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I have a recommendation for the Governor and legislature of the great state of California:

Let us start flying the peace symbol flag on the state capitol grounds in Sacramento!

That is not partisan.  Everyone is for peace aren’t they?

I was talking with an acquaintance last night at a party, and he said that he was surprised at the amount of emotion generated by the confederate flag. This issue had just hit the headlines after a southern boy committed mass murder of nine black folks in their church in S. Carolina.

So I asked him where he was born and raised and he said San Francisco. I said, now I understand why you are so surprised.  I grew up in East Texas (western border of the deep South) and I am not surprised at all.

Because of seeing “Jim Crow” up close in the 1940’s, I have always abhorred the sight of that flag.

Now what is interesting to me is that the Southerners and conservatives elsewhere are trying to diminish the true meaning of the flag by saying that it was just the “battle flag.” Well for arguments sake, lets just call it that. But if we do, it begs the next question “What were they battling for?”

They were battling for an economic system in which they could continue to enslave, beat up and murder a group of people that they considered subhuman.  Sort of sounds like what Hitler did, doesn’t it?

As a matter of fact these two political/economic systems were identical in quality but not in quantity. That is, Hitler killed more “subhumans” than the southerners did.

Southerners are also trying to justify it by saying  that (good or bad) the flag is a part of their history.

Well the swastika flag of the Nazi’s is part of Germany’s history too. But there is NOT ONE NAZI SWASTIKA FLYING ON ANY GERMAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING today. The reason is that Germans are ashamed of what their forefathers did. I am also ashamed of my forefathers who fought on the side of the South. So ironically, although no Southerner would accept the swastika flying on any state capital building in the South, or anywhere else, they don’t seem to mind a confederate flag that represents the same ideology.

Recently, the C.E.O. of Goldman Sachs let his employees know that he’d be just fine with either Bush or Clinton. “I’ll bet he would” O’Malley said.

“Well I’ve got news for the bullies of Wall St.: The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.”

Succinct and powerful!

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