Monday, October 24, 2011

Do They Know It's Nearly 2012 Yet?

More important, do they care?
A group of leaders from Houston is taking a stand against a proposed Confederate flag license plate for Texas.

“The Confederate flag is a symbol of oppression,” said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. “The brutality of slavery and it is a symbol of fear and intimidation.”

The specialty plate is sponsored by Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

“They make it sound as if there’s some brazen banner on the plate,” said member Frank Johnson. “It’s a three by three logo. It’s not the battle flag! It’s the Sons of Confederate Veterans logo.”

The Department of Motor Vehicles’ board tied during their first vote on the plates in April. The next vote is scheduled for November.

One hundred and fifty years ago, a band of idiots made the biggest, most monumentally egoistical mistake of their lives: they decided they were bigger than the United States of America.

I'm pretty sure we don't need to be reminded, in this day and age where morons like Mickey Mouse...I mean, Bachmann, and Rick "Let's Secede Again!" Perry are taken as serious Presidential contenders for even an eyeblink, that idiots abounded in our history like dinosaurs in the muck of an Alabama swamp. We see that in our very founding documents, where slaves are allowed and Negroes are considered 3/5 a person (if only corporations were so shabbily treated.)

The larger question, however, is why any rational government would stoop so low as to placate people who would honor hatred? Shall we have an "American Nazi" commemorative license plate? After all, no Jews in this nation died in domestic concentration camps, yet those poor babies were humiliated after the big bad DC government got into the war over in Europe and Japan.

What will it take for those small fringe groups of Americans to finally coalesce into the greater citizenry? Because for now, we probably ought to consider them outlaws.