The ginned up hysteria this week over the Confederate flag, after the dreadful murder of nine blacks in a Charleston church by a deranged white racist, marks a fitting coda to the one hundred and fiftieth commemoration of the War, as a symbol that few Americans know much at all about their own history these days. Amazon, along with other retailers including Walmart, has banned Confederate flag products, on the grounds that they do not want to offend customers. Katie McHugh at Brieitbart notes that Amazon has a long way to go if Amazon wishes to accomplish that:
Amazon sells a huge variety of shirts, posters, you-name-it featuring the hammer and sickle, Joseph Stalin’s mustache, all things Che Guevara, Vladimir Lenin and other colorful revolutionaries who fought to make the world a better place, man. Guevara’s book Guerilla Warfare is on sale in four different formats. In one of the worst genocides in modern times, Stalin forcibly starved Ukrainian peasants in what’s known as the Holodomor, a “terror-famine” that left anywhere from 2.4 million to 7.5 million Ukrainian peasants dead in 1933.
Communism is chic: Amazon’s senior vice president Jay Carney proudly features Soviet Union war propaganda in his lavish home, after all. “Have you enlisted in the army?” a poster featured by The Washingtonian Magazine photo splash asks.
Helpful reminder — Communism led to the deaths of 94 million people world-wide within a hundred years. That’s approximately 93,999,991 more murders than a drug-addled, fatherless loser committed in Charleston.
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Score another victory for the perpetual grievance monger industry, helped along this time by some gutless and self-serving Republican politicians. Now, as it happens, as faithful readers of this blog know, I am perhaps Abe Lincoln’s biggest fan on the internet, my sympathies in regard to the Late Unpleasantness are with the boys in blue, and the defeat of Secession and the destruction of Slavery I view as grand victories for all Americans. However, this attempted demonization of all things Confederate by ignorant yahoos a century and a half after the War is an affront both to History and common sense. We cannot change history and the attempt to do so is both useless and bizarre. It is also dangerous. Some of the loudest and most hate filled voices in our land, backed up by people with considerable wealth, find Christianity in general, and Catholicism in particular, highly offensive. Unlike the long dead Confederacy, the believers in Christ are an active threat to those at the helm of chasing from the Public Square ideas and people they do not like, and our time will come.