I don’t believe in banning anything outside of child pornography. This makes me unusual in America this morning. I also believe that cameras do not photograph children, people do. By this you can imagine what a modern rebel I am because I am not in favor of banning cameras.
But while “banning fever” is gripping the nation, I would like to suggest a likely target for those who have developed the keen sense of being offended usually reserved to transgender lesbian cis neutral undergrads at Oberlin.
This target was formed in 1828. That is during the gap between George Washington’s inauguration and the end of slavery in America.
This target fought to expand slavery while its main opposition was formed in 1854 to oppose slavery.
In the post-civil war era the target fiercely fought passage of amendments to the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment).
This group ferociously opposed passage of the civil rights laws of the 1860’s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867.
This remnant of America’s racist past started a terrorist arm called the Ku Klux Klan to lynch blacks and whites who opposed them.
They passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws and fought every piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860’s to the 1960’s.
They fought against anti-lynching laws, and they passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by the legislature.
During the civil rights era of the 1960’s, it was this group who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other protestors were fighting.
It was one of their members, Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor, who let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.
This group was the chief opponent of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Prominent members of this racist cabal, a vestige of America’s awful racist heritage, were Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd. Senator Byrd filibustered against the bill for 14 straight hours.
This group most reveres one of its members, a President no less, who opposed the 1963 March on Washington organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, He had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist.
In the intervening years this group has grown increasingly racist while claiming to suddenly be champions of black minorities. They have quietly displaced many blacks in jobless and hopeless ghettos. They have deliberately under-educated a sub-set of Americans in order to maintain their tight grip of power over them.
The group I am speaking of is called the Democratic Party.
I remain opposed to banning things for no good reason. But if you want to ban anything and everything that reminds people of black struggles, that might trigger fear and loathing in those who oppose racist policies, The Democratic Party has historically been a more potent poison of race relations than any confederate flag.
Flags don’t kill, Democrats do.