Date: July 11, 2015
“Even as South Carolina and major retailers officially disconnect themselves from the Confederate flag, the controversial symbol continues to have a prominent presence at Kid Rock’s concerts. On Monday, the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter protested outside the Detroit Historical Museum, which houses a Kid Rock exhibit, demanding that the rocker stop displaying the Confederate flag, Deadline Detroit reports. In a statement to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Kid Rock relayed his message to those upset in his native Detroit: “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass/Ask me some questions.”
As Fox News points out, Kid Rock aligns himself with the Southern pride connotations of the flag and not its racial implications, since Rock’s son Robert Ritchie Jr., is biracial, and as of December 2014, the First Kiss singer also has biracial grandchildren.”
People need to understand when we’ve been dragged into a hysteria…
…and make no mistakes about it…this fury over the confederate flag, and removing it from public display, is a hysteria…propagated by special interest groups, who’ve been waiting for some tragedy to happen which they can seize upon.
Personally…I find myself embarrassed as an American, over this episode.
I wasn’t going to say a whole lot, because I feel like…as relates to the issue of southern states removing the confederate flag from government properties…that is an issue for those states to hammer out, amongst their population. I don’t see myself having any voice or interest in that issue…
…But when this issue infects the entire country…and suddenly, nationwide retail chains want to purge all representations of the confederate flag…and we even get such ridiculous things as the “General Lee” Dodge Charger [from “The Dukes of Hazard”] being banned from television…this whole thing has gone insane.
This exact sort of thing is a very good example, of totally mindless and dangerous political correctness…the kind that just wants to censor and shunt off to the shadows, anything the chronically offended and intolerant don’t like.
Kid Rock has it right, when he tells these people to kiss his ass…because what is going on here, is just wrong…dead wrong…indefensible.
I have no personal connection to the confederate flag…except that it was part of our collective history, in the U.S.
I’ve always thought it looked pretty cool…and I’ve also appreciated it’s rebel roots…
…Despite whether or not everything the confederacy stood for was noble and good…we’ve considered the Generals waging the civil war to be great men of U.S. history…legendary, even…even if a product of their time and environment.
Does it change anything at all…that some homicidal maniac murders several people of a different race, while himself owning a confederate flag?
No…it does not.
The confederate flag means a lot of different things, to a lot of different people.
“The American way”…is not about stealing identity from each other.
What is going on surrounding the confederate flag today…is very much anti-American.
People need to back up…and understand they have no business telling others, that they cannot display the confederate flag.