Kevin Levin Comes Unhinged as Va Flaggers Celebrate 5 Years of Success
Well folks, it appears that on the eve of the celebration of our fifth anniversary, we have, seriously, gone and done it this time. We have REALLY ticked off the anti-Confederate, leftist, pseudo-historian bloggers. I received several messages yesterday from supporters and friends letting me know that one of them, frustrated by the lack of audience on his own blog site, had submitted the contents of his most recent blog post to one of the liberal news outlets, who reprinted it word for slanderous word.
This is the same man who, a few years ago, falsely accused us of fabricating a story when Washington & Lee initially denied reports of a young man being asked to take off an SCV cap and turn an SCV t-shirt inside out before being allowed to visit LEE Chapel.
Once again, he uses the same old, tired “7 degrees of separation” theories to try and link us (and me, especially) to anyone and anything they think will FINALLY turn the public against us. It appears these neo-yankee bloggers seem to have been heavily influenced recently by a relatively new blogger who hides behind anonymity and tries to out-SPLC the SPLC with his fraudulent "links and ties" method of character assassination. Nothing new here, folks. Just another re-hash of the same old “gotcha” claims that have failed repeatedly over the past five years.
Why the obsession with the Va Flaggers and with me? Why the anger? What drives these men to spend so much of their time attacking decent, God-fearing people who have never done anything that should have the least relevance to them?
The answer is simple…
We. Are. WINNING.
Yes, winning. 14 months after Nikki Haley pulled her little politically motivated stunt in Columbia (how’s that working for ya, Nikki?) and the whole country seemed to lose its collective mind and jump on the “everything Confederate’s GOT TO GO” bandwagon, the fact is that there are now MORE Confederate flags flying than ever, MORE Confederate monuments standing, and MORE folks waking up every day and taking a stand against what has been exposed as nothing more than the left’s attempt to silence us by destroying our history and heritage. It is no coincidence that this slanderous article appears on the eve of the celebration of our FIFTH anniversary, and three years after the author’s infamous and embarrassing FAILED prediction:
"Prediction: There will be no Confederate flag on I-95 near Richmond" ... Kevin Levin Aug 18, 2013.
This, of course, turned out to be as completely inaccurate as did their NUMEROUS failed predictions over the past five years of the imminent and pending doom of the Va Flaggers.
In fact, we have experienced quite the contrary. Since the first flag was raised on I-95 a little over a month after his failed prediction, we have raised 25 MORE flags in the Commonwealth. We have several flag sites currently under construction, and if everything goes according to schedule, hope to have at least 30 roadside Memorial Flags flying in the Commonwealth before the end of the year.
Our numbers and support are growing daily, not shrinking. Our social media audience just surpassed 41K over the past 24 hours, and we get new requests to join our email list on a DAILY basis.
Requests for speaking engagements are coming in so fast that I can barely keep up with getting them scheduled. I have been blessed with the privilege of traveling across the country to share the inspirational story of the Va Flaggers, and the TRUTH about our Confederate ancestors. Along the way, I have had the honor meeting some of the finest folks in this country. For every hate filled tirade like his, we receive dozens of notes like this one, from a visit last week:
Hi Susan, I cannot express how much we all enjoyed your informative presentation. We always learn something at these meetings however your presentation was the best we have ever experienced. Your spirit and enthusiasm was absorbed by all of us. Remarkably, no one was sleeping thru your entire presentation! A first for our Camp! Take care and keep up the Amazing work that you and the Virginia Flaggers do! Sincerely, Joe W. Adjutant Turner Ashby Camp 1567
While these bloggers may find a photo of one of our folks, in a public venue, standing next to someone they find objectionable…or an inappropriate comment on a social media site, made by someone with whom we have some sort of connection… the fact of the matter is that they STILL, after 5 years have found NOTHING to prove ANY kind of claims of “hate” within our group…because it simply DOES NOT EXIST.
And the REAL issue here…what REALLY puts a bee in their bonnet... is that ordinary Americans are getting sick and tired of listening to these people continue to spread the lie that we, our ancestors, and even the flags they fought under are somehow “racist”, or that monuments erected to honor our veterans have ties to “white supremacy”, and using these lies as an excuse to attempt to completely annihilate our history and heritage. Citizens are finally starting to rise up and push back against the nonsense, and they are (naturally) rallying to the Battle Flag and its symbolism of freedom and resistance to tyranny…and to folks like us who have never put it down.
The tide is turning folks, and they cannot stand the fact that we will not sit down, shut up and “get over it”. I count it all gain when it comes to being the target of personal attacks from folks like this. We must be doing something right if we’ve got them spending so much time consumed with our every move. At the very least, it means less time spent influencing others with their social justice laced brand of “history”.
Your hit piece on Susan only encourages we Southerns. More flags will go up.
From my upcoming book on Captain Corker Captain Corker headed a group of the boys to visit the “Crater”**. This “spot presented special Interest to the survivors of the Third as they had helped to drive the enemy back from the “Mine” on the terrible day of the “Blow up,” and in the charge lost their intrepid ensign, Mayor Gregory (Petersburg, Va.) took the old battle flag of the Veterans and planted it amidst wild cheers upon the ramparts at the “Crater” and again it fluttered in the wind where more than eleven years before it had blazed defiantly in the face of the foe and was followed into “the jaws of death, into the mouth of hell” as cannon “bellowed and thundered.”
“The Augusta Chronicle, August 15, 1875”
The South was Right
John C. Hall, Jr.
Many thanks for sharing your letter with us, Mr. Hall, and to Carl Roden for his thoughtful response here:
Thank you both…and thank you all for your continued prayers and support. We are fully committed to continuing the work of advancing the flags of Dixie, defending the good name of the Confederate soldier, protecting our monuments and memorials, and raising more beautiful flags across the Commonwealth and beyond.
When it comes to these hateful personal attacks, just remember folks, they hate us... because they AIN'T us.