The Confederate flag is about to come down on the grounds of South Carolina’s state capitol. The descent is tied, irrationally, to an incident that attributes the murderous actions of a sole self-avowed white supremacist, Dylan Roof, to a way of life in the South.
There was no evidence of a white-black divide in mourning the deaths of those nine black churchgoers in Charleston,South Carolina. There is zero Tea Party,conservative, libertarian or GOP support for Dylan Roof.
But, to those advancing a Progressive Political narrative, a Confederate battle flag became the convenient scapegoat and target for political propaganda concerning “racism” in America.
The Southern Cross, a Confederate battle flag does not offend me as much as the reasons advocates have given for why we must take it down right now. They are advancing the unsupportable notion that today’s South is the South of fifty plus years ago.
These contentions are lies. Neither the South nor America stands up for racist murders or lynchings in 2015. Today, Confederate flags are a symbol of Southern Heritage, respect for hundreds of thousands of ancestors who perished in the War of Northern Aggression and 10th Amendment states rights“ outlined in the Constitution, not slavery or segregation.
I take strong exception and offense at President Obama’s declaration — and the NAACP’s insinuation — that racism is in our DNA as a nation. Obama was elected twice by a white majority.
Racism is confined to the fringes. These haters have other symbols to carry and wave besides the Confederate flag. Would we remove the American flag from our eyes’ view if a lone racist murderer were to wrap himself in it? Louis Farrakhan says the American flag itself is a symbol of American racism, and a commitment to white supremacy.
Yes, some racists have hijacked the Confederate Battle Flag but some have also adopted the American Flag and Bible to advance their hatred. Black civil rights advocates, professional race baiters, and Progressives, with the help of the left wing media, are dishonoring patriotic African American ancestors who marched, fought and died to protect their homeland, from what they saw as unconstitutional Northern aggression.
In 1861, when they perceived their rights to be threatened, when those who would alter the nature of the government of their fathers were placed in charge, when threatened with change they could not accept, the mighty men of valor began to gather. A band of brothers, native to the Southern soil, they pledged themselves to a cause: the cause of defending family, fireside, and faith. Between the desolation of war and their homes they interposed their bodies and they chose me for their symbol.
I Am Their Flag.