The right wing is now in full revolt mode. They believe that they are losing the war for the heart and soul of their beloved country, and they are not going to go down without a fight.
While some people in the country are busy celebrating the official removal of the confederate flag from state grounds in South Carolina (a move that was long overdue, and that only came about because nine innocent people were slaughtered by a defender of said flag), the friends of the confederacy and their right wing friends were regrouping to fight back against the tide of Yankee love sweeping over the country.
Pat Buchanan has all but declared that another Civil War is looming , and he is calling for "mass right-wing civil disobedience." (Now that's funny, because I thought that is what we have been getting in Washington for the past eight years.)
He claims that it's the latest rulings from the Supreme Court legalizing same sex marriages and allowing the ACA to stand that has set him off, but Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles can see that it's the attack on the symbol of the confederacy that really sent him over the top.
He has lots of company. Over the past few days we have seen rallies and protests in support of the flag. Poor Nikki Haley, bless her pandering heart, has been attacked relentlessly on facebook and twitter for being a n**#%r lover.
Rocker Kid Rock has told us all to kiss his ass (dude, you're from Michigan) and the right- wing editorials and pundits have already started about the flag not being a problem and that it's just a piece of cloth. Blah. Blah. Blah.
My prediction: In a year or two this phase that Americans are going through will pass. And Wal Mart, Sears and Amazon will be moving products with the "stars and bars" just like they were before.
Politicians will no longer be on television moralizing about the offensive nature of the symbol, and everything that happened in South Carolina will fade from our collective memories.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience.
In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a prophet. He said if the South lost, “It means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant debt as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.” No truer words were ever spoken.
The idea that the Confederate flag (actually, there were five of them) stood for racism, bigotry, hatred, and slavery is just so much hogwash. In fact, if one truly wants to discover who the racist was in 1861, just read the words of Mr. Lincoln." [Source]
That folks, was Megyn Kelly, the most popular voice on right wing television. In that same article she says that the confederate flag should be raised; not taken down.
Stay vigilant people, and know your history. I have a feeling that it will be repeating itself real soon.
*Pic from forwardprogressives.com