Posts Tagged ‘confederate’

#noflagginchallenge – Crimes Against Confederacy

Posted by Troy on 13th July 2015 in Current Events

There is a new “challenge” going around to steal confederate flags from homes where it is flown.

After 9/11/01, I put an American flag on my porch.  I didn’t have a proper flagpole and strapped it to the railing with nylon cord.  I came home from work, and it was missing.  I thought I tied it poorly.  I searched for it and could not find it.  I went up and inspected the rope.  It was burnt through.  Someone stole my flag.  I put out another using wire cable. It took them a few days, but they got bolt cutters and stole that one too.  I was making $6.50 an hour and realized that I couldn’t afford the amount of flags they could steal.

Here is why people should not steal Confederate flags:

1 – You might get shot.  Just keep that in mind.

2 – It’s a crime.  Of course, I defended Michelle Manhart for stealing a flag that someone was stomping on.  Basically, I commended her choice to be arrested for what she believed in.  If you fall into this group, feel free.  If you’re going to whine about being arrested, I don’t want to hear it.

3 – The main reason is this.  There’s two options: they are into Southern Pride and were not racist or they are racist.  In either case, do you really think STEALING from them is going to change their minds?

You would be much better served to knock on their door, introduce yourself, and explain that the flag bothers you.

You might say that they will not care and will ignore your wishes.  But if 100 people come by, one at a time, and respectfully and calmly explain their position, it might change their minds.

However, stealing their flags will either make them believe negative things about blacks or reaffirm them.  If they were racist to begin with, it might even set off retaliation.

You think you are striking a blow for justice, but really, you are reinforcing negative stereotypes and injuring race relations.  Keep that in mind.  Martin Luther King, Jr. would not approve.

Long Live the Constitution!

Why I want to buy a Confederate Flag

Posted by Troy on 25th June 2015 in Uncategorized

Southerners!  Check it out!  Go to Google > Shop.  Type in “Confederate Flag.”  It comes back: Not Found.

What…the…________?!

Well, Google is no longer my search engine.  Not sure what I will be using.  I’m thinking of reviving excite.com.  They have a fun name at least.  Maybe Lycos or webcrawler or hotbot is still out there…

All the major flag companies said “We’re not making them anymore.”  To which, I said, “Eh…no matter.  China will make them.  China will make anything!”

Wal-Mart and e-bay and Amazon said they wouldn’t sell them anymore.  To which, I said, “Eh…no matter.  People can buy them elsewhere.  Besides, the vendors have every right to decide what products they carry.”

But this is beyond the pale.  It is not up to Google’s discretion to decide what is appropriate for you to buy.  This makes them hypocrites!  They are always complaining about China and censorship, and they turn around and do the exact same thing.  It is amazing how quickly they moved on this!  A near blackout on this product for which demand has not changed or has even increased!  The powers that be decided they didn’t want you to have access to it, and poof!  Gone!

I can type in “Brother Sister Incest Fiction” right now and get pages and pages of pornography.  But we have a blackout on Rebel Flags.  I could probably find bestiality and all kinds of filthy ____ with less trouble than finding the damn stars and bars?!  Are you ____ing kidding me?

If you’re black (or liberal or whatever) and reading this and getting all upset about me wanting to buy a flag, let me ask ya…what if tomorrow the powers that be decided rap music is destructive and had Amazon and Google pull your access to that?  It’s freedom of speech.  You’re either for it or against it.  You can’t have it both ways because you sell out all speech when you sell out ANY speech.

Interestingly enough, this whole episode is reminding me of the other side of the Rebel Flag, the one that doesn’t get ANY press time.  It is a symbol for the time when the states stood up to the Federal government and said, “No.”  Regardless of the fact that it was on slavery (yeah yeah, we could spend all day debating it, but the root cause of most of the friction from North and South stemmed from slavery), it is still the time the states said, “No.”

The battle flag is not illegal.  I should be able to buy it if I want to.  If I wanted to run it up my flag pole, that’s my own damn business.  While I can justify Valley Forge’s decision not to make it and Amazon’s decision not to carry it, I will forever condemn Google’s hypocritical stance to censor it.

What speech is next for Google?  Shall they deny access to politicians?  What if they chose to black out information on the Founding Fathers?  Am I taking things to a silly level?  Maybe!  But I don’t care!  I am offended and pissed off on a very deep and personal level.  The logic is the same.  They have deemed themselves to be the adjudicator to the ideas you are allowed to expose yourself to!

Goodbye Google.  I shall not miss you.

Long Live the Constitution!