Black American Economist and Conservative Political Pundit, Dr. Walter E. Williams, wrote the following piercing words, in an article posted on January 26, 2000…
“The flap over the Confederate flag is not quite as simple as the nation’s race experts make it. They want us to believe the flag is a symbol of racism. Yes, racists have used the Confederate flag, but racists have also used the Bible and the U.S. flag. Should we get rid of the Bible and lower the U.S. flag? Black civil rights activists and their white liberal supporters who’re attacking the Confederate flag have committed a deep, despicable dishonor to our patriotic black ancestors who marched, fought and died to protect their homeland from what they saw as Northern aggression.
They don’t deserve the dishonor.
Unfortunately, Dr. Williams, they have not stopped with the Confederate Battle Flag.
Things have escalated like Elvis Presley’s favorite roller coaster, the Zippin’ Pippin, on its downhill run.
TheHill.com reported that
President Trump condemned the “egregious,” racially-charged clashes in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, but avoided putting more blame on any particular group, saying hatred by “many sides” was to blame.
Trump made the remarks shortly after it was confirmed that one person had been killed and more than a dozen others injured after a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting white nationalist and Nazi groups marching Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said at a press conference form his New Jersey golf course.
“It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time,” he continued.
Trump also called attention to the economy during his remarks, and praised state and local police at an event meant to highlight accomplishments by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs during his administration.
“Our country is doing very well in so many ways. We have record, just absolute record employment. We have unemployment the lowest it’s been in almost seventeen years. We have companies pouring into our country. Foxconn and car companies and so many others, they’re coming back to our country. We’re renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker,” he said.
Trump came under criticism for not condemning the far right groups marching in Virginia, and for a statement that instead criticized violence by “many sides.”
“Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism,” Sen. Cory Gardner wrote on Twitter.
“White supremacists, Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites are the antithesis of our American values,” wrote Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican House member from Florida. “There are no other “sides” to hatred and bigotry.”
Sen. Marco Rubio said in a message on Twitter it was “very important for the nation to hear @POTUS describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists.”
White nationalist, white supremacist and alt-right groups were initially scheduled to gather in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park Saturday to protest the city’s decision to remove a Confederate statue there.
But as clashes broke out ahead of the so-called “Unite the Right” rally Saturday morning, police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, breaking up the event before it officially began.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed Saturday night that at least three people were killed in the violent clashes.
The president first condemned the event on Twitter hours after the violence ensued.
I had to work yesterday. As I was taking my lunch, PMSNBC was on in the break room. The time was 1:30 p.m. Central.
The talking head who was acting as the “anchor” and his guests, including one-half of “The Justice Brothers”, the Reverend Al Sharpton, seemed to be having a hard time suppressing their giddiness over the opportunity they had been given to ratchet up the racial animus and divisive rhetoric which had been bursting at the seams of this great nation, to the point of busting our national unity wide open.
Of course, the Liberals Pundits and Liberal Anchor blamed everything on those who were protesting the removal of the statue of General Robert E. Lee.
They neglected to mention how all of those “Antifa” and BLM clowns, just happened to be in the town of Charlottesville.
I would guess that they relied on the same benefactor as the “Women’s Day March” and all of the other not-so-spontaneous Liberal Marches and Protests which have occurred since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America.
“Uncle George” certainly does have deep pockets.
American Progressives, both Democrat and Republican, have been taking advantage of the horrible church massacre in Charleston, SC, since it occurred a couple of years ago, to try to accomplish something that they have been trying to do for years: minimize the South’s political clout and erase our uniqueness as a region, through the taking away of symbols and statues and any other trace of the historical aspects of the Confederate Side of the Civil War, as exemplified by the Liberal Hypocrisy being displayed in New Orleans and the mission began by Former Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and his minions on the City Council to dig up Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, and move their bodies and a statue of the general, which all currently “reside” in a downtown park in the Medical Center. (Of course, the real reason is the fact that the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences wants to buy the park, which sits in the middle of the Medical Center, for the purposes of expansion…but, no one talks about that.)
By the way, weren’t the Klansmen all Democrats?
But, I digress…
Several years ago, I bore witness to an annual Civil War Reenactment, which is held every Memorial Day on the Civil War Battlefield of Shiloh.
Cannons were fired, guns discharged, while men feigned falling in battle.
All that day, “Decoration Day” was observed, as family members laid flowers on the graves of those who had been laid to rest at Historic Shiloh Cemetery.
This yearly event is a solemn occasion, a chance to teach young Americans about the sacrifices of those who came before them.
And now, a bunch of spineless jellyfish, far removed from that historic battleground in Middle Tennessee, worshipping at the Altar of Political Correctness, are attempting to wipe out a part of our nation’s history, in an attempt to assuage “hurt feelings”.
The dead can not fight back.
This is beyond disgraceful.
The results of a CNN poll, show that the opinion of Americans concerning symbols of the Confederacy, including the Confederate Battle Flag, remains unchanged in the last two decades.
The poll shows that 57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism, about the same as in 2000 when 59% said they viewed it as a symbol of pride.
Not to be harsh or inappropriate, but, which is doing more harm to black Americans…these symbols of a part of our nation’s history…or a lack of leadership in parts of the black community itself?
The racial animus and divisive rhetoric which began during the 8 long years of the Obama Administration, even now, after average Americans stood up on our hind legs and elected Donald J. Trump as President, still threatens to tear our Sovereign Nation asunder.
The Democrats, as a result of their own regional bias toward the major metropolitan areas on the East and West Coasts, which has been obvious to average Americans for the last several decades, effectively divorced themselves from the people whom they claimed in every previous election cycle to “love”…Average Working Class Americans.
The Democrats became the party of the “Upper Crust” and Special Interest Groups, who look down their noses at Americans who live here in “Flyover Country”, including, and especially, all of us Redneck Cracka RAAACIIISTS, who reside below the Mason/Dixon Line.
This Liberal Crusade, through which Modern American Liberals are attempting to rewrite and censure history, in the name of Political Correctness, “racism”, and “hurt feelings” is one of the biggest exercises in Liberal Hypocrisy that this ol’ Son of the South has seen in my ever-lengthening lifetime.
And, it has been fueled by their unwavering egotistical belief that they are “the smartest people in the room”
The Democrats assumed, after reading their own press clippings, that all Americans wanted the Progressive/Marxist Political Ideology and style of governance which Barack Hussein Obama practiced during his time as President.
Well, we all know what assuming does, don’t we, boys and girls?
The American People overthrew the “Tyranny of the Minority”, which we have suffered under for the last 8 years on November 8th.
While the French long ago used “Madame Guillotine” to make a drastic change in their government, Americans used voting booths.
Now, it’s time to come together as a nation, not to purposefully further the division between us.
No amount of selectively rewriting history or removing it from public view because of hurt feelings, will never assuage the feelings of those for whom it is heritage, not hate.
And, no amount of condescension and scolding will convince them otherwise.
President Trump responded appropriately to what happened in Charlottesville.
There was more than enough ignorance and hate to go around yesterday.
Don’t believe me?
YOU go try watching PMSNBC on YOUR lunch break.
Until He Comes,