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AMERICAN FLAGS

We expect our American troops to defend our current American Flag against all foreign enemies.

But if we don’t defend our historical American Flags against all domestic enemies, how can we be worthy of our American troops?

RESIST GOVERNMENT-IMPOSED CENSORSHIP, OR DON’T RESIST IT

WEAR news has stories about the controversy over the Bayview Park Cross every night, lately.  So many people are furious that this cross is slated to be censored.

But these same people said nothing when the First Confederate Flag was censored from our Five-Flags displays, without our consent–and they still say nothing about this government-imposed censorship of our Five-Flags displays.

When your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech is violated, you can’t pick and choose.  If you say nothing about the First Confederate Flag being censored, without your consent, because you have a negative opinion of this flag, or because you have no opinion of this flag–you have no business complaining about this cross being censored, without your consent.

If your right to freedom of speech is violated by politicians engaging in government-imposed censorship, your opinion of what is censored doesn’t matter. What matters is that your right to freedom of speech is violated.

You can’t pick and choose–stand up for your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech, or don’t stand up for it.

Resist government-imposed censorship, or don’t resist it.

NO MORE EXCUSES

This historical cross is now coming down (unless you force your local government to sell the land on which it stands, to a private entity).

That historical cross would not even face the threat of being censored, if you had stood up against your local government’s censorship of this historical flag from your historical flags displays, without your consent.

As of next Sunday, it has been exactly two years since Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward censored this historical flag from your Five-Flags displays, without your consent.  And as of next Monday, it has been exactly two years since Escambia County Commissioners Doug Underhill, Steven Barry, Grover C. Robinson IV, Wilson Robertson, and Lumon May censored this historical flag from your Five-Flags Displays, without your consent.  And every one of those local politicians is still in office, except Wilson Robertson–who has been replaced with Jeff Bergosh (an exact duplicate).

Your historical flags displays are still censored, without your consent–this is not “over and done with.”

Do you think your local politicians will stop censoring your history, without your consent, after that historical cross is removed?

No one said a word about that historical cross until your local politicians censored your historical flags displays, without your consent.  Your local politicians’ infringement on your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech gave the green light to pro-censorship activists–and that’s why that historical cross will soon be censored, without your consent.

When politicians give pro-censorship activists an inch, pro-censorship activists take a mile.

And when you give politicians an inch, politicians take a mile.

I have not done nearly as much as I intend to do, in protesting this local-government censorship of my historical flags displays–censorship done by cowardly politicians, without my consent.

But if enough of you would do half as much as I’ve done, I wouldn’t need to do any more at all.

It’s your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech that I’m defending, as well as mine.  It’s in your interest that those cowardly politicians return this historical flag (the First Confederate Flag) to its rightful place in our Five-Flags Displays, as well as mine.

You spend so much time on your mindless smartphones–mindlessly talking, texting, and tweeting.

Don’t tell me you don’t have time to contact local politicians who have censored your historical flags displays, without your consent–and remind them that these historical flags displays belong to you.

No more excuses–take your city back, or you will lose your country.

No more excuses–take your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech back, or you will lose your Second-Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and every other constitutional right you have been granted in the last 225 years.

This is how your Five-Flags Displays should look–make it so.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH WORKS ALL WAYS

Pro-censorship activists are now demanding that this cross be removed from city property in Greater Pensacola, Florida.  The Bayview Park Cross is now a big issue.

On June 24, 2015, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward removed the First Confederate Flag from all Five-Flags Displays in Greater Pensacola, Florida.  He did this without the consent of his constituents.  Shortly thereafter, all five Escambia County Commissioners (Doug Underhill, Wilson Robertson, Steven Barry, Grover C. Robinson IV, and Lumon May) chose to keep all Five-Flags Displays in Greater Pensacola, Florida censored.  They did this without the consent of their constituents–including me.  Our Five-Flags Displays remain censored–including the Five-Flags Display at the Osceola Municipal Golf Course, just down the street from my residence.

