In reality, there is more to the confederate flag than the racism and oppression. Sure, the banner and the statutes of Robert E. Lee, Gen. Beauregard and others from around the South should be allowed to stand, despite the fact that those members of the political correct class want them to be mothballed.
These symbols are not just about race, there are other intangibles and nuances they represent.
The confederate flag, as Kid Rock, demonstrates is about rebellion. What’s wrong with that? If he wants to wear it, let’s shout “Rock the Boat, Kid”, “Rock the boat”.
The Robert E. Lee statute standing on one of the most famous streets in America New Orleans, represents our culture, our steep-determination to overcome all odds. “The South shall rise again” is not about slavery. No. it is a battle cry representing the American right to leave our families when we believe enough is enough. As far as Lee and gang, sure, they were traitors, but, so what? Look at how Payton Manning has literally killed the Colts over the past few years. Southerners have every right to be proud of their heritage. What’s next to be attacked as unsavory, Uncle Ben’s Rice?
Thus, given the great discussion we are hearing on talk radio and on Facebook and elsewhere USA, I am proposing that we honor more of our proud Americans, many who simply have been misunderstood. They deserve respect. The evidences of their achievements should never go unrecognized. They are as much of the fiber of this great country as anyone of us. Who among us deserve more respect?
So, here are my recommendations for what I am calling Culture and Heritage of our Intelligence Tomorrow, or CHIT. I propose remembrances for the following:
Statutes of Jesse Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton and Malcolm X, collectively. These statutes should be erected in the urban areas of all major cities to remind the world that American activism should never be forsaken. Wait. You say they are black racist and they should not be praised but should be forgotten? Well, blacks surely don’t feel the same. These men are our fiber. They are us and we are them. Ok. So maybe they are not all of us, but still. They are important parts of our history.
A portrait of David Duke. This should be hung at the Louisiana State Capitol as a reminder that all of God’s children deserve equal rights and that people should not be judged by the color of their skin or by how long one stays in federal prison for income tax violations. Despite popular opinion, Duke is not and has never been a racist. Well, maybe an anti-semite, but not a racist. In fact, to prove his true understanding of and passion for the black masses, I suggest that Duke be surrounded in the picture by eight African American kids on welfare, all smiling and reaching out lovingly at the former member of the House of Representative.
Last, to honor the binds of our personal freedoms and the inalienable rights to defend ourselves here in America, I hereby propose the busts of the following individuals be placed on the walls of every federal office—Bonnie Parker, Charles Manson and Lee Harvey Oswald. Each of these proud Americans symbolizes the very dignities and the heaven-granted enjoyments to brandish a weapon, when desired . It is time to forget what they did or how they are now remembered. America should, from this day forward, know that Americans of all stock and humble beginnings are endowed with the right to use the weapons of their choices, whether in public, in the private homes of Hollywood, the streets of Dallas or the dusty back-roads of Kansas.
If we don’t honor the above, we are falling down the slippery slope of discrimination and political correctness. The aforementioned have their right to be admired by those of the like-minded. What could be more American, than that?
Who do you recommend for CHIT?
EDITOR'S NOTE: ."If you happen to reach the bottom of this column, meaning, HERE-hopefully, you will have concluded that this column was written tongue-in-cheek. Unfortunately, I have discovered that some believe i am actually advocating the above. No. My overall point is simple---one man's culture and history is another man's pain and anger. One man's heroes are another man's villains. Is there any difference between taking down history that is hateful and putting up history that others might believe is hateful?"