Defenders of Confederate Honour, Ctd.
Early Saturday morning, an activist named Bree Newsome climbed the flagpole on the grounds of the State House in Columbia, South Carolina and removed the Confederate flag flying there. She and at least one other accomplice were quickly arrested, as I’m sure they expected to be. They’re currently facing a misdemeanor charge of defacing a monument.
That particular flag has been the focal point of intense controversy over the past week, as everyone knows. An act like Newsome’s, I’m sure, was not unexpected. And while I would expect various pro-flag groups to denounce Newsome’s actions, I’m also — frankly — not surprised at some of the comments about it left on the Virginia Flaggers’ Facebook page. I’m putting them after the jump because they’re pretty damned ugly:
Robert D Hunter My hunting bow could’ve gotten her down much, much quicker.
Chris Connolly Too bad that she didn’t fall when she got to the top. But then again they would have blamed the flag for that too.
Don Hanks Ought to have shot her off the pole
D.j. Gardien de L’argent someone should string her up to a pole..
James Condry Jr. That stupid bitch thinks it’s funny !
Heather Marie Trombley I’m willing to bet, that if there was a job at the top of that pole, she wouldn’t have climbed up there.
Jo Leeper Wish she would have fell on her face from up there. Looks like she can work that pole pretty good though. Dumb bitch
Billy Wible negro nut bags crawling out .
Andrew Romack MUST BE A MONKEY …
Richard Greggory Grant Lynch the bitch
Ryan Russell She must be a stripper only stripper lock on a pole like that .
Sean Michael ‘Glacier’ Dudley Enjoy lockup you Uneducated b****
James Skelton The article says, “The woman and another man who had entered the wrought-iron fence surrounding the flag were arrested.” Was the woman another one of those ‘Trans’ beings?
Shannon L Hull-Corsi That “woman” needs her butt thrown in prison! Or better yet let some soldier’s descendants thrash on her.
Susan Hathaway, head of the Virginia Flaggers, likes to quote Bible verses, so here’s one for her and her colleagues, Matthew 7:20: “by their fruits ye shall know them.” These are some of the fine folks who support the Virginia Flaggers — you know, the people who are supposedly all about “restoring the honor.” The calls for violence against Ms. Newsome aren’t very honorable, I think, but also not really surprising, given the Virginia Flagger’s apparent willingness to shoot taggers who vandalize Confederate monuments. It’s just who they are.
Update, June 27: As of late Saturday evening, many of the more offensive comments have been deleted from the threads. Down the memory hole!
Image: New York Daily News