posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 08:09 AM
Now, before someone calls me a racist or supporting slavery, read my post history and avoid making yourself look foolish.
Is it just me or has the media [ and quite a few people ] declared war on being Southern? All of a sudden, there are calls to do away with the
Confederate flag and anything connected to the South. They want to start renaming public parks, streets, remove statues and even remove the
words "Confederate Memorial" ...from a Confederate memorial. You want to bitch about inaccurate history books in our schools? You're about to see
it on a grand scale. Just give it a few years and your grandchildren won't know the Civil War even happened. So, let's pretend none of it happened.
Let's hide it. Don't talk about it. Let's get rid of it all. The Confederate flag, the street names, the statues, the memorials, All Of It. Hide
our shame and it will go away. Let's make some Grand Empty Gestures, that do nothing, but look like we're doing something.
People want to blame a piece of cloth, when it's an idea that's the trouble.. We are not going to solve racism by getting rid of a flag, anymore
than we stopped a war by burning one. The New York Times even has an article saying that Southern food is undignified. lol. undignified. Sorry, we
don't eat fried chicken with our pinky stuck out far enough. ah, lmao.
Everyone seems to be looking for something to blame for their own shortcomings. Go ahead, if that'll make you feel better. If you're naive enough to
think it will work. Better yet, let's blame anything Southern. I mean, there are no racists in New York, or Maine or Los Angeles, right? It's not
like it's a nation wide problem, it's just in the South. Keep telling yourself that. Jump on that anti South bandwagon and Ride It because
it's the In thing to do. Because it's gonna make you feel good. We are not going to change anything by getting rid of symbols. We have to change the
minds that use those things as a symbol.
Most don't look at the Confederate flag as representing slavery anyway, they see it as a sign of independence and a will to fight back, not be
pushed around. Many people around the world see the U.S flag as a symbol of oppression, war and representing a people that are backwards,
unsophisticated and uncaring of the rest of the planet. Shall we get rid of it? Will that stop what's going on or make up for what has happened?
Well, let's do it anyway. It'll pacify the angry ones and make us feel good, like we've done something. We can sit back and say to ourselves
"Yep, fixed it" and them turn a blind eye to whatever happens next. I mean, empty gesture or not, we got rid of a symbol and That Fixed Everything.