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Confederate flag still flies over Denver

DENVER, COLORADO- All eyes have been on South Carolina, Bree Newsome, and the White Supremacist rallies which have percolated since, but Colorado indignants could note that a Confederate battle flag does still fly over Denver. The historic Riverside Cemetery commemorates Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and notable Civil War anniversaries with flags honoring American soldiers. They don’t fly Old Glory over the Confederate vets and the manager assured me they don’t plan to dishonor the Rebels with a Union flag anytime soon. On the graveyard’s Northwest side, nearest to the Evans crypt there’s a cobblestone patch where the bricks are engraved with the names of Colorado veterans who served the Confederacy. Over the gathering is a flag pole which was dedicated in 2003. It’s a discrete affair visible to only visitors touring the cemetery’s historic tombstones or dog-walkers heading out to the Riverside’s wetland conservation area.

Drop symbols of White Supremacy, but don’t embolden government supremacy

SORRY, I DO HAVE A PROBLEM with government telling me how to think or telling me what I can’t say. Flags mean a lot to me and I CAN imagine MY flag being declared hateful or a public threat. How is anyone to rally like-minded dissenters when a government and its corporate media can declare their rallying symbol non grata? I don’t like the Confederate rebel flag either, it is modern code for unrepentant white racism, but I’m hugely skeptical when Big Brother is driving the bandwagon. How amusing that activists eager to burn Confederate flags find that the major retailers have already banned them. There’s a statement you’re being prevented making.

Scrap White Supremacy but we must cling tightly to the supremacy of individuals over their government.

Could the censors come for your flag too? I’m not big on national flags. However, the flags with which I associate ideologically, let’s be honest, scream regicide.

Imagine if the next mass shooter lunatic leaves selfies with an Anarchist flag or an Anon mask. “Rise up” is hate speech to oligarchs.

Guys, when Walmart, Target, Dixie politicians and the White House are on your side, you’re fantasizing and you’re on the wrong side.

If the vocabulary of racism, such as the word “nigger”, is effaced, how are we to talk about it? We had this argument about Mark Twain’s use of the word in Huckleberry Finn. Literature lost as I remember.

How blessed we would be to forget about slavery, except the same demographic is enslaved today in the prison system, while we white-out the words we need to recognize it.

Let’s be generous for a moment. The “Rebel” Flag, even as it draws racists like flies, is also about rebellion. Did you know the Civil War wears a revisionist title? Until America’s foreign excursions, the Civil War was called the War of Rebellion. Formal documents of the period are still bound as the Union’s record of the War of Rebellion.

Who effected the name change and why? Did it benefit the victor to write the history of the Civil War to cast slavery as its predominant issue? To justify the sacrifice of lives and trampling of state sovereignty?

The American national identity is that of revolutionaries rebelling against authoritarian rule. Was it confusing to let the bad guys usurp the rebel image?

I think it’s a lie to believe the common Southerner fought to preserve slavery. Just as it is to pretend the common German soldier defended the extermination camps. The average Johnny Rebel fought off the Yankee foreigner. Johnny Rebel was racist but no more so than his northern adversary. Lynchings of black men happened in both North and South.

If you want to hold a flag to account for racism, you’ll find a greater offender in the Union Flag, and today’s fifty star equivalent. The Stars and Stripes flew over the slave trade, the genocide of Native Americans, and the conquest and exploitation of indigenous peoples everywhere since.

If you want to fight racism, address its mechanisms. Address its leaders, not its disputable standard. The flag is a distraction. Who are racism’s enforcers? I read that Maryland police just killed another unarmed black man. Eye on that ball.

Judging history as we’ve distilled it, the cause of the Confederacy was unjust, but the Southern soldiers fought the Union as rebels.

I am damn partial to REBELS.

I’m reminded of the lyrics to I’m a Good Old Rebel. These reflect sentiments contemporary to the Reconstruction era, unreconstructed by the abolitionist narrative. Read ’em and weep.

Oh, I’m a good old rebel,?
Now that’s just what I am.?
For this Fair Land of Freedom,
?I do no give a damn.?
I’m glad I fought again’ her,
?I only wish we won.
?I ain’t asked any pardon for anything I’ve done.

