Monday, June 29, 2015

Progressives Rewriting Their Own Racist History While Still Wearing Che Tee Shirts

A campaign has begun to remove all racist symbols remaining from the Confederacy, but the Democratic Party has refused to leave...WH Press Secretary

While I was off-line last week for almost a week due to that "maybe it was a tornado or maybe not" weather, a ton of news broke from the SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare to their ruling that all states must allow same-sex marriage. And while I have my opinions on same-sex marriage---in short, I'm not opposed to it although I believe it should have remained a decision for each state to make---it's the uproar over the Confederate flag that interested me more.

And for good reason. On a personal note, I never gave the Confederate flag much consideration. I've always been proud living and serving one flag---the Stars and Stripes. As far as I was concerned (and still am), the Confederate flag is just an historical relic. I also found that the furor and outcry over the Confederate flag is not really about that flag at all. It's about revising American history. It's what progressives have been doing for decades. 

And the absurdity reached new levels when it was reported that the U.S. National Park Service began removing Confederate flag merchandise last Thursday. However, the Park Service also said it would allow selling books and educational materials that depict the flag in historical context. Hello! Isn't that the point of teaching the history of a nation---any nation? You see the Park Service fully understands that removing all traces of the Confederate Flag at their Civil War sites would render those historical sites questionable. It would also cut into their income.

If that doesn't illustrate how irrational this debate has become, perhaps this story will shed more light on the issue. Three days ago, the Mayor of Memphis, Tenn., said he wants to dig up the late Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest and his wife. In addition to being a Confederate general, Forest was also one of the founders of the KKK. And while I agree Forest was a symbol of racism and segregation, where does this nonsense stop? Are we now to remove the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) from his grave because he was a member of the Klan and even a local Klan chapter director? If that's the case, then there are many other deceased Democrat politicians who deserve the same fate. In 1994, then Pres. Bill Clinton praised the United Daughters of the Confederacy for the "wonderful legacy" of their founders  In addition, his mentor was the late Sen. J. William Fulbright (D-Arkansas), a segregationist.

But not only are Democrats now ignoring their own disturbing legacy, they are revising their own racist history (Just as Mr. Obama---with the help of the media---revised his own legacy with his former associates such as the racist and anti-Semite Jeremiah Wright and former domestic terrorists) . And the irony in all of this is that many of these same people proclaim their outrage over the Confederacy while still wearing their Che Tee shirts. The Confederate flag is the legacy of Democrats not Republicans or conservatives. They are revising history to mitigate their own guilt.