Flags and banners, even symbols on poles, have been used to rally troops, citizens, and supporters throughout history. When there is a war, each side is intent on capturing the other side’s flag and tearing it down.
This flag has been attacked since it’s inception in 1861. The southern states fought a war of independence against the United States using this flag and lost. The self-proclaimed Confederate States of America stood for human bondage, and rule by the elite. Those ideas cannot defeat freedom and a republican form of government, not for long. I’ve never owned one of these flags; it doesn’t represent the freedom and a republican, representative form of government bequeathed to us by great men like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.
This banner has been recently used to tear down that flag, as well as the rule of law in our country. By implying the negative of an idea, that is, that Caucasians don’t believe that black lives matter, it is being used as a rallying point for every hate-filled, anarchistic idea which has continually bubbled in our nation for over 150 years. Those who fly this banner are also against freedom and a republican form of government. They envision a rule by the minority, and a planned society. Look at the recent news reports about South Sudan, a country newly formed for democracy, but descending into anarchy and hate, and you’ll see where these ideas will drive us.
Oddly enough, this flag, has recently come under attack. In a recent filing with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), an African-American federal employee complained that a co-worker wearing a hat with this flag printed on it was creating a hostile work environment because the hat denoted racism. The government is considering banning that flag from work spaces as a racist symbol. But, of course, the government, in some cities, feels free to fly the anarchy banner.
Listen up, folks. Teddy Roosevelt once famously said about “hyphenated-Americans” “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. …a hyphenated American is not an American at all. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.”
Perhaps all those Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native-Americans, African-Americans, or other-Americans, could put away all the banners and flags and come together under this one. In the words of the late Merle Haggard, “stand up for the flag and let’s all ring the liberty bell”. Before it’s too late…
…and it may already be too late.