorite Tripp Lewis declared that white supremacist Matthew Heimbach was “a good guy.” Well, let’s see what Hathaway said about Sulser last year after that ill-fated rally in Washington:

Sulser and Hathaway (2)

So, Mr. Sulser, how do you reconcile these child pornography charges with your pledge to “run towards trouble to protect every woman and child in a dangerous situation”? Seems to me that you were rather fond of some of those “dangerous situations,” if these charges have merit.

Methinks Hathaway will have to reconsider that claim that “none of our women and children were seriously injured” given that child pornography injures and exploits children. But who knows? Let’s just hope she doesn’t invite him to the Flagger picnic this year, as she did last year (reminding us that the Hathaway-Sulser link was not a one-time-only affair).

Now, in years past, Chastain would start blaring and braying and baying and flailing away at her blog, but Backsass is basically Sadsass nowadays. Nevertheless, I’m sure she’ll comment, and her comment will contain false and misleading information … but she’ll do it because poor old Susan Hathaway will be too skeered to say anything. Just watch.

It will be interesting to see how Hathaway, her Flagger friends, and other Confederate heritage advocates spin this one.


12 thoughts on “Trouble in Flaggerland

  1. Shoshana Bee July 6, 2016 / 2:13 am

    Susan Hathaway would like us all to forget. With a click of an “unfriend” button, she commits damnatio memoriae, and we all forget that her “Flagger” organization is an incubator for perverts, white supremacists and god-knows-what else.

    Not so fast, sweetheart.

    You see, some of us were raised with the mantra “never forget” since the day we were children. A few of us had learning aides — such as the forearm numbers on the elders — to drive home the point: Never Forget….and we don’t forget. As the original victims of the holocaust die off, the mantel is passed on to the children. We can not forget: not the crimes of last century, not the demonstration of hate two weeks ago.

    Will Susan be able to keep up with her flock — unfriending them as fast as they fledge into their full-blown degenerate selves?

    Perhaps one day she will be the last one standing, and she will be forced to look in the mirror and face the truth: Her ” Flagger” organization is a refuge for the some of the deepest darkest disturbed psyches that humanity has to offer.

      • Shoshana Bee July 6, 2016 / 6:04 pm

        Thank you for the kind remark. I am just getting started…

  2. OhioGuy July 6, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Her response didn’t take long. She broke out of her self-imposed exile to post this: In a nutshell she accuses you, Brooks, of GBA for allowing questionable folks to post on your blog. Perhaps we all need to pass an FBI background check before we are allowed to post. As you’ve said, logic is not her strong suit.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 6, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Let’s just note for the record that Chastain says absolutely nothing about the victimization of children through pornography but a lot about the Virginia Flaggers as victims. Then again, she had notjhing supportive to say about Lilly Baumann, either. We next expect this expert on “false rape accusations” to defned Sulser as a victim as well. Maybe she’ll write a novel about him.

      • OhioGuy July 6, 2016 / 10:14 am

        Also, if she’s ever blogged about African Americans as the victims of slavery, I’ve missed it. 😉

    • Leo July 6, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Is she still on her rape denial rampage?

      • Brooks D. Simpson July 6, 2016 / 2:30 pm

        Well, Chastain now says this: it’s all a “tempest in a teapot created by the heritage-hatin’ blogosphere.”

        So the exploitation of children through pornography is simply a “tempest in a teapot”? Let’s recall that it was a friend of the Flaggers — one Susan Hathaway praised — who “created” this story because of his “interests.”

        Only Chastain could blame “the heritage-hatin’ blogosphere” for the crime Mr. Sulser stands accused of committing.

    • jason perez July 7, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Prof Brooks, I guess this is what they mean when they say you have “poisonous” teachings hehehe. Too bad the vial of poison has their fingerprints all over it.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 6, 2016 / 9:47 am

      And a rather desperate one … but, as usual, not someone who displays any concern about exploited children or the despicable crime involved. Rather, it is Susan Hathaway who muast be defended at all costs.

      I wonder why this crime and its victims don’t bother her.

    • Jimmy Dick July 6, 2016 / 10:39 am

      KKKonnie is nothing but a racist, bigoted liar. She defends her fellow scumbags while ignoring reality. Let her squawk and prove her ignorance and racism to the world.

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