It’s no surprise. After Dylann Roof put down 9 Blacks inside Charleston, SCâ€™s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Obama got up and attacked the Confederate Flag.
Itâ€™s true a flag did not cause these murders. But as people from all walks of life now acknowledgeâ€¦the flag has always represented more than just ancestral pride. For many, black and white, that flag was a reminder of systemic oppression and racial subjugation. We see that now. Removing the flag from this stateâ€™s capitol would not be an act of political correctness. It would not be an insult to the valor of Confederate soldiers. It would simply be an acknowledgment that the cause for which they foughtâ€”the cause of slaveryâ€”was wrong.
Let us as a hand-out to Obama ignore the wrongness of Obama’s position upon the Confederacy’s banner. After all, at the beginning and the end of the day, and every misspent moment in between, Obama is a Black and only a Black. One must make allowances for the boy’s hatred of the flag of his ancestors’ masters.
But such charity or largess of tolerance should not be extended towards Obama’s rank hypocrisy. In this egregious yet typical case it is the boy’s insistence last month that the codicil in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that prevented nations that engage in in slavery from being part of major trade deals with America be modified so that any country that is declared to be taking “concrete” steps toward reducing human trafficking and forced labor can be part of a trade deal.
Ah well. This is Obama and such behaviors should and must be be expected from him.