Just when you think the internet can’t get anymore stupid…
The brain children behind this mentality ….
I really am glad they’ve chosen to take this route, because it brings the entire Confederate Flag / Dylann Roof issue back to the forefront, and it does it with such a ridiculous and asinine comparison that people can’t help but seriously consider the context of the Confederate flag. The comparison white nationalists are trying to make is that since Dylann Roof did what he did “because of a flag,” the Roanoke shooter obviously did what he did because of a flag as well; so all movements to ban or remove the Confederate flag should equally be focused on banning and removing the rainbow flag because of… reasons?
Ok, this is going to take some heavy-duty dissection, so settle in and we’ll begin.
- The Roanoke shooter didn’t commit his atrocities because he was gay. Being gay doesn’t implant you with a little gremlin inside your cerebellum that makes you want to murder straight people. If you’re raised and nurtured in an atmosphere that professes that everyone who isn’t a heterosexual is somehow literally possessed by physical demons, you do believe that kind of gibberish.
- The Roanoke shooter wasn’t motivated by reading gay literature that convinced him the only rational course of action for a peaceful and just world was to kill all the straight people.
- The rainbow flag never symbolized institutionalized slavery, torture, extrajudicial killings or secession. It was never used as a battle flag by people desperately fighting for the right to treat other human beings as cattle. More to the point, the rainbow flag was never used as a standard for a multi-state, multi-generation organized criminal syndicate whose sole purpose of existence is the ethnic cleansing of non-whites out of the American south.
The stars and bars is a moribund symbol of an idea that’s been dead for over one hundred years. The rainbow on the other hand, well, what’s Brad going to do, slam his windows shut and sulk in his basement after every spring rain produces an evil, satanic RAINBOW?! The rainbow isn’t going away.
The RAINBOW IS HERE TO STAY, BITCH!