I hates the Yankee Nation and everything they do.
?I hates the Declaration of Independence, too.?
I hates the glorious Union, ’tis dripping with our blood.?
I hates the striped banner, and fought it all I could.

I rode with Robert E. Lee,?
For three years, thereabout.?
Got wounded in four places,
?And I starved at Point Lookout.
?I catched the rheumatism
?A campin’ in the snow.?
But I killed a chance of Yankees
?And I’d like to kill some more.

Three hundred thousand Yankees
?Is stiff in southern dust.?
We got three hundred thousand?
Before they conquered us.?
They died of Southern Fever
?And Southern steel and shot.?
I wish there were three million
?Instead of what we got.

?I can’t pick up my musket?
And fight ’em down no more.?
But I ain’t agonna love ’em?
Now that is certain sure.
?And I don’t want no pardon?
For what I was and am.?
I won’t be reconstructed?
And I do not give a damn.

Oh, I’m a good old rebel,
?Now that’s just what I am.?
And for this Yankee Nation,
?I do no give a damn.?
I’m glad I fought again’ her,?
I only wish we won.?
I ain’t asked any pardon for anything I’ve done.?
I ain’t asked any pardon for anything I’ve done.

Muslim Mommas never cry and other heinous lies

What got me started on this offering was a TV show on at midnight, only lasted (from my perspective, because the channel got changed quickly) for about two minutes. The show was about 9/11 survivors. One of them said “That’s the difference between America and everybody else… in America when there’s great tragedy and danger people band together and help each other out”. So that means the only people on the entire surface of the planet where people actually have Human Feelings is in America, and everybody else is incapable of actual humanity. Subhumans in other words. Nothing Racist about that? No Religious bigotry either, like when a Muslim preacher orating at a funeral says the deceased is in Paradise, that’s supposedly cold-hearted brainwashing and encouraging the other members of the congregation to do suicide bombings.

When a sold-out Christian Priest, military OR civilian, says that a fallen American soldier is in Heaven, that’s of course not anything to do with glorifying the war that killed the soldier or saying that the cause was just, and righteous, and ordained by God, is it?

Especially when so many of these Sold-out Priests actually DO come right out and say that their version of Jihad/Crusade really IS just, righteous, ordained by God… A “Holy” War in other words.

The Anti-Islam Pro-Holy War Media break out a doll allegedly given to Palestinian kids with bombs, guns, swords and other knives, with a faction-specific headscarf identifying the doll as being Hamas.

and of course, like the funerary eulogy, is “brainwashing the kids to become suicide bombers” while the U.S. version thereof, pictured here, is NOT brainwashing the kids to be Fighter Pilots, Bomber Pilots, Drone Manipulators, Marines, Soldiers and Seamen who use large numbers of heavily armed comrades and high tech weaponry to Kill People using guns, bombs, knives and torture techniques applied to handcuffed prisoners… because, of course, the High-Tech weaponry makes the notion of a Suicide Bomber unnecessary.

If other people who don’t have access to a Drone that can be launched from a heavily guarded air force base and controlled by some Coward Punk Uniformed Child sitting at a desk at an air base in Nebraska, use the more “hands on” approach to delivering their ordinance, then THEY are the cowardly ones, right?

Teaching uniformed children to use weapons and military techniques and tactics is of course a strictly un-American concept, because we would NEVER do that, including not teaching our kids to use the same skills they would need to manipulate Drone Robot Bombs into the living space of other Human Beings with the purpose of Killing The Other Human Beings, by remote control…

No, that’s the province of Other People.

When an American Child is killed violently, usually the violence either accidental or deliberate occurs in America.

Since by most counts the U.S. majority is White and Christian, that means that the majority of both Victims and Victors would be Christian Whites.

Unless you have the silly-ass notion that American Christian Whites don’t ever commit violent crimes.

Until the insertion, forcibly, of the Killer Kristian Krusade into Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, most violent contact between people in the regions would by default be by other Iraqi, Afghan or Pakistani citizens. “Killing their own people” is the screeching denunciation launched against every Muslim on the planet by Professional Lying Crybabies, like the Pentagon Media Liaisons and their largely unacknowledged Killer Kreep Komrades at FOX and AP and BBC “news” Outlets.

