Charleston, SC—It’s never the losers of wars that write the history books. With glee, the winners demonize the losers at every opportunity in anything published about the conflicts.
Our Civil War was much more about a heavy handed federal government and states rights than slavery. Personally, I abhor the concept of slavery.
Today that same federal government has made slaves out of every taxpayer. They take more than half of what we earn and reward corrupt businesses that bribe politicians.
The slavery of the Negro is distant history. Nobody alive today owned slaves or were slaves except for taxpayers of every color.
The Confederate flag represents among other things thousands of brave young American men that gave their lives fighting for their country. It’s not a symbol of racism or hate.
Saying all that, ignorance and propaganda has relentlessly maligned the flag over the many years at least to African-Americans it has become a symbol of hate.
We will never be able to educate the millions of misinformed people of all races about the flag. There is not a reason to bother educating them today.
Under the circumstances the flag has be defiled and misinterpreted beyond hope. Accordingly removing it as an effort of political correctness will not harm society.
Rewriting history is what people do. There is no cure for propaganda and ignorance in humans.
If it makes African-Americans and the ignorant happy, removing the old Stars and Bars from government buildings, it’s a small price to pay to co-exist peacefully.