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NAACP wants Confederate flag removed at Caddo Courthouse
Far more objections can be raised to the thirteen-stripe United States flag than to any Confederate flag. The thirteen-stripe flag is more of a slavery & racism flag than any Confederate flag.
Under the thirteen-stripe flag:
>Thousands of Africans were shipped to slavery in the Americas (No Confederate-flagged ship ever made a slaving-run)
>Jews were expelled from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky by order of US Grant (The Confederacy was not anti-Semitic — Louisiana’s Judah P. Benjamin was a Confederate cabinet officer from the beginning, and Jews were officers and enlisted men in Confederate ranks)
>Thousands of Native Americans/Indians were cheated, displaced, and systematically slaughtered (Confederates never picked on Indians — in fact, the last Confederate general to surrender was Stand Watie, a Cherokee)
>Thousands of American citizens were herded into concentration camps in the 1940s for being of Japanese ancestry (The Confederate government never put anyone into a concentration camp for his ethnicity)
The thirteen-stripe flag is the favored flag of the Ku Kluxers — undeniably racists. See http://pointsouth.com/csanet/kkk.htm for pictures.
The Confederate flag near the Caddo Parish Courthouse flies on private property owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, so it is nobody’s business but theirs what flag flies there.
In this instance, the NAACP are guilty of bigotry (obstinate and unreasoning attachment to their own belief and opinions with intolerance of beliefs opposed to them), ignorance (lack of knowledge), and prejudice (unreasonable objection against things Confederate; an opinion or leaning adverse to things Confederate without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge; an irrational attitude of hostility directed against those who honor Confederate history; an opinion or judgment formed beforehand or without due examination).
Clifton Palmer McLendon
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