July 11, 2015
After a White madman strangled nine Blacks with a Confederate flag in Charleston, the government has made the logical decision to virtually outlaw it so that never again will a White racist strangle Black people with it.
However, some retailers are not backing down, and their raking in the shekels.
As major retailers withdraw the flag from shelves, WMBF News didn’t find any stores in Myrtle Beach that say they plan to do the same.
In fact, businesses said they’re selling out of Confederate flags.
“Yeah, we’ve been selling more Confederate flag stuff, definitely. It’s publicity. People want to show that they are for it or against it,” said David Rainwater with Xtreme Airbrushing.
The streets of Ocean Boulevard, Kings Highway and beyond are lined with shops tailored to tourists. Many of the stores are full of Confederate flag merchandise.
As controversy spreads with the governor’s call for its removal from the State House, echoed by protestors across the country, the Confederate flag and pins have completely sold out from some stores.
Supporters are using the words “pride”, “heritage”, and “history”.
Who are all these Whites buying these flags of hatred?
Do they too intend to use them to strangle innocent Blacks?