July 14, 2015

Hashtag activism brings Confederate flag controversy to Bluesfest

Brian LilleyArchive

With a Twitter attack on an American tourist attending the Bluesfest in Ottawa because of his Confederate flag shorts, I say it's time for a reality check on this flag controversy.

How far do we have to go in re-writing our history to remove any hint of racism from our past? The racist shooter in South Carolina that killed 9 people said he wanted to start a race war but those closest to the victims of this tragic event have refused to give him what he wanted. As outsiders, we should try to honour their wishes and do the same.


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commented 2015-07-15 21:40:55 -0400
Linda, I couldn’t have asked a better question myself, but here’s the runner up. Kid Rock, who has more love from the black community than most white men have, has been touting the Confederate flag for YEARS! When are these hate mongering pissants going to realize that racism comes from a person, not a piece of cloth?
commented 2015-07-15 09:15:14 -0400
NO, flag gone=racism gone, simple. Lefty rational.
commented 2015-07-15 03:56:39 -0400
What about all those Confederate Flag tattoos out there . Will amputation of tattooed limbs be required punishment.
commented 2015-07-15 02:08:22 -0400
Three words: busy body bitch. Ban cell phone cameras! Ban festivals! Ban all places where people gather! Everyone should only wear black coveralls! Ban beards and moustaches ! One type of hair styles for men and women! Ban arguing! Oh ya people can’t gather any more………. Ban bad thoughts! I’m sure I’m missing some but you get the gist
commented 2015-07-15 00:54:11 -0400
The people calling him a racist should be charged with hate crimes and or defamation of character and or slander!
commented 2015-07-14 23:49:12 -0400
It’s time to fight fire with fire. We need to publicly shame our attackers. Amanda Lo should be shamed for calling our tourists racists. We should form a united social media front. The battle for voters minds.
commented 2015-07-14 23:21:28 -0400
THIS probably has more TRUTH—- than any Progressive could ever Muster.

commented 2015-07-14 22:47:40 -0400
Not much talk about how the Northern Carpetbaggers—-expropriated the South.
commented 2015-07-14 22:46:59 -0400
Is it racism for a Canadian to say “If you cover up your face get out of Canada?” Edmonton, Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing YouTube: https://youtu.be/j-enERvXK5I
commented 2015-07-14 20:24:50 -0400
I hope Neil Young will remember, southern man don’t need him around anyhow.
commented 2015-07-14 19:17:29 -0400
I plan on getting me one of those flags — I’m a rebel against the prevailing “system”…