I must admit, I had no idea this flag was initiated as a response to the desegregation act in 1961. I’m ashamed to admit, over the years, I’ve even asked the question, “What’s the big deal about this flag?” when there has been unrest and discussions that have brought it to the forefront at different times in the media.
After doing a bit of research and finding out that it was hoisted as a response to what should have been real climate change in America, I did begin to feel a certain way about this flag. The fact that it has been allowed to fly freely all these years while people proclaim racism to be an act of being too sensitive by Blacks who just want to “play the race card” whenever they want, is an abomination.
Of course, this is just my opinion, but I guess those who support what this flag represents are very similar to those who refuse to be accountable when they have perpetuated other wrongdoings, if you will. I liken these people to those who have no conscience. I liken these people to those who, no matter what, will squirm out of taking responsibility for something they’ve done wrong even when it’s too clear that they have, yet they refuse to simply say, “Hey, I was wrong. I apologize,” and make it a heartfelt statement.
You may be reading this and decide I am really reaching, but here’s the thing — a reasonable person, capable of deciphering right from wrong, regardless of the color of their skin; their socioeconomic status; their sex; or sexuality; religion; creed; or any of the other disparities we want to divide people by, can connect the dots when the facts are laid on the table.
It was 1961. The desegregation act was passed. People of all colors rejoiced and joined together to celebrate and begin to move forward in a new direction…but there was one group of people who decided, “Aw hell nawl, we can’t be having those niggers thinking they’re just as good as us! We’ve got to show them they will NEVER be just as good as us! They may live in America, but we…well WE are still superior and we’re hoisting our own flag just so they never forget.” Or something to that effect…you get my drift.
So, I wonder, how many people did it take to come up with the idea of hoisting a flag to send a message. What is the X indicative of (as if I don’t already know) and what are the stars in alignment with the X indicative of? And who are these people that still think this flag is part of their heritage and they are proud to be associated with the act and what this flag represents?
The people who support this flag make an interesting connundrum. I wonder what it would be like to have a conversation with one of them…
I bet it would remind me of going in circles…or banging my head against a brick wall.
Yours in health, wealth and the written word!