Kevin Levin reports Corey Meyer has been intimidated by a Confederate flag (and a lump of coal) enough to quit civil war blogging and take down his blog.
What I would like to know from Corey’s detractors and others in the Southern heritage community is whether they believe that this represented an appropriate use of the flag. We are constantly being lectured by this crowd that the meaning of the flag has been hijacked over the years by various individuals and groups. Well, where does this little act stand?What folks? I wonder why Levin didn't identify for us who did it ...
If you ask me, the very attempt to intimidate someone with a Confederate flag who has been labelled a threat to and enemy of Southern/Confederate heritage does little more than reinforce a growing belief among Americans across the country that the public display of this flag ought to be limited to private property.
These folks are their own worst enemies.
This is like deja vu all over again, ...I mean, when the excavator was stolen, BEFORE AN INVESTIGATION AND EVIDENCE GATHERING HAD EVEN STARTED, he posted, "Let’s be clear. There is absolutely no evidence that any individual or group opposed to this project is responsible." (I discussed that here.)
So Corey has quit flogging heritage folks. I understand. Nobody wants to be intimidated by a piece of cloth and a rock. I mean, Confederate-basher blogging ain't easy under the best of circumstances, even without, um, intimidation. Flogging is ten percent mental and the other half is malice.
I agree with most of what David Tatum posted at Kevin's flog:
I’m no fan of Corey, but given his track record he won’t quit blogging long.I do agree that he won't quit blogging for good. He will be back. He has quit before and started up again. He is simply too addicted to cyber-stalking and spying on Southern heritage folks (not to mention lying about them) to give it up permanently.
Who ever pulled the stunt with the flag and coal “Does Not” represent The Southern Heritage Community ! I wouldn’t be surprised if Corey did it himself ! I’m not saying he did, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
As for your statement – “the very attempt to intimidate someone with a Confederate flag who has been labelled a threat to and enemy of Southern/Confederate heritage” You give Corey more credit than he deserves, he was never a threat and never will be, he is an annoyance who was never taken seriously.
Mark my words, “He will be blogging again soon” !
Phil and the Flag
Someone posted on the Due South Facebook group a link to a story about Phil Robertson rejecting the Confederate flag. My first response was, "Unfortunate." My second was, "It also occurs to me to wonder how accurately this is reported. Phil was lied about unmercifully regarding his GQ interview."
Someone else posted,"But this is a 'good thing' as far as the press is concerned...why make this up and how hard is it to take out of context?"
Well, it could be what a leftist would gleefully consider "payback" for all the Southerners, dupes and rednecks who stood by him. But until further info comes out about it, I'll take it at face value.
As one might expect, Simpson has weighed in on this and exhibits his thorough cluelessness by claiming heritage folks "backed the wrong horse." Which horse should we have backed? GLAAD? The NAACP? Sorry, no.
Simpson's cluelessness stems from the complete inability of someone (like floggers and floggerettes) who has a self-authorized thought-cop mentality to understand someone who does not.
If Phil were to start trying to dictate to others what it should mean to them, or denigrating Southern heritage groups, I might have a problem. I might even have a problem enough to contact him and let him know my views on it. But until he does that, which isn't likely, I will just say that Phil is my brother in Christ, and he can think whatever he wants -- free from judgment by me -- regarding those areas where we disagree that are not covered by specific commandments. Romans 15 offers instructions on how Christians should treat one another regarding non-doctrine issues about which there are no commands.
The only real point of interest -- or maybe point of carping -- Simpson brings up is his ham-handed attempt to show hypocrisy of Confederates standing up for Phil's right to express his views, but not standing up for Susan Hathaway's rights to express hers. I can't speak for everyone, but I can certainly speak for myself. And I will say this. I know things about the situation Simpson presumably does not know that currently makes it a non-issue.