Just mind your own business. We don’t need any outside agitation or comment.
“”If you look at it again, where this state is moving forward, and how fast we’re growing in our economy, it doesn’t seem to have been slowing us down. I don’t think it will. I think other states need to worry about their problems and let us grow.” Comes the word from Mississippi officials in response to reactions to the Mississippi “confederate” state flag. This flag was adopted by men who believed that
“it shall not be lawful for any freedman, free negro or mulatto to intermarry with any white person; nor for any person to intermarry with any freedman, free negro or mulatto; and any person who shall so intermarry shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof shall be confined in the State penitentiary for life>’
Those were the words of the state constitution adopted a few short years before the white males adopted the Mississippi State flag which to this day pays homage to the Confederacy.
But you have to give the confederate flag lovers credit for one thing. They have taken full advantage of the lethargy of a complacent, contented black middle-class (who, themselves are closet-neo-feudalists like the black Mississippi Sovereignty Commission spies – and you must see the PBS documentary “Spies of Mississippi” for a picture of the “Clarence Thomas” mentality) to maintain the symbols of oppression as the principal representation of the state of Mississippi.
But just remember when you hear things like “no one can name one industry that didn’t come to Mississippi because of that flag” that people who say that don’t care to know or care to remember certain things. They don’t care to remember that the reason the Klan used Confederate battle symbols like the flag was to remind everyone of their belief in white supremacy. What defenders of the Mississippi state (“Confederacy-honoring) flag don’t care to know is that the men who adopted that flag people who “still thought they had been right to own slaves and secede from the Union.” And truth be told the overwhelming majority of the people in Mississippi who voted to keep the symbol of slavery and secession as part the state flag either don’t know or care to know that it was Klansmen and Klan sympathizers who created the flag. And if the flag, which is now defended by the descendants of people who made life so inhospitable for so many blacks that they left the “Hospitality” state, so if this flag is in any way, shape, or form an impediment to greater prosperity, the majority of Mississippians would rather be DEAD LAST, AND LOVING IT!!!