Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lexington City Council Approves Extremist Group's Request to Disrupt Lee-Jackson Day Memorial Events

The Virginia Flaggers learned yesterday that Lexington City Council has approved a request by the "anti-racism" group "C.A.R.E. Rockbridge" to hold a parade from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, which is the exact time that the Stonewall Brigade Camp SCV, has held a parade since 2000 to honor Lee & Jackson on the day officially set aside in Lexington as Lee-Jackson Day.

C.A.R.E. obviously intends to disrupt the peaceful Lee-Jackson Day memorial remembrance activities, and Lexington City Council approved their request to do so.

From the Lexington News-Gazette:

"According to the parade request emailed to city hall, the purpose of the event is “to celebrate the diversity within our great town.” CARE representatives listed on the parade request are Rallie Snowden, Lyndon Sayers and Florentien Verhage.

At the Council meeting, Snowden, a university counselor and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) coordinator at Washington and Lee University, read a statement that began, “In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are representing CARE … in  asking for a permit to hold a parade representing Lexington community solidarity.”"

These folks may call themselves "anti-racists", but in reality, they are leftist extremists who call out even a small gathering in a cemetery to honor Jackson on the day of his death as dangerous and an attempt to "reclaim whiteness":

 Post from CARE Rockbridge's  FaceBook Group

After the vote, where City Council unanimously approved the request, Mayor Mimi Elrod, who led City Council to ban the display of all flags (except U.S., state and city) from city light pole flag stands to prevent the flags of Lee & Jackson from flying during the Lee-Jackson holiday, expressed her support for the group's plans to disrupt the Lee-Jackson Day memorial remembrances...

From the Lexington News-Gazette:

"Following the vote, Mayor Mimi Elrod commented that King, in marching across the bridge at Selma, “didn’t turn around: he kept going. Sometimes we have to do that too for moral and religious reasons.”"

The Stonewall Brigade, SCV is considering their options and will announce their plans for the weekend as soon as they are finalized.

In the meantime, we encourage all supporters of Confederate heritage to set aside the dates of Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th and make plans to make your way to Lexington, Virginia either or both days.  Stay tuned for more details, but we are already working on plans to make this Lee-Jackson weekend bigger and better than ever.  Now, more than ever, we need a huge showing to let this group and City Council know that we WILL gather to honor Lee & Jackson on Lee-Jackson Day,  and that the hate and prejudice of the ignorant and misinformed will not prevent us from doing what is the responsibility and duty of every one of us with Confederate blood flowing through our veins...honoring Lee and Jackson on the day set aside in their honor by the City of Lexington.  

If they expect that we will go away quietly, they have greatly underestimated our resolve.

“Duty is ours: consequences are God's.”  ~ Stonewall Jackson


David Brown said...

Even though we live on the Gulf Coast (Pass Christian, MS) we will do everything in our power to attend the Lee-Jackson Day festivities. I attended college in Charlottesville, but spent many happy weekends in Lexington with friends at W&L. I must say that I'm shocked at the actions of the mayor and city council up there -- I never would have expected their recent animosity towards such a proud history. Such a shame … but "it ain't over yet!!" Keep up the good fight!! DEO VINDICE!!
~Dr. David C. Brown, J.D., Ph.D.

Obreson Farms said...

When I was a boy they were in the process of shutting down our old country school and bussing us to the school in the town. When I went to the seventh grade it was in town, needless to say, this old country boy who had worked on a farm his whole life didn’t get along to well with those preppy town kids. We were called names and outcast about everything, from wearing boots not having a pool-side tan. It wasn’t long until I was kicked off the school bus and had to walk home, or just left in the middle of the day and went home. On the way there was this really nice half-acre garden and I would pick off a tomato to eat on the way. One evening as I got a tomato, a black man stepped out beside a big ol’ maple tree, and said, “Boy, you can keep stealing those tomatoes and I won’t say a word, or you can help me and I’ll teach you how to grow ‘em.” Kind of stunned, I went on down the road and I thought about it a lot that night, it hadn’t occurred to me that I was stealing. About two days later, he was working in the garden. I had practiced how I was going to talk to him, but when I stepped into the garden he said, “Your hoe is next to that tree.” Needless to say, this started a friendship. That old man taught me more about gardening and life in general than anyone I ever met. We’d been friends about five years when some people moved into the house next to him and they put up a Confederate Flag on the property line. I was driving my old Jeep back and forth to school by then and everyone that drove had a rifle or shotgun in their window because the hunted before or after school. When I got out of the Jeep they hollered some pretty nasty things and I went back to get my gun. The old man told me to go home and cool off. In those days I had a pretty bad temper and I’d have probably fought a circle saw if it didn’t hum like I thought it should, but I went on because he asked me to. They laughed and give me a one finger salute. I went home madder than a wet hornet, beat on a few barn doors. I put my throwaway bat in my Jeep the next morning, that’s a bat the ball team had cracked and thrown over the bank, you could make a good head cracker with it. That was a Friday so I went back to his house that evening and there were three flags in the yard. I slammed on my brakes and went a little sideways jumped out of the Jeep with my Headknocker, started across his yard headed for their house. He came out and said, “Woah, Woah, Woah, Where do you think you’re going?” I said, “I’m going over here to clean their damn plow.” He pushed me back a little and said, “No you’re not, you get off my place and don’t come back until you have a better attitude.” Talk about taking the wind out of my sail. Those boys could have beaten me to a pulp, but it wouldn’t have hurt that bad. I went home and felt like a whooped pup all weekend and couldn’t figure out why my friend had betrayed me when I was just trying to help him. On Tuesday I was just going to ride by and maybe figure out things. Well, all three flags were gone and one of those boys was on the porch talking to the old man, and one was mowing his yard. I went around the block, came back and stopped, I don’t know what I was, bewildered, stunned maybe. I got over to the porch when the one boy was leaving, he told the old man, “Just let us know if you need anything” I sat down on the porch and didn’t know what to say. The old man said, “Many good men died for that flag, just as they died for the American flag, in your life time you’ll see people try to use it to stir emotions with Hate and Greed. Don’t let ‘em catch you up in it. Love your Flags, Love your Country, and your fellow man.” This old man taught me more than just how to garden, he knew more about Race relations than all the ones trying to cross that bridge in Alabama and all the ones trying to stop them.

David Stinson said...

So let CARE hold their event. With all of 14 people attending. Meanwhile, continue with your event and its 14,000 attendees. Nothing like letting people humiliate themselves.

C.W. Roden said...

I will certainly do all I can to attend this year. We must show the Axis of Fascism that WE ARE NOT AFRAID!

Mauriel Joslyn said...

That is a wonderful story Obreson Farms. And that is how it should be. If people would just stop and talk to each other about what things mean to them, we might have the same peaceful coexistence we had in the past. Unfortunately, the current fascist agitators care nothing for anybody's history or symbols. They do not want to compromise. They are out to destroy everything good about this country. I only hope we can come out with our history intact when they are finally defeated.

My husband is a VMI graduate. He participated in the 1976 ceremony to restore Gen. Lee's citizenship. That was a wonderful day at Lee Chapel. We were married there 2 years later. I cry for the sad state of how that city has disrespected the General's memory.

The Right. said...

The council is truly made up of ignorant people. Very poor upbringings. No morals, or understanding.

The Right. said...

It's pretty sad, the Lexington council. They don't have enough sense to be a farm animal ,(I love animals ) and certainly not the morals.