Southern men the thunders mutter!
Northern flags in South winds flutter!
I grossly underestimated how quickly Republicans would kowtow to leftist public opinion, whose votes Republicans will, of course, never win. This is a ploy without plotting, giving up ground in the culture war without gain. This is not WW2; the Republican party is not the Soviet Union. They aren’t going to emerge stronger and drive back the other belligerent for sacrificing the Confederate heritage to #BlackLivesMatter. It is highly improbable that this move will gain the Republican party any votes, or that it will improve their image. The left sees anyone right of them as heretical, which is absolutely correct from an ideological standpoint. So-called conservatives do not understand this reality, and in the process of whoring for votes alienate their white and predominantly Southern and Midwestern base. They are just liberals a decade behind.
The initial dispute revolved around the Confederate battle flag flying over a Civil War memorial on the grounds of South Carolina’s State House. In time, Republicans of varying importance began to chime in.
My hope is that by removing a symbol that divides us, we can move our state forward in harmony, and we can honor the nine blessed souls who are now in heaven.
— Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, Governor of South Carolina (R.), an ethnic Asian Indian woman born to immigrant parents telling white Southerners that it is not okay to honor South Carolina’s fallen soldiers who fought for the Confederacy. Isn’t that the same thing they tell white people not to do to POC? Erase their experiences or something? Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white, as my alt-right readers must know by now.
Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.
— Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts (R.), tweeting almost the same idea as Randhawa Haley, that only the deaths of protected classes can be honored.
The Sunday service closed the deal for me. I don’t know how I would ever go back into that church and be able to justify denying their request to remove the flag. And it makes us all better at the end of the day
— Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina (R.), blatantly highlighting how mainstream Christianity is one of the biggest subverters of white identity and solidarity.
Kudos to @nikkihaley and all the SC leaders standing with her for doing the right thing
— Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida (R.),who has identified as Hispanic, and removed the Confederate flag at Florida’s State Capitol while he was governor, tweets. Because, you know, removing Confederate heritage and the flag from memorials to her fallen is the right thing to do.
The only objectively good thing I’ve heard from a nominal Republican came from an aide working for the Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz campaign:
“It’s not just the flag,” Bright said. “They want to take down the Confederate monuments, I’ve gotten emails from people who want to rename streets … anytime you want to basically remove the symbols of history from a state, that’s something that just is very bad … these are honorable men who fought for their homes, their home state, to disgrace them in the name of political correctness is just wrong. They’re not here to defend themselves.”
On the free market end of things, Ebay, Walmart, Sears and Amazon have all stopped selling Confederate flag merchandise. Amazon was the slowest to take action and only did after sales spiked because of a supply scare from all the other retailers banning the flags. Because nothing says free market like banning things that sell well, even though the threat of banning them is what drove sales in the first place.
It is highly unlikely that the C-suite of multinational corporations care one iota about any of this flag fiasco. But by their very nature, globalists are anti-nation. That many customers are adopting this standpoint just means they can openly do so as well. This is a recent development in corporate politics, but one that isn’t without significance. Companies that show they care about the environment, working conditions, LGBT issues, and the leftist definition of racism—even if just nominally—know they will get a social media boost from it, and possibly greater sales. If that outweighs the losses from selling flags, and it will, it’s a good marketing and business decision.
Events like these highlight how the right needs to focus on more than economics; it has to present and defend culture, white culture. I don’t suspect that it will, but as an ideal it should be motioned towards. We are being held to a double standard. Even if you could care less about the Confederacy or the Lost Cause, if you’re pro-white you should be angry about this. Southrons are as Anglo-American as you are. Your identity must come first or someone else will hijack it and turn it against you. That’s why the flag debate and other anti-white battles have been lost in the culture war in the first place. The only socially acceptable white identity nowadays is one of acknowledging one’s “white privilege,” condemning one’s ancestry, and swearing to only work for the good of the out-group. Letting your enemies call you racist and then doing exactly what they tell you is spineless. Cuckservatives are completely whipped. When you let your enemies control the high ground and literally tell you what you’re allowed and not allowed to do, you’ve already lost.
And speaking of traditional right-wing flags, what will become of the Gadsden flag? Associated with Libertarians and the Tea Party, which are implicitly white (and therefore racist), they too will eventually become stigmatized, even without the Civil War baggage. The US flag probably isn’t far behind. “Don’t tread on me,” has always been sort of a spirituality for conservatives across the spectrum, from the basic bitch to the LARPy NatSoc, i.e. “I wish liberals/leftists/cultural marxists would just leave me alone.” They won’t.
A message to the mainstream right.