The hypocrisy of those who embrace the symbol of hate and racism that lingers from the days of continued their campaign of intolerance and bigotry Saturday near Charlottesville, where their violence killed a woman.
The Virginia Flaggers erected a 30 by 50 foot flag on a 120-foot tall pole 25 miles from the city that decided to remove the Jim Crow-era statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and backed the violent protests that led to death and destruction in the city of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia. The treasonous flag flies along Interstate 64 near the Virgina 208 exist to Louisa Courthouse.
In a statement on the flagger’s Facebook page, the group that symbolized the racial hatred of a sordid past that allowed ownership of a race imported as slaves and property said the flag “will fly as a 24/7 reminder that the same spirit of defiance that drove our ancestors to take up arms in 1776 and 1861 is alive and well in us today, and will not allow us to remain silent or sit idly by as our ancestors are the subjects of false narratives and lies by those who, driven by ignorance and hate, seek to destroy our history and heritage.”
Such blatant hypocrisy cannot be ignored from those whose own ignorance of the real reasons a treacherous segment of this country conducted treason against America in outright support of the hatred of racism.
To compare that despicable period of our history to the American revolution is, in itself, another treasonous act in today’s America.
Flying the Confederate flag, which joins 26 displayed by the Virginia Flaggers around the Old Dominion, reminds us that such sickening displays, protected by the American Constitution, point to defiant treasonous actions against the United States of America.
It is also sad that this event comes on an Easter weekend and just before the week when we remember the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
The Virginia Flaggers are far too racist to let that be just a coincidence.