“NASCAR bans Confederate flag from all its events, including races,” reported the venerable news agency Fox News yesterday. News of the ban was also published by leftwing lamestream media outlets.
Here’s an excerpt of the statement issued by NASCAR, as published by Fox: “The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry… Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
NASCAR has banned all displays of Confederate flag. The U.S. Marine Corps also just banned all displays of the Confederate flag.
Is there any question in anyone’s mind at this point as to whether or not the Confederate flag is an offensive and divisive symbol of racism?
In case you’re wondering what the Confederate flag means in Texas, I’d like to share another statement with you, one that was published by the state of Texas in 1861.
- We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable.
- That in this free government all white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights; that the servitude of the African race, as existing in these States, is mutually beneficial to both bond and free, and is abundantly authorized and justified by the experience of mankind, and the revealed will of the Almighty Creator, as recognized by all Christian nations; while the destruction of the existing relations between the two races, as advocated by our sectional enemies, would bring inevitable calamities upon both and desolation upon the fifteen slave-holding States.
Yep, you read that right. And in case you haven’t figured it out yet, that passage comes from the Texas “declaration of the causes which impel the State of Texas to secede from the Federal Union,” otherwise known as the “declaration of secession,” a prelude to the Civil War when the Confederate flag was flown in battle by the losing side.
It’s a really interesting read and I highly recommend it to you. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it had been penned — and I’m absolutely serious about this — by another racist coward named Stephen Miller, senior advisor to “not a racist bone in my body” Donald Jackass Trump.
Please join us on Saturday, June 13 as we stand in protest of the Confederate Memorial of the Wind on MLK Dr. in Orange, Texas (details here on the RepurposeMemorial blog).
And please share and donate to our GoFundMe campaign to raise an MLK billboard that will overlook the Confederate Memorial of the Breaking Wind* for 52 weeks.
Above: a 2012 photo Sons of Confederate Veterans Texas Division commander Granvel Block (center), the racist coward who has raised a Confederate flag over Martin Luther King Dr. in Orange, Texas where Tracie grew up and where half the population is black (cropped screenshot via the South’s Defender).