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  • Banning Confederate Flag Conflicts with Dr. King’s Teaching

    07/07/2015 12:02:17 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 6th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Treating the Confederate Flag as a hated enemy because some low life racists have misused it conflicts with Dr. Martin Luther King’s teaching that we should love our enemies. Instead of trying to ban the flag, black leaders should be embracing it so they can turn it into a symbol of racial harmony. Turning the Confederate Flag into a symbol of racial harmony would rob racists of an opportunity to misuse a popular southern symbol to further their goals
  • Volo Museum Offers to Buy 1st General Lee, Save Flag (From Bubba Watson)

    07/06/2015 11:23:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/5/2015 | Eric Peterson
    Golfer Bubba Watson says he'll paint over Confederate flagThough the Volo Auto Museum already owns one General Lee car from the television series "The Dukes of Hazzard," museum director Brian Grams is making a bid to preserve the historical significance of the very first version seen in the show's opening titles. That car is owned by professional golfer Bubba Watson, who recently announced his plans to paint over the car's Confederate flag with an American flag because of the recent controversy over what some have said is the Confederate flag's racist overtones. As he said about the General Lee he...
  • Honoring our Forefathers

    07/06/2015 3:58:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    The heritage of the South, symbolized by the Confederate Battle Flag, is so important to many Like nearly all South Carolinians, I was deeply saddened upon learning of the senseless murders at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. At the time, I was serving (military duties) outside the state when I also learned one of the slain was related to a fellow soldier. I continue to pray for the families. Their Christian witness after the tragedy impacted us all. For the sake of respect for the victims and their families, I did not believe it appropriate to write an...
  • De-Confederatizing the U.S. won’t solve anything

    07/06/2015 9:19:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2015 | Taylor Millard
    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana in The Life of Reason. The Civil War was an awful time of American history. It pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, and state against state. Around 620,000 Americans died in the war, more than any other conflict the U.S. has been involved in. It’s something which will hopefully never happen again. Which is why those calling for the destruction of Confederate monuments are wrong. University of Vermont Emeritus Professor of Society James Loewen wants the United States to be de-Confederatized. He...
  • Pin the Tale on the Donkey: Democrats' Horrible Racist Past

    07/05/2015 9:22:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    PJ Media via Youtube ^ | 07/02/15 | Bill Whittle
    The Dems want to pin the Confederate Flag, KKK, Great Depression, urban decay, and harsh marriage laws on the GOP... pin the tale on the Donkey instead!
  • NARCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flags at Daytona

    07/05/2015 8:47:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 07/05/2015 | Mark Long
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks. "They'd have to come and get it," Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest.
  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/05/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 5, 2015
    Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.
  • Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SC: Rivals Unite In Response To Confederate Flag Supporters …

    07/05/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 3, 2015 | Will Folks
    It’s not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity – which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement. These sources tell us rival gang leaders are putting aside past differences – uniting and mobilizing in anticipation of upcoming pro-flag rallies being held at the State House. In fact they’re...
  • It Begins… Liberals Want Minnesota Flag Taken Down Because It Shows White Man Working

    07/05/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It begins… Leftists want the Minnesota flag taken down because it shows white men working on a farm and an Indian with a spear. Seriously? The Star Tribune reported: “The Minnesota state flag depicts a white man as a hardworking, rugged individualist, and an Indian riding a horse and holding a spear. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the state’s history. A critical...
  • Was the South Ever Confederate, Anyway?

    07/05/2015 11:52:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jack Neely, director, Knoxville History Project
    Everybody has an opinion about whether the Confederate flag is good or bad. They’re all dug in. Some are certain it’s racist and the very signature of evil. Others say it’s purely an expression of Southern pride and reverence for ancestors who fought and died a long time ago. Some of them have devoted careers and personal reputations to these propositions. A newspaper column is not going to change any minds. The Civil War is a big bagful of ironies and paradoxes, and not a recommended study for folks who like to keep things simple. It would be a particular...
  • Hilarious: 'million person march' to take down Confederate flag in Columbia, SC draws almost..

