U.S. Historical Flags Are Now At The Whim Of The Political Left: The “Self-Appointed Arbiters Of Virtue and Political Correctness”

I’m trying to figure all this out — and I’m not having success: We can’t fall a biological man or woman a “man” or “woman;” We’re tearing down American historical monuments and statues because those who represent those statues were “bigots,” “White Supremacists,” “Racists,” or “Sexists.” Those titles the “anointed ones” arbitrarily determine fit their targets must be destroyed. The Left tells us those are not true representatives of the United States of America’s history and, therefore, need to be eliminated.

Round Two of this witch hunt tells us that using the wrong pronouns to introduce a “person” is either already or needs to be punished for committing crimes. We learned this past week biological women can no longer be called “women.” Doing so might be “misgendering” them. Instead, those same people are calling women “menstruators!” I guess that means instead of calling a Dude a man, we must relegate them to being nothing more than “sperm bearers.” Maybe we should call everyone not endowed with perfect “Genderology knowledge,” “Idiots who are too stupid to know anything!”

I live in the South. I won’t dare refer to my Sunday School teacher as “Mrs. Doyle” anymore. She died twenty years ago anyway.

Don’t think for one minute the “Lords of Correctness” are close to the end of the weaponization of gendering. (Is “Gendering” even a word?)

Several times in the last five years, I hoped we had reached the limit of this insanity. But “Oneupsmanship” is a gift owned solely by Leftists. They have unilateral authority to take any mistake — as they define it — and turn it into a a one way trip to MAGA America.

The latest drama in this debacle has been determined to be flags.

The World now knows who Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s wife is—not her name, but her penchant for demeaning anyone she chooses by hanging flags completely unacceptable to many of the purveyors of all things righteous and good. Two Democrats in Congress actually “invited” Justice Alito to appear before Congress to be questioned for the travesties committed by his “menstruator!”

Notwithstanding opinions and free speech, The New York Times sent the dogs to persecute the Alitos. Heather Knight from San Francisco filed this story to make things on the matter crystal clear:

“It turns out that Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s New Jersey vacation home was not the only surprising place where a provocative flag was flown recently. The flag was adopted by Jan. 6, 2021, rioters.

For 60 years, residents in San Francisco could have spotted the flag in a public pavilion just a stone’s throw from the mayor’s balcony at City Hall. The ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag was among the 18 historic banners that billowed over a central plaza in one of the nation’s most liberal cities, where fewer than 13 percent of voters supported former President Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election.

Few people, including Mayor London Breed, made much of the white flag with a green pine tree. Until last week.

A San Francisco resident raised concerns that the ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag was flying over the city after The New York Times revealed that the same flag had flown outside Justice Alito’s second home on Long Beach Island, N.J. Critics said Justice Alito should have recused himself from cases related to the Jan. 6 attack because of the flag’s association with the rioters at the U.S. Capitol who attempted to stop the certification of Joe Biden as president.

Ms. Breed ordered the flag removed, and city employees replaced it on Saturday with an American flag, according to Jeff Cretan, a mayor spokesman. A bronze plaque explaining the flag’s history was also removed from the pole.

The flag dates to the Revolutionary War and was flown from George Washington’s ships as a symbol of rebellion against the British. Above the tree, the white flag has the words ‘An Appeal to Heaven’ in black lettering. In recent years, it has been adopted by conservatives seeking to inject Christianity into the American government and by supporters of Mr. Trump and the ‘Stop the Steal’ campaign—efforts that are deeply unpopular in San Francisco.

‘Our responsibility is to represent the values of our country and the city and county of San Francisco, and the values of our city and county aren’t aligned with those who tried to overthrow the government,’ Mr. Cretan said on Thursday.

San Francisco leaders had civic intentions in a different era when they installed the ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag on Flag Day in 1964. It was one of 18 hoisted in a historic exhibit that was dubbed the Pavilion of American Flags, which was intended to showcase flags that had played an important role in the country’s history.

A local nonprofit organization sponsored each flag, and most of the original 18 have remained in place ever since. Nine flags fly from towering white poles on either side of a large pathway connecting the majestic City Hall and its signature gold dome with the Main Library and the Asian Art Museum across the plaza.

‘There’s a difference between choosing to raise the flag in this moment and the flag being a longstanding part of a historic exhibition,’ Mr. Cretan said.

Justice Alito has faced criticism not just because of the ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag but also because his home in Virginia displayed an inverted American flag weeks after the Jan. 6 attack — a symbol of distress that Trump supporters also adopted. Justice Alito on Wednesday defended his decision not to recuse himself from two cases stemming from the Capitol attack because he said he had “nothing whatsoever” to do with the flags, which he said had been displayed by his wife, Martha-Ann.

It may surprise people to hear that San Francisco has continued to fly the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag—a yellow banner with a black, coiled rattlesnake that was also a symbol of defiance against Britain during the Revolutionary War. About 15 years ago, it became a symbol of the conservative Tea Party movement and has been criticized by some as having racist connotations.

That flag also was carried by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Mr. Cretan said that flags and symbols change over time and that the city would try to ensure that the flags in Civic Center Plaza reflect current values. The mayor will decide whether other flags come down but will welcome input from others, he said.

The San Francisco exhibit mostly contains iterations of the American flag, on which stars were added as states joined the union. It also includes the California flag and the Texas Lone Star flag. Flags that today’s San Franciscans might feel more affinity for — like the rainbow Pride flag supporting L.G.B.T.Q. rights — are not part of the display.

It is not the first time the pavilion has caused consternation in the city.

The original display included a Confederate flag, which flew until a protester scaled the pole and tore it down in 1984.

Dianne Feinstein, who was then the mayor of San Francisco, briefly allowed it to be replaced by another Confederate flag before removing it permanently. Progressive school board members cited that episode as justification for removing Ms. Feinstein’s name from a local elementary school in 2021. They agreed to change the names of 43 other schools as part of the same effort targeting historic individuals they found offensive — including Abraham Lincoln High School.

Three of the board members were recalled in 2022 by voters who were frustrated by the renaming campaign and school closures during the pandemic. The name changes were dropped before the recall.

The City Hall historian Ellen Schumer said she was not surprised that nobody had raised objections to the ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag until last week. She used to train her docents on the meaning behind each flag for City Hall tours but stopped after realizing visitors did not seem to care about the flag exhibit.

‘I guess if you’re a flag collector,’ she said. ‘Other than that, there’s no interest.’

On Thursday, children played on the playgrounds at the Plaza, a man in workout gear did tai chi, and people in suits were buried in their phones as they rushed to their offices. Few seemed to glance at the flags, and security guards in the plaza said they had never thought about the banners one way or the other.

Instead, the focus was on preparing Civic Center Plaza for a very different sort of event: a Saturday night rave featuring two D.J.s, Skrillex and Fred Again, that is expected to draw 20,000 revelers under the flags.


Do you think we’ll ever get anything correct when speaking to people in public? That depends, of course. If you are a Democrat from California, New York, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., you have a green light. You can say anything you want without accountability from the Left. But if you’re one of the peasants banished to life outside of big city limits, you should keep your mouth shut. Otherwise, you will probably be labeled as “A MAGA Extremist.

Today, that label is a death sentence!

Guess I’m forced to take down my take down my Confederate flag and send it back to Nancy Pelosi.

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