Liberals’ Intollerance of History Sets Off Massive Purge. The Confederate Battle Flag is toast. Burnt toast.
South Carolina’s Governor and both U.S. Senators (one black, one white) have called for its removal from the capitol grounds. The legislature will take up the issue and will promptly vote to remove the flag.
- In Mississippi a Republican state legislator says it’s time to take the Stars and Bars off the state flag.
- Sears and Walmart will no longer sell Stars and Bars Merchandise.
The lonely voices of resistance to the purging of the Confederate flag will soon be silenced. It is simply not cool to display the Confederate Battle Flag.
Wait…correction. It is forbidden.
Just to be clear, I’ve never owned or displayed any item of confederate flag-ware. Don’t particularly support its display. But geez…I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stampede to political correctness quite like this one. Any moment I expect Jimmy Carter to issue a tearful apology for using the Stars and Bars to carry the South.
But after the flag has been rendered non existent if you thought that was going to be the end of it, silly you.
In New Orleans, the mayor is thinking maybe that statue of Robert E. Lee in Lee Circle has to go. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office is looking forward to New Orlean’s 300th birthday. His office issued a statement that the city “should include a close examination of the historical symbols throughout our city and what changes could be made as we approach 2018, including the Robert E. Lee statute in Lee Circle.”
The statement went on, in expand the scope of the purge: “These symbols say who we were in a particular time, but times change. Yet these symbols – statues, monuments, street names, and more – still influence who we are and how we are perceived by the world. Mayor Landrieu believes it is time to look at the symbols in this city to see if they still have relevance to our future.”
That’s a hint of what is to come. Jefferson Davis Highway? New name coming. Statue of the President of the Confederacy? Soon to be gone. In fact, the Atlantic Magazine is ginning up the next round of expunging the Confederacy from the pages of history, at least that part of history in public view. It is a looooonnnng list. “The database of the National Center for Education Statistics shows at least 20 schools named for Robert E. Lee, and nine apiece for Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis,” the magazine says, clearly urging changes and quick.
In Tennessee there’s a bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in the state capitol. Gotta get rid of that. Same in Texas where there’s a statue of Jefferson Davis on the grounds of the University of Texas, Austin.
What are libs going to do when they want to call Republicans the Confederacy rising again when there is no sign that the Confederacy ever existed?
Will Levon Helm and The Band now go the way of the hated and banished flag for the offense of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down?” My god, the racism in that song, in his soulful voice, is just so obvious.
Fine. Purge to your heart’s content, Liberals. If you finish with the flags, statues, highways and schools, and you still have a taste for blood, there’s always the graves of Confederate soldiers. There they are under those headstones–maybe they’re not even dead yet.
You can always shoot ’em again. Of if that’s not enough, dig ’em up. The bones are probably dust, but go ahead–burn the dust. It will make you feel all righteous and superior.
And that’s what this is really all about, isn’t it?