OK, let me start this by saying I am NOT a racist, and I do not like the confederate flag and what I have known it to stand for. But I feel that it's complete hypocrisy to have the US Government get involved and make it illegal...and tell retailers to take it down...here's why...
The US seems to think that if we regulate and try to hide things like this, the problem will just go away and we can unite people...but that will NEVER happen. There will always be racism...and classism...and sexism...I mean what next? Will we not be able to wear t-shirts with different sports teams? Riots have started based on these differences...so will we eventually be forced to all wear the same shirt?...fly the same flag?...wear the same shoes?...drive the same car?...drink the same soda?...and just all hide how we really feel?? Have no freedom of expression? Really? That is what made America great!
I personally feel like taking flags and signs down in shops that want to serve whites only or not serve gays...women...goats...whatever...is a mistake. I WANT to know who the racists, bigots and homophobes are. Do we think making them take down a sign helps? Not even close. All it does is make them madder...and then if a black person walks into a place to eat that is still racist, but does not have a sign..well who knows what they would do to their food...
PLUS...by removing the sign I am going into a place to eat and blindly supporting a racist. Hell, this person could be the Grand Dragon of the KKK and I just helped him support his cause...whereas if he had a sign out front, I could make an informed decision and not give him my money that supports racism moving forward by funding it.
The US flag was created by slave owners. It is responsible for the murder of millions of American Indians...hundreds of thousands of Japanese and countless millions of Muslims. It's still killing Muslims today!!
If you ask people around the world...the US Flag is the flag of the terrorists....and if you really look at it...the US Flag has done even more harm to this world than the Nazi flag...so I think that as much as we may hate the confederate and nazi flags for what they stand for...maybe we should look at what our US Flag stands for around the world...and start by making it illegal to fly the US Flag...at least until it stops killing people...in the name of peace and democracy. This flag has more blood on it than any other flag in history....yes even the new ISIS Flag.
So, Amazon...Wal-mart...and all stores that were ordered by the federal government to take down all confederate toys/games etc., maybe you should pull everything that has a US Flag as well...and unfortunately that means my man Captain America...because it has done FAR more harm than the confederate flag.
PLEASE! Support people wearing shirts and posting signs and flying their flags that say they are racists, homophobes, sexists and classists because then we can stay away from them and not blindly support them financially...and as they slowly go out of business...and people see the ignorance and we educate our kids...the problem could eventually fix itself.
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