February 25, 2014
Even though the blacks loved slavery and regretted its ending, black slavery was still the second worst thing which has ever happened in history, being beaten-out in the championship of horrible historical happenings only by the Holocaust, wherein Adolf Hitler made 6,000,000 lampshades out of Jews.
Because this slavery event was so horrible, terrible and evil, and because everyone who fought for the South in the Civil War did so because they hated blacks people, it is unacceptable for those who live in the South to honor their evil ancestors by even thinking about the Confederate flag, let alone putting a small one on their car.
So when Georgia issued a specialty license plate featuring the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, it was only to be assumed that millions of black people everywhere would begin wailing like infants.
Georgia, what in tarnation were you thinking? Don’t you understand that black people have emotions?
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The new specialty tag has stirred a clash between those who believe the battle flag honors Confederate heritage and those, particularly African-Americans, who view it as a racially charged symbol of oppression.
A spokesman for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said Tuesday that the state should not have sanctioned the battle emblem to appear on a Georgia tag.
“To display this is reprehensible,” said Maynard Eaton. “We don’t have license plates saying ‘Black Power.’”
For their part, the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said it meant no offense. People have a right to commemorate their heritage, and the state would be discriminating if it rejected the group’s application, said spokesman Ray McBerry.
“By sanctioning the plate, they are not saying they agree with our organization. They’re just saying it’s a level playing field,” he said.
Gov. Nathan Deal said the new tag was a surprise to him.
“I hadn’t heard that so I don’t know anything about it. I’ll have to talk to them about it. I had no information in advance about it,” said Deal, who last month vowed to a Ebenezer Baptist Church congregation that he would give Martin Luther King Jr. a more prominent place on state Capitol grounds.
…Passions aroused by the Confederate flag remain a potent force in Georgia politics. When Gov. Roy Barnes brought down the 1956 state flag, which had the emblem as its centerpiece, the backlash contributed to Sonny Perdue’s surprise election as governor.
Elsewhere, states that joined the Confederacy have taken different postures in regard to the symbol. North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi have specialty license tags that include it. Texas’ rejected an application to issue one, on the grounds that it would offend many residents.
The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans sued board members of the Texas motor vehicle agency, and the case remains in the courts.
McBerry, of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was unfazed by the renewed controversy over the battle flag. “We believe that everyone has the right to preserve their heritage,” he said. “Southerners have as much right to be proud of their heritage as anybody else.”
Eaton, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said issuance of the tag confirms his belief that the state government is indifferent to the 31 percent of residents who are black.
“It’s a slap in the face,” he said.