An Atlanta Civil War museum closed its doors for the dumbest f*cking reason in the universe. Until recently, the Confederate flag — a racist hate symbol beloved by those who pine for a simpler time when they could own black people — flew outside the Nash Farm Battlefield.
But just as it would be inappropriate to fly a flag with a Swastika on it outside a Holocaust museum, many thought that it might be best if a flag representing a bunch of traitors who wanted to preserve their ability to treat people as property were kept inside the museum.
Recently, Henry County Commissioner Dee Clemmons requested that the museum remove the Confederate flag from the flagpole outside. Rather than comply, the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum elected to shut its doors.
“The Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. What do they have on display? They have swastikas on display in the Holocaust Museum,” Bill Dodd, the curator of the museum, complained.
“I was frustrated when I was told to remove Confederate flags from the museum,” he added, misrepresenting the request in an effort to make it seem unreasonable. “But after, I realized if I take out the flags, I can take me out too and get my weekends back.”
“I had asked that the [Confederate] flag be taken down and placed inside of the museum. I’m working really hard to create a community that does not harbor divisiveness,” Clemmons says, adding that she has no problem with Confederate memorabilia being kept in its logical place – inside the museum.
Nevertheless, the museum’s board decided to return artifacts to their owners, close the doors, and lie their asses off on Facebook, saying that they were ordered to remove “ALL Confederate flags” in an effort to “not offend anyone”:
Public Statement from the Board of Friends of Nash Farm Battlefield, Inc.May 23, 2017The Board of the Friends of Nash…
Naturally, the Stupid Part of America is enraged. Conservatives spoke out, vowing that there will be “recoprussions,” whatever those are and, as usual, comparing the removal of a Confederate flag to the Holocaust because it’s totally like murdering 6 million Jews man.
Don’t worry — none of these people will admit to ever being racists.
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Prager spends much of his time poking Trump’s meth-addled, uneducated fans with a pointy stick and is currently writing a book of muskrat recipes (not really) as well as putting together a scrapbook of his favorite death threats. His life’s aspiration is to rule the world with an iron fist, or find that sock he’s been looking for.