The Confederate Flag Isn’t the Problem!

“Christ teaches us to love the homosexual, but he also teaches us to stand in the gap against sin” this is just one of many idiotic phases South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright said to kick off the debate about removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse. Hey, I mean you have to give it to him for going out on a limb to put the heat on same-sex marriage (oh the abomination!) rather than discuss the topic at hand: removal of the confederate flag. But it seems like the typical go-to tactic of the right-wing: create a distraction rather than actually coming up with a viable solution.

I wonder if Senator Bright minored in theater because his performance was quite passionate! You really should take a couple minutes to see this nut-job rant on about how “we can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!” The devil he is talking about are equal + civil rights policies, or more simply put its the GAYS fault! How dare equality take priority over racism?

 

South Carolina State Senate voted today to remove the confederate flag from the state house – so that is the “good news” of this story. Yes, there are crazy hateful-racist-bigots out there but their numbers are dwindling. The nation is changing, which is something all political parties can agree upon, but regardless of what losers like Sen. Bright think, it is changing for the better. Equality matters. Black lives matter. Gay lives matter. Everyone matters! 14th Amendment – Equal Protection.

[sources: ‘The devil is taking control’: Watch SC senator derail Confederate flag debate with insane gay marriage rant by David Edwards via RawStory + South Carolina Senator Cries Hilarious Man-Sobs For Confederate Flag Bested By Gayness by Evan Hurst via Wonkette]

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“Heritage not hate” really means “I identify with a racist agenda”

Who’s happy that the confederate flag has been officially removed as South Carolina’s state flag? I am! While most civilized people are quite happy about this progress toward true equality, there are of course those who are extremely upset over the decision. Those in opposition to the flag’s removal claim that the confederate flag is a symbol of their ancestors + heritage.

One such man in opposition, decided to waste everyones time + placed an order for a confederate flag cake at a Louisiana Walmart. Walmart denied his request since Walmart is among numerous companies that have banned the sale of confederate flags in their stores after the tragic church massacre in Charleston South Carolina earlier this month.

Obviously this caliber of person wouldn’t let Walmart get away with denying him his precious hate-cake… and so he went back to Walmart the next day +  ordered an ISIS battle flag cake. What does an ISIS cake even look like?

Well, here is is:

Have any clue what that says? I surly don’t + neither did cake-making staff at Walmart… hence why it was even made in the first place. It was a mistake that this loser knew Walmart would fall for! Walmart was forced to apologize for making an ISIS cake even though this man obviously was just fucking with Walmart to make a point that has no factual, historical proof. Vox journalist  reported: “The Confederacy itself was founded to preserve slavery and promote white supremacy (see, for example, Mississippi’s declaration of secession: “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery — the greatest material interest of the world,” or the speech from the Confederacy’s vice president that declared the Confederacy’s cornerstone “rests upon the great truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery — subordination to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition”).

The loser that ordered the cake, +  all the other losers that claim the confederate flag represents “Heritage Not Hate” are seriously diluted if they think they’re not racist ass holes.

Yeah, I know its harsh to say, but its the truth. People in support of the hate-flag claim that it has multiple meanings, one of them being heritage or a representation of their ancestors. Which may be true for some people. But the bottom-line-hard-fact-of-the-matter is that the confederate flag most definitely also represents slavery, oppression, and segregation. There is just no way around that one… #sorrynotsorry

When government uses + allows such hateful symbols like the confederate flag, they legitimize + even encourage discrimination + hate. People that support the confederate flag simply identify with a racist agenda + support racist policies, plain and simple.

For more info on this topic – peep these links:

 

Confederate Loser Buys Delicious ISIS Cake but Doesn’t Eat It  – Wonkette, 

How People Convince Themselves that the Confederate Flag Represents Freedom, Not Slavery – Washington Post, by Carlos Lozada

Why Do People Believe Myths About the Confederacy  – Washington Post, by James W. Loewen