You Had Your Rally. Now What?

Looks like somewhere around 250 to 300 people showed up today in Lexington, Virginia with their replica Confederate flags to voice their frustration with the recent decision by administrators at W&L University to remove other replica Confederate flags from Lee Chapel.  No surprise that this crowd appears oblivious to the fact that the university will soon display authentic Confederate battle flags inside the chapel.

Even though they will not be displayed around the Recumbent Lee memorial for preservation purposes, I still do not see how this can be perceived as anything other than a drastic improvement.

Today’s rally, like previous rallies in Lexington organized by the SCV, will achieve nothing.

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4 comments… add one
  • Betty Giragosian Jul 27, 2014 @ 11:16

    Mr.Till, I cannot help but wonder if you are for real, from your name to your rant. This is such an ignorant, racist statement, that I find it hard to believe a sensible person would have penned it. I think the entire statement is a fake, possibly written by someone who wanted to stir up a little more hate, or perhaps just to ridicule.
    Don’t know how you could have seen a “dead horse’, Traveller, as he was laid to rest many years ago. No, this does not sound like something that an intelligent student at Washington and Lee would have written. Kevin, someone is pulling your leg, and I am sure you know that, too.
    Not hard to guess where this came from.

    • Kevin Levin Jul 27, 2014 @ 11:55


      No one is pulling my leg because I have not indicated one way or the other whether I believe this individual. What I can say is that his email address is not affiliated with W&L.

      • Andrew Raker Jul 28, 2014 @ 6:41

        If someone really had really been pushed by W&L Police, then a video of that incident filmed by a crying child would have already been posted by the Flaggers on YouTube

  • Jonathan Till Jul 26, 2014 @ 20:16

    As a student of Washington and Lee University, I witnessed today’s events with disgust. All those hateful racist white people waving their evil symbols in my face. I saw a teenage white boy trying to walk on campus wearing a shirt with a confederate flag on it, and I demanded the police stop him. They went over at my request, surrounded him, and told him to either turn his shirt inside out, leave, or face arrest. The white boy began to cry! Haha. After the police pushed him twice, he slowly took his shirt off and turned it inside out and put it back on again. I was so proud the police did that for me, because it is my school. I go here and the white boy doesn’t. I followed him closely and he walked over to the Chapel and took a photograph of that dead horse Travellor. He saw me behind him and he ran away. Today was a great day for us and the Committee. I thank you, Mr. Levin, for all you do to help us remove all this Confederate racist and terror symbols.

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