If you fly a Confederate Flag you are endorsing Confederate “Values” and the right to own Human Beings as chattel. This is what the Confederacy fought for when they broke from the country, these are Battle Standards flown by those who fought to keep slavery intact. It is not Patriotic to fly the Confederate Flag, it is an act of open rebellion and disrespectful to America. These are the Facts. This is History. The Confederate Flag is the same as the Nazi Flag and the ISIS Flag in that they represent the Evil in People. The Monuments dedicated to Civil War Villains gives Honor to the Evil in People. Should we glorify people who warred to own other people. The Answer is unequivocally emphatically NO.
Proportional response to an act of terrorism means going after the people who drove the car into the crowd, not blaming the crowd. It is an act of terrorism because it was done to advance the Nazi agenda as a show of force. Deflecting blame in this circumstance is defending Nazis. Proportional response means the KKK and other white supremacists groups go back on the Terrorist Watch List and that we charge those that engage in intimidation tactics. Meaning anyone photographed with a weapon or a shield or a firearm at any of the Alt Right protests like the one in Charlottesville. This is arming for conflict not peaceful protest and it’s object is to intimidate and cause terror. This is not freedom of speech, this is threatening behavior and should have legal repercussions. Proportional response demands we go after these Nazis with the same vigor as our forefathers who are no doubt rolling in their graves now that Nazis openly march in America and the President declares them lawful despite the threatening behavior these Nazis displayed for days. Proportional response demands that if you send the National Guard to deal with Native Americans burning sage and praying you send in the whole fucking army to deal with these bastards.