Thursday, August 15, 2013

Silly? Then Why the Obsession?

Reply to Kevin Levin's ultra stupid question, Did Confederate Veterans Hate Confederate Heritage? and the post that follows it.

Kevin Levin writes, "Looks like I missed a great deal of Virginia Flagger silliness while away on my Civil War road trip."
If it was really silly, he wouldn't be so obsessed with it.

He continues, "This obsession with the visibility of the Confederate flag on the part of the Flaggers stands in sharp contrast with its use during the height of monument dedications at the turn of the century. It should come as no surprise that Confederate veterans didn’t prance about or demand the flag be placed in locations simply so it could be seen for miles around."
Different time. Different people. People fly the flag today for different specific reasons, but from the same general sentiments. Oh, not the sentiments of Confederate veterans, but those same men when they were Confederate soldiers. Their battle was physical; the one today is cultural.
"... they would not be the biggest fans of the goals of the Virginia Flaggers."
If they understood the culture today, in the face of their being demonized by academia, the popular culture ... bloggers ... and such, I suspect Confederate veterans would be joyful that SOMEbody in this godforsaken era is taking up for them, their sacrifices and their good name. And if they knew and understood the obesity of the federal government,its enormous violations of the Constitution, and its bullying around the world, I don't know that they'd feel warm and fuzzy about displays of the US flag.

You bloggers so frequently try to impose their time, their views on their descendants and admirers all these generations later, especially heritage activists, but you eschew our attributing to them our views. if they could know the world today. I suspect we are closer to them and they are closer to us.

BTW, the Virginia flaggers in particular, and heritage advocates and activists in general, aren't attempting to establish a monopoly on what that past means or how it should be interpreted by others. We are trying to keep others who claim such a monopoly from making a bizarre mutation of our heritage as justification for wiping it out.
Yes, I posted these to the comment thread at his blog, and no, he did not allow them through moderation.



  1. The guy cannot help but be obsessed with the rest of us, especially the Virginia Flaggers. Because we do not tow the line of PC dogma they, in their arrogance, accept as truth.

  2. Hey Keeeevin see you Oct 8th... Expect us...

  3. There are no "stupid" questions. What IS stupid is that you would call your blog "Backass". You sound like a very bitter and unhappy individual with a chip on your shoulder. Why are you like this? What propels such arrogance and narcissistic behavior? What are you so angry about?

    For gentleman above:

    Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discarded without affecting the very system's paradigm, or the ideology itself. They can refer to acceptable opinions of philosophers or philosophical schools, public decrees, religion, or issued decisions of political authorities.

    Hence, a PC (Personal Computer), does not qualify as dogma. What are you talking about?

  4. Lena, whoever you are, Kevin Levin's question was stupid on purpose; it was a rhetorical question designed to cast aspersions on Southern heritage in general, and the Virginia Flaggers in particular.

    You'd have to be a Southerner to understand why I call my blog Backsass.

    If I sound bitter, etc., that could be an indication that you don't understand parody and satire, although it is true I'm not at all happy about the way my Confederate heritage is maligned, attacked and lied about as justification for its eradication.

    I can't believe your ignorance of "PC" is not a pretense, but just in case, I'll explain that "PC" referenced by Dixie Cross Defender above stands for POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, which is incontrovertibly dogmatic and authoritarian.

    Incidentally, if you don't like the name of my blog, and what I write, you're incontrovertibly free to not read it.

  5. I understand Corey Meyer's obsession with the Virginia Flaggers. Susan does wear some nice dresses. However, I don't understand Levin and Simpson's obsession with them. It would seem the Flaggers are so beneath serious historical inquiry from these 'men.' I guess what they say is true: Every thing that can be written about the War has been written. No need to buy Levin's new book. I look forward to his next Tripp Lewis update, so long as both men stay in the North.

  6. Wow, I have not even said a thing here or on my blog about the Flaggers and their little toy flag on I-95. So what gives Johnny?


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