At the end of the day this really is a damn tight band....if you've ever seen them play live you will know what I'm talking about.....
Well the Head Shops would still be open......just saying.....
My insurance company is salivating.....Too bad I'll still be paying out the yang for the actions of that bunch in the beltway. What a lost opportunity to really help working people in this country. They could have done some good things but instead chose to snuggle up with the hate America crowd instead. Like I said, my insurance company is salivating.......
The 'First National' flag would be most appropriate if you wanted to honor your heritage. It's a beautiful flag that seems to offend no one. The truth is most people on both sides of this issue ( I call it Flag-Flap ) know little to nothing about the flags and histories of the soldiers and citizens of the South. If they did it would defang the majority of them because it just doesn't fit with todays politically correct message, nor does it support many peoples unreconstructed agenda. If anyone doubts me take the time with an unbiased attitude to find out for yourselves. You will be surprised.
As for the lady at the center of this mess please understand that you are hurting some people with this. Many of these folks have had their 'leaders' fill them with a lot of hate and misinformation about Southern history, and sadly many also have experienced racism in the worst ways. Nothing will ever change this sad fact but in their hearts they truly believe you mean them ill-will. Most of these families have lived in that neighborhood for a long, long time. Put everything else aside and try to understand how they really feel. Yes you have the right to fly the battle flag. No person or government body can make you take it down. But what about respect for your neighbors albeit them not understanding what symbols of Southern heritage means to many folks (yourself and I included).
Historical fact always takes the high ground at the end of the day. Why not talk to your neighbors about how both blacks & whites fought together and won against the British? Or that the fight was against the Federal Government, not a region of America or a race of people.
The Southern people cherish honor and civility more so than most despite what you often find blasted in these pages. Do the right thing, be proud of who you are and where you come from but harm no one. It is the right thing to do.
All Comments »
Powered by Foundation
© Copyright 2017,
Charleston City Paper