Confederate battle flag

Posted: June 28, 2015 in Livin' in the USA, Politics
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confed flag

“That flag is a message of hatred, bigotry, negativity, white supremacy, shackles, whips, segregation, church bombings, beatings, lynchings, and assassinations.”

–Alabama state senator Vivian Figures

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Earlier today, I was disgusted to read of the pro-Confederate flag rally at the Alabama state capitol, and more especially of one jerk holding up a “White Lives Matter” sign. Yeah, right. As if there’s a decades-long history of racist black cops gunning down unarmed white folks, prosecutors letting them get away with it scot free, and the jackals at Fox “News” cheering on the killer cops.

Other demonstrators recited the standard bullshit line about that flag being part of their “cultural heritage” (just like lynchings, though they didn’t mention that), another compared Southern whites to Jews in Germany, and the National Review‘s website whines about “censorship”–and if not displaying that symbol of hate is censorship, one could just as well argue that the government is censoring the Nazi flag by not displaying it. (Censorship consists of preventing others from expressing themselves; those who want to display their racist symbol are still perfectly free to do so.)

Jesus F. Christ, what in hell is wrong with these people?

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