DEEP DIVISIONS WITHIN “HERITAGE” MOVEMENT FOLLOWING FLAG FLAP
|| By FITSNEWS || In the most audacious Confederate victory of the War Between the States, general Robert E. Lee divided his rebel forces in the face of a numerically superior enemy at Chancellorsville, Virginia – routing the union army led general Joseph Hooker.
Well the rebels are divided again … only this time they’re not working in concert to achieve a tactical advantage, they’re fighting against each other.
Earlier this week we reported on a forthcoming lawsuit involving the South Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCSCV). According to our sources, a demand letter related to that suit was filed at a SCSCV meeting in the small rural town of Hilda, S.C. this week.
According to the letter, neo-Confederate financier Richard Hines is seeking the return of $350,000 he donated to the Confederate Heritage Trust – including $50,000 earmarked for “a media campaign” in support of the Confederate flag, which was removed from the grounds of the S.C. State House earlier this month in the aftermath of last month’s gruesome, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre.”
In the letter, Hines’ attorney Lourie A. Salley III claims his client’s funds “were not expended for the purpose they were donated.”
Specifically, the letter states Hines’ funds were “donated for a specific purpose,” and that “to use those allocated funds for any other purpose would be a misappropriation of those funds.”
The letter goes on to demand “a return of the funds you still hold in Confederate Heritage Trust Inc., within ten days of the delivery of this letter.”
According to sources familiar with the brewing battle, everything boils down to a fundamental disagreement: Hines wanted his resources to go toward the fight for the flag, while SCSCV leaders wanted to focus on a proposed secession monument.
In fact this monument was part of secret negotiations between SCSCV leaders and S.C. Senator Hugh Leatherman – who had hoped to use tax dollars to purchase the organization’s support for the lowering of the flag. We reported exclusively on those negotiations – which ultimately fell apart when rank-and-file members of the SCSCV learned of the terms of the deal.
As the debate moves forward, this fundamental disagreement remains: Hines wants his resources to support a full-court press on the flag (which he wants returned to its former spot on the State House grounds), while SCSCV leaders want to use the money to go toward the monument and other purposes.
Why does this matter?
Well, Hines – a former Washington, D.C. lobbyist – has money and power. And considerable credibility and influence within the “Heritage” community. Beyond his immediate ability to impact political races in the Palmetto State in 2016, his suit could also ensnare the consulting empire of prominent neo-Confederate Richard Quinn – who runs the Friends of the Hunley organization, a group ostensibly devoted to the preservation of the H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine.
We’ll have more on the “Quinn connection” to all this in future reports …
“…in the aftermath of last month’s
gruesomehorrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre”…”
There, fixed it for you, hic….
Colonel. are you trying to back into winning our bet?
I thin you mush have spaid Willsh off…
There was no violence over the weekend. And videos showing it have been manufactured. The rally was kind and peaceful, and the black panthers were mainly reading scriptures.
Anyone that says otherwise is a racist.
KKK Trolled by Tuba Player
Best video from the weekend. Love it.
Saw that video….it was quite entertaining; however, couldn’t help but think, “TURN THE PHONE HORIZONTAL”
It’s actually one of the lead stories on Gawker right now
Looks like it is going to get a lot more airtime.
If he had trolled like that on the other side that tuba would be in a West Columbia Pawn Shop right now. The musician would be in the ICU, but I love to see irrational haters get whats coming to them no matter what side.
Ha! That’s pretty funny.
It was not fake I watch it all on a WSPA-TV live stream from 1430 till 1630.
When did they put the f word in the Bible because I saw many videos of the Racist black Panthers yelling it in multiple videos. Not to mention stealing Rebel flags from people and running like little bitches.
wonder if he has that on his business cards
Don’t be silly, if they have enough time to waste on this kind of organization they are likely jobless and living courtesy of Uncle Sam’s checkbook.
Says the racist guy
Can’t they all just get along with each other and celebrate their racism together?
Just by your comment we see who is racist. Wait it against Southroners so it must be ok.
How about the money is re-donated to a fund to help the kids of soldiers killed in our recent wars go to college?
According to the letter, neo-Confederate financier Richard Hines is seeking the return of $350,000 he donated to the Confederate Heritage Trust
A fool and their money are soon parted. I’m not sure it matters though, if the money was Confederate.
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Remember, there was no violence at the KKK/black panther rally. None, everyone was peaceful and anyone that says otherwise is a racist.
Yep. All those videos on Worldstar were staged. No flags stolen, no white guys beat up. All CGI…
Ummmm…Kemosabe…so Will Folks SAYS there’s division among
Confederate patriots?…you know—Will who lied about sleeping with Haley
Why yes, Tonto—he DID don’tcha know—and the moron will be
the most surprised when he finds out his division LIE is taken down…daily !!!
It’s about time people got over this silly flag distraction and moved on. Our political leadership worked hard to put this episode of hate behind us. Everyone involved deserves a big thank you for their untiring efforts to drag our state into the 21st century. Of course the Governor was out front on this issue from the beginning and deserves a lot of credit but so does State Treasurer Curtis Loftis who spent days out on the street in the hot sun working with many of the demonstrators to bring the flag down. He received no credit from the MSM but I hope Mr. Loftis’ personal contribution in finally furling the battle flag will be recognized.
I am sure a lot of us will have Curtis Loftis on our political shit list come election time for what he did to help get our beloved flag down.
Our leadership worked hard to arrive at a compromise too.