In the wake of one deranged individual’s shooting of nine people in Charleston, the media has once again whipped up a frenzy about race relations in America. As a result, Walmart, Amazon, Ebay and other retailers have pledged to no longer sell any merchandise containing the Confederate flag.
The announcements contain all the usual indictments about the flag’s association with slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK.
So my questions are: why is it still OK for Amazon and others to sell this? Or this? Or this? Or this? After all, Lenin, Stalin, Guevara, Mao and their fellow travelers enslaved, abused and murdered several orders of magnitude more people than Dixie ever did.
The difference? To the self-proclaimed elites of our nation, Confederate symbolism is gauche and the very idea of States’ Rights (even without slavery involved) anathema to their globalist megastate aspirations, while Communism is chic fashion.
Make of that what you will.