    07/05/2015 11:07:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    You might expect the usual disputes over crowd size when a leftist group calls a “million man person march.” Usually these feature aerial photos and arguments over how many individuals are crowded how densely into a certain amount of space. But with the “million person march” that promised ‘the flag will come down,” called by Operation Ferguson yesterday in Columbia, SC, this was not a problem. The only photo available of the event shows three people, all of them onstage.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Asinine’ to pull reruns of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’

    07/04/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 70 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/4/2015 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that it is "asinine" that TV Land pulled "The Dukes of Hazzard" after widespread calls for the Confederate flag to come down. "I think the cancellation of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' is utterly asinine and an example of corporate America’s embrace of political correctness to a degree that is ridiculous," Cruz said in an interview with The Washington Post. "I’m curious if the Torquemadas seeking to ban 'The Dukes of Hazzard' from our TV sets are equally exercised by all of the leftist college students with posters of Che Guevara in their college dorm rooms,"...
  • Flying the Confederate flag over a state capitol ... is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue

    07/05/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Complete Headline: Flying the Confederate flag over a U.S. state capitol building is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue Flying the Confederate battle flag — the symbol of the deadliest war in our country’s history — over a state capitol dome is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue. It symbolizes everything that the institution is not. As Americans, we’re better than that. Really. The Confederacy was about breaking apart the union, not its unification. That’s why we’re called the United States, not the Divided States of America.
  • Dear flag fighters: that rainbow used to mean something different too

    07/04/2015 9:34:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 4,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the debate over the Confederate Battle Flag continues to occupy the interest of the media we are constantly reminded of precisely who is “right” and who is on the wrong side of history. Listening to the talking heads on cable news you’d be tempted to think that, much like climate change, the social science is settled. Everyone is onboard for tearing the hated flag down and if you don’t agree you are part of a tiny group of racist dead enders, clutching your guns and your bibles in some remote cave in the Ozarks. Presidential candidates and Republican Party...
  • Confederate Flag Kills 7 At Alabama Shopping Mall (do I really need to tag this as satire?)

    07/03/2015 8:08:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Daily Currant ^ | 6/29/15
    Seven people were killed this morning when a Confederate flag walked into an Alabama shopping mall and started shooting. According to local reports, the flag entered Cherrywood Mall outside Huntsville armed with two AK-47 assault rifles, a P 228 handgun and several grenades. It immediately proceeded to unload its ordinance on unsuspecting shoppers. In addition to those killed, 23 people were injured and are currently being treated in area emergency rooms. Several are in critical condition and not expected to survive. The flag’s motivations are uncertain at the moment. However, according to witnesses the flag did specifically target White people...
  • Confederate Flag Flop: Public Opinion Remains Unchanged From Where It Was 15 Years Ago

    07/03/2015 5:10:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 2, 2015 | Debra Heine
    The latest polling shows that most Americans still view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride as opposed to racism — an opinion that has not significantly changed in 15 years. After the last couple of weeks of anti-Confederate hysteria, you don’t have to be a fan of the rebel battle flag to appreciate that the public is basically shrugging their shoulders. Via CNN: American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a...
  • Bubba Watson is taking the Confederate flag off his General Lee

    07/03/2015 10:49:39 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 3, 2015 | Kyle Porter
    The Confederate flag has been in the news quite a bit of late with much consternation on both sides. Bubba Watson weighed in with his opinion Thursday as it relates to his famous General Lee car from the Dukes of Hazzard. All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA — bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 2, 2015
  • Fort Sumter nixes all Confederate flags, makes decision sans historian

    07/02/2015 11:39:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The flags of the Confederacy that flew high over Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, have been taken down from the historic site. The decision to remove the flags came from a directive by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis in Washington, D.C. which reads: "Confederate flags shall not be flown in units of the National Park system and related sites with the exception of specific circumstances where the flags provide historic context. ... All superintendents and program managers should evaluate how Confederate flags are used ... and remove the flags...
  • NASCAR to fans: No more Confederate flags at our races, okay? [More Capitulation]

    07/02/2015 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    If we’re going to purge “The Dukes of Hazzard,” we might as well get Confederate flags out of American car culture entirely, I guess.For once, I think this is more than mindless corporate piggybacking on a social trend. According to a study done last year, NASCAR has a whiter audience than any other major American sport. Yes, really: At 94 percent, it’s even whiter than the NHL’s (slightly) and the PGA’s. Having the rebel flag in the infield won’t help change that. “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the desire to make our events among...
  • Majority see Confederate flag as symbol of pride, not hate

    07/02/2015 1:44:57 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A majority of Americans view the Confederate flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than racism, according to a new poll. Fifty-seven percent of Americans said they see the flag as evoking Southern pride in the CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, compared to 33 percent who believe it is racist. Those numbers show little movement since a similar poll from 2000.
  • Strong majority see Confederate battle flag as symbol of pride, not racism: poll

