Ditto the Flaggers. It appears that Matthew Heimbach participated in one event by the Flaggers (one of dozens of events held before and after Heimbach's participation). I have not noticed his being involved in any other Flagger events, so he must have found it not to his liking, and moved on.
Do you think that matters to Brooks D. Simpson, Professor of History at Arizona State University? This is a man who has a long, long history on his blog of singling out the comments of one or a handful of people and attempting to smear a much larger group with them.
In the comment thread following this attempted smear, Simpson compounds it with this observation to his floggerette peanut gallery:
"I see these people as advancing a misleading version of history."
What, you think they somehow threaten the misleading version of history that YOU advance?
"I also think their associations should be of concern to those people who are interested in Confederate heritage but who are aware of some of the surrounding issues."
But since you despise Confederate heritage and those people who are interested in it, what's it to ya?
"If you want to decouple Confederate heritage from celebrating white supremacy, for example, you might want to wonder about these associations given the group’s commitment to speak for Confederate heritage."
These associations? The appearance of ONE guy at ONE flagger event is an ... ASSOCIATION?
"The Flaggers do influence people … just not always as they intend."
The same could be said of history professors.
"My readership’s broad enough that different people come here for different reasons, and that what interests one may not interest another."
Although it appears that fewer and fewer people are visiting there, for any reason...at least, if comment thread participation is anything to go by.
Speaking about associations, though, made me nostalgic... So, for your listening pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, especially you Boomer types, I present Along Comes Mary by The Association: