“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.” – Frank Zappa
On June 11th a psychopath entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, and murdered 9 people. There’s been no hesitation on the President’s part to politicize the tragedy, nor has any race baiter with an internet connection refrained from spewing oceans of misrepresentations, falsehoods, and outright lies to the 4-electronic winds. To the point that the event – the lives of the victims, the funerals, the grieving and mourning – has been hijacked by a ridiculous Confederate Battle Flag debate.
Was the murderer in SC a racist? Looks that way – but, what that has to do with the Battle Flag flying over a memorial at the SC State House is a mystery. Am I supposed to believe that somehow that flag is the cause of the shooter psychosis, and stamping that image from the memories of all humanity will prevent such murders in the future? Doubtful. It’s just a typical statist tactic to turn tragedy into control over others. History is history, regardless of who finds it “offensive.” The flag in question does not fly above the State House rotunda, as so many idiots are perpetuating as fact – it once did, under the state flag and the Stars and Stripes, but it was removed in 2000 – a proper action, in my opinion.
In reality, the flag on the receiving end of this firestorm is displayed as part of the South Carolina Civil War Soldiers Monument on the State House grounds. The memorial honors the soldiers who died in the war from 1861-1865. Along with it stands a multitude of other memorial statues, as well as bronze makers where Union cannon balls struck the original building, and a plaque honoring the late Democratic Senator Strom Thurman (one of the most unapologetic segregationists that ever lived.) So, this begs the question: At what point is anything even remotely connected to the Confederacy going to be considered verboten, and at what point will it all be destroyed in the name of political correctness?
I’m seeing the future, and it looks a lot like those Islamic State bastards destroying artworks and statues they consider blasphemy throughout the Middle East. Ignorant, emotional, violent tyrants, erasing history because…well, because they can. In fact, it took all of a week for the first sign of it to show up in South Carolina when, on June 21st, a monument for the Solders who came to the defense of Charleston during the battle of Ft Sumter, was defaced in red spray paint with the phrase “black lives mater.” And, yes, the word matter was misspelled. Emotional, violent, and IGNORANT – a most dangerous combination if our goal is the preservation of liberty.
As of today, Wal-Mart and Amazon have declared they will no longer sell anything with the image of the Confederate Battle Flag on it since so many consider it a symbol of racism and slavery.