    07/02/2015 9:42:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Rick Moran
    If you are paying attention to the mainstream media, you might be fooled into believing that most Americans want the Confederate battle flag consigned to the dustbin of history because it's a racist symbol. In fact, a new CNN poll reveals the surprising fact that sentiment with regards to the battle flag hasn't changed much in 15 years: most believe it to be a symbol of Southern pride, not racism. And while a slim majority agrees the flag should be removed from government property, a majority think that most of the suggested ways to remove the flag from American life...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    07/02/2015 11:48:39 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 29 replies
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Natalie Tejeda, FOX 5 Digital Team
    " I would never trade the flag for a single job," said Young. "The problems we face don't have anything to do with the flag. The fact is that 93% of black people killed are killed by other black people. So black lives matter. Let us start believing that we matter." (Snip) "The flag is a symbol that means a lot of things to a lot of people when you get to institutions like Washington and Lee University," claimed Young. "I admire that, I admire that. I admire the restoration of southern traditions in Washington and Lee University. The challenge...
  • Look at the Shiny Object Over Here!

    07/02/2015 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    While Americans have collectively been wringing their hands and fretting over how to respond to the recent very tragic South Carolina church shooting, many have blamed a relic of our distant past for everything racial that ails America. The Confederate battle flag has become an emblem of our evil past, and calls for everything ‘Confederate’ to be expunged from American society has begun to reach a fevered pitch. It seems those calling for this erasure of history believe its removal will solve our nations racial troubles, when in reality it will only salve for some the divide between races that...
  • Greenfield: Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa

    07/02/2015 4:12:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Pulling Down the Slaver Flags of Islam and Africa A few other things to ban besides the Confederate flag July 2, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The return of the Confederacy was averted in the summer of 2015 when major retailers frantically scoured through their vast offerings to purge any images of a car from the Dukes of Hazzard. If not for their quick thinking, armies of men in gray might have come marching down the streets of New York and San...
  • Anti-Confederate battle flag hysteria drives 'The Dukes of Hazzard' off the air

    07/02/2015 4:31:11 AM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    USA Today reported on Wednesday that TV Land, a nostalgia network that shows episodes of old TV series, has yanked “The Dukes of Hazzard” from its schedule. The series, which aired from 1979 to 1985, depicted the hijinks of the cousins Luke and Bo Duke of Hazzard County, Georgia, whose main occupation seemed to be defying authority, an occupation in which they were aided by their customized, red Dodge Charger, the better to outrun the law. The car, dubbed the “General Lee,” is what got them banned from the airwaves. The General Lee has a Confederate battle flag on the...
  • Mike Rowe Reveals His Feelings About The Confederate Flag Controversy

    07/02/2015 12:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 1, 2015
    TV personality Mike Rowe has expressed his thoughts on social media about the ongoing Confederate flag controversy which became a national issue after the horrific Charleston shooting. Mike Rowe has more than once used his Facebook platform to respond to fans’ questions about current issues from a non-ideological, non-partisan perspective. In this instance, a fan asked him about his feelings about the confederate flag. The former Dirty Jobs host on Discovery, Mike Rowe is currently starring in a similar reality show on CNN called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. You may have also recently seen him on TV as a pitchman...
  • Confederate Flag Opposers, Supposedly Uneducated

    07/01/2015 9:02:17 PM PDT · by celmak · 195 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 06/30/2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    The inner democrat really comes out when it comes to the confederate battle flag. Those who wave it say they support your right to free speech as long as it agrees with us. Because if you disagree with us then you’re just uneducated. I’d expect that from democrats. It’s sad to hear that from republicans defending a flag born by democrats waved in battle against them and the United States. And I agree that democrat voters who oppose said flag are uneducated about it because their party created it in the 1st place, but republican voters who oppose it know...
  • The Confederate Flag - Public Places and Private Lapels

    07/01/2015 7:31:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 1, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    I often wear a suit or sport coat, which means that I have a lapel on which to wear a lapel pin. As an American, I often wear an American flag pin, but I do frequently wear others… sometimes a “Celebrate Freedom” pin from a veterans group, sometimes a “little feet” pin from a pro-life group, sometimes a campaign button for whoever I’m supporting that election season. In addition, I sometimes wear a pin celebrating my ethnicity. I’m Italian, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Austrian, and German. I happen to identify mostly with the Italian and Irish aspects of my heritage, so it’s...
  • [TN] Demonstrators with Confederate flags greet president

