Ok, but can I just say the thing that ticked my off the most over this whole Confederate Flag thing is that TV Land stop showing reruns of the Dukes of Hazzard because their car has a Confederate Flag on it!! I am super upset. That show was in no way racist and now it's gone. I never really viewed the flag as racist. It is a part of our history. And when talking about Germany let's remember it's a socialist country, not a democratic country. There is a difference there. It really bugs me when people talk about wanting to have a free country, but only if it's their idea of free with their ideas of what is right and what is wrong. That is one of the biggest problems that I see facing our country today.
People want you to be accepting and tolerant, but only if it's what they deem acceptable and tolerant.
People want you to be religious, but only if it's their religion.
People want freedom of speech, but only if it's speech acceptable to them.
People want you to be educated, but only if it's the education they want you to have.
It can't be both ways. More and more, I see this country becoming a socialist country like Germany. Socialism is not going to work here. This is a capitalistic, democratic country, founded on people coming here to get away from a country that would not allow them to be themselves. They wanted to celebrate their own religion. King George said no. They came here with the idea of developing a free nation. Is our history without flaws and horrible deeds done by people before us? But it is our history that cannot be erased and by banning certain things and not allowing people to talk and wanting to erase it, you can't. You can't erase that slavery existed in this country. That was the way of the world back then. America did not start slavery. It goes back way before that. But we as a country, changed it. Our ancestors fought a bloody horrific war to change that. I have never looked at the Confederate Flag and thought modern day racism. Never. When I see it, I think of the General Lee. It was my favorite show as a kid until Knight Rider came around.
In all seriousness, people have got to stop being offended and expected absolutely everyone to be politically correct all the time. It's not going to happen. And if you spend your life constantly being offended, well your wasting your life away being unhappy all the time. I believe that every, single person in this country should be equal and have a voice in our country. I feel everyone should be able to love who they want to love and that women and men should make equal pay for equal work. I believe a black person and a white person should be equal in every single aspect. In employment, pay, education, and love. I do not discriminate at all. I just honestly feel like in order to be PC anymore we are losing focus on what is important. A stupid flag does not have power. It is an inanimate object. The kid who committed these horrendous killings is the one who had the power. Why are we not spending our time and money trying to find a way to get in touch with these young boys that are getting guns and doing these things. Whether it is a school in Sandy Hook, a church in South Carolina, or a movie theater in Colorado, something, somewhere is happening with young men these days where they think this is the action they need to take. Instead our country is fighting over an inanimate object.
As usual, we are focusing on the wrong thing. We are bringing more hate amongst ourselves instead of rallying together. People want to scream ban this, ban that!! Like that is going to fix it. In order for these awful events to stop, we need to get to the bottom of what is going on in the first place. I think these boys have lots of mental illness going on. What if we all worked on a way to get into the high schools or junior highs and help kids with mental illness learn how to deal with it? What if we tried to catch it early and get these kids into therapy and maybe on life-saving medications? What if someway we could find a good mental screening for teenagers? Why can't we all find a way to do these things instead of insisting on banning stuff? I will tell you why, because it's a quick easy way out. Hey, we banned the Confederate Flag today, so now there won't be any more racist things going on in this country. Let's pat ourselves on the back because no more shootings will occur. A bunch of politicians did that today. They walked out of that session, patted each other on the back and said well done boys, the problem was that dang flag and we fixed it. Until the next mass shooting happens somewhere else in this country.