By Al Benson Jr.
There was an Internet article on http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com the headline of which read “Confederate Flag’s Re-emergence: Racism or Regional Pride?” To those of you who follow this sort of thing, you already know where this article is going. It’s one among scores that seem to appear every week across the country. Someone, somewhere waves a Confederate flag and the “news” (what a laugh) media is there to shout “KKK Invasion!” It would be ludicrous if it were not so sad. A public-school-“educated” populace is so completely befuddled that many of them actually take this stuff seriously.
According to this article Confederate flags seem to have made a re-emergence in the Philadelphia area—a region those of Yankee/Marxist mentality thought they had sewed up. Turns out they might be in error.
The article notes: “It’s been spotted on license plates in Atlantic City and Collingdale, draped across a truck in a Kohl’s parking lot and flying on poles outside homes in Montgomery and Chester counties.” Someone saw one handing “inside an apartment near Capitolo Playground in South Philly.” Hanging inside an apartment where people going by might be able to see it and become “offended.” There’s a hanging offense if ever there was one! And I’m sure there are lots of folks around that are just waiting to be offended so they can get their “fifteen minutes of fame” with the local “news” media. You’d be surprised how many people there are that get “offended” when they see a Confederate flag somewhere they can complain about. It’s the high point of their lives! And it’s even being displayed at “…country-rock tailgate parties outside the Susquehanna Bank Center.” Why that’s almost too much! Has it ever occurred to anyone that all these folks, especially in South Philly, can’t be Southerners?
I’d even be willing to bet that some of the flag poles that sport Confederate flags belong to Northern folks who have managed, in spite of the media drivel, to find out what the Confederate flag really means and they agree with it. Such a thought has to drive the politically correct mavens absolutely up the wall. Few realize, except those promoting their “hate the South” agenda that the Confederate Battle Flag with its St. Andrews Cross is actually a Christian symbol. Those that realize this and attack it anyway give away their anti-Christ bias, not that the “news” media will ever mention that.
A black man quoted in the article said: “It offends a lot of people,. White folks too. Slavery is over. This is the new millennium. The South lost. The states are united.” Really? I don’t doubt for a minute this man’s sincerity, but his grasp of history is, like the Platte River, “a mile wide and an inch deep.” But, then, part of the agenda is “keep ‘em ignorant and keep ‘em worked up just enough that they will respond to the hot button issues you want to push.”
If anyone wants to talk about “racist flags” then go check the Internet and find some old photos of KKK rallies during the 1930s and 40s. The Klan literally draped themselves in United States flags. So, according to our now-compliant media, that should make the US flag a “racist” emblem, right? Well, it doesn’t quite work that way. The agenda is to portray the Confederate flag as “racist” and ignore the evidence that the KKK carried US flags in many of their rallies and parades. The public doesn’t need to know that. And besides, if the Confederate flag was so “racist” then why did the US flag fly over all the slave ships that brought slaves over here? And why did most of those ships come from New England? Yeah, I already know the line—we just don’t talk about that.
I found it interesting that while Communism was struggling in Eastern Europe in the 1990s there was an “emergence” of Confederate flags over there. The media didn’t spread that around, but I saw photos, some of which were undoubtedly “missed” by the “lamestream” media. In fact, when we lived in Illinois my wife worked in an office with a girl from Romania. Now my wife had a small Confederate Battle Flag taped to the front of her desk, and when the Romanian girl first came in she said to my wife “You have a freedom flag on the front of your desk.” That’s what the Confederate flag meant to her. She’d seen it in her own country and it was carried by those espousing freedom from Communism for Romanians. I doubt the Romanians thought too much about the race question.
And most folks who fly it in the South here don’t think too much about the race question either. That’s not where they are coming from. But, according to the current politically correct “logic” if anything “offends” someone they need to remove it immediately if not sooner. I have often wondered, as we pulled up to a car with some black kid in it and his rap music is blasting so loud that it literally jars my insides, if he would turn it down if I told him that kind of music offends me. Yeah, right. He’s probably just give me the proverbial “finger” and drive off. You see this offense thing only works one way. That’s the agenda. White offenses are magnified. Black offenses are ignored. That’s the way this game is played. Folks better wake up and realize that.
I don’t intentionally try to be offensive to anyone but I don’t intend to remove the symbols of my culture and bury them just because someone decides he doesn’t like them—especially when he is not willing to do what he expects me to do. Folks, what we need to start doing is politely, but firmly, telling these politically correct types that “No, I’m sorry if you don’t like this but I am not taking it down.”