Thursday, June 25, 2015

Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay

Let's poke this one more time.

Walmart, Amazon, Sears, eBay are all pledging to stop selling the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. Their first mistake is calling it the Confederate Flag, but lets not quibble.

They want to stop selling the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia because of it's history, the people that were oppressed under it, the memories and feelings it still evokes, right?

Well, here's an eBay search for Nazi flag. That's not so good. How about Nazi Swastika? Even worse. Doesn't eBay know that the history of Nazis was the history of killing millions of Jews, homosexuals, mentally handicapped, gypsies, etc.? Not to mention the millions killed in the war the Nazis started?

Let's pull all that stuff. Make it impossible to even search for it.

Let's try the Pacific. How about the flag of Imperial Japan? But what about the Rape of Nanking? The treatment of POWs? The Bataan Death March?

Let's pull all that stuff. Make it impossible to even search for it.

What about the flag of North VietNam? North Korea? The old Soviet Union? Millions of people killed, many millions of them the citizens of the countries who killed them.

And since we have come this far, what about the flag of the United States? A country that had legal slavery for 80 years. A country that slaughtered the native inhabitants of the land they stole under the idea that it was "manifest destiny" that they take the continent from coast to coast. A country that went to war within it's own borders and killed hundreds of thousands of it's own citizens just to prevent them from quitting that which they had freely joined. A country that spent 50,000 of it's citizens lives and killed several million more of the enemy over a decade to try to force a third world country to accept a government they didn't want.

But no, let's just ban the selling of anything that includes an image of the flag of one army fielded by a country that failed to successfully rebel and so only existed for 4 years. If we can do that, we'll pick the next thing tomorrow.

Maybe all the Confederate monuments that stand on the lawns of courthouses across the south.

Then we can purge the libraries.


Anonymous said...

Damn it, Orwell meant 1984 as a WARNING, not as a F*CKING INSTRUCTION MANUAL!


Reg T said...

I've tried ordering them from a couple of companies that make flags - including one company which still lists the flag for sale, but has deactivated the "add to cart" button ( Sent them an email asking about it,but they refuse to respond.

I finally found a company that sells nautical paraphernalia, and ordered two from them. The quality may not be great, but they were the only ones I could find that is still offering them for sale.

Screw this "PC" shite!

Just People said...

It is beyond belief that a nation founded on free speech would be in this situation. Let's just sweep what we find offensive away and pretend it doesn't exist. Simply....shamefully.....stunning.

Old NFO said...

And don't forget the monuments while we're at it... sigh... This is just @%# amazing! And NOT in a good way!

burt said...

We're already purging the libraries: Huckleberry Finn, a tale that reveals the destructive nature of racism, has been banned by scads of school systems because... they claim it's racist.

The uneducated among us have become the educators, and they continue to dumb the rest of us down so they can feel smahtah (intentional Massachusetts accent for reasons that, if you follow the news, are self-explanatory).

Paul Bonneau said...

Don't worry about libraries; we will be burning books soon enough.

Oh well, another item that will move to the black market...

Paul Bonneau said...

I should add that most of these outfits are businesses. The owner can make any choice he pleases about what he sells. The decision to remove the flag from store shelves is not that hard to understand; the flag does carry some bad connotations in the eyes of most of their customers and they are certainly going to respond to that. We ought to separate this simple business decision from a debate about free speech. If small businesses can still sell it, what is the problem?

Personally, I was thinking of buying that flag just because I am a contrarian - whatever the ruling class tells me to do, I want to do the opposite (Bill Clinton got me into AR-15s). But I have to say I like the Gadsden flag better. No question what that one is about, and the rulers hate it too.

R.K. Brumbelow said...

By banning the confederate battle flag they will simply force it to become the symbol of what most of us have said it was all along. Rebellion against too strong a central government and for the rights of the people and the states.

Graybeard said...

I'm told that they used to say in the old Soviet Union, "the future is the only thing that is known; it's the past that keeps changing".

Here we are,