But the anti-battle flag fervor has spread far beyond South Carolina.
Amazon and Wal-Mart are only two of the many retailers who have stopped selling replicas of the battle flag, and the National Park Service has recommended to retailers in the gift shops at National Parks that they remove the symbol from their shelves. Warner Brothers has even suspended licensing of toy replicas of the General Lee from the Dukes Of Hazard television series, because the iconic orange Dodge Charger displays the Battle Flag on it's top.
Can you spell hysteria?
Nor is the latest national hysteria confined to hatred of the Confederate Battle Flag. It has (deliberately?) spilled over into a national hatred campaign against any symbols of the Confederacy.
Statues of Southern Civil War heroes have been vandalizes throughout the South, and Confederate monuments from the Fort Sumter monument in Charleston to the Confederate Memorial in Saint Louis' Forrest Park, where vandals spray painted a black X and "black lives mater" on the pedestal, have been desecrated. New Orleans (Democrat, of course) Mayor Mitch Landrieu has proposed removing the statue of Robert E. Lee from the pedestal at the center of Lee Circle in New Orleans.
And on Wednesday, Lou Luminick, a Film critic for the New York Post, ignited memories of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 by calling for the banning of the 1939 Clark Gable/Vivien Leigh classic movie "Gone With the Wind," because of its historically accurate depiction of slavery in the antebellum South. And he was serious!
Come on, people. No one could possibly come up with this level of idiocy on their own. This is obviously an orchestrated demonstration a la Saul Alinsky. Y'all are being fed this poison by someone. But who? And why?
A clue to the answer might be found in arch-anarchist Louis Farrakhan's address to a conference of Black religious leaders at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC this week. Farrakhan told hundreds of attendees, "Confederate Flag? We have to put the American flag down!"
Could Farrakhan possibly be echoing the sentiments of the then-Senator and Presidential candidate who in 2008 said, "We as a nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice, which is why my wife disrespects the Flag and why she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past?"
Could this whole brouhaha be an attempt by the Muslim-in-Chief to further eviscerate American patriotism by eradicating the history of the American Civil War? Is this just one more campaign in the Soros war to punish the United States for its success? Is this part of Obama's effort to "fundamentally transform America" into a third world Muslim Nazi state?
The Confederate Battle Flag is an insignificant symbol of another era. Its current controversial status is only a trial flag to see haw much the American people will take. If they can get us to give up the Battle Flag, what will they come after next?