The cool thing about attacking someone that’s been dead for over 100 years is that they can’t fight back. The other cool thing is that you can use them to fuel your race baiting so that you can get some cheap publicity, get noticed, or play the faux “civil rights leader” on TV.
Such is the case in Auburn, Alabama where a city councilman decided to get noticed by ripping tiny Confederate flags from the graves of long-dead Confederate veterans buried in a local cemetery. Shockingly those flags were placed there on Confederate Memorial Day. Who wouldda thunk it, eh? Confederate flags on Confederate graves on Confederate Memorial Day! Shocking, I know.
Despite that this has been going on for well over 100 years, this councilman puffed himself up to being “offended” because he claimed he was a “civil rights leader.” He said that the tiny flags made him feel that the cemetery was “like a Klan rally or a skinhead rally.” He put on his showy high dudgeon claiming that the tiny flags are “intimidating to black folks.” Yes, he, an elected official, is “intimidated.”
Blah, blah, blah, etc., etc.
The arrogance of councilman Blah-blah-blah, though is interesting. You see, he felt it was his right to trespass upon the graves of other people’s family members and destroy their private property. And he felt this right to desecrate other’s graves in a private cemetery, not one that is even in has jurisdiction as a city council member.
One wonders for how many more decades black “civil rights leaders” will be constantly elected to city councils all across the country before a tiny 150-year-old flag is no longer “intimidating”?
So what can we conclude from councilman Blah-blah-blah’s actions? What can we ascribe to him?
Destruction of private property.
That’s quite a list, eh?
As a remedy, councilman Blah-blah-blah should be forced to pay to replace the Confederate flags he destroyed. Now THAT would be some just deserts, wouldn’t it?