June 24, 2015
Hysteria Over Confederate Battle Flag Causing Sales To Rise Through The Roof (Updated)Topics: Political News and commentaries
According to Business Insider, prior to Amazon.com stopping the selling of the Conferate battle flag at 2:30 PM Eastern time today, sales of the Confederate battle flag had shot up 4,000% over the previous 24 hours.
Rick Moran notes at PJ Media that he's still trying to find the logic of using the tragedy in Charleston to set off this hysteria against an icon that barely has a tangential relationship to the killings:
[...] About the only thing I can come up with is that the reason the campaign to bury the Confederate battle flag is happening is because it can. The people pushing it have the power so why not exercise it? I would like to see a campaign to ban the image of Che Guevara. I mean, if we're going to go around banning symbols of hate and murder, you can't do better than banning the image of a man who is personally responsible for thousands of deaths due to his unreasoning hatred and bloodlust.Lots of luck Rick on finding the logic of the liberal's hysteria. As Daniel Greenfield aptly points out, political correctness is what happens when reason dies:
Che's image may not grace the capitol grounds of a state, but its iconic presence in liberal politics is undeniable. If flying the Confederate battle flag is an indication of racism, then wearing the image of the mass-murdering Che indicates support for violence and hate, right?
[...] There isn't a conflict between liberals and leftists over political correctness. Instead there's a conflict between older white establishment leftists and younger minority social justice activists over their relative power and positions within the left. This conflict is being fought using the rules of identity politics which are deliberately structured to delegitimize and silence white men.Let there be no doubt that liberal-progressivism has brought our nation to point in whichl logic and reason no longer play a part in our political discourse and especially our politician's thoughts and decision making.
This is yet another evolution of the term 'political correctness' whose history both Voegeli and Chait trace. It's not the political correctness experienced by an employee fired after a social justice warrior lynch mob pounces on him on social media and, if the 51 percent of Democrats and liberals had their way, tried, sentenced and sent to jail. It's an internecine leftist power struggle. ...
[...] Obama uses the language of the liberal, referencing civil rights, FDR and American history, while governing like a radical. And as Voegeli also points out, that's not a new phenomenon, when FDR made "your typical hashtag campaign fanatic" resemble "a bashful centrist".Americans don't like radicals. More Americans would refuse to vote for a Socialist than for a Muslim or gay political candidate. But the Socialist can still win as long as he pretends to be a liberal moderate rather than a radical leftist.
The hybrid leftist-liberal works within the system when it comes to rhetoric, but not in reality. Obama tours the country giving speeches in which he implores Congress to do something or work with him while he ignores Congress and rules unilaterally. But Obama wouldn't be getting away with this if his attitude didn't reflect the hypocrisy of how self-defined liberals actually think and act.
A handful of liberals like Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz have been willing to call out Obama's abuses of power. They are notable mainly for raising topics of process that the rest mostly ignore.
As for racism and hate crimes, Bill O'Reilly, puts both in perspective, and nails it:
Meanwhile, during the time it takes to remove the Confederate flag from public places, you can bet your life that the liberal-progressive race hustlers will find something else to be offended at. Next thing you know liberals will be wanting military bases named after Confederate generals to be renamed.
Oops ... that's already happening.
Suggested read: History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history. This fact sheet will help to clarify and dispell some of these rampant inaccuracies.
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Posted by Richard at June 24, 2015 12:48 PM
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