It seems like every day now we have something new to report about a Confederate flag that has been desecrated or a Confederate monument that has been vandalized. In the last two months, hatred of the Confederacy and hatred of the South has reached a fever pitch. There have been flashpoints in Tallahassee, FL, Knoxville, TN, Richmond, VA, Union Springs, AL, St. Louis, MO and Selma, AL.
Nothing we have seen yet compares though to this malevolent publicity stunt by a black artist named John Sims from Sarasota, FL:
“A conceptual-art project that includes plans to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on Memorial Day has drawn the ire of groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans that consider the events disrespectful and divisive. …
John Sims, a 47-year-old conceptual artist in Sarasota, Fla., who is organizing the Memorial Day events, said he hoped to prod people “to reflect upon and critique the complex nature of the Confederate flag as a lasting symbol of terror.” He said he planned to stage funerals for the flag in the 11 states that formed the Confederacy, along with Kentucky and Missouri. …”
In less than 10 minutes, this is about to be broadcast live here. It’s on the same level as Pastor Terry Jones who drew enormous publicity for threatening to burn the Koran. I don’t believe Jones ever followed through on this threat though. Anyway, I didn’t want to give any oxygen to this attention whore, but its time to see if he is serious.
Note: Can we live in peace with these people? Kumbaya with them when we are the minority? See the previous article below.