The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that defines “hate” as “any conservative who disagrees with our liberal view of the world,” is creating an online map of Confederate symbols. No, it’s not so you can plan a road trip; they want to pinpoint every remaining symbol so they can systematically dismantle the last vestiges of Southern heritage.
“There are numerous government-sponsored symbols of the Confederacy that are out in the public across the country, and, quite frankly, it’s time for them be removed,” said SPLC founder Morris Dees.
The national controversy over the Confederate flag began after a racist nutjob shot up a black church in Charleston, but liberals aren’t stopping with South Carolina and they aren’t stopping with the Rebel flag. They have their sights set on memorials, graveyards, parks, schools, and anything else that pays tribute to the Confederate States.
Groups like the SPLC are desperate the keep the ball rolling, even though most Americans have moved on. Following an admittedly disturbing massacre, a temporary bit of insanity swept the country. Because the shooter, Dylann Roof was once photographed in the presence of a Confederate flag, this somehow made the flag at least partially culpable for the crime. By removing it, we could somehow…prevent this from happening again? The logic was never quite clear, and that’s probably why normal Americans are ready to leave the whole thing behind. We get like that sometimes. Freedom Fries, anyone?
But the liberal establishment doesn’t want to lose their short-lived outrage. So we get student groups demanding the removal of Jefferson Davis statues, and we get interactive maps to the nation’s Confederate hotspots. As if the culmination of all of this is a brand new America, no longer tainted by its own dark history.
Of course, you are a fool if you think Confederate symbolism is the endgame. This is but a mere step in a much longer, much more sinister journey. The enemy is not the Confederate States of America; the enemy is the South itself. Traditional values. Christianity. Conservatism. It is the United States of America and the flag that flies above her. Liberals are slowly but surely removing their masks, and underneath is revealed a twisted grimace of anti-Americanism that should send a chill down any patriot’s spine. They want to tear down this country and remake it from the bottom up. No more free market. No more democracy. No more private property. No more individualism.
This is a peaceful coup, and it takes many forms.