The Confederate flag and cultural fascism
You cultural fascists have struck again.
You have shown you will say most anything, and do most anything to advance your radical agenda. But that’s not enough, is it? Your intent is to ban any opposition. Your goal is to ban even the expression of dissension.
You’re doing it everywhere. You are insisting scientists skeptical of global warming be banned from symposia discussing the subject. You shout down, even physically attack conservatives who dare express opinions on college campuses – that is, if you don’t succeed in banning them altogether. You demand TV networks fire Christians who dare to quote Scripture publicly. You pressure advertisers to stop their sponsorship of conservative talk shows, inventing scandals to justify your campaigns. You pressure businesses to fire employee for supporting traditional marriage. You call on government to imprison Christians who will not abide by the gay agenda.
Now it’s the Confederate flag.
I don’t know what’s more offensive, your disgusting character assassination or the outright embarrassment of politicians and businesses quaking in their shoes at the thought they might be next on your hit list.
As usual, you are using a horrific event, and the victims of that horror, as your excuse, just as you used a pro-life extremist detonating a bomb to smear the entire pro-life movement, just as you used a crazed gunman opening fire in a movie theater to advance your radical agenda to ban all guns.
You demand it be banned from society because you insist society accept your definition of what it represents. As usual, you are using a horrific event, and the victims of that horror, as your excuse, just as you used a pro-life extremist detonating a bomb to smear the entire pro-life movement, just as you used a crazed gunman opening fire in a movie theater to advance your radical agenda to ban all guns.
Now it’s Dylann Roof. He commits an unspeakable act of racist violence. What does the Confederate flag have to do with it? It is the symbol you’re using to suggest America is, and always has been racist.
So many are so intimidated and run away like an Iraqi army.
The Confederate flag has been removed from the Dukes of Hazzard’s “General Lee” car. We will no longer sell that horrible thing! declare Apple, Sears, eBay, Amazon, and the rest about the Confederate flag.
What frauds. Up until last week none had a problem in the world with that flag. The racially-sensitive folks at Amazon still sell Nazi and apartheid memorabilia. Sen. Lindsey Graham cynically whines, “God help South Carolina” if it continues flying the flag he has repeatedly defended.
Let me tell you who you’re tarring with your smear campaign. Charlie Daniels is a friend of mine. I know and am friends with members of The Outlaws. I’ve met the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. I’ve seen The Allman Brothers in concert. They all sing about the South. Their millions of fans wear caps emblazoned with the Confederate flag. The Stars and Bars waves throughout the arenas.
You’ve called them all racists.
Racists? How dare you. They are celebrating Southern rock music – period.
You are insulting millions of NASCAR fans who do the same simply as a celebration of their Southern heritage. You are besmirching the memory of the thousands of Confederates who fought for their right to secede – and openly opposed slavery. Start with Robert E. Lee.
You will use this – you know you will – to tar any conservative you can tie to the evil you’ve invented. You’ll declare that person a racist if he doesn’t publicly agree with you, won’t you?
What’s next? How long will it take for you to demand that the American flag be removed? It’s a natural progression.
You’ll talk about Abu Ghraib. You’ll reach back to the My Lai massacre. You’ll find any excuse to besmirch the Stars and Stripes.
What about the Cross? You think it’s a symbol of religious oppression. The KKK solemnly sets it ablaze in their ceremonies. You’ll want that banned, too. In fact President Obama has already demanded it be covered if he speaks in front of one.
Tear down your own damn flags. The “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski was a terrorist, and a murderer, and a supporter of Greenpeace. Tear down your environmentalist flags. There are black racists waving black power flags. Tear them all down.
A gay fanatic shot and grievously wounded a security guard at the Family Research Council. His intent was to murder as many employees as possible. Tear down all LGBT flags.
But you won’t, of course. You cultural fascists are also raving hypocrites.
I have a Confederate flag proudly displayed in my home. It’ll stay. This afternoon I’m going to buy two or three more. Why? Just to defy you.
Brent Bozell is chairman of ForAmerica, the nation’s largest active online conservative network with over 7.3 million supporters.