I know very little about this group. They occasionally surface on the “Southern Heritage Preservation Group” to discuss their activities.
The latest news is that they have been protesting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond for their removal of the Confederate flag from the Pelham Chapel. The United Daughters of the Confederacy called the police of them and this caused a lot of outrage on Facebook.
“This to me is a real test of what that movement’s all about, and whether they are willing to stand up and reject racism, or whether they sit around meekly and let Chastain fight on alone. Let’s see the Virginia Flaggers protest Occidental Dissent. Let’s see a real fight for southern honor.
We shall see. Given their energetic responses elsewhere, it would say volumes about them if such Confederate heritage groups such as the Virginia Flaggers, who proudly point to their African American supporters, fail to protest such vile racism. Can’t wait to see the video about that confrontation.”
Do you know what I think?
I think they are Baby Boomers who are perfectly willing to “reject racism.” That’s my impression of them from the photos and videos they are posting on “180 Degrees True South” and “Southern Heritage Preservation Group.”
I also think this big public display of their embrace of BRA’s values, their embrace of anti-racism and social equality, has actually never worked as a tactic and is just another example of the mindset and values of a generation who alone in the history of our people have failed to preserve our culture.
There were six generations of White Southerners between the Confederates and the Baby Boomers. The only generation that failed to preserve our heritage was the Baby Boomers. The Jim Crow generations preserved our heritage and built monuments to the Confederacy from Virginia to Texas.
There are White Southerners who are always trying to “prove they are not racist” by slobbering over black conservatives like Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, J.C. Watts, Tim Scott, Allen West, and most recently Herman Cain. In the Southern heritage movement, this takes the form of paying black eccentrics like H.K. Edgerton a $20,000 speaking fee to sing Dixie at their events.
The mainstream media never stops calling them “racists” and “white supremacists.” They never stop attacking the Confederate flag or demonizing Southern heritage. On the contrary, these public display of weakness only succeed in legitimizing BRA’s values and emboldening the opposition.
The War Against The South is motivated by the hostility of Organized Blackness toward the Confederacy and the incompatibility of Southern heritage with the dominant liberal anti-racist values of the counterculture. The tide will turn in the culture war only when BRA’s values and Organized Blackness are totally and utterly rejected by White Southerners.
The idea that BRA is compatible with Southern heritage is nothing but a fantasy. Experience has shown otherwise.
Note: A quick survey of NewsOne, The Root, The Grio, and Ta-Nehisi Coates has revealed that Organized Blackness is singing the same tune it was before the VMFA protests.