As most of us have noticed, the higher a person seeks to ascend up the totem pole of material gain and worldly recognition, the less likely he/she is to take a stand in support of Southern heritage, or anything else that is politically incorrect. Hoping to have their porridge bowls filled to the brim, too many of these people-pleasers resemble court jesters dancing frantically before their king - or perhaps queen.
It comes as no surprise that most paid-for writers are putty in the hands of the politically correct, but they arent the only ones. Almost anyone with a position seems to melt away from anything their liberal puppet masters might frown upon.
Every now and then we will even hear from a pastor or reverend who has taken it upon himself to manipulate any given topic for the purpose of criticizing the South.
As for the same who declare which flag should represent us all, allow me to ask this: When a pastor steps through the doors of Gods church building and sees the U.S. flag hanging next to the pulpit, does he pledge to it in honor of Roe vs. Wade - and the aborting of some 40 million children since 1973?
And what about June 17, 1963 when the United States Supreme Court struck down prayer to God in our public schools? The prayer that the Court objected to follows: Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon thee, and we beg thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country. With the U.S. flag as a backdrop, the U.S. Supreme Court took this swing at God. It has never repented.
Furthermore, how many American pastors were proudly waving the U.S. flag a few years ago whenever our government fabricated a reason to bomb the orthodox Christian Serbs of Yugoslavia, while taking sides with their radical Muslim counterparts? Are you proud of the fact that our government violated that nations sovereignty and attempted to destroy its culture by bombing its churches, historical structures, homes, and civilians?
I could provide more, but we already know that much of this superficial U.S. patriotism is actually a form of idolatry. Quite sobering, huh?
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