TV Land, the network that gives you stuff from TV land that you’ve seen a gazillion times over but watch it because you like watching stuff you’ve already seen a gazillion times over, and can’t get enough of watching things a gazillion times over, and because the rest of TV programming sucks big time, decided for us TV addicted people that the “Dukes of Hazzard” should not be watched a gazillion times over by everyone in the Yew United States because….(gasp) that “General Lee” car is verrrrry offensive.
YES! The car…(gasp) bears the (gasp) Confederate flag on its roof and as we all have learned the past week or so the flag is bad, bad, bad, and therefore and forsooth should be banned as well. And if it’s on a car, like the (gasp) General Lee, even more reason to ban it.
Um….the flag as well as the car AND the TV show reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard.
So now that idiot kid who took the lives of innocent people was seen in a photograph with the Confederate flag, all of a sudden….SHAZAM! Ban the flag. Yes….the giant crusade to ban the flag has gone ballistic.
Why….well not only because he was pictured with the flag, which, as we all know, may have caused him to commit that horrible crime, (so say those who are hell-bent on banning the flag) but because it’s the “politically correct” thing to do.
You find something that YOU think makes sense, like blaming a flag, and run with it. Yep….the flag was the reason that idiot committed that horrible crime.
Not because he was already filled with hatred and was most likely unbalanced or something else may have influenced him, but only because of the flag.
Hey, perfect opportunity to finally once and for all get rid of that flag before it contributes to more crimes.
Or another TV show with THAT horrible disgusting flag.
Oh yeah, by the way, that photo also show the kid with some plants. Shouldn’t we be inquiring as to what kind of plants those were and banning those as well. Suppose one of them was a Venus Flytrap. You know what those plants are capable of.
Now I completely understand how that flag is linked to racism. I also completely understand that young Confederate soldiers died for that flag whether or not they believed in “racism” or simply because that’s what they were told to fight for.
Maybe a lot of them didn’t have a choice. But either way, they still fought and died for what they believed in. Many of them are buried at Arlington National Cemetary. Should we move them out because they fought and died in the name of that flag?
History is history.You can’t erase the past. As many would love to do.
So is the flag to blame for that horrible crime? NO! The kid is.
Cripes, I’m not alone on this issue. Agree or disagree with my stand. Or agree or disagree with the CNN poll that found 57% of Americans feel the flag is a symbol of southern pride, while 33% feel it is a symbol of racism. Pick your side folks.
But consider this before you think TV Land was correct in dumping the Dukes.
There are over 250 Confederate soldiers buried in a special section of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia which originally was the place where Confederate General Robert E. Lee resided. The government confiscated his estate and created the cemetery.
There are 2 Italian POW’s buried there along with 1 German POW and 60 foreign nationals who were allies.
Erase history? Deny those who gave their lives for what THEY believed in by banning the Confederate flag? IT’S A FLAG FOR CRIPES SAKE!
I’d be willing to guarantee you that there are collector stores where you can buy a damn Nazi flag. Now THERE’S one that should be destroyed. Yet we make movies like “Inglorious Bastards, ” “The Monuments Men” and Hollywood profits over THAT history.
But TV Land……..oh yeah….a feather in their cap for banning the Dukes of Hazzard. Gimmie a break. REALLY! Over a flag on a car named the General Lee.? Really!
Ok…ya wanna take it down from the State house. Fine.
But would you deny the relatives at Arlington the right to place the Confederate flag on their ancestors who fought for…….WHAT “THEY” BELIEVED IN?
AGAIN……IT’S ONLY A FLAG FOLKS.
FLAGS DON’T KILL PEOPLE. DERANGED PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE. HISTORY IS HISTORY, MOVE ON. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THE FLAG UPSETS YOU? FINE, IGNORE IT. JUST LIKE I IGNORE RACISTS, BIGOTS, AND STUPID POLITICIANS AND MEDIA WHO JUMP ON STUPID ISSUES LIKE HOW A FLAG CAUSED THIS KID TO KILL PEOPLE.
In conclusion…..look at this idiots photo. Look reallllll close.
Shall we identify those plants that surround them and say they are a symbol of his hatred?
Ok……that’s it….I’m officially cancelling my subscription to “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine.
Hey…if it’s good for TV Land, it’s good for me too.
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