Black Lives Matter advocates are going after a police department in South Dakota because its logo includes the Confederate battle flag. The city’s name is Gettysburg. Presumedly it was named after the town in Pennsylvania where the Battle of Gettysburg took place. The logo features a Civil War-era American flag crossed with a Confederate flag and a Civil War-era cannon below them.
When a normal person free of an agenda looks at the logo, they immediately think of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. When a Black Lives Matter supporter looks at the logo, they apparently think about white supremacy. I guess.
This, from Twitter:
Black Lives Matter needs to stop acting silly
It’s stuff like this that makes it hard for me to take Black Lives Matter very seriously. They seem to be more concerned with creating fake outrage than they do preserving black lives. I thought they showed their hand with the recent protests in response to the murder of George Floyd. If you encourage black people to protest and riot in large crowds during a deadly pandemic where people aren’t wearing masks or practicing physical distancing, you lose the right to claim you care about black lives.
I care about black lives. Because I care so much, I do not want black people to take risks that will cause them harm. If I was a racist and hated black people, I’d want them to protest during a deadly pandemic.
Going after the police logo because it includes a Confederate battle flag is just stupid. The Battle of Gettysburg not only resulted in a major loss for the Confederacy, but it also sealed their fate. General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was destroyed at Gettysburg. The Confederacy never stood a chance after that. It guaranteed they would love the war and with them, slavery in the United States.
This logo celebrates the battle that brought about the end of slavery. I don’t know any white supremacists, but if I did, I’d expect the word “Gettysburg” would be a trigger word with them. The Battle of Gettysburg was the first, major step at ending white supremacy in this country.
I have no love for the Confederate battle flag
Please don’t think I have any love or respect for the treasonous Confederacy or its battle flag. It was carried by men who killed American soldiers. If it was up to me, every Confederate battle flag would get buried at sea with Osama bin Laden’s body. This police logo is not using it to honor the Confederacy. Why can’t members of Black Lives Matter see that? I think they can. I just think they don’t care.