We wanted to take a minute to chime in on the unspeakable tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof was apprehended yesterday in North Carolina, a day after being welcomed into Emmanuel AME Church. From CNN:
Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.
A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a table with the small group. Nothing in the footage suggests the carnage to come.
Police say Roof shot and killed nine people inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near the heart of Charleston’s tourist district. Eight died at the scene; a ninth died at a hospital.
What can you say? This sucks. Dylann Roof is a monster and a savage and needs to be put down like the animal that he is. We could get into a whole thing on gun control, or racism, or whatever. But the bottom line is, nine people are dead and their families will never be the same. And that really, really sucks.
I think we can all agree that this is an act of terror, and this kid should be treated like a hostile threat to the United States of America. Because that’s exactly what he is. Why? Because he proudly waves the flag of the greatest terrorist organization that has ever existed in our nation’s history – the Confederacy.
Someone pointed out last time thabt this is not the flag of the confederacy. Semantics. It was the “battle flag.” But it was also adopted in 1863 as the “2nd flag of the the confederate states,” because the first one was often mistaken as a surrender flag. Luckily American soldiers who saw traitors flying this flag knew that it was fair game to do America a favor and kill them.
I fucking hate that thing with a passion. The people who defend it are all morons. All of em. They’ll whine about “states rights” and “southern pride” and “heritage” and a whole bunch of other malarkey. But at the end of the day if you have a confederate flag license plate, or you wear a confederate flag on your clothes because you think it means you’re a Kenny Chesney fan, it doesn’t change the fact that you’re supporting terrorism.
And OF COURSE every flag at the South Carolina Statehouse was flying at half staff today EXCEPT for the confederate flag:
Their excuse? It’s affixed to the top of the flagpole, not on a pulley, meaning that it would be difficult if not impossible to lower it halfway without taking it down altogether.
So let me get this straight. You can’t put that flag at half staff because it’s not on a pulley. So your choices then are to leave it as it is, or take it down altogether. And despite the fact that a white racist just killed 9 black people who WELCOMED him into their church, you elected to go with the former?? This is why South Carolina can’t have nice things.
And all these dumb shits who wanna rush to defend this flag of treason can take their traitorous asses and move to Canada:
It’s a symbol to those men who fought and died in the war.
No, it’s a symbol of treason. A crime punishable by death. It’s a MILLION times worse than flying the flag of ISIS or Al-Qaeda 0r the Vietcong. They’ve all killed Americans too. But the difference is in the numbers. Al-Qaeda killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11. Over 58,000 Americans died during the Vietnam War. But the confederacy? Those assholes cost this country 650,000 lives – more than the rest of the wars in American history combined!!
That’s what the confederate flag is a “symbol” of. Death and carnage because they were too butthurt that America DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED Abraham Lincoln – a President who initially had no plans to rid the south of slavery. They just thought he might. And despite the fact that 99% of them were too poor to ever afford a slave, they all held hope that TODAY was gonna be the day that their quick pick finally got them the Mega Millions so they could open their own plantation. Consequently they made up a fake country, tossed a flag together, and started an insurrection that killed over half a million people in four years.
Fuck all of them. Fuck your ancestors. You know why we have racial problems in this country? Because every single person in your family tree was a butthurt loser. If there was no slavery, and no Jim Crow, there would be no deep-seeded racial issues today. But there are. Because of your dumbfuck ancestors who fought and died in that insurrection. Your ancestors are a bunch of hillbilly naniburgers who got steamrolled by Abraham Lincoln and General Sherman.
The only unfortunate part about Sherman’s march through the south is that the atomic bomb wasn’t invented yet. Because that was literally the only hope that your God-forsaken state had – nuclear annihilation. Japan is one of the most advanced and healthy countries on earth today because America is the only nation in world history that blows up your country and then rebuilds it from scratch.
And the Civil War wasn’t a war. It was an insurrection. Wars are fought between real countries. The Confederacy was never a real country. It was an imaginary country that never existed. Not one single country on earth EVER recognized it’s existence or agreed to engage in diplomacy with their leaders. They were nothing but an imaginary country that existed only in the minds of dilluted hillbillies. They couldn’t even get Goddamn ENGLAND to recognize them. England literally was waiting for the day that America became divided in half so they could pounce on the opportunity. But then they realized that in order to do so their tea and crumpet big shots would have to sit down and pretend to like a bunch of white trash from South Carolina.
Do you morons not understand the concept of winning and losing? Newsflash – you guys lost because our ancestors were smarter than yours. We had trains, infrastructure, a navy, organization, and real leadership. You had a flag, a loose coalition of underdeveloped states, and a rebel yelp.
All of your ancestors were dirt poor white trash who died defending the rights of slave-owning southern aristocrats who would be embarrassed to be seen with your ancestors in public. And to make matters worse, they lost. Because not only were your ancestors brain dead, they were also losers. And in America, losers don’t get to dictate how the winners celebrate. The flag comes down because we said so. We’re winners. You’re losers. Got it?
Here’s a couple dumb things I saw on Facebook:
Yea, they wanted to be free of wackjob liberals…..like Abraham Lincoln. Him and his wacky visions of freedom for black people. And for what it’s worth, people in the “Ukraine” are a completely different ethnicity from the Russians they broke free of. But you people? Unfortunately you’re all Americans and we’re stuck with you. Oh well, someone’s gotta work at Walmart.
Newsflash – your heritage IS racism. Do you not understand that? That flag “is a part of your history” in the same sense that the Nazi flag was part of German history. You think there’s a lot of Prussians waving the swastika in Munich right now? Nope. Only a traitor would do that.
The bottom line is, I don’t blame the confederate flag for Dylann Roof killing nine innocent people. I blame Dylann Roof. But at the end of the day, this is as good a reason as ever to put that piece of garbage away and take it out once we run out of toilet paper.