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Jun 24 2015

The Confederate Flag, Symbol of Rebels

Anything the liberal ruling class associates with resistance to its agenda is denounced as “racist.” This applies to large segments of American culture, including the South. As the Confederate flag is the most widely identified symbol of the South, it is regarded as politically unclean by liberals. They are exploiting the shootings in Charleston as a pretext to eradicate it, just as they took advantage of Sandy Hook to attack the Second Amendment.

Rabid hard left kooks like Michael Moore and Caroline Heldman denouncing the flag was only the beginning. After a tiny bit of resistance, Nikki Haley quickly capitulated to them and sold out the South by calling for its removal from the South Carolina capital. Soon this followed from Mississippi:

A top Mississippi lawmaker said Monday that the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag.

House Speaker Philip Gunn became the first top-tier Republican to call for a change in the flag, which has had the Confederate symbol in the upper left corner since Reconstruction.

Never mind this:

Mississippi voters decided by a 2-to-1 margin in 2001 to keep the state flag that has been used since 1894. It features the Confederate battle emblem — a blue X with 13 stars, over a red field.

Now people are calling for military bases to be renamed so as to deny honor to great Confederate generals. After all, they fought to defend the South, so all were thought criminals who must be expunged from history.

NASCAR is like the NFL only more so in that it has a conservative fan base but is run by flaming moonbats. Predictably,

NASCAR is joining the race to disavow the Confederate flag after a racially charged shooting in South Carolina has renewed debate about its placement in state capitols in the South. …

“NASCAR supports the position that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took on the Confederate Flag on Monday,” the company said in a statement.

NASCAR is particularly popular in the South. At least it has been.

Confederate flag merchandise of all varieties has always been popular. But now Amazon, Sears, Walmart, and eBay have sanctimoniously proclaimed that they won’t sell it anymore.

The liberal elitists at the Atlantic are delighted:

The speed of all of this movement is astounding—a testament to the fact that the arc of history not only bends toward justice, but occasionally lurches toward it.

By “justice,” they mean “social justice,” a euphemism for radical leftism. In leftist utopia, there won’t be any South, and there won’t be any of the frighteningly rugged, independently minded, politically intransigent people associated with the South in the minds of effete Northeastern liberals.

Even the Atlantic admits that the flag represents much more than “racism.”

[T]he most prominent flag of the Confederacy has become infused, miasmically, into the culture—a symbol not just of racism and inequality and the banality of evil, but also of a complex tangle of ideas that are, in the end, extremely and essentially American…

Primary among these ideas is the concept of rebellion against overbearing and unjust authority.

The Confederate flag has always explicitly represented rebels, and does so more than ever now that the liberal establishment (which includes the Republican Party) has launched a blitzkrieg to eradicate it. True rebels are encouraged to display it with pride.

The symbol of the South, and the symbol of the rebel.

On tips from Louisiana Steve, DinaRehn, and Stormfax.

  • Henry
  • I’m no southerner but I see nothing ugly about that flag.

    Are they going to ban ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ next?

    Oh..those Daisy Duke shorts were legendary.

  • Appalled By The World

    No problem-these things will be eradicated as if they never existed. Just like in Stalin’s time where disgraced commissars were airbrushed out of photos so shall it be in the OPR with such items.

  • Appalled By The World

    The shorts must be banned as sexist.
    The show may or may not be-some whites come off as dumb so it might survive for that reason.

  • LOL! Your ‘shorts’ comment reminded me of this old ‘Nair ad’…


  • Dan Northrup

    Those Daisy Dukes have been creating uncomfortable tension for decades….in my pants.

  • *snortle* =))

  • Chronos Z. Wonderpig

    Who will support Hillary this time?

  • maudieNmandeville

    NASCAR feeds racism against whites.

  • Henry

    “Are they going to ban ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ next?”

    Close, but no cigar:

  • Good grief.