The Bayview Park Cross was not an issue, at all, before Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, and Escambia County Commissioners Doug Underhill, Wilson Robertson, Steven Barry, Grover C. Robinson IV, and Lumon May removed the First Confederate Flag from our Five-Flags Displays, without our consent–thereby censoring our Five-Flags displays, without our consent.  Now the Bayview Park Cross is a big issue–and it will remain a big issue, unless the Mayor of Pensacola and all five Escambia County Commissioners return the First Confederate Flag to its rightful place in our Five-Flags Displays.

Do you want this historical cross to remain where it stands?

Then join me, in demanding that this historical flag be returned to its rightful place in our Five-Flags Displays–the displays of the Five Flags of Pensacola’s history, heritage, and culture.

Freedom of speech works all ways.

THE ULTIMATE COST OF CENSORSHIP

I last visited New Orleans in the summer of 1991, when I was 25.

It was a wonderful experience–so much to ponder.

One night there, I stayed at the Cornstalk Inn Hotel, in the French Quarter.

Among the many sites I’d seen that day was a slave market–just down the street from this bed-and-breakfast hotel.

According to the legend of the Cornstalk Inn, Harriet Beecher Stowe was among the many notable guests who had slept there–and she was inspired to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin, after visiting that slave market.

Of course that slave market was still in business when Harriet Beecher Stowe was there.

And of course I pondered what that must have been like–seeing people being sold like cattle.

That slave market was still there, in 1991–as it still is today.

It was far older than that historic hotel–in fact, it had probably been built by the French.

And if it hadn’t have been there, I couldn’t have pondered anything.

Before Mitch Landrieu’s term is up, he’ll almost certainly destroy that slave market too.

And at this point, he might as well.

After all, I can never again ponder the historical significance of the Battle of Liberty Place, in New Orleans.  Nor can I ever again ponder the historical and cultural significance of U.S. Secretary of War and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, U.S. Civil Engineer and Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, and U.S. Lieutenant Colonel and Confederate General Robert E. Lee–all three men greatly, and validly, admired by the United States and Confederate States, alike.

This is the ultimate cost of this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America.

This is the ultimate cost of censorship–especially government-imposed censorship, executed by self-serving politicians, with no regard for the constitutional or civil rights of their constituents.

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE TRUTH?

As of today, May 19, 2017, Mitch Landrieu has finally completed the destruction of all four of the Confederate memorial monuments in New Orleans.

He has done this without the consent of the people of Greater New Orleans, Louisiana at all–he hasn’t even allowed them to vote on it.

Using taxpayers’ money, Mayor Landrieu has employed henchmen among the firefighters of New Orleans (read Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury) to destroy these American historical monuments–all wearing masks and bulletproof vests, and all with the protection of police snipers, also employed by Landrieu (read 1984, by George Orwell).

In a private speech Mayor Landrieu gave his cronies today–both Democratic and Republican–he said, “We cannot be afraid of the truth.”

Who’s afraid of the truth?

The four Black, Democratic mayors who preceded Mitch Landrieu were not afraid of the truth.

Mitch Landrieu’s father, Mayor Moon Landrieu, was not afraid of the truth.

The citizens of Greater New Orleans–of all races and ethnic groups–were not afraid of the truth.

But Mayor Mitch Landrieu was certainly afraid of the truth.

Why, he was so afraid of the truth that he completely censored it, erased it so that no one would ever be able to know or understand it.

No tourists would ever be able to ask who Jefferson Davis was, who P.G.T. Beauregard was, who Robert E. Lee was–or even what gave rise to a local skirmish between Democrats and Republicans.

No tourists would ever be able to ask what the Confederate States of America was–how it was established, and why–and why it fought a defensive war against the United States of America to maintain its independence.

No tourists would ever be able to ask why the United States waged this war against the Confederate States, in the first place–and why the United States engaged in a brutal occupation of the former Confederate States, in which all citizens of the former Confederate States of America were denied their constitutional rights under the United States Constitution for twelve years.

No tourists would ever be able to ask what impact this era of American history would have on the future of the United States of America.

No tourists would ever be able to ask any questions about American history in New Orleans at all, because no tourists would know what questions to ask.

No tourists would ever see any evidence of this history.

No tourists would ever be able to learn the truth.

No schoolchildren ever would, either.

