A Pennsylvania activist aiming to protest a town fair’s decision to allow the sale of Confederate flags says he plans to burn a combination Nazi-Confederate flag.
The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader reports that activist Gene Stilp is seeking a permit to burn the two-sided Nazi-Confederate flag in front of the Columbia County Courthouse on Friday to coincide with the start of the Bloomsburg Fair.
Stilp says Nazi and Confederate symbols represent “racial hatred, bigotry, death to American citizens and oppression.” He says people should ask themselves if “they and their friends are supporters of that anti-American message?”
Last year, the Bloomsburg Fair garnered attention when someone discovered a vendor selling swastika flags. The vendor was asked to leave.
It’s becoming a sad state of affairs and its ever increasing with our pride and patriotism being tied to all of these hate groups.
Ignorance on both sides is bliss it seems.
I’m a proud patriot and it’s important that our heritage be celebrated not vilified.
It seems that the Vice President agrees with me .
Vice President Pence struck a somber note Tuesday morning on “Fox & Friends” when he was asked about the removal of Confederate statues. “It’s important that we remember our past and build on the progress that we have made,” Pence said, arguing for putting “more monuments” up instead of taking existing monuments down.
My question to you, dear friends and supporters of Prime Patriots, is this;
At what stage did our heritage become a signal for universal racism and hate and how would you handle this situation.
I don’t have the answers so I am hoping that we can start a discussion to see where it takes us.
What are your thoughts?