You’ll notice that I haven’t had much to say about the Virginia Flaggers lately. That’s because they’ve become boring, and that means they have lost their entertainment value, at least for me. That doesn’t mean they don’t continue to deny that they associate with certain people that their own social media demonstrates are their close friends, etc.
I suggest that if you want to follow such stories, you start visiting Restoring the Honor, which keeps track of various stories that don’t reflect well on the Flaggers, especially it comes to the people with whom they associate (even as they vigorously deny as much).
Otherwise, things haven’t changed much. Connie Chastain continues to cackle away, and the Flaggers continue on their merry way, even getting a mention in a New York Times article about recent events in Lexington, Virginia, where the Flaggers journeyed to feed their hot dog habit in honor of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. I especially liked the composition of the following photograph:
Nice juxtaposition, don’t you think?
I’m waiting for the usual suspects to Photoshop that out, too. Maybe they’ll replace it with an image of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. That’s the only way Hathaway can appear there, flag pole in hand.
Hathaway sounded a sour note when she reflected on the dour prospects that faced her cause:
“We are losing this war on a lot of fronts,” she said. “And folks, if we don’t learn to come alongside of people who might look a little different than us, who might have a different way of doing things, and find ways that we can work together like we did today, we’re not going to get very far.”
Maybe she was pretending to be a member of the Confederate Congress in early 1865 when it debated whether to allow slaves to become Confederate soldiers.
Now, as we all know, one of the ways in which the Virginia Flaggers declare success is by raising a new Confederate battle flag, take pictures of it, and say it’s a sign of progress. They did exactly that this past weekend.
Except, it seems, that this time they violated several local ordinances. If they don’t remedy the situation in 45 days, “there will be penalties.”
Maybe Tripp Lewis can hand over some of the proceeds from his legendary legal defense fund to help out, now that his drone business is up and running.
“What kind of so-called Confederate heritage apologist occupies herself with monitoring and trashing historians’ blogs, and plasters her blog with gleeful disparagement of them?”
Adapted from the whining musings of cacklin’ Connie Chastain.
So now that Karen Cooper no longer appears to be active with the Virginia Flaggers, who’s going to be their new beard?
I find it ironic that after a quick view of Connie’s blog and seeing the above comment in its original form, the content of said blog was almost exclusively limited to rants about the Trifecta of Terror: Simpson, Levin & Hall. Now, I could possibly overlook this if there was an article about Henry Adams sandwiched in there somewhere (one of my favourite non-Civil War related topics). Well, I guess that’s overreaching, perhaps maybe a fact-based article on anything remotely related to the Civil War? Still overreaching, as “fact-based” does not fit in with the Flagger agenda.
Same as it ever was. Dr. Simpson is correct: This group has become a repetitive bore.
They are boring. They are repetitive. They say the same thing over and over again and cannot provide any proof to support their rants. At the same time they prove that it is not about history, but all about their modern political ideology. I got tired of dealing with the Lying Mouth of the South, KKKonnie and moved on. She’s a waste of time and a living symbol of complete and total ignorance. I didn’t even bother to show her as evidence of the ignorance of that heritage disaster to my class this semester.
The flaggers and the other neo-confederates are nothing but an embarrassment to people that want to build a nation based upon inclusion and unity. Their mouthpieces spew hatred, racism, bigotry, and intolerance along with their ravings of ignorance. The only thing they have accomplished is the exact opposite goal they intended. They cause people to ask questions, and unfortunately for the flaggers the answers aren’t the one the flaggers want people to hear. As a result support for the CBF continues to decline. Yet, the flaggers will deny it all the way to grave.
Why not? They already deny historical facts that prove them wrong.
Time to put the flaggers in the ignore channel and focus on actual history.
Actually Norwood “Tripp” Lewis is to busy running his alternate Twitter accounts “Goadzilla” and “pr0xy” trying to get my job to bother with city or county land ordinances. Its a hard knock life.