Do Flaggers Wear Hoods? Susan Hathaway and Her Klan-Loving Friend

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):

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Tripp Lewis and Matthew Heimbach featured in a Connie Chastain design.

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 …

hathaway-and-monkOh, 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.

17 thoughts on “Do Flaggers Wear Hoods? Susan Hathaway and Her Klan-Loving Friend

  1. OhioGuy September 8, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    Dr. Watson: “You’ve solved this case, Sherlock. The evidence is overwhelming.”
    Mr. Holmes: “Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary!”

    • Kristoffer September 8, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Interesting fact: in the original stories, Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”. The closest he ever got was in The Crooked Man, when he replied “Elementary” to Watson.

      • John Foskett September 10, 2016 / 7:39 am

        Then he should have said it. What we have here is “A” failure to communicate.

        • Shoshana Bee September 10, 2016 / 11:36 am

          Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato -> If it is not true it is very well invented
          –Italian proverb

  2. Andy Hall September 8, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    They sure do hate being associated with white supremacists. Not enough to stop associating with white supremacists, of course, but you know. . . .

  3. Connie Chastain September 8, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Simpson, you know that bearing false witness is charged with grave consequences,don’t you? Or does what God says not matter to you?

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 8, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      I doubt that God’s word means anything to you. Are you asking for more evidence about Susan Hathaway’s links to Steven Monk? No false witness in those pictures.

      After all, you were the one who said they just happened to be in the same place at the same time once. That’s a lie. So what do you think God’s going to do to you?

      Bye now. You have your own blog. Use it.

      Thank you for demonstrating that you are a religious hypocrite.

    • msb September 9, 2016 / 5:36 am

      Who would not agree that lying is a sin? What in this post is untrue?

      • Brooks D. Simpson September 9, 2016 / 7:51 am

        That is the problem, no?

        However, Chastain’s feeble efforts to cover up for Hathaway on another blog suggest who’s lied.

    • Jimmy Dick September 9, 2016 / 7:49 am

      That’s funny considering KKKonnie lies all the time and has been repeatedly caught doing it. She’s just a hypocrite running her mouth, angry that her beliefs are being rejected and that she can do nothing about it because she has no facts to support her beliefs.

      We had this discussion about her bearing false witness and being a hypocrite. As usual she denied it while lying through her teeth.

  4. Shoshana Bee September 8, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I get this odd feeling that Susan Hathaway is playing dress-up to have a tea-party with her dolls. It’s all so quaint. Chirpy little sound-bite interviews whilst wearing frilly little red NBF dresses. Meanwhile, red riding hood is inviting wolves to her table. How long will it be before the wolves subvert red riding hood’s gig? Currently, this group is a bunch of incoherent misfits all babbling a different message, as they pass through the revolving door on their way to bigger gigs (some in the form of a perp walk) Just like the Flaggers have used Karen Cooper as their shield, the pointy hatted racists will dangle Hathaway as their pretty little puppet.

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 8, 2016 / 11:06 pm

      You might consider that she actually agrees with their beliefs. Just a thought. After all, Connie Chastain and several other Flaggers also like Mr. Monk.

      • Shoshana Bee September 9, 2016 / 8:37 am

        The obvious sometimes eludes me. I may have to re-think my whole take on the Flaggers.

      • Shoshana Bee September 11, 2016 / 8:35 pm

        I just realized that I was missing out on a whole lot of revelations regarding the flaggers, Chastain, and the concept of confederate heritage. I just read through an hour of excruciating comments over at Restoring the Honor, and I can no longer draw a line where heritage and racism part ways. If one is to believe what one reads, sees, hears, extracts from the evidence presented, there is no line. It’s all the same. Chastain is a fine spokesman for the group, as it is from her that I learned the most — it’s all there in her own words. I have rethought my initial post, and it is incorrect, and I would delete it right now if I could.

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 12, 2016 / 12:02 am

          Chastain’s bigotry is right up there with her dishonesty.

  5. TF Smith September 9, 2016 / 5:57 am

    Do Flaggers Wear Hoods?

    Does a bear excrete in the woods?

    Keep fighting the good fight, professor.


  6. bob carey September 9, 2016 / 8:44 am

    If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, chances are it’s a duck.
    It is immaterial whether of not the flaggers are full-fledged Klan, they are of the same ilk and philosophy, White Supremacist Reactionism.

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