  • J.j. Cintia

    Gee now that they’ve banned it, we’ve all got to go buy one. Isn’t that how banning usually works out. Oops i said “work”, the only four letter word Liberals find offensive!

  • DinaRehn

    A modest proposal: Let’s ban the Mexican flag.
    So-called “liberals” are proudly displaying their disdain for Liberty calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from our midst. They say that the losers in a war shouldn’t get to fly their flag, and they’ve arbitrarily decided it ‘represents racism’ not to mention it was right there with the Charleston Church shooter….

    Okay, let’s apply that rationale to the flag of Mexico – they lost a war with the US and as for racism, we should check with ‘La Raza’ on that score. In addition the Mexican flag represents a clear and present danger to US sovereignty via the invasion of illegals that it is fomenting. The illegal invasion threat is much more dire that a few good ol’ boys flying the Confederate battle flag from the back of their pickup trucks.

    Turnabout is fair play. What say you people who denigrate Liberty on a daily basis and yet still maintain the moniker of “Liberal”? Can we apply your twisted logic to another symbol?
    In your head long rush to suppress thought crime, can we apply the same rules you use or is your speech sacrosanct?

    Stew on that “Liberals” whilst you celebrate one more of your victories against freedom.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …I’m getting tired of ALL the stupid media to call the BATTLE Flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars…Is NOT, they are two different flags…They both have stars and bands of color but not in the same arrangement…LOOK IT UP!

  • Son_of_Taz

    Marcus, why should they get that fact right when to the media bafoons, all handguns are Glocks and all rifles are assault weapons.

    Accuracy is not a goal to so-called journalists.

  • TED
  • Son_of_Taz
  • TED

    You KNOW it’s coming…

  • TED

    THEIR America…

  • TED

    Funny how rebels are SO INSPIRING until THEY come into power!

  • marcus tullius cicero

    ….This is the Confederate States of America Flag, also known as Stars and Bars!

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Not amused, this is bull crap…Not every Southerner salutes the Battle Flag!
    You are insulted Americans that are proud of their Heritage…Go drink your Kool-Aid and worship Hussein Obama!

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    Looking to buy one now. Seems they are sold out everywhere.

  • Appalled By The World

    Back in saner times.

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  • o0Nighthawk0o

    And this is the Georgia state flag as it is now. When will they call for this to be changed?

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Correct Sir, and the ignorant rabble wouldn’t know this from hell of beans!

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    They also fail to realize that the flag that was removed from the state house in S.C. was NOT the same as the rebel flag. The one removed was a different shape.

  • TED
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  • TED

    “THEIR” meaning the LEFT.

  • DinaRehn

    Online Retailers Banned The Confederate Flag, But They Still Sell These 11 Outrageous Items – via @FDRLST

    Warner Bros To Stop Making General Lee Toy Cars From TV Show “Dukes of Hazzard”… via @WeaselZippers

    Now it’s serious: No more “Dukes of Hazzard” toys with the Confederate flag on the General Lee – Hot Air

    Dukes Of Hazzard Actor And Former Dem Congressman Ben Jones Defends Confederate Flag From “Wave Of PC” via @WeaselZippers

  • marcus tullius cicero

    ///My apologies Sir, keyboarded in moment of anger…
    The Liberal Commies are using any excuse to tarnish and humiliate the South!

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  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Yes, the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia is a SQUARE and was attached to the mast!

  • symbolism

    symbol of slavery

  • KHarn

    It’s the flag of defiance.

    Read some accounts of the “reconstruction” and you’ll find that what is going on today is a replay of the post-war era.

    A few facts:
    Red and white was considered “the Confederate colors” so it was illegal to plant reed and white flowers together.
    A woman was arrested wearing red and white striped stockings.
    The west was populated by southerners after the war because “reconstruction” made life in Dixie almost unbearable.
    The “Reconstruction” had nothing to do with rebuilding. Documents written early in the war told of plans to “reconstruct the south along the lines of New England”.

