Battle Flag, Freak Flag

flagsWell, the Fourth of July (Independence Day for those who need a refresher) has come and gone and no terrorist attack from ISIS.  I am certain this is due to the astuteness of the great men and women at the Department of Homeland Security.  It is a testament to the effectiveness and necessity of our NSA spy programs.  But seriously, does it matter if ISIS were to attack us, when we all live in fear anyways?  Is not the goal of terrorism to terrorize?  While the jihadi’s ultimate goal may be the conquering of America and the adoption of Islamic Law, what is the ultimate goal of their controllers?  After the attacks of September 11, 2001, we have all become accustomed to the new fear state.  Our fears have already allowed us to be conquered by a much more sinister enemy, through anti-Constitutional legislation like the Patriot Act, NDAA, CISPA, SOPA and a host of other laws, mandates, agreements and executive orders which have undermined the very foundation of our Republic.  We have come to accept TSA molestations, unlawful search and seizure, indefinite detention, torture and warrant-less spying as the new normal.  In other words, ISIS is merely a weapon in the arsenal of our real adversary, who has already scaled the fortress walls and captured us.  We have not been vigilant.  We have been entranced by our entertainment and gadgets, deceived by our media and weakened by our sense of entitlement.  Now, will we wake up and rebel against the coming enslavement?  Or, will we sheepishly resign ourselves to that as well?  Personally, I would rather see the TSA abolished.  Yes, I would rather risk being blown out of the sky than continue to live under this totalitarian nanny state!  When did we all become such cowards?

Politics is theater, a clever distraction from the real mechanisms of control.  Just as ISIS is used as a weapon, so too are all the flags that have been paraded around lately.  They whip in the wind and catch your eye, they captivate your heart with emotional attachments and powerful messages: freedom, submission, rebellion, equality.  But human beings make these associations.  One person’s freedom flag is another person’s imperialist flag.  Flags are unfurled, not to create unity, but division.  This is not a call to ban more flags, but an urging to examine how symbols are frequently used to manipulate and mislead groups of people.  A great example is the co-opting of the swastika by the German Nazi Party in the 1930’s.  Prior to this time, it was revered by many societies as an ancient symbol of good fortune-  a visual representation of either the sun or the spiral galaxy.  Today, the swastika continues to be used in Hindu and Buddhist religious practice, but in the Western world it has been tainted by the horrible legacy of the Nazis.

In light of this, can we now understand how the “Confederate flag” (actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia under General E. Lee, which was rejected as the national flag of the Confederacy) is being misrepresented as a symbol of slavery?  It is a historical fact that while slavery was an issue of contention during the Civil War, the war was fought mainly over the concept of state’s rights, or, the debate over where governmental power should rest, with a strong, centralized government (Federalism) or with state and local governments.  This had been a long-standing dispute since the days before the Constitution was ratified, which came to a head when many in the South felt the power of the federal government was growing too strong.

The reality is, your masters are cleverly seizing upon the tragedy of the Charleston church shooting, using suspiciously precise photographs of the shooter, Dylann Roof posing with the Confederate flag and the ubiquitous lone-wolf manifesto to stir up more racial tension as well as make another push for gun confiscation.  Observe the prompt obedience of Walmart, Amazon, eBay and other retailers to yank items featuring the Confederate flag at the request of the federal government.  This establishes a dangerous precedent for the feds to ban whatever they see fit.  This is hardly a case of businesses yielding under pressure to a tyrannical government- they are incorporated with the tyranny.  It’s an inter-office memo.  We live in a fascist state.  We have reached the point where government, media and business work in near perfect harmony to socially engineer the public.  And since nobody makes a fuss, it follows that now we’re going to dig up the graves of Confederate generals and remove stained glass windows depicting Civil War battle scenes with the Confederate flag.  Why stop there?  Let’s erase the flag from history entirely, let’s forget it ever existed- in fact, let’s forget this nation ever had a Civil War- we sure don’t want anyone getting any ideas.

