The Confederate Flag Two Minutes Hate has reached a new level of stupidity – Apple is removing all games that depict a Confederate flag. I haven’t weighed in on the subject of the Confederate Flag issue since almost every conceivable angle on it has pretty much been written. I’m pretty much in the “It belongs in a museum” camp that a lot of conservatives have expressed. I do think that moves to ban its private ownership and scrub this flag from society are wrong, though. I understand all of the con arguments and think they have merit. Here is my take on the pro argument.
Most Southerners didn’t own slaves. They also have far greater ties to the Civil War than the rest of us. There is a great book called Confederates in the Attic. that I highly recommend. The most telling thing I learned from the book is that while in the north between 2 and 3 out of 10 people have an ancestor that fought in the Civil War, in the south that number rises to 6 out of 10. For many Southerners the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, rather it was based on the stories passed down via their grandparents about how they were just looking to defend their land from an invading army. This isn’t to discount black Americans who have had stories passed down from their grandparents about what it was like being a slave, but my point is that the Confederate flag isn’t as clear cut as the radical left’s talking points. But this isn’t why I wrote this post.
I think it’s great that lefties are ready to take such a principled stand against a symbol of treason against the United States. As it happens there is an act of treason that involves a very public figure right now! What would you say if I told you…
And what would you say if I told you that this traitor has so much contempt for this country that the funds raised through this treason are being used to fund a run for… public office?
It’s easy to take a bold stand over an act of treason 150 years ago. It’s not as much fun to confront it today, especially when it is associated with someone who is loved by so many on the left. How many of you are ready to join me in stamping out this hateful symbol?
Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog