[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last month, as South Carolinians grieved and mourners laid to rest South Carolina’s State Senator and pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Obama took to the stage under the guise of offering a eulogy. Instead, he sought to advance his divisive agenda and blasted the Confederate flag as a symbol of hate that needed to be condemned.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]PolitiStick reported on Obama’s inappropriate comments:
Though Sen. Pinckney actually voted for the flag to be placed on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse in 2000, President Obama took aim at those who defend the flag, saying,
“The [Confederate] flag has always represented more than ancestral pride.”
“For many, black and white, that flag was a reminder of systemic oppression.”
Obama also claimed that removing the flag would be “one step in an honest accounting of history” and “By taking down that flag we express God’s grace.”
However, to millions of Southerners and descendants of Confederate soldiers, the flag is a symbol of Southern pride and a pride in one’s heritage. Still, to the left and those bereft of an understanding of history, it is a divisive symbol that some have ridiculously compared to being analogous to a swastika.
On Wednesday, as President Obama entered Oklahoma City, protesters greeted the Divider-in-Chief by waving large Confederate flags- a sign that they would not be intimidated into cowering to the prevailing politically correct narrative.
Though the president could not be bothered to reach-out to the family of Kate Steinle, a young woman murdered by an illegal immigrant who had escaped deportation thanks to Obama’s unilateral granting of de facto amnesty, the president flew to Oklahoma for a stop at a prison to promote his recent surge of pardons for offenders.
The protest was part of a series of protests organized by Andrew Duncomb, a black community organizer who calls himself the “Black Rebel.”
“They’re blaming the racist problems on the flag and not on the real problems of America. Through the race lies the people who carry and harbor the hate inside,” Duncomb said..
“Again, look at these people, they all followed the black guy out here. Do you think that any of them are racists,” Duncomb continued.
During an interview with a local TV station, a woman approached and scolded Duncomb,
“Sir, I’m letting you know that this flag right here represents hate,” Kiana Smith stated.
“I’m letting you know that all these people out here right here do not believe it’s about hate, they believe it’s about heritage” Duncomb countered.
“Please do not be fooled and brainwashed by the misconceptions, that flag in the south was about slavery,” Smith stated.
Yes- because there’s nothing racist about the assertion that a black man who supports the flag simply must have been brainwashed in order to believe such a thing.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Still, despite the fact that the protest was organized by a black southerner, the left continues to maintain that the flags flying upon the arrival of America’s first biracial president signifies that the true intention of flag supporters is racism. Salon rants and raves:
“Now the flag’s racist meaning is crystal clear, which is why it’s becoming an ever more beloved symbol for racist morons, even outside the old Confederacy. The ugly Confederate flag tableau that greeted President Obama in Oklahoma City Wednesday night illuminated this new reality. It follows a similar protest earlier this month, when the president visited Nashville, Tenn. Over in Durant, Okla., where the president was scheduled to speak, there was also a Confederate flag protest earlier in the day.”
After the New York Times tweeted a photo of the demonstration, countless followers seethed with anger and numerous media outlets have concluded that such a demonstration definitively answers the question on whether the flag represents heritage or hate.
To the left, the issue is purely an issue of right and wrong. There can be no differences of opinions; those who so often espouse a need for tolerance find themselves increasingly at-odds with the concept as they demand sameness of ideology for everyone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]