A special kind of stupid is the breed of Conservative who still believes that Dylann Roof shooting nine black people in a Charleston S.C. church , had nothing to do with racism – even though he admitted that his motive was racial – and that the confederate battle flag represents an army that fought for “states rights.” Who believes it only represents southern heritage , or southern pride.
We live in an age where information is easily accessible via the internet. Anyone who is interested in the history of the confederate flag , and it’s connection to the civil war , would discover that it had very little to do with states rights , other than the right to own other human beings as slaves. Defenders of the flag often claim that the civil war was not fought over slavery , but states rights , or tariffs. The Confederate States of America , in the Mississippi declaration , states that the number one reason for secession from the Union was the opposition to the abolition to slavery. Every other declaration of secession makes the same argument , the importance of protecting the institution of slavery. It’s not a debatable issue.
No , liberals were not outraged that black people did not riot in the wake of the Charleston shooting. They were outraged that a white supremacist by the name of Dylann Roof murdered nine people. They were outraged that the Conservative media shamelessly defended a flag that represents centuries of slavery , Jim Crow , and racism. They were outraged that the media bent over backward to deny that it had anything to do with race. They were outraged that every time an unarmed black individual is wrongfully killed by law enforcement , they are condemned by the media as thugs , criminals who got what they deserved. They were outraged that every time there is a shooting by a Muslim American , all Muslims are assumed terrorists. They were outraged that every time there is a shooting by a white supremacist , they are classified as lone wolves. They were outraged that the media portrayed the event as if the motive were a hate crime against Christians , instead of what it was really about : Racism.
Many Conservatives are willfully ignorant and proud of it. This ridiculous meme is a prime example of the ignorance that so many on the far right seem all too eager to embrace. They have the freedom to follow the religion of their choice , they are free to attend church any day of the week , they are free to worship in public , they are free to worship in private , there are tens of thousands of churches all over America – tax exempt – they own their own radio and television channels – which are also tax exempt – their own publishing houses , and they are free to worship without government interference as outlined in the first amendment.
They are a privileged lot. They live in a country where the majority of its population is Christian , that allows their religious symbols , holiday displays , and television shows , to the exclusion of all other religions. And yet , with all this freedom , today’s Conservative Christians are a persecuted minority. They’re persecuted because liberal bullies and the LGBT are pushing back , not tolerating their intolerance. Liberals and LGBT groups and individuals have become the intolerant ones. Never mind that the most radical Conservatives want to outlaw what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms , have used violence and intimidation in the past and present against LGBT groups and individuals , have successfully pushed and gotten religious freedom laws passed , and are using these laws based on religion to portray themselves as the real victims of discrimination. No , it’s the individuals and groups who are seeking equality , and tolerance who are the bigots , filled with hate , who are discriminating.
Not all Conservatives willingly play the victim card. Just the most extreme radicals who read this bullshit and believe it , and Liberal Logic 101 willingly caters to the most radical , bigoted , and racist individuals on the right. But there are plenty of Conservatives who know what these two flags represent. They know that the rainbow flag represents diversity among a group of individuals with diverse religious and political views , and the confederate flag represents centuries of slavery , Jim Crow , and racism. Anyone who claims otherwise , is ignorant of American history.
There is no shortage of stupid memes on the internet. Some of them come from liberal sources , but the worst of them come from Conservative sites like Liberal Logic 101. They are almost consistent in their stupidity. They claim to expose the stupidity and hypocrisy of liberals , but all they really do is make themselves look hypocritical and foolish.
As an example of how idiotic their memes are , this one takes first prize for stupidity and hypocrisy.
The sign in the background says , If you don’t like gay marriage , don’t get gay married.
To anyone with a rational mind , it seems like a reasonable suggestion. But Conservatives , and especially the buffoons at Liberal Logic , are anything but rational. They can only see the world in black and white. There is no nuance. In their minds , this is using the government to force the gay lifestyle ( same-sex marriage – “fictional rights” ) on everyone else , forcing them to participate and celebrate their lifestyle choices , as if someone were holding a gun to their heads , telling them they must get out in the streets and participate in gay pride parades. Yeah , that’s totally happening.
Gay rights advocates are supposedly using the government – Conservatives claim they’re for small government – to force their morality on others , but they see no problem with wanting the same government to defund organizations like Planned Parenthood.
As a non gay person , I have never felt pressured , nor have I ever been forced to participate in or celebrate the gay lifestyle. It’s just another lame excuse anti-gay bigots use to defend their bigotry. To believe that same-sex marriage is a threat to your lifestyle , or your particular definition of marriage , you have to be missing a few brain cells.
History and facts are not clear to Conservative Republicans.
It doesn’t matter that a few Democrats may have started KKK. What matters now is that the two parties are not the same as they were sixties years ago , a hundred years ago. Conservative Republicans don’t get this simple fact , or choose to ignore it.
Who are the KKK today? Conservative Republicans , not Conservative Democrats.
Who supports the ideology of the KKK today? Conservative Republicans , not Democrats.
Who opposes civil rights for LGBT individuals today? Conservative Republicans , just as they opposed interracial marriage , and desegregation in the fifties and sixties when they were Conservative Democrats.
Who opposes the right of a woman to have an abortion? Conservative Republicans.
Who is fighting today against the right of black Americans and other minorities to vote , by supporting voter ID laws? Sound familiar? It sure as hell isn’t Democrats.
Who opposes social safety nets , such as welfare , and food stamps? Conservative Republicans , not Democrats.
Conservatives , don’t you think it’s time to stop pretending your party is the party of freedom , liberty , and civil rights?