Anyone who would defend the Confederate flag is a clever monkey.
I have tried — and failed — to write about Confederate symbols previously. It’s not a straightforward topic, whatever Vox may say. But in the wake of today’s events, a thought on the subject is in order.
We make the Trump face and we send out a sonorous ooh-ooh to National Review’s Ian Tuttle. And how do we explain non-sequitur to our thick friend? It won’t be easy, despite whatever Jane Goodall may say.
Making the rounds on the Internet currently is a photograph of the Charleston shooter leaning against his vehicle, which has a “Confederate States of America” logo where the front license plate should be:
License plate says Confederate States of America. Confederate flag defenders claiming it isn't about hate. Y'all pic.twitter.com/0Zw92EHihu
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) June 18, 2015
But with respect to Ms. Kendall, this hateful man’s use of a slogan is no proof that the slogan itself is hateful.
Here would be a slogan: Cats ask for it by name. Here would be a slave institution: The Confederate States of America. As regards it, I can be found lingering among the millions who believe that slavery is hateful.