Republicans and Democrats alike call for it, because they are all incredibly stupid human beings.
Here is an AMAZING FACT: the Battle Flag didn’t kill those nine people, a deranged boy did.
Here is another AMAZING FACT: the deranged boy would have killed those nine people if the Battle Flag was flying over the Statehouse or not.
So why are politicians jumping all over the Battle Flag when it is irrelevant to the case at hand?
Because they are droolingly stupid, and they imagine you to be even stupider. They are dumb enough to think a vague symbolic gesture of only the most tangential relation to the issue at hand is “doing something”, and they imagine you, dear fellow American, are dumb enough to agree with them rather than tar and feather them for incompetence.
Well, are you?
Some politicians who are not droolingly stupid, but just mid-grade intellects who gravitate to preening moralism the way an onanist’s hand gravitates to his crotch, are blaming the unconscious, invisible and entirely undetectable racism of the white middle class for the actions of the deranged boy. (Yes, I’m talking about Obama.)
AMAZING FACT: A habit which is invisible, undetectable, and unconscious, probably does not exist.
I’ve known all kinds of people from all over the world: the least racist people on the face of the planet are middle class white Americans, of the North or the South. They are less racist than Europeans, who in turn are less racist than Latin Americans, who are in turn less racist than Asians.
The deranged boy was a racist looking to murder blacks because he was deranged, not the other way around. If his cause wasn’t the white race it would have been Islam, the environment, abortion, evil corporations, or the Government.
If his target hadn’t been blacks it would have been Jews, postal workers, or an Army base. If he hadn’t used a gun it would have been a bomb.
These are the facts we have to deal with: isolated, over-medicated crazies need to be spotted and institutionalized.
Anything is else is a waste of time, useless and self-serving moral preening, and an insult to the national intelligence.