This is the Confederate Battle Flag. If I say I’m not posting this for racial reasons, would you believe me? Let me further state that as an anarchist, I don’t support any government, though it’s an indisputable fact that the people of the CSA had every right to secede from the USA, despite Lincoln’s nonsense about an Indivisible Union. It’s in the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution, look it up. (Note to Jon Stewart: the Confederates did not make war on the Union, it was the other way around!)
I like the Confederate flag because it’s a symbol of rebellion, and of all the Southern rednecks who stubbornly cling to their way of life, in defiance of Yankee political correctness. But if you want to believe that this view makes me a racist, so be it.
But I absolutely am not aiming this at blacks. If you’re African American and this flag offends you, that’s unfortunate. I feel I must make a statement, one that is aimed at my fellow whites, in particular those brainwashed fools willing to sacrifice free speech for their vision of socialist egalitarian utopia.
By the way, here’s an even more offensive flag. This 38-star flag was flown by the US Cavalry during their relentless war of genocide on the Plains Indians. Many of the leaders of American forces were victorious Union generals such as Sherman and Sheridan, the latter who said, “The only good Indians I ever saw were dead.”
Next is the flag flown by US forces in Vietnam, an intervention that cost the lives of at least 1.5 million Vietnamese. Recently released government records (again see book by Nick Turse) have shown that the My Lai Massacre was not an anomaly, but typical of US war strategy. How’s that for racist?
The next racist flag belongs to the nation that keeps the 1.8 million people of Gaza in a confinement very similar to that of Polish Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto in the 1930’s. Israel is relevant because as our “ally,” its right-wing Zionist government receives billions of our tax dollars, with which it buys weapon to oppress the Palestinian Arabs. By the way, the Basic Laws of Israel are expressly racist, favoring Jews over all other Israeli citizens.
I could go on and on about the racism associated with various flags. That’s because no nation has a monopoly on evil. Unfortunately, suspicion and even hatred of people outside of our group is a part of our DNA. We can’t stamp it out, we can only suppress it, which is inherently dangerous. That’s why it’s a good thing that nuts like Dylann Roof have the right to express themselves freely – had anyone in that Charleston church been paying attention, they might not have welcomed this monster to their prayer meeting.
Finally, if I haven’t offended enough groups, here are is my rendition of the controversial state flag of Mississippi, which I have altered to commemorate the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. As I’ve said before, I have a soft spot in my heart for Southern rednecks, but if they can’t take a joke, they can bite me, too.
Note: Historical and population data from Wikipedia, flags courtesy of Wikimedia commons. These are all believed to be in the public domain. Permission to reuse my own derivative work, the Gay Mississippi flag, is hereby granted to everyone.