Just had to share this with all the controversy going on about the confederate flag. Just to be clear I am a northerner and not racist at all. I know this flag, to some, represents terrible things. This young black man sets us straight on this account. What I love about what he has to say is people need to educate themselves about a subject before they jump on a hate wagon about it. Our culture has become a mass of people running solely on emotion with no thought to logic or fact. We've forgotten how to THINK for ourselves and make rational decisions.
Although I was born in the north I grew up in south. I was never one to jump on this confederate thing to begin with. I don't think a confederate flag should be flying from our government buildings as there are no confederate states. There was a war that settled that. We are one nation united and the American flag should be the only one on a government building along with their state flag. This is ridiculous crucifying everyone who has a confederate flag on their home, restaurant, business etc. is just crazy. This is America where we are free to like what we like, think what we think and speak our minds. Even if it makes us sound or look ignorant. If you want to fly that fly on your business that's your right and I have the same right to do my business somewhere else. I don't have the right to ruin you because I disagree with you. Look what happened to Paula Deen and now Donald Trump just name a couple. This seems to be the norm here now. We are allowed to say and do ignorant things. To be idiots if we want to. Our men fought and died to preserve that right. We are making their sacrifice to be in vain!
We can be angry and hurt and still make intelligent, thought out decisions on how to handle these things. We don't have to jump on an emotional bandwagon of hate. Two wrongs don't make a right. So don't buy Paula Deen's cookware or watch her show and don't vote for Trump. It's not the Foodnetwork or a store's place to make statements about these things. It's their place to provide a product. If it doesn't sell then take it out of stock. Some days I really would just like to say 'stop the world and let me off!'
I hope this young man's message starts a conversation and sanity returns to this country!