The Confederate flag had nothing to do with the actions of Mr. Roof. It was and remains the symbol of Southern independence, state's rights, and what they believed was the original intent of the Founding Fathers (did you know that the majority of descendents of the Founding Fathers at that time supported the position of the Confederate government and its Constitution?). The fact it has been hijacked by hate groups and wackos should not detour our respect for the flag any more than the fact the these same groups are now using the American and Gladsen flags. Should these be banned too? What about the bible? It condones slavery, ethnic bigotry, and murder. Want to ban it too? Mr. Roof was wearing a Gold's Gym t-shirt. Are they racist? Wanna ban their t-shirts? Of course not, but that's how out of hand this has become. I will do what I can to allow it to stay while fighting racist groups like the KKK, Neo-Nazis, Nation of Islam, the New Black Panthers, and a corrupt government.
This nonsense over the Confederate flag, statues, monuments, and tombstones has gotten totally out of hand; another "manufactured" event to distract us. This was simply government by deception. It's part and parcel of rule by our oligarch overlords. We are not to notice those behind the financial curtain. It's amazing how quickly the American People were so easily distracted from a violent crime which killed nine individuals in their church, including the minister to pictures of a flag being held by the accused killer, Dylann Roof, on the Internet. He was wearing a Gold's-Gym t-shirt too. Shouldn't we go after them? After all, they promote good health and fitness. Surely there are enough couch potatoes out there who feel "offended" at what Gold's Gym represents and can put down the Twinkies or bag of chips long enough to mount a "couch-in" campaign!
In Frankfort, there's a old statue of this Kentucky native in the basement of the state capitol, who, before the war, was considered one of the brightest and best Senator in the nation; the intellectual heir to fellow Kentuckian Henry Clay or fellow Southerner John C. Calhoun; who opposed succession, but believed in state's rights. Now there's discussion of removing it from the building. I suppose it will used for filler just like the ancient Egyptian pharaohs did to other pharaohs who had fallen out of favor. I suppose it will be replaced by someone who is currently more "PC" as they say. Nothing says "Stalinism" like good ole revisionism. Did you know that MTV is releasing another so-called "reality TV" show called "White People" (as there doesn't appear to be any decent music being made anymore)? Apparently, based on the trailer, it's about just how evil, vile, greedy and contemptible white people are. Yelp, whites are devil's spawn. The trailer depicts young college age white folks having to confront their "whiteness" and shows some getting up and leaving the room--in tears of repressed guilt obviously. Perhaps President Obama will come to their rescue after giving them a good deserving dressing down, after which they write a suitably sized certified check (they're greedy and untrustworthy after all).
So friends, just follow the shiny objects put before you; watch your so-called "reality TV"; play your video games; watch your sports