    07/01/2015 5:05:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Supporters of the Confederate flag were seen waving the flag outside of the school this afternoon where President Barack Obama is scheduled to give his remarks on health care later in the day. The demonstrators were gathered across the street from Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Madison. They said they hope the president will come outside and speak to them so he will understand what they’re all about. “We just want him to understand that this is heritage, that there is not any bit of hate coming from these flags. We can’t be held accountable for one man making that...
  • 'Dukes of Hazzard' Star Rips TV Land for Dropping Show: (because it shows Confederate flag)

    07/01/2015 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 1, 2015 | Paul Bond
    John Schneider is blasting TV Land for its decision to erase from its schedule — due its depiction of the Confederate flag — reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, the wholesome show that made the actor a teen idol in the 1980s. “The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality,” Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. TV Land confirmed Wednesday that it pulled the show in the aftermath of the June 17 shooting in Charleston, S.C. perpetrated by Dylann Roof, who was a fan...
  • Picture of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with Confederate Battle Flag

    07/01/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by poetbdk · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-30-15 | J.Arthur Bloom
    Here’s A Picture From The Days When Mitch McConnell Didn’t Mind The Confederate Flag
  • The Lost Confederados (Southerners and Southern culture flourishing in Brazil)

    07/01/2015 2:14:57 PM PDT · by Javeth · 8 replies
    Garden & Gun ^ | Sept/October 2008 | Gary Hawkins
    Why thousands of Southerners fled to Brazil after the Civil War, why they stayed, and why their descendants still remember I set out from rural North Carolina where folks drink beer, eat barbecue, and listen to Skynyrd on the local classic rock station, flew ten hours to Săo Paulo, took a cab eighty miles north through a pleasant stretch of Brazilian countryside, and exited onto a dirt road that wound through endless fields of sugarcane before delivering me here to the Cemitério do Campo, where I’ve just stepped through the gate to find folks drinking beer, eating barbecue, and listening...
  • Scott Walker says he supports call to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol

    07/01/2015 12:03:03 PM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 110 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    After sidestepping questions about the issue over the weekend, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday said he supports South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol. "I am glad @nikkihaley is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. I support her decision - SKW," Walker tweeted from his political account shortly after Haley called for the flag to be taken down. The push to remove the flag comes in the wake of the racially-motivated killing of nine black worshippers in a historic Charleston church last week. Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, has...
  • Vanity: TV Land Getting SLAMMED on Facebook for Pulling Dukes

    07/01/2015 9:47:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies
    TV Land is getting SLAMMED for pulling the Dukes! It is amazing to see good people mobilize and give TV Land the criticism deserves. They will lose money over this.. and it's well deserved. When you go against your customers, like Mcdonalds did, prepare to lose millions and millions of dollars. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving network.
  • Shocker: There’s a Confederate Flag Sewn Into Lincoln’s Chair at Ford’s Theatre

    07/01/2015 7:03:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 17 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 6/29/15 | Joe Lapointe
    As national debate rages about the Confederate flag, a peculiar installation of that controversial banner may be hiding in plain sight – inside the cushion of Abraham Lincoln’s rocking chair, a replica that rests in a balcony box in the re-built Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The theatre—a functioning play space and a museum—reopened in 1968, 103 years after President Lincoln died by gunfire in April of 1865 at the end of the Civil War while he watched a play there. The builder of the replica chair—a now-deceased craftsman named Carlton McLendon—lived in Montgomery, Ala. and felt bitter toward the...
  • Dukes of Hazzard Just Got Yanked From TV Land's Schedule

    07/01/2015 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 102 replies
    The Confederate battle flag has been a hot topic in the news over the last few weeks. Some government organizations have taken the flag down, and Walmart made the landmark decision to remove all Confederate battle flag items from stores. However, one side effect of removing the flag from culture has led to the removal of popular Dukes of Hazzard products from stores. Now, TV Land even says it will no longer air any episodes of the classic series.
  • TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Off the Air

    07/01/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/15 | Kipp Jones
    A week after Warner Bros. announced it would halt the production of all merchandise featuring the Confederate flag on General Lee, the iconic car from The Dukes of Hazzard, the show has inexplicably disappeared from TV Land’s lineup. WB announced the move as major retailers Walmart, Amazon, eBay, and Sears all introduced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of Dylann Roof’s Charleston, SC shooting rampage at a black church. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof —...
  • TV Land pulls ‘Dukes’ — Confederate flag a no-no

    07/01/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    The latest victim of the growing controversy over the Confederate flag is the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of the series from its schedule, which had been airing twice a day.
  • The False Flag of Humanity

