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Corey Stewart Declares Virginia the State of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson; Confederate Flag “Is Not About Racism…Slavery”

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At the “Old South Ball” in Danville, Virginia Republican (of course) gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart declares Virginia the state of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, declares that “I’m proud to be next to the Confederate flag,” and claims the Confederate flag is “not about racism…hatred…slavery…it’s time that we embrace [our heritage].” So…does the Virginia GOP agree with this crap? Does it condemn it? Silence? What’s the deal?

  • GilGordon

    Here’s what William Thompson said about the Confederate flag, and we should listen, since he was the one who created not only its design but its symbolism and purpose. Here he is quoted in the book Our Flag, by George Preble:

    “As a people we are fighting to maintain the heavenly ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause.”

    If this is not convincing to you, consider what the Vice President of the Confederate government said in the Cornerstone Address, specifically addressing America’s belief that all men are created equal:

    “Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.” ~ Alexander Stephens

    • Yeah, there’s no doubt what the Confederacy or its flag stood for. None of it was good, that’s for damn sure.

    • Pesko

      Exactly. Confederate sympathizers have been trying to polish the image and re-imagine the reasons for the Confederate cause since 1865.

    • Chris Ambrose

      That’s right and the only reason he changed his original design from a white background to a red one, is it was getting confused with a white flag of surrender on the battlefield.

  • Atif Qarni comment on this video:

    “This video makes me sick to my stomach. If it looks like a racist, sounds like a racist, speaks like a racist, and votes like a racist. It is a racist. I will no longer let anyone try to convince me Corey Stewart is not a racist. We’ve given him too many chances. Join me on April 13th to send a message that Prince William will not tolerate racism and hatred.”

  • Grayson Jennings

    Darn near 80 degrees and we still got snowflakes!

    • Turbocohen

      And they fake up history about the battle flag. Not a typo.

      • Pesko

        Neo-Confederates faked the history after 1865. All Confederate symbols are associated with state-sponsored slavery, racism, and armed rebellion against the legitimately elected government of the United States of America. The Confederate flag may not mean that to you, but that doesn’t mean the facts above aren’t true.

  • DevotedSkeptic

    Corey Stewart outside recent Tom Garrett (R-VA5) townhall at University of Virginia. Note man in black hat in foreground from SPLC-listed neo-Confederate hate group League of the South (member of Randall family), and Pepe the Frog/Kekistani American poster in background.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b689c6c85051f8adf330c6999ef6598c242880379cc977269a51fc58b63716c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a063af4af157ce1606132f5add8a02263ede99f0cf69f7cb67909ca3df720ffc.jpg

  • Antebellum Bob

    This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. An effing echo chamber for morons. Southern culture is not about racism. While ever bigger morons have used the confederate flag to represent racism, that is not what it is about. Southern culture, which you abhor is about rural agriculture, charm, iced tea and small town values. The left tries to pervert that into something ugly and violent.

    • Your screen name says it all…