One of the most interesting aspects of writing about Confederate heritage advocates, especially the Virginia Flaggers, is highlighting the associations of various Flaggers with white supremacists, white nationalists, and the like. Mind you, usually these associations are brought to our attention by the Flaggers themselves in social media or elsewhere. Thus it was the Flaggers themselves who hailed Matthew Heimbach as a fellow Flagger and embraced him in one of their marches (even Connie Chastain used one image in preparing a dust cover of yet another never-to-be-published book, as you can see here):
Even Chastain admits Heimbach’s a Flagger. Otherwise she’d never have prepared this design.
But Heimbach isn’t the only white supremacist/white nationalist embraced by Susan Hathaway. Nor does she protest when her writings turn up in anti-Semitic newsletters.
To highlight these association brings all sorts of protests from Flagger defenders and apologists, who have become very inventive if not very persuasive in their responses/excuses.
However, we did not take the pictures. We did not march alongside these people. We did not thank them on social media. We did not allow Flagger writings to appear in bigoted or racist literature.
All of our evidence has been manufactured by the Flaggers themselves as they seek to publicize what they do … and no one is more willing to do that than Susan Frise Hathaway.
So it should come as no surprise to anyone that more Flagger-provided evidence has surfaced linking Susan Hathaway to yet another white supremacist, one with a fondness for the Ku Klux Klan … Steven Monk.
Here are some images Mr. Monk shared on a social media group page:
Sometimes Mr. Monk wears gray. Sometimes he wears black:
Over at Restoring the Honor there’s a rather full set of images illustrating Mr. Monk’s beliefs. Among the images, we come across the following …
Oh, yes … don’t forget Billy Bearden. He’s there, too.
So we see Susan Hathaway, celebrating the Confederacy atop Stone Mountain with a fellow who seems rather fond of white supremacy, to the point that he doesn’t mind using a Klan hood as his profile picture (sortta destroys the rationale for the hood, right?).
It’s not the first time Hathaway and Monk have been pictured as cut from the same cloth … why, the link was made years ago, according to someone who remarked upon Hathaway’s decision to take up flagging, some five years ago this month:
Based upon my own experiences, and watching, talking, and reading of your own activities – you are cut from the same cloth as such Flagger legends as Lijah Coleman, Grayson Jennings, Clint Lacy, HK, Ken Waters, Steven Monk, Rodney Waller and Patricia Godwin.
Oh, and guess who else likes Steven Monk? Why, Connie Chastain!
You’ll find other Flaggers and Confederate heritage celebrities also like Mr. Monk.
But Susan Frise Hathaway likes him a lot.
So much for the notion that this was merely an accident or the ill-timed click of a camera shutter.
The evidence linking the Virginia Flaggers to white supremacists is rather large enough as it is … but it keeps on growing. So please don’t tell me it’s heritage, not hate, because it’s all too clearly a heritage of hate, and Susan Hathaway’s associations remind us of that every day.