Leftist Professor wants citizens put in jail for displaying flag
By Alex Thomas
(INTELLIHUB) — In the weeks since the horrific mass shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that killed nine people there has been an increasingly Orwellian move to remove and ban all things connected to the Civil War South.
From removing the Confederate flag from state grounds to possibly renaming thousands of parks, roads, and landmarks across the country, the idea of erasing and sometimes rewriting history has swept the nation.
While most can agree that removing a flag that many African-Americans see as a symbol of hate and oppression is the right thing to do, the hard left isn’t stopping there and has now crossed the line into straight up authoritarian thought police.
In a piece published by the clickbait rag Salon.com, Nick Bromell, a professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, calls for a new law that would classify displaying the Confederate flag a hate crime.
“It is a fine thing that the Confederate flag will no longer fly above the South Carolina state capitol,” wrote Bromell. “But displaying the Confederate flag anywhere is, at bottom, an act of hate. It should be recognized as such, and punished as a hate crime.”
That’s right, the new “free and equal” America imagined by the left will apparently include citizens being sent to jail for displaying a piece of history.
The call for classifying displaying the Confederate flag anywhere as a hate crime and thus having police arrest Americans for displaying a piece of cloth comes at a time where overall extreme political correctness has erupted across the country.
In article written by Lilly Dane for the Daily Sheeple and published on Intellihub News, Dane details how out of control political correctness has become and how it is being used by those on the left as a sort of historical revisionism to advance their agenda.
“Is this call to remove a flag that has existed for 150 years an inane attempt to erase some of America’s history – out of sight, out of mind? Historical revisionism is a method used to alter the way history is viewed. It is often employed to cause people to accept a change in public policy.
There are three ways that goal is typically attained:
- Under-emphasizing or ignoring the aspects of American history they deem to be politically incorrect and overemphasizing those portions they find acceptable.
- Vilifying the historical figures who embraced a position they reject.
- Concocting the appearance of widespread historical approval for the social policy they are attempting to advance. (source)
We see this sanitized, diluted history in public school textbooks.
Isn’t this what dictators and communists do? Winston Smith, the main character in George Orwell’s novel 1984, is a historical revisionist. The novel is a classic example of how regimes distort history to suit political purpose and is based on Communist policies in Russia.”
As I previously noted, while most Americans can understand why getting rid of the Confederate flag on governmental property is the right thing to do, the idea that we should then go further and start to label displaying certain political beliefs as illegal hate crimes is an extremely slippery slope towards full-scale tyranny controlled by a sort of academic thought police.
If displaying a flag is deemed illegal by the government what is next? Will disagreeing with a minorities political beliefs also be considered hateful? Will displaying your happiness over your straight marriage be considered hateful to the gay community?
Where does it end?
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Alex Thomas is a reporter who has worked in the alternative media for over three years. His work has been featured on numerous news outlets including Infowars and RT. Alex is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.
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