    06/30/2015 11:12:06 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/1/15 | Me
    The growing crescendo of outrage over confederate flags, a flawed American legacy and maligned monuments isn’t about hate or even racism for their embodiments exist in all facets of our society. No, this entire orchestrated cultural purge isn’t about addressing justice or protecting our fragile future from enduring embers of animosity. Otherwise, everyone would simply be held to the same standard of accountability and the results would speak for themselves: end of syndicated story. This casting call for immediate retribution is, however, unequivocally about shoving and reshaping America into a progressive mold of mass conformity: a soulless, dependent, unarmed, uninformed,...
  • For Southern rockers and country singers, the Confederate flag is an uncomfortable heritage

    06/30/2015 8:31:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sarah Boesveld
    Lee Bains III was 12 when he went with his dad to his very first rock show outside of Birmingham, Ala. Like a lot of kids from Alabama, the lead singer of Birmingham-based rock band Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires had been listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd with his father since the time he could talk. The Southern rock sound, as it has come to be known, signified for the senior Bains an exciting political shift in his home state: The Jim Crow era was over, schools and restaurants de-segregated, black and white southerners were interacting in ways they...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Grassroots group plans American and Confederate flag burning event in Brooklyn

    06/30/2015 9:13:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    pix11.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Ayana Harry
    FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — The Confederate flag controversy continued Monday. Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in from the campaign trail on the heated debate. “The symbols are racist and if you’re trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements,” Bush said. PIX11 has learned a new survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from their statehouse grounds if lawmakers vote on the issue. Over the weekend, activist Bree Newsome illegally scaled the pole bearing the Confederate flag in Columbia,...
  • Deep Thoughts On Flag Banning

    06/30/2015 4:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mike Adams
    It’s not possible for me to write about First Amendment issues and refrain from weighing in on the current Confederate flag controversy that is brewing down in South Carolina. Many of my students and readers have asked for my take, so here it is. I will start with an empirical prediction of what I think will happen. I’ll follow that with my opinion about why I think it will be bad for the country. First, there will be the successful effort to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol. The move will spread to other states like Mississippi...
  • Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

    06/29/2015 7:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sam Sanders
    Investigators continue their examination of a fire at the Glover Grove Baptist Church of Warrenville, S.C. Fires damaged Glover Grove and some other black churches in the days following nine shooting deaths at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, raising concerns that the incidents were hate-inspired arsons. Now, in the case of Glover Grove, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released the following statement, saying it still doesn't know how the blaze started. "Based upon the scene examination and the evidence collected, agents were unable to determine an exact origin or fire cause. As a result, agents were unable to...
  • Controversial Bust at TN Senate Chambers

    06/24/2015 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Bronzy · 35 replies
    http://www.newstalk987.com/2015/06/23/controversial-bust-at-tn-senate-chambers/ ^ | Posted on June 23, 2015 | Filed Under: Local News, Local News Reel 3
    A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan, sits in an alcove outside the Senate chambers at the Tennessee statehouse. Photo: Dave Bouche – The Tennessean
  • Memphis Mayor Wants to Dig Up Dead Confederate War General (Nathan Bedford Forest)

    06/26/2015 9:58:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation. “Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?” Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.
  • 'Southern Lives Matter': Confederate flag supporters rally in Alabama

    Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama's Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed. Standing at the bottom of the Capitol's steps, where 50 years ago Martin Luther King Jr. led a march for civil rights, Tim Steadman said it wasn't right to remove the flags. "Right now, this past week with everything that is going on, I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the...
  • Alabama Store Making Their Own Confederate Flags After Supplier Caves to Race Baiters

    06/29/2015 4:10:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    On June 26, Alabama Flag & Banner began making Confederate flags in-house, after “a manufacturer decided to no longer supply Confederate flags to [the] business.”
  • Report: S.C. legislature has the votes to remove Confederate flag

    06/29/2015 3:24:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    There’s now enough support in the South Carolina legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, according to a new analysis from South Carolina’s Post and Courier. The poll’s finding, released Monday afternoon, found that at least 33 state senators and 82 house members, support removing the flag. That support meets the two-thirds majority in both chambers required to remove the flag.
  • Jeb Bush Calls Confederate Flag a ‘Racist’ Symbol

    06/29/2015 2:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly two weeks after canceling a campaign event scheduled the morning after the deadly attack on a South Carolina church, Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings. The flag was one of “the symbols that have divided the South in many ways, the symbols that were used in most recent modern history, perhaps not at the beginning of the time, but the symbols were racist,” Mr. Bush told an interracial crowd of about 200...