No future citizens of Greater New Orleans ever would, either.

Yes, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was certainly afraid of the truth.

Just as Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was.

Just as Republican Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was.

Just as Republican Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was.

Just as Republican Escambia County Commissioners Doug Underhill, Steven Barry, Wilson Robertson, and Grover C. Robinson IV were.

Just as Democratic Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May was.

Just as every state and local politician in the Southern United States was–and still is.

Because all politicians know that truth is something to be avoided, at all costs.

All politicians know that their power can only be maintained as long as their constituents are kept in a state of ignorance–as long as their constituents are blissfully unaware of the truth.

Who’s afraid of the truth?

RIGHT NOW!

Confederate flags of every design have been completely censored by state and local politicians all over the Southern United States–and none of their constituents have had any say in this government-imposed censorship of historical flags.

Now the next phase has begun–the destruction of Confederate memorial monuments.  New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, like most of the state and local politicians who have followed Nikki Haley’s lead, is White.  But unlike most of the state and local politicians who have followed Nikki Haley’s lead, Mitch Landrieu is a Democrat.

Mitch Landrieu has finally begun destroying all Confederate memorial monuments in New Orleans, Louisiana–having given his constituents no say in the matter, whatsoever.  He hasn’t even allowed the people of New Orleans to vote on it.

As I mention, in the second part of my presentation on Pensacola’s Five Flags displays, flags can be restored to their rightful places in historical flags displays, and at historical sites.  But historical monuments cannot be restored.  Once they’re destroyed–even by being dismantled and moved–they can never be restored to their rightful places in the past, present, or future.

Mitch Landrieu is getting away with this destruction of historical monuments because so few Southern Americans have resisted this censorship of historical flags.

As I also state in the second part of my presentation on Pensacola’s Five Flags displays, this is how politicians work.  Politicians test their constituents by infringing on their constitutional rights.  And when their constituents fail to resist, they continue infringing on their constitutional rights–until their constituents stop them.  Give politicians an inch, they will take a mile–and the more inches their constituents give them, the more miles they will take.

Not all political leaders are diabolically evil, because not all political leaders are politicians.  But most of them are–all over the world–and always have been.  And all politicians are diabolically evil–there are no exceptions.

I couldn’t afford T-shirts with my statement, “The posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America.” But I had to buy them anyway–because almost no one in the Greater Pensacola area even recognized the First Confederate Flag on T-shirts of mine.  Almost no one in the Greater Pensacola area even recognized this flag that had been censored from their historical flags displays without their consent, by local politicians–all but one of whom were White Republicans.  And still, almost no one does–I have never been so disgusted with the people of a metropolitan area in my life.

So I needed to spell it out for these disgustingly ignorant, apathetic, and complacent people–I needed to wear T-shirts with a statement instead. And this has been slightly more effective in Greater Pensacola.

Yet the most enthusiastic compliments and questions on my T-shirts with the statement, “The posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America,” have come from residents and former residents of Greater New Orleans, Louisiana.  Because, now that all designs of the Confederate Flag have been censored in their city, without their consent–all Confederate memorial monuments (American historical monuments–generations old) are now being destroyed by the sickeningly small mayor of that great Southern American city, without their consent.

This is the next phase of the posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America that is destructive as hell to the United States of America–it will not stop with New Orleans.

Confederate memorial monuments will be destroyed in Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola, Florida; and in every other metropolitan area of the Southern United States.

Unless the people of the Southern United States start resisting this local-government censorship of their historical flags–this gross infringement on their First-Amendment right to freedom of speech–right now!

SOUTHERN AMERICAN

The posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America.

NOT JUST TRUMP

“…You know, I’m automatically attracted to gullible–I just start manipulating them.  It’s like a magnet.  Just manipulate.  I don’t even wait.  And when you’re a politician, they let you do it.  You can do anything.”

“…Grab ’em by the balls.  You can do anything…”

Not Just Trump

DRUNKEN POST #46

“He descended into hell…”

Dressed in this monkey suit, it appears that I have one last task before I can get to the next universe.

“Good morning, brothers and sisters!  Welcome to the Mega-Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida–the Buckle of the Bible Belt!  Jesus saves!  And God bless America!”

