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And I didn't say the business community "started" anything. But the Chamber of Commerce in Columbia voted unanimously (as I recall) to support the flag's removal. It was just bad for business in the state of SC. I'm sure they tired of explaining that, "No, this symbol we raised in defense of Jim Crow in the 1960s really is not, promise, really, we mean it, a symbol of racism or white supremacy. It's a symbol of Southern Heritage but NOT the racist Jim Crow stuff or the slavery stuff that was integral to almost our entire existence as a state! Really! We loves our black neighbors here!"
LMAO. Right wingers just love being the poor, poor victims. "Our poor wittle flag came down...Woe is us. We's victims of the libruls...boo hooo...Just like STALIN!!"
And the tone deafness is just amazing. There is no apparent concern about the ACTUAL oppression of slavery, followed by 100 years of Jim Crow, both regimes defended under that flag. No, the real injustice is that the flag the oppressors flew is coming down off a memorial on state property, but with all rednecks proud of their "Southern Heritage" (except for slavery and Jim Crow obviously!) free to fly it on their cars, houses, motorcycles, pick ups, key chains, t-shirts, thongs, bras, etc.....
9 people died in SC and in response a flag that will fly now more not only in SC, but the country, was taken down from a memorial post.
90,000 Rebel flags rise while 1 is lowered.
Now the 9 dead will fade from public memory forever, but at least the left will think they've done something.
Just in time before football season begins.
Well played progs, well played...