The Defiance Strike Again.
June 28th, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

Back in December, I wrote a post about wanting to watch The Interview.  Basically, the gist was that I don’t like being told what to do when I feel it’s an affront to liberty and freedom, so long as no one if being harmed.

Well, the crap that has gone down this week over removing the battle flag of the Northern Virginian Army goes hand in hand with the issue of The Interview.

First off, I must say the tragedy in Charleston was horrible.  I hope that little punk gets his just desserts for what he did.  he is nothing but pure evil.  The family and the city of Charleston had the best, peaceful response to it all.  The family followed their Christian values and forgave the kid.  It’s something I don’t know if I could do if I were in their shoes.  The city rallied behind them and were peaceful in coming together seeking healing.  What the city did is exactly symbolic of the South I have grown up.  We may have our differences, but in times of need, we come together to help one another.

With that having been said, I am FURIOUS that companies like Wal-Mart, Amazon, and even the National Park Service over removing items featuring the battle flag from sale.  In my eyes, we’re playing chicken and cleansing history.  As a lover of history, I know it’s ugly.  It’s an Ugly Bitch.   Part of me sees that doing this banning, we’re playing right into the hands of the war the little punk ass bitch wanted.  He should NEVER win!

I don’t want to see a destruction of history and I don’t want to see one thing banned for being “offensive” and setting up precedence of banning anything else that can be deemed offensive. If we remove the bad from history, we’ll have nothing to learn from. If we stop the sale of one thing because we don’t like it, we’re inviting items we like to be banned for offending another person.

It’s human nature to always be offended, but we shouldn’t be a bland, vanilla society, either. Sometimes, you have to defend the bad in order to protect the good.  I understand and accept that there are people that love the flag and see it as a sign of rebellion.  There are people that loathe it and see it as hate. Both are right in entitlement to their opinions, but one opinion doesn’t invalidate the other.  However, once we start banning one thing for being “offensive,” then where does it stop?

I have written letters and made phone calls and I’m not about to stop.  At this point for me, it’s not the flag that’s the issue, but the modern day version of the Vancome Lady plugging her ears.

However, I think this Facebook post, I’m a Southerner. I’m a civil rights lawyer…, and this Foxsports article, On the Confederate Flag, say it better than I could about this issue.  I just know at this point, I’m fighting over a principle – principle in removing it that has me riled up. I really always fight in defiance of censorship.

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