The National Education Association and the Confederate Flag

by Al Benson Jr.

Back in July of this year the National Education Association had a big meeting in Orlando, Florida and, as is typical with this “educational” organization, they ended up debating issues that seldom have anything to do with education but would make a wish list that every socialist congressperson in Washington would dearly love to vote for.

An article by Stephen Sawchuk on Education Weekly blogs has headlined: “Resolution on Confederate Flag Sparks Controversy at NEA Assembly.”  The first sentence in the article stated: “National Education Association delegates adopted a new business item directing the union to ‘find appropriate and effective efforts to remove the confederate battle flag from schools and public spaces.'” What trying to remove Confederate battle flags from “public spaces” has to do with education escapes me and honestly, folks, how many Confederate battle flags have you recently seen atop the flagpoles at public schools? This is a politically correct (Culturally Marxist) propaganda item to alert other leftist organizations that the NEA and they are on the same page.

This item would have originally included as well “other symbols of the Confederacy”  and this led some there to question whether this resolution would include “war memorials for confederate soldiers, statues, exhibits and state flags (like Mississippi’s)  that incorporate Confederate flags. In the end that language was deleted” and they relegated their resolution to just Confederate flags. That must have been a heart-breaker for some of them. But I guess they realized, at that point, that they didn’t want to bite off more than they could chew and just getting rid of Confederate flags would still be a major step in their ethnic cleansing agenda.

The resolution on the Confederate flag passed strongly on a voice vote, but before they could manage even that it took 90 minutes of debate. Mr. Sawchuk in his closing statement said, in part, “This is not just a battle over flags, this is a battle over historical narratives.” While that wasn’t his entire statement he did realize that some historical narratives have not been really explored–though he and I would probably disagree on just which ones haven’t.

Some of the commentary by bloggers on this site was interesting and insightful. One blogger said, in part, “Do I fly the flag? No. Do I care if someone else flies the flag? No. This is just a group of people looking for a way to be insulted and this flag is the newest thing on the block.” While I believe there is a lot more to it than that, he is definitely on the right track as far as he has gone.

Another blogger on this site took an interesting tack. He said, again in part, “My second conclusion is that the hypocrites and ninnies who are on the march to save America from the Confederate flag have about the same chance of success as the Children’s Crusade. Do they have the slightest idea of who they are dealing with? They are taking on the same people who fought the Union to a standstill for four bloody years, and they are taking on people for whom that flag means something and it probably isn’t slavery…People who had never cared before will start sporting Confederate flags,  if only because their self-appointed ‘betters’ say they shouldn’t do it.” I have to admit that this commentator made a couple valid points. I’ve seen Confederate flags recently in places I never saw them before and Confederate flag rallies have proliferated  here in the South–and that’s not all that bad.

It goes to show you that the Cultural Marxists  (who ARE Marxists) don’t always get it right. Sometimes they end up ticking off people that, for the sake of their cause, they’d be better off just leaving alone.Sleeping giants sometimes awake–not as often as I’d like, but it does happen.

Sam Blumenfeld and Alex Newman in Crimes of the Educators have stated: “Note that the NEA recognizes no American culture that the student may take pride in. He is to appreciate the cultures of others, and learn about them, at the expense of learning about his own.”  And that holds doubly true if the student happens to live in the South. When we first moved here from the Midwest I talked to a knowledgeable pastor who made the comment that the South has been the most heavily brainwashed part of the country. It has been going on here since 1865. No one who has observed the national scene to any meaningful extent should doubt this. The socialist agenda of making Southern kids ashamed of their faith, history, and heritage has been pursued with extreme vigor. Part of what is going on now with Confederate symbols is a big part of that.

All you have to do is study “those people” that are opposed to Confederate symbols–the NAACP, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Education Association. These groups, in order to gull the public, try to pose as “mainstream” which is totally ludicrous. They are all way over there on the extreme left of the political (and religious) spectrum. They don’t come close to being the middle-of-the-roaders they try to pretend they are. They are all Cultural Marxists, and a Cultural Marxist is nothing more than a Marxist promoting a Marxist agenda whether he belongs to some organization or not.

So take a close look at these groups that are so assiduously working to remove the symbols of your heritage. You won’t like what you find, but you do need to be aware of it.