All over TV today we saw Walmart declaring they were pulling the confederate flag because it was a symbol of hate, slavery and many were offended by it.
eBay, Sears, and Amazon quickly followed suit in pulling items with the rebel battle flag.
Now while no honest person will deny what the Reb flag meant to black Americans (and not just during the Civil War but during the years of Jim Crow & the civil rights battle) and can understand why these companies would want to remove a symbol involved with slavery & Murder Imagine my surprise when I went online & found this:
and this at WalMart’s site:
Now there are millions of people who were slain under these banners, and hundreds of millions in many countries enslaved under them. There are tens if not hundreds of thousands of Americans alive today who escaped the bearers of these flags and those who operated in their name. In my first job out of college I worked with a man who escaped the Soviet Union and even today people in Ukraine are suffering thank to a Russian Leader who once proudly served under these flags.
So this begs two questions one of which I already asked:
#1. Given that Walmart & others have removed the Confederate Flag from their sites because of its historic connection to slavery that gives offense, how do they justify continuing to carry these products when hundreds of thousands have living memory of the atrocities committed in their name including the deaths of tens of millions?
#2 Given the media publicity concerning the removal of the Confederate Flag items from these stores will the MSM, particularly CNN directly question if WalMart, Sears, Amazon and eBay will be as diligent in removing these offensive items, and if the companies equivocate in any way will they ask why the tens of millions who died and the hundreds of millions who were enslaved IN LIVING MEMORY these things do not demand their removal?
Or must we wait until the 21st century when the Cold War has been over for 150 years for their removal?
Update: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit:
“I wouldn’t put Confederate kitsch up in my house, but mainstream media figure Claire Shipman and former Obama press secretary Jay Carney put up Communist kitsch in their house. There is something intriguing about how the elite left tolerates art celebrating those who killed 100 million people in the last century, but seeks the erasure of anything associated with the Confederacy.”
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