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Confederate Heritage “Boycott” of Lexington Quietly Abandoned

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on November 17, 2019

The Confederate Heritage™ folks’ “boycott” of Lexington, Virginia, was always mostly smoke-and-mirrors; it was a do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do sort of thing.

Still, it’s pretty funny to see that they’ve finally dropped even the pretense of observing a boycott, and are hosting their two-day Lee-Jackson Day 2020 symposium, memorial service, and luncheon right smack in the middle of Lexington’s historic district and, yes, within the City of Lexington proper. In fact, attendees are encouraged to make their room reservations there, too, that will maximize the amount of tax revenue flowing into the city’s coffers. Not so long ago, the Virginia Flaggers went so far as to publish a map of Lexington’s city boundaries so folks would know areas to avoid, so as not to contribute to the city’s economy, but that was then, and this is now.

Even better — the notice of the meeting appears on the “SAVE OUR FLAGS – BOYCOTT Lexington, Virginia!” Facebook page. Do’oh!

Have fun in Lexington, y’all — I heard the food at the Red Hen over on East Washington Street is great, and it’s within easy walking distance from the Hampton Inn.

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  1. Neil Hamilton said, on November 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Wow!

    Dedication to a “cause” my foot.

    Neil Hamilton

  2. Will Hickox said, on November 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Custom “They Live” sunglasses will be provided for participants on the Black Confederates tour to enable spotting thousands of Black Confederates hiding behind the lack of evidence.

  3. HankC said, on December 10, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    was one of the lecturers recently profiled in the washington post?

  4. andersonh1 said, on December 19, 2019 at 8:29 am

    There are multiple “Confederate heritage” groups, and they don’t all agree on every issue or tactic. The Virginia Flaggers had called for a boycott of Lexington, but this seminar is being put on by the Lexington SCV camp, who are not and have never been a part of that boycott.

    • Andy Hall said, on December 19, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Did you notice that this was originally posted to the Facebook group called “SAVE OUR FLAGS – BOYCOTT Lexington, Virginia!“? That’s pretty funny.

      Brandon Dorsey has been an unhinged shouter for years, and the Flaggers’ local organizer in Lexington, and promoted the boycott from the beginning.


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