by Al Benson Jr.
George Orwell was noted, decades ago now, in his book Animal Farm for making the prophetic statement “All the animals in this barnyard are equal but some are more equal than others.” We recognize that this is true in the political realm, where those that rule us (at least the ones that we can see) claim that we and they are all equal, but it always works out that they end up being “more equal” than the rest of us because they know how to work the system. Sort of like the old Communist commissars who ruled with an iron fist in the name of the “people” but no one ever really told us which people. Obviously it wasn’t the common people. So we can always recognize as a given the fact that, no matter what the political fertilizer being spread around, there will always be a class of people that is “more equal” than the rest of us.
The same is true of cultural symbols. Some are always portrayed as “more equal” (worse) than others, depending on whose agenda is being forwarded with the portrayal.
For instance, in the current Culturally Marxist climate, we are constantly being informed that the Confederate flag (any Confederate flag) is the premier “hate symbol” in the universe. Nazi and Communist flags pale into minor insignificance beside it. Muslim flags, carried by those who behead Christians are hardly worth mentioning because, after all, they are carried by people belonging to the “religion of peace” and so they couldn’t possibly be considered hate symbols. Ask our beloved president–he knows!
That loopy character in Charleston who murdered those nine black folks had a picture of himself taken with a Confederate flag and so doesn’t that prove this flag is the world’s foremost symbol of hate? I’ve read several comments about that photo in recent weeks, but the one that really caught my eye, and I don’t recall the site I saw it on now, said the photo of him with that flag was “ostensibly photoshopped.” After all the fuss over the president’s “birth certificate” in recent years, the term “photoshopped” caught my attention. But what about other hate symbols? What about other hate crimes?
The black journalist that killed those two white people in Virginia only a few days ago–will that be treated as a hate crime? Or will that be passed off as another case of “workplace violence?” I’m afraid most of us already know the answer to that one.
There was an article on Breitbart.com for August 27th, the headline of which read: “Report: LGBT Rainbow Hate-Flag Found In WDBJ Killer’s Virginia Apartment.” I’d be willing to bet your Evening Fishwrapper didn’t say it quite like that. For them it will be toned down to almost minor insignificance. The Breitbart article noted: “The Daily Telegraph has learned that ‘Police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag’ from the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan Wednesday. In an apparent hate crime, Flanagan is the 41 year-old black journalist who murdered two white Virginia reporters on live television Wednesday morning before turning the gun on himself… In a manifesto faxed to ABC News, Flanagan, an Obama supporter, claimed that his motive involved a ‘race war.’ Flanagan was black and gay and apparently angered by the fact that he had been a victim of racism and homophobia at the hands of black men and white women…The gay pride rainbow flag reportedly found in Flanagan’s apartment is seen by many as a symbol of anti-Christian hate.” Of course the many who view it that way are not politicians or media people.
So, do you think it will be treated that way by the “news” media? Don’t kid yourselves. They and the politicians will bend over backwards (so far they lose their balance) trying to portray the Sodomite flag as a banner of “love and inclusiveness” at the same time they are striving to paint the Confederate flag as something hateful. And most of them have been so completely brainwashed they won’t even begin to see the glaring contradiction.
Now we all know that there have been some groups that have misused and abused the Confederate flag. They’ve used it for purposes it was never intended to be used for. It is now past time for good Southern folks to reclaim their flag and repudiate those who have misused it. Some have already done this. More need to.
As far as the Sodomite flag goes, it lauds and promotes what the Scriptures condemn. In that sense, to label it a hate flag is not out of line. It promotes a lifestyle that Christians should not countenance, but rather should examine in the light of Ephesians 5:11-12. Unfortunately, many Christians will not think this is a “loving” approach and so they will reject it. And the Ruling Establishment and the “news” media which they control love to have it so.
In fact we have been deluded into such political correctness that an account of a deputy sheriff in Texas being shot in the back by a black man has now been appended so that it reads that the sheriff was shot by a “dark-skinned” person. Are they now afraid to reveal the man’s race? Oh, I forgot, it’s only white folks that do this kind of stuff. No one else cares to be “racist” but us–and on and on the hogwash gets spread around. Let’s hope that folks are starting to get fed up with what amounts to a very large pile of bovine fertilizer!