The Purging Continues; TV Land Puts the Nails in the Coffin of the ‘General Lee’

Ever since the Confederate Flag was blamed for the decision of a deranged white racist to kill nine black Christians in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, there has been an all out effort to purge society of the flag. After Warner Brothers made the announcement that they would no longer license production of the General Lee, the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger featured in the hit 1980s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, because of the Confederate flag on top of the car, I posited that it wouldn’t be long until the show would be completely pulled from television.

Sadly, I was right.

TV Land had shown The Dukes of Hazzard twice a day. But, their airing of the show, which starred John Schneider and Tom Wopat as Bo and Luke Duke, ended on Tuesday.

According to Entertainment Weekly, a network spokesman confirmed this change of schedule, but would not give further explanation as to why.

The why is pretty simple to deduce, however.

While some who stand against the Confederate flag believes that it has no place flying on an governmental grounds, but are okay with it being on private property, there are others who want to see the flag completely banished from society.

It goes even deeper than that, however.

There are now calls to dig up the bodies of confederate generals from public places and move them. There are calls to tear down statues of confederate generals in various cities. There have been instances of the Confederate flag being removed or taken down from gravesites of Confederate soldiers by those who want to banish the flag. Even Apple joined in on this movement to act like the Civil War never happened by banning historical games set in the Civil War era because they had images of Confederate flags!

Meanwhile, Barack Obama is lighting the White House, the People’s House, up in rainbow colors, to simulate the rainbow that was hijacked by the LGBT movement from the Christian faith, as a way to stick it to those who disagree, for whatever reason, with the Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage.

Government buildings around the country have also not only been lit up in rainbow colors as well, but some are also flying the rainbow flag below the American flag.

Christians have been attacked by rainbow flag waving LGBT activists and sued for not even necessarily declining to participate in a homosexual wedding based upon religious beliefs, but even for stating in a hypothetical situation they would not want to.

But despite the fact that the rainbow flag is being used to demonize and attack Christians, labeling them as bigots and haters, that flag is okay.

In a previous article that I wrote on The PolitiStick, “The General Lee is No More,” I ended with the following.

Don’t expect to see reruns of the Dukes of Hazzard on television much longer. The PC police will likely not allow it lest that flag be seen by others. Or, maybe they will allow the show to be run as long as the Confederate flag is replaced with a rainbow flag of “inclusion.”

Those words now ring true.

About the Author

Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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