Obama’s VA Cemetery Confederate Flag Ban Intended to Further Divide and Inflame
“The Veterans Affairs Department quietly moved this month to ban flying of Confederate flags from fixed flagpoles at the cemeteries it runs, striking yet another blow against the controversial emblem,” The Washington Times reports. “Congress had debated and rejected that change, but the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway, saying it was unilaterally imposing the restrictions.”
So much for separation of powers. So much for checks and balances. And the gutless Congress, terrified of being called “racist,” lets that larger principle slide, no matter the damage an imperial presidency does to freedom. Besides, the “Republican”-controlled House already caved before that provision was ultimately dropped from a VA funding bill.
What this latest move does is disallows Confederate flags to be flown on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Rules for placing small flags on individual graves have not been rewritten – yet.
Why is the administration bringing this up now? The same reason it was brought up earlier: For cynical political gain. That and to paint anyone opposing “progressive” subversion as a racist.
When ginning up racial divisions to exploit in November — and consequences of stirring the pot be damned — there’s no time to waste. It’s not like the VA has more pressing priorities, like making sure vets get needed health care treatments and other services owed — instead of dying while waiting as officials try to hide evidence of their failures.
For that, the Obama administration once more heeds Rahm Emanuel’s advice to never let a serious crisis go to waste. In this case, they’re making lemonade out of lemons by disarming veterans, reporting those “who have a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf for legal or financial matters” to the FBI so they’ll fail the NICS as “mental defectives.”
And thank you for your service…
The Confederate flag decree is simply another opportunity seized to force a “fundamental transformation” agenda on many Southern veterans and their survivors. And as with all things “progressive,” it reflects Opposite Day projection: Because hate is the prime motivator. That and exerting dominance over a cultural element many in the administration despise.
“Today, more than 40% of all military recruits come from the South, according to Defense Department statistics. By comparison, fewer than 15% are natives of the Northeast,” USA Today reports. “Moreover, there are military facilities everywhere in the South. More than one-third of the nation’s troops — about 420,000 — are based in Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia alone.”
“For many Americans, the flag came to represent the South as a region,” Craig Warren, a professor and Civil War book author noted. “For many white Southerners today, it still symbolizes regional pride.
“Ban without an educational initiative, one that simply associates the battle flag with swastikas and other racist imagery, would needlessly and predictably inspire more controversy,” Warren cautioned. Yet that’s exactly what the Obama administration just did, and its lying apparatchiks aren’t even trying to mask their seething hatred and contempt any more.
“While racist individuals and groups continue to embrace the Confederate battle flag, it has never been more clear that this anachronistic symbol of hatred, slavery, and insurrection should not be promoted or gratuitously displayed on federal property,” Rep. Jared Huffman, a California Democrat behind the flag ban crowed in victory.
It should come as no surprise Huffman is rated “F” by Gun Owners of America for all the oath-breaking infringements of RKBA he supports. He also gets an “F” on immigration for Numbers USA, indicating his complicity in the directed cultural terraforming of the Republic.
He’s typical of the domestic enemy within the gates intent on doing that reshaping in increments, just like with the war on guns (which are banned at VA cemeteries “except for official purposes,” incidentally). Each beachhead gained provides a launching point for the next incursion.
Don’t be surprised, unless this nation undergoes a miraculous restoration, to see newly-“offensive” unit history flag streamers banned, and for the 10 Army posts named for Confederate officers to be either renamed or closed.