Last summer, the Social Justice Warriors of America ™ went into a meltdown over the Confederate battle flag and deemed it racist, then went to great lengths to have it removed from the public square nationwide, and Obama’s Justice Department just took it a step further.
As you know, the flag has been disappearing from state capitals, been removed from war memorials, and has otherwise been vanishing from our nation’s monuments as the liberal left tries to rewrite history. Its removal has already been Orwellian in nature, but what the Justice Department is now doing with it is downright terrifying.
Apparently, now if you’re involved in any type of racial crime, the Confederate flag’s presence on your social media account can be used as evidence against you that you’re a racist bastard. No really. In a federal hate crime case involving Chris Butler, 32, and Robert Paschalis, 25, who beat up a black man, the Justice Department took the Orwellian step of identifying the Confederate flag as a symbol of hatred and racism, and lists it off as one of many reasons these two are racist.
Now, for the record, they are obviously racist, as their social media accounts littered with racist imagery, Nazi symbolism, and white supremacist propaganda show, but it’s the fact that the Confederate flag showed up in the affidavit that should worry us all.
“(His Facebook page had photos of) Adolph Hitler, burning crosses, Nazi war eagles, Aryan Nationalist Alliance logos, Confederate flags, the Ku Klux Klan, references to President Obama as a monkey, and various white pride symbols,” the FBI affidavit reads.
See that? The Confederate flag makes a showing. The other notable phrase on there is “white pride symbols,” considering that’s a rather arbitrary term and someone who takes pride in their race (looking at you, Black Lives Matter) shouldn’t be punished for doing so. But I digress.
Of course, these guys are racist bastards and we know it from their posts. However, the Confederate flag does not make a racist, nor does it offer any evidence of someone being racist. In fact, it’s widely used across the South as a symbol of Southern Pride and the rich heritage it possesses, and even black people fly it along with their white brethren as a symbol of unity.
But you wouldn’t know that listening to the liberal media.
Back to the story at hand, the FBI affidavit takes things even further than social media, and stated that Butler has “numerous tattoos indicative of white supremacy, including the German War Eagle, a portrait of Adolph Hitler, a Swastika and a Confederate flag.”
So now Confederate flags make you racist, according to Obama’s Justice Department, which means the symbolism used by our military on several patches is also racist, that the thousands of soldiers with Confederate flag tattoos are racist, and anyone who takes pride in their Southern heritage is racist.
To the contrary, still no word from the DoJ about the “black power” fist used by the Black Panther Party as a symbol of black supremacy and also flashed numerous times from the shooter in Dallas, who murdered five police officers in cold-blood.
Still think we’re not engaged in a full-fledged culture war?
The issue here is that while Nazi symbols and KKK imagery is highly offensive and both are widely used by hardcore racists to display their hatred for people of color, the Confederate flag is a symbol of America’s history and the heritage that many are proud of that has nothing at all to do with racism, slavery, or any of the things the Social Justice Warriors of America ™ try to associate it with. As such, it has no business being used as evidence against anybody in a case involving racial bias, since we all know that’s a dangerous precedent to set, and it’s the start down a long and slippery slope we don’t want to go down.
Besides, by a show of “likes,” who thinks we should get away with so-called “hate crime” laws and stop segregating the masses by placing a higher value on certain lives than others?
I know I do.