All “Hate” Symbols Are Not Equal

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!

From the Liberal Left To the Loony Left They All Hate Confederate Flags And Symbols

by Al Benson Jr.

In recent days I have continued to observe as the theological and political left continues to orchestrate its assault against anything and everything Confederate. Some of their suggestions really swing to the loony side and some of their writers literally froth at the mouth. Their hatred of anything Southern or Confederate is really intense and unremitting. These people are not about to cease and desist. They see, at this point, a very real possibility of destroying Southern and Christian culture in the South and they want to be in for the kill! Most Southern folks don’t begin to grasp this. They need to.

There was an article on http://www.salon.com  on July 10th the headline for which was: “Let’s make the Confederate flag a hate crime: It is the American swastika and we should recoil from its horror.” The author of this loving and compassionate article is a Nick Bromell, who is a professor of American Studies at Massachusetts University at Amhurst. You almost had to know an article with this much anti-Southern vitriol had to originate with a Massachusetts leftist. I checked Professor Bromell out to see where he was coming from (though I already had a pretty good hunch). Turns out he’s pretty close to my age. I would have thought, from his style of writing, that he was a twenty-something frustrated youngster who was venting his angst about the South at the world.

He ended his Salon article with this little tidbit: “Has the age of ‘enmity’ finally ended?  Has the ‘malignant spirit’ finally died away? Has the ‘pestilence’ finally abated?  The answer to all these questions is ‘no’. The hateful actions of Dylann Roof remind us of that. So do the white supremacist websites Roof found appealing. So do the many Confederate flags displayed in places across the South–and beyond–today, emblazoning T-shirts, affixed to car bumpers, and worn as lapel pins in business suits.” So we supposedly have to get rid of all our flags and symbols because, to this professor and others of his ilk, they represent “hate.” Just so happens that one of Professor Bromell’s areas of study, and the name of a course he has taught, is “Emerson and Du Bois.” Apparently he feels that Emerson the Unitarian and Du Bois the Communist have something in common–and if you grasp the socialist bent of Unitarianism, they probably do .Bromell’s article exhibits the utmost in what many have labeled as “liberal love.”

Problem with the leftists is that what they really want to do is to edit history to make it say what they wish it said. If they can’t do that then they’d like to make sure laws are passed that would allow them to have removed from history the parts they don’t like and to make it a crime for anyone to believe any other version of history than theirs.

In this vein, I also ran across another article, and maybe this one could be considered to come from the loony left. It was about another college professor. It was on a site called Red Alert and was written by Ryan Girdusky on July 9th.  It’s brief. He states:” An assistant college professor claimed on Twitter that all whites have benefitted from slavery and are complicit in that evil institution that was abolished nearly 150 years ago. And when asked what whites should do to remedy this situation, Professor Adam Kotsko said whites must ‘commit mass suicide’.” There was a picture of Professor Kotsko with the article, and he’s as white as I am. One can only assume, given his suggestion, that he will step up and be first in line to do what he has suggested for the rest of us, right? Right? And someone may have suggested that to him because he later claimed that he didn’t really mean it and that no one should have taken him seriously.

It absolutely gives me the shivers to think that people today, in any area of the country, still send their kids blithely off to college to be taught by professors like the two noted in this article. What can you be thinking of to send your kids off to be taught this kind of stuff? This isn’t even high-grade bovine fertilizer!

Folks, it should be starting to be apparent, and we have got to get it though our heads–the religious and political left is at war with us, our faith, and our culture, and if we keep going on the way we have been, we will hand them the victory by sheer default. They are actively seeking and working to overthrow our entire system of faith and culture (they hate Christianity and even the thought of the old Confederacy), practicing cultural genocide on our entire region, and we are arguing when them about license tags!

We have been fighting a rear-guard action against those people for decades. Maybe it’s time for Christians and Confederates to change their tactics and do a little offensive battle. We’ve been reacting to what they’ve been working to do do us. That’s why the left calls us reactionaries! Could be we need to find ways not to just fight back, but to go on the offensive where we can determine to do that.

It’s interesting  that most Southern folks have not yet perceived that most of the vitriol directed against them and their culture has been coming from the left, and from the One World Government crowd (is there any difference between the two?). To put it bluntly, they want us gone. They with want our kids gone or brainwashed out of their minds so they don’t know upside down from inside out. They want our Christian faith trashed and our Southern culture disposed of and they are not ashamed to admit that. And we’re still out there trying to “be nice” to them so that maybe they’ll let us alone! That will never happen. Maybe it’s time we took the gloves off and threw a few punches. The left is not invulnerable. Let’s start trying to find their Achilles heel and seek the Lord’s help when we do. Praying some of the imprecatory psalms might be one good place to begin.