“I took it down because of safety reasons” – So called tolerant liberals threaten store owner over Confederate Flag
By Alex Thomas
(INTELLIHUB) — In the last three and a half weeks since the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina that left 9 church members dead there has been a massive movement to censor the Confederate Flag.
From removing the flag on state grounds across the country to major corporations removing them from their stores, we are witnessing an all out attack on the South through the mainstream media continually claiming that anyone who flies the flag does so for racist reasons.
Perhaps most startlingly, many on the hard left are not content to just see the flag removed from state grounds and major retailers throughout the country. Instead, they are attempting, through a variety of ways (sometimes illegal) to have the flag 100% removed from America.
With that being said it comes as no surprise that American business owners who choose to fly the flag are now under direct attack.
The latest attack comes to us out of California where a gun store owner in Elk Grove was forced to remove the flag from outside his shop after angry protesters surrounded his store to demand its removal which subsequently lead to death threats if the flag was not removed.
The owner of “Wild Bill’s” put the flag up outside his store in protest after the shooting in South Carolina led many in the media to blame the Confederate flag. Little did he know, so called tolerant liberals were soon to issue illegal threats if he didn’t censor his own free speech and give in to their demands.
“WE CAN NO LONGER FLY OUR CONFEDERATE FLAG DUE TO THE SO CALLED “TOLERANT” LIBERALS THREATENING THE STAFF AND THIS BUILDING,” reads a sign outside the store according to CBS Sacramento.
According to owner Jacob Shockley, the protesters who flocked to his store after he put the flag up told him to “watch his building” while telling him he was an intolerant racist despite the fact that they didn’t actually personally know the man.
This disgusting attack on a private American business comes at a time when countless other possibly illegal actions are being carried out by individuals across the country who refuse to respect both free speech and private property and have instead took it upon themselves to remove a flag they disagree with.
In recent days a Twitter campaign has started with the hashtag #NoFlaggingChallenge which calls for people who are against the flag to trespass on private property to steal and remove any Confederate flag they see.
While many people are warning the #NoFlaggingChallenge supporters that someone could end up seriously hurt or dead due to trespassing on peoples private property with the intent to commit a crime, that hasn’t stopped some from taking up the challenge and then tweeting out their crime.
— Afro America (@A1Lilray) July 12, 2015
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According to Paul Watson, the challenge most likely started after a video was posted on YouTube of a man illegally removing the flag from a stopped vehicle in front of his car.
As noted before, the challenge could very well end up in violence which the media would of course blame on the flag and not those openly stealing personal property.
The mass hysteria over the Confederate Flag has become so absurd that a shopper at the Redwood County Flea Market in Connecticut actually called the police over the fact that someone was selling civil war and Nazi memorabilia.
An article published by the Daily Sheeple detailed the absurdity.
He later told the newspapers that “I was shaking and almost vomiting…I had to run. My grandmother had numbers.” He said in reference to the numbers tattooed on concentration camp victims.
He also complained that the items were replicas, and not genuine historical artifacts. Of course, none of this was illegal. The local police chief told the news that “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no laws were broken.”
But that hasn’t stopped various organizations from questioning the ethics of the seller. NAACP spokesman Jason Teal said “It’s difficult because it’s on private property and it’s considered free speech,”
And the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League added “It’s unfortunate that under the law people have the right to sell these things; but it doesn’t mean they should sell these things.”
The mayor went so far as to see if there was anything that could be done to the seller “I had to check with the chief over what is actionable and what isn’t…Unless something violates state or federal law, there’s no jurisdiction for government to do anything. We had to ask, is it something controlled by law?” It seems that nobody considered whether or not selling historical memorabilia should ever be questioned in the first place. This is still a free country right?
Unfortunately, this mass hysteria isn’t all coming from criminals and pathetic liberal citizens. Recently, a professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst wrote an op-ed for hard left news outlet Salon in which he called for displaying the Confederate flag anywhere in America to illegal by adding it to the list of hate crimes.
In a now viral article detailing the professors call to arrest Americans who display a piece of cloth, I exposed this potentially massive attack on free speech in America.
“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.”
So there you have it, tolerant liberals across the country are not only getting the flag banned from all state grounds but also threatening private store owners, planning and carrying out criminal actions to remove the flag from private property, and calling for displaying it anywhere to be a crime.
About the Author
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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