We constantly see how the Virginia Flaggers (here) and other Southern Heritage Hystarians are claiming disrespect is being done to the Confederate flag. First by not allowing it to fly from light poles in Lexington, Virginia and secondly being removed from the Confederate Chapel on the grounds of the VMFA in Richmond. I suppose then, in light of all these “Confederate Flag” violations, the good people of the Virginia Flaggers and “The Gift that Keeps on Giving”…the SHPG would do everything they personally could to respect the Confederate flag…right?
No…Not really. What is respectable use of the confederate flag is subject to who is using and how it is used. As you can see from the picture above of Robert Mestas (Defending the Heritage) it is perfectly fine to design a vest from the flag and wear it (and that bow tie) at the SCV’s National Reunion in Vicksburg, MS.. I mean where else would you wear such finery?
What this really tells us about the three folks below is that they are nothing more than hacks. They are the equivalent of kids in the 6th grade showing up to a party because they are seen as the “cool” kids because they make the biggest racket on the “playground” of “heritage defense”. I am sure Susan Hathaway is there because of her Virginia Flaggers work, but if she was really all about respecting and honoring the confederate flag she should be horrified by Robert’s vest…as too should be the SCV’s. But I am sure he will be welcomed with open arms because this is Heritage, not History.