Posted on March 16, 2013
By Al Benson Jr.
How many of us have, literally for years, heard the tired old litany that “The Confederate flag is racist and secession was treason”? I have seen this faulty premise promulgated by so-called journalists who either should know better or who hope their reading audiences dwell in abysmal ignorance so they can spread this prejudiced baloney and get away with it.
One of the hackneyed old saws they trot out is “Well the Ku Klux Klan uses the Confederate flag so it must be racist.” Well, the Klan may use the Confederate flag now but they didn’t always use it. For a long time they used the United States flag in their parades and demonstrations. You can go on the Internet and find pictures of Klan parades where there are scores of U.S. flags in evidence and nary a Confederate flag anywhere in sight. Does this make the U.S. flag racist too? Many will say “Oh no.” But if we are going to be consistent we should ask why a Klansman carrying a Confederate flag is racist but one carrying a U.S. flag is not.
Charles Davidson, in an article on http://www.pointsouth.com has observed: “For example, the Confederate flag as no more to do with the Ku Klux Klan than the Christian cross which the Klan carries and burns or the flag of the United States that the Klan says the Pledge of Allegiance to, yet the media and Hollywood constantly try to connect our Confederate flag to the Klan in their propaganda. However the news media never ask preachers if they are Klan members because they wear a cross around their necks or link the American Legion to the Klan because they carry the U.S. flag. It is time to put an end to this anti-Confederate bigotry.”
The public schools often take part in this anti=Confederate bigotry by banning any clothing with Confederate symbols on it. You can wear a shirt with an image of revolutionary Malcolm X on it and that’s okay, but wearing something with any kind of Confederate image on it may well get you locked up and the key thrown away. This same double standard also applies to anything Christian, especially if it has Jesus’ name on it. That can’t be worn as it might “offend” someone, but all manner of anti-Christian stuff can be worn and the Christian kids just have to put up with it.
The same people hate both Christian and Confederate symbols. That should tell you something. Christians and Confederates, in the name of “diversity” are supposed to become guilt-stricken and hide the symbols of their heritage and beliefs while the anti-Christ crowd can parade theirs openly.
Unfortunately, many, trying to be inoffensive, go along with this. It’s time we quit going along and stood up for what’s right. Parents who have kids that have been subject to this anti-Christian, anti-Confederate discrimination (because that’s what it is) might consider removing their kids from public schools and teaching them at home. In fact I would recommend it. My wife and I taught ours at home and they didn’t end up hating Confederate flags or Christian symbols.
I would encourage folks to check out further articles on this blog spot http://revisedhistory.wordpress.com on the Internet. In the past year or so I had done several articles having to do with the foundations of the public school system in this country. Those foundations are anti-Christian. Do some homework and find out for yourselves. And while you are at it, check out the Trotskyite origin of the term “racism.”
On The Web: http://revisedhistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/selective-racism/