I went the way of Attila the Hun.  My brother’s marker–which is right beside mine–reads, “Music is eternal”–but mine does not read, “God is unlimited,” and I am really pissed off!

“Yes, Jesus saves–and God bless America, brothers and sisters!  Now…Who is that soiled beast?  Get him outta here!”

You get the hell out of the way, you “Howdy Doody”, “Alfred E. Neuman” motherfucker–and take your mindless religious, nationalistic bullshit with you.

Yes, I am quite soiled, ladies and gentlemen of this lost congregation.  And I really don’t want to be here.  But it appears that our Creator has one last task in mind for me, before I can leave this Digital-Age hell.

And I am not Jesus, though I descend into this Digital-Age hell–a part of the Apostles’ Creed that the United Methodists delete because it is unpleasant–the Apostles’ Creed with which you Baptists are totally unfamiliar–and which is definitely included in the Catechism of the Catholics, whom you Baptists so readily dismiss as “unchristian”.

If you want a point of reference for this intrusion–which I am sure will ruin your shallow Sunday, click on this link:

http://www.warprayer.org

Not now, you fucking idiots–later!

You worry so much about a devil–but the Devil is in your goddamned smartphone! You think you would recognize Satan–think again!  Satan (or the Antichrist, if you will) would not appear to you in any recognizable form.  No, he would appear as something so benign as your smartphone–and especially the social media–Facebook and Twitter–with which you spend most of your time on your smartphone.

So put those fucking smartphones away–and don’t even begin to use the “taking the Lord’s name in vain” label on me–having no understanding of that commandment from the Old Testament.  For you claim that the Bible is the all-inspired, infallible Word of God–yet you don’t read it.  And you claim that Jesus was the incarnation of God on earth–yet you don’t follow him.

How dare you!

Now here are the scriptures for today:

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:  I came not to send peace, but a sword.  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me:  and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.”

Matthew 10:34-38

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:  for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Matthew 6:5-6

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts:  for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”

Luke 16:15

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And he spake this parable unto certain which trusteth in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:  Two men went up into the Temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other:  for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”

Luke 18:9-14

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man:  how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.  And the servant abideth not in the house for ever:  but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.  I speak that which I have seen with my Father:  and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father.  Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.  But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God:  this did not Abraham.  Ye do the deeds of your father.  Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me:  for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech?  even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:  for he is a liar, and the father of it.  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.  Which of you convinceth me of sin?  And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words:  ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.  Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?  Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.  And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.  Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil.  Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.  Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead?  and the prophets are dead:  whom makest thou thyself?  Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:  Yet ye have not known him; but I know him:  and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you:  but I know him, and keep his saying.  Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day:  and he saw it, and was glad.  Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him:  but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”

John 8:31-59

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:  Neither shall they say, Lo here!  or, lo there!  for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Luke 17:20-21

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And it came to pass that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.  And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?  How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?  And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:  Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.”

Mark 2:23-28

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good?  there is none good but one, that is, God.”

Mark 10:17-18

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?  And he answering said, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.  And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right:  this do, and thou shalt live.  But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?  And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  And by chance there came down a certain priest that way:  and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.  But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:  and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.  Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?  And he said, He that shewed mercy on him.  Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.  Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village:  and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.  But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?  bid her therefore that she help me.  And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:  But one thing is needful:  and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:25-42

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”

Matthew 21:12-13

Are you uncomfortable yet?

“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?  which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?  And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.”

Mark 15:34-35

Are you uncomfortable yet?

Are you uncomfortable yet?

Then get uncomfortable!

Get out of this megachurch, and out of your pretentious clothing–and go home! Smash your smartphones to pieces–and love one another again!

Stop hating Muslims for following their sacred scriptures–and start following yours!

Stop supporting ungodly bastards like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton–and start taking responsibility for the godliness of your own community!

Stop raising and praising the Bible as the all-inspired, infallible Word of God–and start reading it!

And stop boasting about your belief in Jesus as the incarnation of God on earth–and start following Jesus, in word and deed!

Do this as oft as ye shall do it–and let me ascend into the next universe knowing I have made a positive difference in this one.


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