Support for Confederate Flag now a “mental illness”

If the South should lose, 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 be impressed by all of the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.- Patrick Cleburne

The above statement turned out to be even more prophetic than General Patrick Cleburne could have ever imagined, not only did his prediction come true in the United States, it has now proven true for our northern neighbor, Canada.

The Toronto Star reports:

A high school in York Region has banned a controversial flag long synonymous with America’s Deep South, but also with prejudice and racism.

The Confederate flag became popular at Sutton District High School in the last two years, said principal Dawn Laliberté, emblazoned on bandanas, lighters, belt buckles, backpacks and pickup truck windows.

After explaining the flag’s symbolism to students this week, the school implemented a ban.

“Our first step is always to educate. We are only dealing with a handful of students who view it as a white pride kind of thing, so we thought now is the time to get the message out,” Laliberté said.

Time after time, when asked about the Confederate flag, the majority of students be it in the U.S. or Canada say that it is not a symbol of racism, but rather a symbol of their heritage, a way of life, their culture, only to be scolded and told that it is racist and subsequently banned.

Perhaps the most disturbing subject of this article seems to be that sporting the Confederate flag and celebrating ones culture is now a mental disease. Again quoting the Toronto Star:

A 2011 study in Political Psychology by psychologist Joyce Ehrlinger showed exposure to the Confederate flag resulted in “more negative judgments of black targets.”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out where this is heading, soon this study will be used far and wide in school districts across the U.S. , all the usual suspects appear in the Toronto Star article, diversity is good (unless you happen to fall into the pro Confederate flag category), lack of exposure to Black History Month etc.

Would you be surprised to learn that Black History Month was originally Negro History Week?

According to Wikipedia:

In 1976, the federal government acknowledged the expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February of 1969. The first celebration of Black History Month occurred at Kent State in February of 1970.[5] Six years later during the bicentennial, the expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was recognized by the U.S. government. Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Fair enough, I believe everyone’s history should be respected , but: What has happened since 1976? The supporters of Black History Month were not happy to merely celebrate their history and it’s leaders during the month of February, they insisted on the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr during January.

According to Time.Com:

This is not a black holiday; it is a people’s holiday,” said Coretta Scott King  after President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law on Nov. 2,  1983. But in the complicated history of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, it has only  recently been a holiday for all the people, all the time

The simple fact of the matter is that Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday are supposed to be a celebration of “equality” and “diversity”. The question that must be asked is : What has happened since the recognition of Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

States throughout the South used to celebrate “Lee / Jackson” days, in honor of the Confederate Generals. They did not “demand” the rest of the country celebrate these Christian warriors.

States throughout the South used to celebrate Confederate history month in honor of the Confederate veterans who fought and died defending their state. They did not “demand” the rest of the states throughout the U.S. celebrate or recognize it.

In contrast, those who support and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day and Black History Month “demanded” that their history was so important that every state must celebrate them. While they succeeded, those who only wanted to celebrate their Confederate history in their state have seen Confederate History Month disappear and General Lee and Jackson “subjects for derision”-Editor

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12 Responses to “Support for Confederate Flag now a “mental illness””

  1. Great effort here Clint !
    I shared it with the Canadian students at the school

  2. The Canadian Red Ensign is almost as toxic a symbol to the Left in Canada. Good article.

  3. In every despotic regime, opposition to the tyrant is seen as madness. Remember, the Soviet Union was (in)famous for its “mental hospitals” in which were “cured” many who rejected communist tyranny!

    As this once free nation moves further and further toward despotism, more and more are the symbols of the ORIGINAL founding principles of the United States – limited government acting with the consent of the governed – rejected and despised along with those who have the courage to display them. Indeed, this vitriolic hatred does more to PROVE that the symbols of the last true republic in this hemisphere – the Confederate States of America – represent those same founding principles which have been rejected by the statists and the tyrants. This is to be expected today, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be accepted.

