So lately I have been reading a number of news articles about the Confederate Flag, and I would like to address those issues, but first, here is my position on the Confederate Flag and the Confederacy:
1. The Confederate Flag is the true flag of the South. It doesn’t matter if it hurts the feelings of others, because it is part of the southern heritage.
2. The flag is not a symbol of slavery, anymore than the current American Flag. Slavery went on under the American flag before the Confederate flag was created, and slavery went on in some Union states even during the War Between The States.
3. Most white southerners did not own slaves.
4. Membership in the Union was not meant to be unconditional, and the south did not ask to be brought into the Union.
5. If the Confederate Flag is “racist” then so are the flags for Brazil and Cuba, which also kept slaves, but the supposedly righteous and morally superior Union could not be bothered with freeing those slaves for some reason. I guess because those countries were never part of the union.
That being said, I would like to discuss the news. It looks like government of South Carolina is moving to take down the flag, which hangs over a Confederate War Memorial. First of all, the South never ASKED to be brought back into the Union. Many southerners died defending their country, their wives, their children, and their freedom.
“The Confederate battle flag years and years ago was appropriated as a symbol of hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley, who is white. “It is a piece of history and it belongs in a history museum.”
“It symbolizes hatred to me,” said Wright, a Charleston native.
It doesn’t matter whether or not this guy is white or the other guy was born there, what matters is that desecrating and removing this monument is a slap in the face to the people who fought for Southern independence, and to their descendents. The media should ask the people descended from those veterans if THEY want the monument removed, but that is what this is about, a slap in the face to the South.
The flag in question is flying over a monument to Confederate soldiers who died during the war, so it makes perfect sense for the flag to be flown in that context.
The monument itself has also been vandalized:
A statue in Charleston that memorializes the Confederate soldiers who defended the city during the Civil War was vandalized with spray paint over the weekend, according to ABC 4 News.
The vandal left two messages in red paint:
“Black Lives Matter”
Of course black lives do matter, but they only seem to matter to black people when the killer is something other than black. The number one killer of blacks is blacks, and most black Americans seem to accept this as the way of things. I think what is really going on, is that there is a constant animus towards white people in the black community, so they, with the help of the Democraps, use any opportunity they can get to browbeat white people and/or try to exact money. What this is really about is browbeating white people and furthering the cause of statism and white guilt
In a sane society, the vandal would be punished, and cameras would be put up to catch anyone who does it again. There is no basis for calling the Confederate soldiers TERRORISTS. They aren’t the ones who burned Atlanta, tore up railroad tracks, and cut down telegraph lines. Spray painting a war memorial is much closer to terrorism than honoring the honored dead. Giving in to these cry babies and vandals is only going to encourage more of their bad behavior.
Now we come to more of Obama’s foolishness:
“Racism, we are not cured of it,” Obama said. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
First of all, Obama has done nothing but exacerbate race relations in the US, and continues to do so. The media has been trying to sweep the race riots under the rug, or downplay them as something else, but I’ve seen more race riots under Obama than I have in my entire life up until then. All the Trayvon Martin insanity were race riots. The “protests” in Furgeson were a race riot, and the foolishness in Baltimore is also a race riot.
Obama has made it difficult for the police to do their jobs, and he has made the country less safe for white people.
That being said, there is no “cure” for racism. There has always been racism, and there always will be a few racist people no matter what. Picking at an open wound only makes things worse, and a lot more people will become racists out of resentment over the deteriorating conditions. Racism is a bad feeling, and just like all bad feelings, it can never be eliminated, but it can be mitigated by rule of law where people get punished for acts of violence AND vandalism.
In a pluralistic society it is essential that the law remain objective, and not take on an emotional tone or mission. There must be no bias or ideological motivation other than keeping things safe and orderly. If we cannot keep bias out of the law, then we need to talk about demographic separation.
The president said while attitudes about race have improved significantly since he was born to a white mother and black father, the legacy of slavery “casts a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.”
I don’t see any evidence that attitudes have improved significantly. Things have gotten much worse. He acts like black people were just freed from slavery, or like Jim Crowe is still going on. Jim Crowe is over, and now we have affirmative action, which is like a Jim Crowe against white people. Of Obama wanted racism to go down he wouldn’t engage in race baiting, or getting involved in local cases like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Those were state matters, not Federal. Obama doesn’t even know his place.
Obama also expressed frustration that “the grip of the NRA on Congress is extremely strong” and prevented gun control from advancing in Congress after 20 children and six educators were massacred in a Connecticut elementary school in 2012.
NRA or not, the second amendment doesn’t allow for Federal gun control, in fact it was designed to prevent just that.
“I will tell you, right after Sandy Hook, Newtown, when 20 6-year-olds are gunned down, and Congress literally does nothing — yes, that’s the closest I came to feeling disgusted,” he said. “I was pretty disgusted.”
So let teachers carry guns. Back in the 1950’s there were no school shootings, and back then kids were ALLOWED to bring guns to school. Funny how the liberals will talk about taking away guns every time there is a school shooting (which the Constitution protects), but they never talk about SHUTTING DOWN public schools. This is because they have an agenda they are driving toward, and private ownership of guns is a hindrance, whereas public schools are part of that agenda, and that agenda of theirs is not public safety.
He said it’s important to respect that hunting and sportsmanship are important to a lot of gun-owning Americans. “The question is just is there a way of accommodating that legitimate set of traditions with some common-sense stuff that prevents a 21-year-old who is angry about something or confused about something, or is racist, or is deranged from going into a gun store and suddenly is packing, and can do enormous harm,” Obama said in a reference to suspect Dylann Storm Roof, whose purported 2,500-word hate-filled manifesto talked about white supremacy. Roof faces nine counts of murder in connection with Wednesday’s shooting.
The founders didn’t allow guns just for hunting and sporting. They allowed guns so that if people had to overthrow the government AGAIN they could do so. Going into a gun shop does not make someone deranged. If seeing guns is enough to make people deranged then DHS, the military, and the police must all be deranged. We had better make sure no one has guns, because guns make people go crazy. Never mind that this bowlcut moron, and the other bowlcut autist who shot up Sandy Hook were BOTH ON DRUGS. Do we take away the drugs? Nope, it has to be the guns. Obviously the fixation here is on guns, not on public safety, or else all contributing factors would be considered.
I would be fine if no one in the world had guns, but as long as some people have them, then law abiding citizens also need to have them.
I also think that part of this animus against the Confederate Flag stems from a Federal urge to further repress and tamp down secession. The last thing they want is for their tax base and influence to shrink. A parasite never wants to lose the host.