Monday, May 19, 2014


This month opened with the disturbing news that California had banned the sale of the Confederate flag on State property.  I guess it surprised no one that such a move would come out of that great western bastion of liberalism. California sent troops to the War Between the States and they hold re-enactments there. Yet,  the tired old line that the flag represents or has ties to slavery persists as if the U.S. flag were guiltless.
I often wonder just where the rights of Southern Americans figure into the equation of cultural rights. Are we to erase every vestige of our beloved Southern heritage just because some folks don't like it?  How many people do you think there are in this world who hate the American flag?
California Assemblyman Donald Wagner maintained that they were not "stifling free speech" (yeah, right) but banning "a symbol so vile" … that they did "not want to be associated with it."  The fact is, they do not want anyone "associated with it".  Actions against symbols of the Confederacy are always based on deliberate lies and the ceaseless prejudice against anything Southern. I could not care less what California does, except for the fact that I know everyone out there is not so ignorant of the true facts of history nor so blindly biased by political correctness.  I also wonder which other States just might follow California's malevolent lead.
John Wayne Dobson
Macon, GA


California Assembly Moves To Ban Sale Or Display Of Confederate Flag
Well folks,
It looks like the granola State (the land of fruits and nuts) has finally figured out the poison causing all its woes. All this time I thought it was their liberal / Marxist policies.  
What I find amusing is that the amended bill reads, in part, "The State of California may not sell or display the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, also referred to as the Stars and Bars..." Many of you know that the Battle Flag and the Stars and Bars are two distinctly different flags. For those unaware, the Battle Flag was the Confederate soldiers flag used in the field for identification, also known as the "starry cross" as taken from the Scottish flag. The Stars and Bars was the National Flag of the Confederacy, closely resembling the US flag. 
But who cares about that silly little detail? After all, California is the land of Hollywood, a place where so many, unfortunately, learn their history by way of the movie screen. For example, Tom Hanks as "Forrest Gump" states in that movie he got his name from Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who started the Ku Klux Klan. Though purely mythical, most people believe it and perpetuate that myth because they are conditioned to accept nonsense from inconsequential sources.   
In the spirit of "Gump", I believe a famous quote from the movie is appropriate regarding this flag ban: "Stupid is as stupid does."