A few years ago, a young man named Adam Lanza shot a large number of people–including twenty first-graders at an elementary school. The issue of gun ownership came up because this mass murderer used several weapons his paranoid mother (whom he also shot) had left in his reach. And this was certainly a time for the issue of gun ownership to be discussed–this mass murderer had used several guns–especially assault rifles–to commit this horrible act.
Last week, a young man named Dylann Roof committed a mass murder–shooting nine people to death in a church. In committing this horrible act, Roof did not use a Confederate battle flag. So what in the hell does the Confederate Battle Flag have to do with this mass murder?
Roof said he wanted to start a race war. And I was so pleased to see that he hadn’t got what he wanted. Immediately after this shooting of nine innocent Black Christians by a White supremacist–I saw White Christians join with Black Christians in worship and in mourning for the nine victims. And it was beautiful to see.
Now the race war Dylann Roof wanted has begun anyway–or at least something damned close to it. Countless Black and White Americans have joined in protest against South Carolina’s Confederate Battle Flag. The Confederate Battle Flag controversy is nothing new–I even wrote an article about it for my college newspaper in the 1980s. And I certainly have my opinions about it–as do most other Americans.
BUT MY OPINIONS ABOUT THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG ARE IRRELEVANT TO THIS MASS SHOOTING–AS ARE ANYONE ELSE’S! AND I AM ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED THAT OPPONENTS OF THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG ARE WAGING SOFT WAR, USING THE TRAGIC KILLING–THE MASS SHOOTING OF NINE INNOCENT PEOPLE AT A PLACE OF WORSHIP–AS AMMUNITION FOR THEIR PURELY POLITICAL AGENDA!
YOU PEOPLE, BLACK AND WHITE, WHO ARE ENGAGED IN THIS PURSUIT OF POLITICAL POWER, ARE GIVING THE MASS MURDERER THE CLOSEST THING TO A RACE WAR! YOU ARE PURPOSELY USING A TRAGIC MASS SHOOTING AS LEVERAGE FOR YOUR CAUSE–A CAUSE WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SHOOTING ITSELF!
YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM ZIONISTS WHO USE THE HOLOCAUST AS JUSTIFICATION FOR THEIR ATROCITIES AGAINST PALESTINIAN ARABS! ZIONISTS WHO DO THIS ARE DISGUSTING–AND SO ARE YOU!
NINE PEOPLE WERE SHOT TO DEATH IN A CHURCH LAST WEEK SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE. THIS ACTION IS CONDEMNED WORLDWIDE BY PEOPLE OF ALL RACES AND FAITHS! AND I HOPE ALL PEOPLE–ESPECIALLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE–REALIZE THAT THOSE WHO USE THIS ATROCITY AS FODDER FOR A TOTALLY IRRELEVANT POLITICAL CAUSE ARE AS DISGUSTING–IF NOT AS EVIL–AS THE MASS MURDERER HIMSELF!