Confederate Flag Controvery Sparks Idiotic Suggestions
You knew it wouldn’t stop with taking down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state building.
Now, it seems as if everybody is jumping the shark on the anti-Southern, let’s do something that feels good about getting rid of racism, bandwagon.
Wal-Mart and Amazon have removed Conferderate flags and Civil War games available for sale.
The Dukes of Hazard car, previously with a Confederate flag, must go. It’s a symbol of hate and promotes racism.
Now, here’s perhaps the most despicable, illogical, and asinine anti-Southern response yet.
The Mayor of Memphis, A.C. Wharton, says we must dig up and remove the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park.
“Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?” Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.
In addition to desecrating the graves, Wharton wants to tear down a massive statue honoring the Confederate general who was involved in organizing the Ku Klux Klan. The bodies of Forrest and his wife would be relocated to a cemetery.
“These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the mayor said.
Imagine if a white mayor proposed digging up the graves of a black civil rights leader in response to a black perosn shooting up a white church?
Getting rid of “Gone with the Wind”, “Forrest Gump”, Aunt Jemima Syrup, and Uncle Ben’s Rice, does nothing to change what people learn in their hearts.
President Obama suggested racism is in our DNA.
Our President apparently has no understanding of biology.
Once again, rather than encouraging an honest, person-to-person dialogue, Obama and our political leaders actions and words seek to divide us all even more.
Rather than erasing our history and culture, shouldn’t we all join together to better understand and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?
Maybe this deeper understanding of past mistakes will help us solve today’s challenges?