I’m living in North Carolina right now. When I first moved here, I thought I’d see people hanging out on their front porches, drinking whiskey with a splash of sweet tea, holding double-barrel shotguns close to their hearts, and proudly waving Rebel flags. I assumed the Southern girls would have that “girl next door” look but would feel no shame in clawing out their enemies’ eyes.
Sadly, I have seen nothing of the sort.
Yesteryear’s states’-rights, secession-prone freedom fighters have been replaced by watered-down tools who attach anti-smoking stickers to their Prius windows and vote Democrat.
These days you can hardly mention the Confederacy without the maggots crawling all over you. The public schools’ modern version of American history focuses on slavery’s continued existence during the Civil War and ignores the federal government’s aggression before the battles began. They’re creating a generation burdened with “white guilt.”
“It is almost as if Abraham Lincoln is giving us the finger from the grave.”
Luckily there is still a strong group of people who question whether it was necessary to kill over 600,000 Americans to abolish slavery, something plenty of other countries managed to do without such carnage. One such individual is Texanna Edwards, a senior at Tennessee’s Gibson County High School who made headlines last week for wearing a prom dress resembling the Confederate battle flag and then getting turned away by school bureaucrats who insisted the dress was too offensive.
It leaves you assuming that public schools do not allow the celebration of any mainstream culture for fear that minorities might feel isolated.
Two years ago, administrators at California’s Live Oak High School were perfectly OK with students waving Mexican flags around the campus on Cinco de Mayo, but when five students arrived at school wearing American flag shirts, they were promptly told to take them off or risk suspension. One of the students in question explained, “They said we could wear it on any other day, but [Cinco de Mayo] is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it.”
Ironically, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s victory against the French military in 1862. Napoleon III controlled France at the time and had been supplying the Confederacy’s soldiers with the weapons and money they needed to secede, so Mexico’s victory was the end of one of the Confederacy’s most important relationships.
Heaven forbid I wear a Thomas Jefferson shirt during Black History Month next year and a liberal judge uses legal precedent to ban me from McDonald’s.
To leftists, only minorities have rights. Culture is only to be celebrated if you’re a minority; otherwise it’s plain racism. This is why the government and its willing enablers suspend students for waving American flags, remove teenage girls dressed in Southern-designed prom dresses, and conceal religious symbols at Catholic universities.
It is almost as if Abraham Lincoln is giving us the finger from the grave.
© 2012, agentleman.