On July 10, 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from South Carolina’s statehouse grounds after nearly half a century. Civil rights activists have been demanding the flag to be removed ever since it was placed on the capitol dome in the 1960s. Some defended it as part of the South’s culture and heritage, while others viewed it is a racist symbol. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy during the American civil war which began because of disagreements on slavery and states’ rights. Activists and lawmakers increased pressure on the government to take down the flag after nine black people were shot and killed at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. The gunman, 21 year-old Dylann Roof, had posed in photos with the flag and had posted online a racist manifesto in which he speaks of igniting a race war.
Nevertheless, this article is neither about the South nor the Confederate flag in particular. It’s about the flag as a symbol of believes, ideas and values throughout the history. Humans by the nature are territorial creatures, driven by a survival instinct that compels them to cling to the familiar and avoid the unknown. That has been the most basic, fundamental reason behind violent conflicts from tribal invasions to the world wars. The war of the worlds, in essence, has always been the war of the flags.
Here is an interesting observation: Today, the powers that be claim they are guiding the humanity towards equality, unity and social justice, a global utopia free of discrimination and prejudice based on color, creed, ideology, gender, sexual orientation, etc. and yet, they are being selective in deciding which culture and what orientations and values have priority over the other. For instance they don’t hesitate to condemn the Confederate flag on the basis that the flag is a reminder of slavery and therefore is considered offensive, but the same politicians raise the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement over government buildings and corporate offices, ignoring the fact that the religious people might find a flag that represents homosexuality offensive. The United States of America’s Constitution clearly and unambiguously emphasizes on the freedom of religion while nowhere it mentions anything about the role of government in marriage, and yet the United States government violates the constitutional rights of its citizens in favor of gay and lesbian couples and not only dictates the citizens on how to tolerate homosexuality, but encourages them to celebrate it. On June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court bypassed announced the nationwide legalization of gay marriage, within hours, the White House was lit up in rainbow colors to show the government and President Barack Hussein Obama’s support for the LGBT community who have been highly supportive of his presidency and have donated millions of dollars to his various campaigns and fund raising dinner events. On July 16, 2015, the Muslim terrorist Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire in two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee and killed four U.S marines. President Obama refused to even acknowledge this tragedy as an act of terrorism and it took six days for the White House to lower flags in honor of dead marines, and if you think President Obama is the only Liberal public figure who is hesitant in condemning Islamic terrorism, think again: Tolerance for Islamic terror and violence is a well established trend among the Liberal globalist class.
In today’s inverted world, white heterosexual Christians are viewed as a threat while minorities such as gays and Muslims are viewed as misunderstood victims. Hence, if one white person commits a race-driven crime, the entire white race must be put into shame and be punished, but if a Muslim commits a religion-driven crime, that’s an isolated incident. Following the Charleston shooting, the Liberal online publication Salon.com demanded that white Americans must answer for the tragedy, but when Muslim brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonated a hand-made bomb during the Boston Marathon in April 2013 that killed three people and injured and maimed 264 others, Salon.com argued that Muslims didn’t need to apologize for anything. After all, they refer to Islam as “the religion of peace”, an absolute, outright and shameless lie, contradicted by holy Muslim book the Quran and 14 centuries of Islamic violence and bloodshed. The Quran glorifies hatred and demands violence like no other holy book in any other religion. Even the controversial ancient Jewish text Talmud which is infamous for advocating restrict laws and harsh punishments pales in comparison to the Quran. For example read these verses of the Quran and see how explicitly it commands Muslims to commit atrocities and perpetrate violence:
– Fighting is prescribed for you, and you dislike it, but it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you, but Allah knows, and you know not. – Quran (2:216)
– Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the hearts of his followers. – Quran (9:14)
– Fight against the non-believers, those who do not acknowledge Islam even if they are of the People of the Book [i.e. Jews, Christians, etc.] until they pay the Jizya [Islamic tax] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. – Quran (9:29)
– The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his prophet and strive to make mischief in the land is that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned, this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall suffer a great punishment. – Quran (5:33)
– I will cast terror into the hearts of non-believers. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. – Quran (8:12)
The Quran contains 164 verses that command Muslims to wage war against non-believers and spread terror and violence. Muslims who do not join the fight are considered hypocrites and warned that if they hesitate and do not participate in the slaughter, Allah will send them to hell for severe punishment.
The verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah. In other words, a devoted 21st century Muslim is obliged to fight against the rest of none Muslim world in the same manner that a 6th century Muslim was obliged, and this war must continue until either the entire none Muslim world converts to Islam or accepts to pay the Islamic tax. As you can see, based on such ideology the only good Muslim is a cold hearted killer, a terrorist who won’t shy away from slaughtering non-believers regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
This is the truth about Islam, but the powers that be deliberately and repeatedly ignore the truth and cling to their delusions of multiculturalism and in the process, undermine rights, sovereignty and security of their native citizens. The Confederate flag controversy shed light on hypocrisy, insanity and prejudice of the Liberal globalist class that are hell bent on destroying the humanity as we know it. Based on their argument, the Confederate flag must be banned because it represents hatred, prejudice and racism, but the mosques and Islamic centers shall remain open and continue to spread teachings of the Quran which is the most vile hate speech ever composed.
Mankind’s history is the story of capturing the flag, one flag down, one flag up, the cycle goes on.