Thursday, July 16, 2015

I Hate Politics: A Message to Those Who Love The Confederate Battle Flag

I've been thinking a lot about the Confederate battle flag, as it finally comes down from the South Carolina State House. It's been flying there so long I took it as a given it would never come down, but there it goes. It took a horrendous massacre of innocent people by a racist jackass to do it, but it's done.

For those who still want to display the flag on their private property (which they have every right to do) and those who argued against removing it from government property in this, 21st Century America, I say this:

1. That flag you love so much and give so much deference to is a symbol of White Power against everything that is not White. It is a symbol of hatred, ignorance, slavery, rape, murder, backwardness, treason, incivility, closed-mindedness, and spiritual poverty. Your display of that flag says much more about YOU than it does society or the world you live in (imagined or otherwise).

2. That flag is no more appropriate a symbol for rebellion and heritage than a swastika is a symbol of loyalty and national pride. We've been telling you that for years, but now there's enough "darkies" and friends in positions of power to do something about it.

3. I don't give a shit if your grandpappy’s grandpappy fought valiantly under that flag. If he did, he should have been lined up against a wall and shot along with all the other Dixieland traitors, as was the custom at the time. Your relatives got off easy and were given a great courtesy by the people who defeated you. Be thankful for that.

4. There's plenty of room on this train to the future called America, but you need to pick a side. Move forward with the rest of us or get left behind. Its the year Two Thousand Fucking Fifteen. You're wrong, everyone else is right. It's that simple.

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