  • KHarn

    The confederate flag never flew over a single slave ship. The importation of slaves, except from the United States, was outlawed by the Confederate Constitution. The first veto by President Davis upheld that provision, preventing slaves from being brought into the Confederacy under ANY circumstances.

  • KHarn

    Not in Florida.

  • DJ

    That reminds me of The Great Toilet Paper Scare of 1973

  • SolidusRaccoon

    Rebelling against letting certain people vote, own property, go to school, or sit next to you at a lunch counter.

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  • SolidusRaccoon

    Jim Crow, Segregation, Slavery, Pictures of Southerns with their faces contorted in rage and hate at the thought of a black going to school with whites. Champ Ferguson who butchered women and children he suspected of being Yankee sympathizers. Shelton Laurel Massacre where a proud southern tortured women and children. Camp Sumter which would make the Nazis sick. The South does not need help in humiliating themselves.

  • Son_of_Taz

    Ted is an esteemed counter-moonbat who regularly posts the best editorial cartoons anywhere.

  • oldguy

    Rebel flags will have to be bought on the street like handguns. In the future they may be sold together; buy one get one free.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …You Sir, are totally ignorant of the Culture and Traditions of the South…Go and live for a while and find out that the people there Black and White are very civil…Of course, there are exceptions tto that rule, but here we take care of our own and don’t loot and burn at the drop of a hat!

  • TED

    A MISUNDERSTANDING. This BS tee’s me off to NO END!
    It’s just one more TOOL the LEFT use to divide this country…

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  • SolidusRaccoon

    And those who looted and burned were exceptions to the rule as well. At least I can say my great-great-great-great-great grandfather fought for the liberty of those who could not obtain it themselves. Can you?

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …If you are referring to the War of Independence, you got me beat…
    My great grandfather was an Immigrant that accepted the American Dream and worked hard for it…But my wife’s ancestors were Cherokee Natives , NC and TN citizens…

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  • JoeK

    Wrong. A symbol of slavery would be the shackles put on poor, ignorant afrikans after the were captured and sold to the Dutch slave traders by their fellow poor, ignorant afrikan tribesmen. Dumb-ass!!

  • JoeK

    Skinny-ass white boy in a Gold’s Gym muscle shirt, highlarious!! I wonder how he’ll be treated by the brothas when he gets to prison?!!.

  • JoeK

    And every bit of that bullshit is completely and wholly owned by the democRATs!! Dumb-ass!!

  • SolidusRaccoon

    And they were proud SOUTHERN democrats. Put in power by he south. They voted for it.

  • JoeK

    Actually the Confederate Battle Flag is not even close to being the biggest, baddest symbol of slavery. Nope, it’s the coloreds themselves! Blacks are the most visual “sign/symbol” today that slavery existed in this country. So maybe if we want to erase all signs or symbols that reminds us that our country participated in slavery then maybe we should start eradicating the coloreds!! Sounds about right!! Start with the uppermost “black”, well actually he’s a mulatto!! Then work our way down. Maybe when we get down to a couple thousand left, they will be moved to assimilation before annihilation!! And while they’re at it, how about an apology for the uncivilized way they act in society after being granted their freedoms?!!

  • TED

    HE will learn NEW meaning and RESPECT for the term segregation. Oh yah, AND drop the PJ boy BS!

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  • JoeK

    Sir Ted, drop the PJ??? I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed but I cant figure out what drop the PJ boy Bull Shit(I know that one!!) means exactly. PaJamas? And as for boy, even though I’m in SW Ohio, a lot of the inhabitants around here talk with a southern dialect!! Ya unduhstan na?!!

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  • TED

    HE will have to drop his “Pajama Boy” liberal act once he enters prison OR, well you know what will happen….8-)

  • JoeK

    Oh!! Okay thanks, LOL!! He’ll have to drop his pajama pants once Big, bad, black Bubba commands it!! And pick up the soap!!

  • TED


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