Yesterday, 2 things happened that may seem to some to be unconnected.
Down here in the Magnolia State of Mississippi, the State House of Representatives voted to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from our state flag. Today, the State Senate is supposed to take up the measure and will probably vote the same way. We citizens of Mississippi will not have a vote on this.
In all of their caring benevolence, the Mississippi state government is going to allow us to vote for the new design sometime in the near future.
Regardless of what you think about the Stars and Bars, not allowing the citizens of a state to have a say in the matter is just plain wrong.
However, this was done on purpose.
You see, 10 years ago, the citizens of Mississippi voted to retain the Confederate Battle Flag in the state flag.
The Smartest People in the Room decided that they could not have that happen again. I have no doubt that if given the opportunity, the citizens of Mississippi would vote to keep our state flag as it is.
I look for Governor Tate Reeves to sign the measure if the senate passes it as he has shown himself not to be the governor that his predecessor was.
Meanwhile, out in Orange County California, the local Democrats have voted to remove the name of John Wayne from the local airport as they claim that he was a racist.
John Wayne was no different than any man or woman in his generation. In a Playboy Magazine ambush interview, he said some things that have caused the Snowflakes of this present generation to melt in guilt ridden angst.
However, I clearly remember the late, great Roscoe Lee Browne co-starring in “The Cowboys”, and the late, great Scatman Caruthers having a role in the Duke’s last movie, “The Shootist”.
The Duke had their number in this interview from 1975.
…I always thought I was a liberal but I came up terribly surprised when I found I was a right wing conservative extremist…I have always listened to every human being I’ve ever met about how I should feel. But this so-called new liberal group… they never listen to your point of view and they make a decision as to what you think and they’re articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person. For some reason, maybe it’s these pictures, they have not been able to do that with me…it hasn’t affected my career in popularity in spite of the fact that they’ve tried to make them do it. There isn’t a hell of a lot we can do to change human behavior. We keep making laws to try to change human behavior but we can’t do it…You’re being conned into Keynesianism and socialism now but it isn’t going to stop the selfishness of human behavior. It isn’t going to stop the greed. If you take $20 and give a dollar to every son of a b!tch in the room, you come back a year later one of the b@st@rds will have most of the money. It’s just human nature. We’re never gonna whip it with a lot of laws.
As communication gets better and you make people conscious of somebody in trouble, starving or something like that, the average person will help…I think there are people who try to affect a thinking where they know more than some other son of a b!tch and try to pull a false impression on what human nature is. We’ve proven we go back to hope at the first opportunity…and bam they’re out there ready to grab it. So we are optimistic; we have to be optimistic. What else would we be if you lose optimism?” – John Wayne
Well sir, I think that you would become one of the Liberal Snowflakes who have become Marxists, thanks to the Liberal College Professors in this nation, and are upset that the rest of us don’t buy into Marxism and who are taking out their frustrations on our historical statues and monuments in an effort to erase history.
What both subjects in this morning’s post have in common is the fact that they are part of American history and American culture which has bound us together as a nation since our Founders put pen to paper and wrote our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. While our freedom as a nation gives its citizens many rights, it does not give anybody the right to erase history simply because it offends them as an individual.
It is time for average Americans to stand up together and say no to those who would erase our history in their attempt to turn this nation into something that it was never meant to be.
Until He Comes,