Question, do you recognize or remember each of these flags? In case you don’t remember, let me explain them to you. The first one is the so-called Christian Flag. This flag was carried by zealots who wanted to eliminate different sects of Christianity from existence. This flag was carried when it was attempted to wipe out the Mennonites in Western Europe. This flag is currently the love-child of the Conservative Christian Cult who wishes to discriminate against anyone they want based on “religious beliefs.”
The second flag is the Confederate Flag. As everyone knows this flag was the battle flag of the Confederate States of America. The CSA tried to secede from the U.S. basically over slavery. Yes, there were arguments about “states rights” but that was a cover to say that each state should have the right to make slavery legal if they so chose. This flag is currently the “official” flag of groups like the KKK and other domestic terrorist groups.
The third is the World War II German Flag. The swastika is prominent on the national flag. Of course the Nazis only used the swastika on a red background for its party banner. That particular flag was also the one used as a battle flag during the second world war by German Troops. This flag, as well as the swastika on a red flag are both banned in Germany today. The Nazi “blood” flag is the “official” flag of un-American groups like the Aryan Nation and other Nazi loving groups.
The fourth flag was used by Japan prior and during World War II. After the war, this flag was banned by Japan and we currently have the red sun on a white background. This flag has mostly disappeared from history.
The one thing that all of these flags have in common is they were symbols, and still are considered symbols of oppression, hate, bigotry, genocide, and slavery. The other thing that all of these flags have in common is that they are foreign flags. None of them have ever been adopted by the U.S. as a symbol of our country. They are simply foreign flags, mostly from the past.
Which brings us to today’s argument about the Confederate Flag. There are a lot of people, mostly in the south, who do not want the Confederate Flag banned. They claim it is part of their “heritage.” Those other flags are also part of someone’s “heritage.” Yet, flags three and four are outlawed in their own country because of the atrocities that were committed under them.
What makes the Confederate Flag any different from those others? Additionally, why isn’t the so-called Christian Flag banned due to the genocide the people fighting under it committed? I am tired of hearing about the Confederate Flag and the wonderful “heritage” it “honors.” Since when is genocide, bigotry, hate, and slavery things that require us to “honor” them?
But, even taking all of that away from the argument, the use of the Confederate Flag by any state, group, or citizen to show their “heritage” is basically pledging their allegiance to a foreign symbol. The Confederate Flag was not and never will be a symbol of the United States of America. So anyone wishing to fly that flag for any reason is saying their allegiance is to a foreign country that does not even exist.
What it is saying is that any person, group of people, association, or state that uses the Confederate Flag as their symbol is un-American! It could even be stretched out to say they are treasonous. You cannot swear allegiance to flags of more than one country. That goes for all of the other flags being talked about as well.
The Christian Flag is not American. It was not adopted by this country as a symbol of our nation. If you fly and pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag, you are being un-American. It is as simple as that. True Germans do not swear allegiance to the Nazi Flags. True Japanese do not swear allegiance to their “Empire Flag of WWII.” No true American should swear allegiance to either the Christian Flag or the Confederate Flag either.
To try to put this in simple terms, the only flag real patriots of America swear their allegiance to is the official Flag of The United States, the Stars and Stripes. Flying any other flag is truly unpatriotic.
The next time someone argues with you about keeping the Confederate Flag, or any other flag “flying” call them what they are. Un-American. Because, their allegiance is to a foreign symbol.