That ungraciously ignores the 100% of blacks who were insulted daily, (having to see that flag, each day on their own State building), well before the murders!Lee Stacey said:From what I understand the reason every one has their knickers in a twist about the flag is because of the shooting in Charleston.
The Charleston killings just embarrassed the good Southern folk who saw flying it on public buildings as offensive!
Once again, Lee, who ever conjured up such a preposterous proposition?Lee Stacey said:The question is - will removing the flag change anything?
No one ever postulated that removing the flag does anything except show our decency in stopping an insult. That's it! As I have said repeatedly, no one on the planet has any expectation of anything else.
Lee, as soon as you see the words, "Fox News", spare yourself! Just take whatever follows with a large pinch of salt! Fox News is wonderfully popular for believers in some war against Christian Values, War Against Christianity and Fraud of Global Warming. Except for a few exceptions times of brilliant news reporting leading all other media sources as in the reporting on Hurricane Katrina, they have shrill mantra-repeating "talking heads" who preach about a left wing liberal conspiracy involving, abortion, taxes of the rich, destabilization of Christmas, Obamacare, Marriage for Gays and the like.Lee Stacey said:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/27/charleston-shooting-suspect-life-confused-troubled-childhood-then-racial/
This was a lonely, isolated, mentally disturbed kid from a broken home who found acceptance in extremism. Despite the horrific crime one feels he is as much a victim as the people he shot. Will removing the flag stop another isolated, damaged kid following his path? Or is it an easy path to ease the collective guilt?
The nature of this fellow is not important. When one has large, regality communicating, devoted, internet-connected hate mongering, this fellow or someone else will eventually act out the intentions of the interconnected group personality. Except none of the others get to face consequences.
There's no way to remove the flag, the Bible or any other White Supremacist symbologies from them. They are personal property and not illegal. We have freedom of speech in the USA and anyone can own whatever bible or flag they want.
In the UK, this might, if proven, amount to conspiring to hate speech and be actionable, but we have no such authority to interfere in the USA.