And wouldn’t you know it, the FBI controlled Ku Klux Klan is rearing its coned head again in the midst of the Confederate flag debate to ensure that anyone less inclined to think for themselves might never disassociate the flag from white supremacy.  The Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally July 18th at the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia.  As reported by USA Today, the Klan’s new rhetoric, “… standing up for our Confederate history and all the southerners who fought and died against federal tyranny,” according to a message on the Loyal White Knights’ answering machine.  Ironically, the Klan has never flown the Confederate flag, opting rather for the American flag.  Keep in mind, this is all done to tie together state’s rights advocates with hateful extremists as a way to discredit the larger patriot movement.  The Klan burns crosses, so are Christians racist too?  Just the white ones?  Now we’re hearing calls to ban the American flag because its the “true” racist flag.  And while that may be true in the sense that more racist policies were instituted under the American flag, we would be wise to understand what the American flag represents:  “… one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  The United States of America, with our Constitution and Bill of Rights does not represent perfection in freedom and justice, that is reserved strictly for God’s kingdom.  Only in so much as we subject ourselves to the Lord, will we ever experience prosperity and peace on Earth.  There was a time when America held God in esteem, and our country was blessed, despite the futility of human governance.  That era, I’m afraid, has come to a close.  Thus, the American flag is also a mutable symbol; either we defend the values it has historically represented, or it becomes a banner of pure evil.

Speaking of pure evil, did anyone spot that ISIS flag at the gay pride rally in London recently?  In a goof for the ages, reporters for CNN mistook a parody flag for an actual ISIS flag, in which the Arabic script normally seen on the terrorist flag was replaced with images of dildos and other sex toys.  While CNN’s original story is laughable, (mainly because it epitomizes their incompetency in news reporting) most of the story’s criticism, like this story from Vox, focuses on the error, pointing out that the flag was really just a harmless dildo flag.  Harmless or pervertedThe story that got lost here is the fundamental depravity of the homosexual lifestyle and the true goals behind the LGBT agenda.  The photo, shows the “dildo flag” being flown among a sea of rainbow flags- the more common and less threatening gay pride symbol.  So now we come full circle.  It’s not an accident that the rainbow, the very symbol of God’s covenant with man to never again destroy life on Earth with water, has been adopted by the gay pride movement.  Underneath the messages of love, equality, justice and acceptance is a great deception.  By adopting the symbol of the rainbow, LGBT propagandists have essentially given God the middle finger.  I’m not calling out all gay people as responsible for this, for many this struggle really is about equal rights as they see it.  But many individuals and couples with same-sex attraction have been suckered into a larger cultural movement, which, at its core, seeks to destroy all that God created and called good: man and woman, love, marriage and family.  When the Supreme Court took it upon themselves to redefine the timeless definition of marriage as being between a man and woman for the purposes of producing children, gay rights advocates wasted no time in rampaging across the internet, specifically targeting Christian websites and social media outlets with hateful messages, pornographic images and threats.  The common theme was not “love wins” but “in your face.”  As the Missoulian reported, one LGBT activist admitted that the marriage issue was “low-hanging fruit” at a gay pride march back in June here in Montana.  In other words, marriage equality is just the beginning of an all out assault on traditional values.  Other events coinciding with the march: a nude photo shoot (supposedly to help men who have body-image issues) and a striptease show.  “Marriage equality” is merely a politically-correct vehicle for more rebellion, immorality, selfishness, decadence, and pleasure-seeking.

Pride is a very dangerous thing.  When God placed the rainbow in the sky after the Great Flood and promised to never again destroy life on Earth, there was a caveat- with waterI’m convinced that judgement is here for America and because of our significance on the world stage, our judgement will be severe.  Not only have we embraced immorality, we now export it to other nations through our global influence.  In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, The Russia United party, with ties to Vladimir Putin, released a “straight pride” flag at the annual Day of Family, Love and Fidelity.  The flag features a mother, father and three kids joining hands.  The hash tag below the design reads #ARealFamily.  At least somebody is fighting back.  The world is grieving for America.  The next time the Earth becomes wholly wicked, as in the days of Noah, the Earth will be consumed by fire:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

[2 Peter 3:10-12]

As the Bible says, this world is passing away.  When the end comes, for America and for all nations, will you be standing there, waving your flag proudly?  Keep in mind, the Lord only has eyes for the white flag of surrender- to His will.

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About One American

I am 41 years old, currently residing in the state of Montana with my beautiful wife and daughter. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I hold an A.A. degree in Web Graphic Design and have also studied anthropology and business. I am a Christian (ex-Pagan with a background in Eastern mysticism and the occult). My interests are broad, from music and art to history, science, politics and theology. I read extensively and enjoy hiking. View all posts by One American

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