Happy Mondays, kids! Hey, guess what! We did it! We finally took that nasty old Confederate battleflag a bunch of toothless yokels tried to repurpose as a symbol of Southern pride and heritage and COMPLETELY dissolved it from the annals of history! Why? Because FUCK THAT FLAG! I don’t need a constant reminder of the dehumanizing slavery and pre-civil rights/KKK/Jim Crow shit that piece of cloth symbolizes to a reasonable, nonracist, modern thinker today.
I get that shit already on my daily self-induced White Privilege check.
In fact, I think this should only be the beginning of our country’s Ostrich Syndrome regarding symbols of hate and past wrongdoings. What’s funny is we jumped on the bandwagon to rid the world of the Confederate flag when there is an older, more enveloping symbol of the vitriol and prejudice this country had toward black people:
The Democrat Party.
Now now, hear me out on this one. I get it. Heard the same damn shit over and over: “The Democrats of today greatly differ from the members 50+ years ago.” So fucking what? It still is a symbol of a party directly involved with tearing this country apart. It was a political position used exclusively by the largest hate group in our country to keep people oppressed. Much like the Confederate flag and its advocates who continuously blather shit about ‘heritage, not hate,’ there are still people out there who recognize the Democrats as the party of the KKK, so we should stop using the name altogether. It’s not like there aren’t still racists in the party. Surely you’re not so stupid that you think every liberal-minded, card-carrying fan o’ the jackass lacks that special sense of ignorance, hearsay, and irrational disgust that comes with racism, do you? Hell, there are Democrats who’ve been Democrats for over 50 years. You’re gonna tell me all these guys just STOPPED being assholes?
So there you have it, folks. We’re on a really great momentum here with this whole “Dissolve Racism By Hiding It Better” agenda we have going. But if we’re to truly let go of our hateful past, we’ve still got a lot of work to do. And stopping calling yourself a Democrat is now paramount on said list, considering the higher-than-equal footing it has on our nation’s racist history as opposed to some stupid flag.
I mean, otherwise you’d just look like a bunch of fucking hypocrites and this whole damn thing wouldn’t make any sense, right?