Yea, this catching steam with retailers wasn't something I wanted to see.
I want that flag off government property at all levels, but sites like Amazon purging it isn't the best course of action.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
I suppose one can go back through previous attacks on Black churches and revise the motivations of the assailants to "insanity".....but that would be pure hogwash, just as it would be hogwash to say that the 9-11 hijackers were "mentally ill", that their prime motivation for carrying out their terrorism was not ideology.
I know what he was saying as he shot his victims, they were the same words he posted online in his racist diatribes. He knew what he was doing, it was calculated, it was premeditated, he left victims intentionally alive to be witness to what he said and did.
"George had become resigned to the new relationship between his country and the former colonies. He told Adams, "I was the last to consent to the separation; but the separation having been made and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power.""
The South still has yet to resign themselves that they lost.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers