In the wake of the mass government and corporate censorship of American history–and especially the indirect violation of freedom of speech here, in the city and county governments’ removal of the First Confederate Flag from the displays of the Five Flags of Pensacola’s history and heritage–I began to see trucks displaying the Confederate Battle Flag. And I cheered their drivers on, of course–they were standing up against censorship. Yet I saw so many more trucks displaying the United States flag. I didn’t cheer their drivers on–they were just displaying these to counter the Confederate flags (they hadn’t displayed U.S. flags from their trucks before, so their collective motive was questionable, to say the least).
Finally, today, I saw a driver who had it all together. He had the U.S. flag displayed side-by-side with the Confederate Battle Flag–then two flags with the “Don’t Tread on Me” insignia (the Gadsden flag) displayed side-by-side. And I cheered him on especially.
This was the first time I had seen the United States flag displayed with the Confederate Battle Flag, from a truck. And I thought, ‘This is what it’s all about.’ The mass government and corporate censorship of American history, the indirect violation of freedom of speech is about divisiveness. This driver displayed something calling for the opposite–unity.