The New Edition of the Spanish Inquisition


The columnist who says she is catching heat for suggesting GWTW be banned, is now very upset because right wing freaks said she wanted the movie banned.  I guess what bothers me is how vindictive the left is.  The far right is rough, but someone has pulled the plug on civility and reason on the left. They have become so nasty, I will now think long and hard about voting for a Dem.  A man wanted Walmart to bake a cake with a Confederate flag on it.  They refused.  They did though, bake one for him with the ISIS flag on it.

Here’s my problem.  A business is required to say, bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.  It is required because of their civil rights.  Frankly, I would not want to patronize anyone who made a big deal about not baking that kind of a cake.  BUT… Doesn’t the person who wants a Confederate flag cake have the same rights, to have one if he wants it?

We now live in a world where a person can be fired for having the poor taste of posting a photo of themselves, in Confederate flag boxer shorts, on Facebook.

“…Various motives have been proposed for the monarchs’ decision to found the Inquisition such as increasing political authority, weakening opposition, suppressing conversos, profiting from confiscation of the property of convicted heretics, reducing social tensions, and protecting the kingdom from the danger of a fifth column….”

There is basically one theological rule of the internet.  He/she who refers to the other side as Nazi Germany has lost the argument.   The far left has past go, way past go, now comparing the South with Nazi Germany.

Did you know that Gone With the Wind is racist and should be banned?  It is considered as racist as Birth of a Nation.  I did not know that.  Then again, I’ve been told, numerous times, because I spent nearly 40 years of my life in South Carolina, I’m also a racist bigot.  The accusation has nothing to do with reality, but with the new perception of reality, a kinder, more enlightened, politically correct one where one is now required to conform to ideology, thought, attitude, and actions.  One must never deviate from the new freedoms, or you are castigated as a bigoted racist, and so forth and so on.  The worst of it is good, sincere people who are truly behind a cause don’t even realize what is going on within their cause.  Never mind that GWTW is nothing more than a way to tell the history of Doc Holiday’s family, and had nothing to do with either the Civil War or slavery.  The only way the story of the Holiday family and Doc could be told was to obscure the truth, to protect the social position of the Fulton-Holiday connections. Only until the last member of a certain generation was dead could the truth be told – they were that ashamed of Doc.

Apple has removed game app titles which have the Confederate flag on them.  No matter that it is about history.

“…The technology giant is discontinuing apps that feature the controversial symbol, according to the New York Daily News. It said on Thursday that multiple strategy games, such as “Civil War: 1862,” “Civil War: 1863,” “Civil War: 1864” and “Civil War: Gettysburg” are thus no longer available in the popular marketplace. Those titles were targeted, despite featuring the historical emblem in context of the Civil War, it added…”

If I were the game’s owner, when the lawsuits were over, I’d take a huge bite out of that apple!  The Dean of the Washington Cathedral wants to remove stained glass windows which have Confederate symbols in them.  I surmise the politically correct villagers will be coming after Ben Affleck with pitchforks after it has been learned his ancestors owned slaves.  Michelle Obama’s family owned slaves.  Obama’s family owned slaves.  Just how far does the politically correct purge go?  Instead, the left in this country has decided to do the ISIS thing, and destroy anything that bothers them.

CopyCat Effect
CopyCat Effect

In all the hyperbole about the Confederate flag in South Carolina, not one person bothered mentioning that the governor who authorized the flag to fly over the capitol dome, to protest civil rights was a Democrat.  The state legislatures who agreed with him were all Democrats.  The GOP in the state, at that time, basically did not exist.  During the late 1980s, when people were finally fed up about it, Republicans were the ones who demanded the removal.

It is rather fascinating watching the way things develop.  Apple has had a change in opinion, and reinstated a few games.  The far left is starting to sound a heck of a lot like ISIS, wanting to destroy anything which causes them discomfort.