It took the horrid massacre of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., for the Confederate flag's presence in the South to be questioned.
After half a century of flying high outside the state's capitol, the flag was removed in early July to many choruses of "finally." Thankfully, today, most of us acknowledge the flag's representation of the brutal historical oppression of African-Americans.
But there is still a considerable swath of people who insist that it is about Southern pride and heritage, not the celebrated enslavement of a people who were bought, sold, owned and killed as pleased. The flag was used by the Ku Klux Klan and donned by the alleged murderer of the nine churchgoers in Charleston, Dylann Roof.
Enter New York blogger Virgil Texas, who performed what was quite possibly the most epic troll of a Confederate pride Facebook page and its members, ever.
After randomly befriending expressly pro-Confederate, outspokenly racist people on Facebook, Virgil Texas was invited to join a group dubbed "confederate pride, heritage not hate."
Naturally, he seized that opportunity to enter the circle of bigotry and invited a bunch of his friends to join, too. They quickly changed the header banner.
Texas kept stirring up more unrest in the group, including gathering all his friends to accuse one of the members of buying a Northern flag, having a summer home in the Hamptons and purchasing a Strawberry Banana Coolata from Dunkin' Donuts.
Apparently those are the kind of things that disqualify one from being a Confederate-supporting American.
Texas then somehow convinced the group's lone admin to put him in charge.
He proceeded to take his trolling to another level, altering the group's entire focus.
Someone even changed the page's URL to reflect its new direction, which, as per Facebook policy, cannot be changed again for another six months.
His shenanigans led to his admin status being revoked, but not before he added another 50 admins, many of whom continued to troll the page.
The group kept losing followers until Facebook finally shut it down. While we don't necessarily endorse the dedicated trolling of a group with highly questionable reasonings for their dubious beliefs, you have to admire Texas' genius for it.
Read his own account of the masterful takedown here.