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You know that media outlets like NPR are so far extreme left it is impossible to get the whole story – just ask Juan Williams. But since you used them for part of this thread….
“The Macomb County, Mich., native said his use of the flag derives from
a popular song by legendary Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd.”
Kid Rock’s last popular hit was a remix of Sweet Home Alabama with his memories of Northern Michigan called “All Summer Long”, but his entry into that genre goes back a few years. Gretchen Wilson sings about having a poster of Kid Rock on her wall in “Redneck Woman” and Ritchie has also sang with Hank Williams Jr.
None of the Flag’s use by any of those in music is the appropriate use, but it does show it isn’t “all about hate, slavery, etc…” which is the correct message all along.
So just what exactly is Adolph Mongo’s problem with a faithful son of Michigan supporting Detroit? Oh. it is part of his method of making friends and money. It means to Adolph what Adolph says it means.
“Every bigot and racist in this country loves that flag.” Yeah, I am sure the Black Panthers, Al Sharpton, Muslum radicals, La Raza and ol Mongo himself have one tacked up on thier garage wall. Obviously Adolph only sees Whitey as ‘bigots and racists’ and cannot comprehend a bigger world view – Arabs and Jews, Japanese and Chinese, Protestants and Catholics, etc…
“I love America. I love Detroit, and I love black people,” and “I’ve never flown that flag with any hate in my heart. Not one ounce,” Ritchie said before announcing $50,000 in donations from his foundation to Detroit recreation centers, a conservancy on the city’s Belle Isle, a youth theater group, a youth training agency and Habitat for Humanity.
I haven’t investigated, but I wonder if Adolph Mongo has even came within 10% of the charitable donations that Kid Rock has given. Adolph just seems to be a blowhard bigot trying to capitalize on his 15 minutes of shame. Regardless of what symbols are used, Mr Ritchie is doing a good service to his homefolks without a radicalized agenda (right or left)
Glad that Mr Mongo burned it, cause those folks disrespected and dishonored it, and the proper way to retire a flag is burning or burial. Oh BTW Adolph – Nylon don’t really burn very good. FYI on your next protest.
Thanks for providing all of us with an objective account of this event. 🙂
Speaking as a lifelong supporter of that flag, if that pack of intolerant racists believe burning a cheap Chinese-made nylon banner is in any way a desecration of the living symbol of Southern identity and Confederate remembrance, then they are seriously deluding themselves.
It almost makes me laugh really.
Burning a flag in no way dishonors it in the eyes of anyone who supports its real heritage and history, nor would it if the flag were handmade cotton rather than cheap nylon or a REAL Army of Northern Virginia or Army of Tennessee banner as opposed to this.
Trust me, to groups like the SCV, UDC, and the good folks over at facebook’s SHPG (cheap pop I know) the only REAL desecration of that flag and what it stands for to the Southern people today is when it is being held high and waved around by false prophets in white sheets and hoods, by goose-stepping lobotomized sheep following a dead cult leader, or otherwise misused by some politician or some fanatical “community activist” who thinks that connecting it with racism will win them five minutes of fame and a huge sum in donations.
I find it amusing that you would speak so passionately about the treatment of the flag in one image and completely ignore the video. Are we really to believe that parading the flag outside of Lincoln’s home is an appropriate use of that symbol? Do you really believe that the veterans of the war would approve of such behavior? You are a funny guy. 🙂
Thanks….I am a rather funny guy huh? 🙂
Well I think that parading the flag outside of Lincoln’s house is as appropriate as you might find oh say….someone protesting a Confederate Memorial Day ceremony or a grave re-dedication.
And of course I did not ignore the video, I had already seen it before and it wasn’t relevant to the point of the story.
Like I said, Confederate veterans no doubt had more class and respect than their descendants,
As to the video, they were complying partly with Lincoln’s wishes. He said dixie was his favortie song and asked a band to play it out side the WH when Lee surrendered. Yes I know a little reach. But honestly, singing and waving a flag is not equal to burning one and calling people insulting names.
It is quite a stretch indeed, but I appreciate the effort. It seems to me that the intent behind the singing of the song along with the display of the flag says it all. Like I said, I wonder if Confederate veterans would have done such a thing. To that extent, it’s worse than the flag burning.
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