These kids are decrying the Confederate flag in the best way ever: by telling us all the horrible stuff it represents. In a video posted to YouTube Tuesday, a group of young boys and girls get together to express how fed up they are “with this whitewashing of America’s dark past.”
Original Ortsgruppe flag from Munich area.Ortsgruppe is Nazi equivalent to a trade union.To give you an idea of the flags value it was half payment for a 1960’s restored Ford Falcon.In the picture is also a WW1 Pickelhaub.Part of my brothers private collection.
We need to stick together now and fight against fascism. We’re not allowed to lose hope. We have to protect each other, stick up for each other, be loud and fight against those who want to oppress us, especially those of us who have less power and privilege.
Staying out of it and keeping your mouth shut is not an option anymore. If hate is their weapon, then let love be ours - not for them, but for each other. Now more than ever. Be compassionate and give others no reason to fear you for being selfish. Educate yourself, be smart and be an ally to those who need allies.
“When 100 people come together and there are a five people who murmur nationalistic stuff, that doesn’t make the other 95 nazis. However when these five people start hissing a swastika flag, how do the other 95 handle it? Does the majority accept these symbols unchallenged? Do these five people remain a part of the group? From a certain point onwards the symbol won’t just stand for the five people but is to be understood as a declaration of intent from the entire group. That’s how political group dynamics work: by silence, agreement and separation. And there’s a moment when silence becomes agreement. As if someone would walk after a flag without questioning it.” - Sascha Lobo
Don’t underestimate small acts of injustice and small people who preach hatred and fear. Take them serious. Nobody is ridiculous enough not to pose a threat.
Take a stand and don’t be silent in the face of injustice. Don’t be cynical, be hopeful. Fight for the future you want, vote for the future you want. This is not the end.
July 19 2015 - The KKK went to Columbia, South Carolina to protest the removal of the confederate flag in front of the statehouse. They were easily outnumbered 10 to 1 by counter-protesters, forcing the police, who were there in large numbers to protect the racists to cut their demonstration short by an hour. Some of the racists who found themselves without police protection were taught a lesson, and a large number of confederate flags were stolen and disposed of. [video]/[video]/[video]/[video]/[video]
Billie Joe Armstrong posted this on instagram and a lot of the comments are white men saying that they’ve lost their respect for him and his music because of this post. The confederate flag is not “southern heritage” as redneck asswipes would have you believe, but a symbol of racism. This is the flag of the side of the civil war that wanted to keep slavery legal. There is no reason to hold on to it and keep it as “part of your culture” if that part of your culture is oppressive and racist. The German people do not fly flags with swastikas because it’s part of their culture. German people are not proud of that part of their history. And it’s more that just getting rid of the confederate flag, it’s about ending centuries of institutionalized racism. So you know what, you go, Billie Joe Armstrong.
I just started watching this show “inkmaster” which is a completely ridiculous tattoo battle thing that I can’t believe I haven’t seen until now - but anyway they had a challenge which was to cover up a “hate tattoo”, all these folks with swastikas and confederate flags etc, but then one woman was getting a circle-A on her chest covered up? The fuck? What hate are we talking about here, for the state? The police? Capitalism? Total Bullshit. At no point did they address the fact that one of these is not like the others.
10. Volkswagen was sued by Czechoslovakian car maker Tatra before WWII because the original Beetle was so similar to the Tatra T97. After Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938 the lawsuit was cancelled by the Nazis.
9. When Paris fell to the Nazis in 1940, French soldiers cut the elevator cables to the Eiffel Tower. This meant that if Hitler wanted to hoist a swastika flag, they would have to climb hundreds of stairs to get to the top.
8. Carlsberg beer used to have a Swastika (as a symbol of purity) in its logo. They removed it in 1940 after the Nazi’s appropriated it.
7. When men don’t masturbate for 7 days their testosterone levels increase by 45.7%.
also I like that this one explored more of how various groups in society participate in the purge
purge cosplayers, spoiled brats with fancy clothes and decked out guns like this is their sweet sixteen, white nationalists going all out with their stupid confederate flags and swastikas, people searching for victims via homemade, patriotic drones, europeans who come over to do the things only stupid americans allow, purge insurance policies, a literal “bring out your dead” truck, and so on and so forth