My ‘rant’ on the Confederate flag and monument debate:
I feel there is a level of arrogance (even if unintentional) to expect Black people in America to respect any symbol that TO THEM represents:
Separation of families,
Not being regarded as human…
I could go on describing what American slavery was.
The Confederacy also represented those who were willing to die to maintain that way of life.
In fact, the rebel flag is just as painful to many Blacks as the Nazi swastika is to Jews. It represents the first acts of terrorism in this country.
The Confederacy made war against the United State. They fought against and disrespected the same flag that many people criticize Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest as disrespectful as if their cause was more noble. As if they determine what constitutes a proper source protest. How arrogant!
It was treason.
Heritage not Hate?
How can you expect me to celebrate that heritage?
I know the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression)was about states rights, but any fool knows it was primarily the right to own slaves.
So here it is…
Would you honor a symbol that represents misery to your great, great grandparents?
Every culture has aspects of their heritage/history that should be remembered, but not celebrated.
If you want a rebel flag on your car, home, clothing or personal property that’s your right, but it has no place on a government property than does a swatika.
We all have to learn to disagree without insults or becoming enemies.
This post is to provoke thought from another perspective…not insults. God’s love to all if you!
Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)
Matthew 15:1-3 (NKJV)
15 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
Yeshua pissed off the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees for threatening their traditions. God constantly rebuked Israel for not forsaking the sins of their fathers.
It’s time for some traditions to die.