So where is the outcry, whither the screams of loud lamentation, over American White Christians in America “killing their own people”?

Oh, that’s right, it’s all from the “discredited” Radical Left. And of course disproved, even though the facts are obvious, simply because a Leftist writes about it.

And of course wouldn’t reflect on the patent dishonesty or Moral Cowardice of the Radical Right.

Nor would their myths that AFDC, Food Assistance and Medicaid go mostly to Black Americans, when the fact is that White Americans, simply being in the majority, depend more heavily on these “entitlement” programs.

Since RICH Americans are in the tiniest minority and people living below the poverty line are the Vast Majority.

“Average” income and “Median” income don’t mean “half the people in the country make that much or above”.

That would take some Algebra, true, but it’s basic algebra. Anybody who plays checkers or dominoes or any card game knows the basic math to work out that 85% of the wealth being controlled by 5% of the population means there’s 95% of the population would control only 15% of the wealth. In order for a middle class to even exist would mean that the “underclass” those of us “subhumans” who don’t make anywhere near Median Income, is the true Majority.

But it’s only Racial, religious and ethnic minorities who have Public Assistance. Which counts for less than half the Federal Budget. According to the Hate-Mongers.

They also have a myth that Federal Prisoners get food stamp and AFDC benefits. Ronald Reagan, GHW Bush and Newt Gingrich made a campaign issue of it, and actually won. So did “libertarian hero” Ron ‘not really a racist but i play one on TV’ Paul.

And the REAL Welfare Payout, to the “defense” Contractors, is more than half the budget, and going to a tiny minority of the people in the country.

The ones who fund the Hate-Speech Demagogues like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck and Ron Paul to tell us that Black and Hispanic people on public assistance is what’s breaking the budget.

And incite more Racially Motivated Wars, too, so they can keep their “defense” industry sponsors’ snouts firmly in the trough.

And if Americans of any ethnic, religious, racial or political subculture, get killed in the process, that of course isn’t Anti-American violence, because of course, the Tea Party and other Ku Klux Klown groups have reserved for themselves the right to say who is or is not a “Real” American. People of Ethnic, Religious or Political Difference to the Tea Party “mainstream” need not apply.

National “burn the confederate flag” day, 9/12

Because the Hatemongers and Deathmongers have gotten increasingly abusive in their rallies to drum up support of Killing People. While they say they’re not Racist about it in any way, they do fly the Confederate Battle Flag, the “Southern Cross” and sometimes bear signs saying “Not Hate, Heritage” and the Hate Flag.
It’s a heritage of hatred. Of forcing Americans to surrender their liberties before birth based on THEIR heritage and the color of their skins. Their Hate Heritage, and mine, killed about 300,000 AMERICANS who opposed their Slavery and another 180,000 of their own comrades. Fighting for nothing more, from their sick point of view, than Hatred of other human beings that is so fierce even today that they feel it was right to keep them in bondage.

So it doesn’t have to be a BIG flag, or even made of cloth, Just print on up on your color printer or go to Kinko’s or someplace similar and pay a quarter to have it printed, full color, on both sides. And burn it in front of the Racist TeaBags and other hate freaks who are pushing for endless war.

Burn the flag to show solidarity with the notion of People being more than, and worth more than, property. The Corporate Privateers have gotten a couple of Supreme Court decisions that their Corporations have more rights than actual Humans do.

Their support of the Insurance Lobby against Universal Health Coverage was based on the same principle of their “states rights” of our ancestors.
The “right” to own human beings, and that emancipation of those human beings was somehow an abridgment of Their Rights to own property. Only, the “property” was Human Beings.
The Insurance Lobby claims that a Government Health Care option would be such devastating competition that they would lose their “property” in other words, OUR business is their property. OUR health care is somehow THEIR property, to be bought and sold at their whim.

It’s the Dred Scott decision all over again, only this time it’s EVERY American who is deprived of our liberty without due process, EVERY American sold as chattel, as Slaves, to the Insurance Corporations.

Force them to admit their Slaver attitude.

Waving that particular Hate-Flag is like what the American National Socialist White Persons Party did in Skokie Illinois, parading Nazi Uniforms and Flags through a Jewish Neighborhood. They wave this Flag of Hate in contempt of all decency and morality.