  4. Our people need to realize anew that the “War” is not over, has never been over for the Yankee/Marxists. It only ends for them when they have won total victory over us and over Christian liberty in general. They may not be shooting at us right now, but what they are doing is even more dangerous and insidious–poisoning the minds of our kids and making cultural war on our symbols. I just wish the Christians in the South would wake up to this and fight back.

  5. Jimmy L. Shirley Jr. Reply February 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Absolutely the rest of the States were forced by arm-twisting, threats and chants of “no justice, no peace” intimidations to adopt this “holiday”. Or, using the current fad word, they were bullied by a bunch of bullies. Thus exposing the supreme hypocrisy they practice when using the code words of the communist politically correct.
    Truth-in-history IS NOT in their agenda. Domination, subjugation is. Read the surviving works of our Confederate leaders literary labour. They fully understood what was at stake. What they did not know was that, in the years after to conflict, the re-education camps opened by the conquerers, otherwise known as public schools, would successfully brainwash generations of Americans with the winners point of view. They knew about this but thought it could be either halted with truth, or mitigated by it. They were wrong. And but for a chance encounter with the Kennedy brother’s book, THE SOUTH WAS RIGHT, I might still be right there with them.

  6. Morons should not be allowed to teach in a school. Also, so what if white people have white pride..nothing wrong with it at ALL. I don’t see anyone trying to stop other races from having pride. In 2010 white people were only 16.43% of the world population. Who is the real minority that needs protecting?? Anyone with half a brain cell and willing to use it knows the Northern Aggression had nothing to do with slavery. Lincoln could have cared less if slavery went on forever. The fact is, one of those indisputable facts, is that Lincoln, in an effort to ward off secession by southern states, actually came to office supporting a proposed constitutional amendment to make slavery permanent. The name of that proposal was the Corwin Amendment, which stated:

    No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.

    Abraham Lincoln- “Negro equality! Fudge! How long, in the government of a god, great enough to make and maintain this universe, shall there continue to be knaves to vend, and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagogue-ism as this?”

    Why do we NEVER hear about these slaves?? Because they were white and not “good” enough to talk about or recognize..I’m Irish I want reparations and a Irish History Month in return for what America and Britain did to MY people. (read below)

    The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.

    From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.

    During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
    – See more at:

  7. I will not speak about your competence, the write-up basically disgusting

    • Reply to PASQUA: It has been written that it is better to be thought a fool than to speak up and remove any doubt. “The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was.” — Milan Kundera — Finally, The Cultural Genocide against the Confederacy and its Christian descendants (white southern people) continues unabated with the full support of the U. S. government through such programs as Black History month being administered by the most racist organization in America today, the NAACP (National Association of Always Complaining People) AKA as the “Tan Klan.”

      • What does one mean by the term “equality?” Most people haven’t a clue. It SOUNDS good, so they’re all for it. True “equality” exists (or SHOULD exist) in only TWO places: before God and before the Law. God is no respecter of persons and no one is (or should be) above or below the Law. Everywhere else, the idea of equal or the concept of egalitarianism is silly at best and dangerous at worst. Would you want a person with an IQ of 40 becoming a neurosurgeon? No. Would you want a blind man as an airline pilot? Of course not! But that is what egalitarianism is all about.

        This country was founded upon equality of opportunity, not equality of results. Now, of course, even that was never universal. Rich folks or folks with family “connections” did better than the lower classes, white OR black. However, in this country — as opposed to Europe — a man with no family connections could (and often DID) rise very high indeed! Interestingly enough, blacks in the South had much more opportunity to do (relatively) well than did their Northern brethren. Blacks could earn money even in slavery and purchase their freedom; often after having done so, they bought their OWN slaves! Northern travelers to the South remarked with astonishment about black slaves offering their hands to whites and the whites taking and shaking that hand as they would the hand of a white man. Such was unheard of in the North.

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