I asked my Facebook readers a question. I asked them whether or not a Confederate plantation owner would have allowed his son to marry me in 1865-1869 time period. I didn’t explain why I asked. Most of my readers found this question very difficult to answer mostly, I would imagine, because it might hurt my feelings. After all, I am half Korean and the answer would definitely be, ‘no’. Some got very upset and unfriended me on the spot. Apparently, this was a ‘liberal’ question and I had no right to ask it as a Conservative- or it was a ‘trap’ of some kind. Many became exceedingly angry that I asked it at all. Quite a few wouldn’t answer the question but deflected by trying to say that Koreans wouldn’t have allowed the marriage either or that no one in the United States at the time would have allowed the marriage. All around, it was like pulling teeth to get anyone to answer. I gave several days to allow people to answer. I told a story about my mother’s immigration to America to settle everyone down and to give some perspective about why I am asking this question.
Apparently, my readers have forgotten something very important about Short Little Rebel. And that is this: I am not White. At least, not ALL white. Even I had forgotten that for a while.
And yet, so many of them are asking me to support a flag that represents a political entity that fought strenuously to enslave a race of people based on their genetics alone. Why would I support a flag that represents a people that would fight a bloody war because they believed that white genetics was superior over any other kind of genetics, including mine?
They have failed to consider this.
But when I asked this question, many of them started to realize this and it panicked them. This is why some of them instantly unfriended me before they could receive and read this article. They have come to know and respect me- it’s become personal now. Now they will be holding a flag, supporting a flag, fighting for a flag that personally insults me, their friend and Christian sister. They can’t handle it at that level. I don’t blame them.
Are they going to tell me ‘to get over it’? I think not. Are they going to tell me, the most conservative person they know, the one who is now in court, suffering for Christ because she is standing at the very forefront of Conservatism for telling the truth, that I am a liberal, a fake? Who is the one being sued for $3 million after all? Who is the one telling the truth for women? Who is the one never backing down to liberals? Who has suffered her reputation being completely ruined for the sake of Christ? Them? No. Not them. They are nice and safe in their homes. Where are their blogs? Are their names plastered all over the internet? Are hate groups plastering photos of their children and their home all over the internet? Are hate groups imitating them all over the internet? Are hate groups putting their personal phone numbers all over the internet so that angry people are calling their homes and yelling at their children? no, not them. They are safe in their homes. Have they ever exposed themselves to an ounce of danger for their political or religious beliefs? No! They are safe in their homes! These people who dare to unfriend me, call me names, curse and spit at me now over this flag, call ME a liberal, make false accusations, and look askance at me- what have THEY ever sacrificed for Christ? NOTHING! And yet, because they can’t bear that that now say, “Hey, Guys, that flag insults me personally,” they would cast me out. And they call me a hypocrite. huh.
Here is what I want to say to you all. You have seen the ugliness of those who are in your crowd. Aren’t you terrified of those who actually believe that the Bible advocates racism? Aren’t you ashamed of those who have written boldly on my page that even God meant the races to stay separate- that even Jesus was racist? Doesn’t it deeply disturb you that your own FB friends believe that the bible advocates and condones slavery? Haven’t you noticed that I refuse to even justify these people with biblical answers because they are so absurd? I left them up for your shame- to convict you. And yet, not one of you even corrected them! Are you so warped that you would rather have them on your side then give one inch and correct them in their complete heresy against God? Or, dare I imagine that you share their heresy? If so, tell me now like a man/woman and let us part ways. Indeed, I do not want relationship with you if you share these thoughts. Let’s get it over with now. Declare yourselves, you cowards and I can cleanse my page of your type. You should have corrected these people. Shame on you.
These are the people you share space with. These are the people who love the flag with you. This is the devil’s work. These are not Christians and if they are, they must be taught, not tolerated by us. If they refuse to be taught by us, we must remove them from our company. I tell you now, that every racist on my page that will not relent in their belief that God is racist will be removed from my page. I have only tolerated them for your sake- because the Holy Spirit has told me to be patient.
Here is another thing I want to tell you. I know that there are many of you who are not truly racist. But you are like children who have been bullied too long. And you are merely reacting to that bully. We all resent Obama, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson with all our hearts. They are the Bullies- Obama being the most evil of all. He and his party have implemented bill and bill that have stripped the American people of right after right. Who knows this better than I? But what you fail to see is that just this once, the bully is taking something evil from you. And all you are doing is having a knee jerk reaction to it, combined with help from an evil seed that lies within you. You are so used to hating Obama, Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson that when their slimy fingers reach for something of yours, you simply grab harder. If they want it, you don’t want them to have it. If they try to give it to you, you don’t want it. I GET it. And, they, along with the gay community, are taunting and laughing at us about it. Do you think I haven’t received taunting cartoons about this?
I have. I understand exactly what pain you feel. But that doesn’t make you moral. It just makes them evil. Don’t you know that satan is very strategic? He often plays both sides of a war. Just because the Bully is taking something from you doesn’t make that thing a good thing. This thing he wants from you is a bad thing. And satan is enjoying watching you grab for it back. He is enjoying watching you react to the taunting. He is very satisfied to watch you disobey God over a child’s laughter. Are you, God’s Child, so easily manipulated?
I hope not. We are to be wiser than that. I asked you that question to make it personal. To show you that this flag insults me, your friend. Do you consider me to be ignorant? If so, then it is you who are ignorant. You would discount six years of blogging and agreement over this flag and call me ignorant? Do you consider me to be the racist? Again, I laugh at you. Do you consider me to be unable to understand your feelings? Again, false thought. I see you and understand you perfectly. Have you ever stopped to consider that it might be you who is blinded here?
No one else is reminding me of a time and a political entity that would fight a war to subject me- to tell me that my very being, the very genetic stuff of which I am made is trash. No one else wants to preserve that notion. So all your arguments that racism was everywhere in 1865 or that Koreans wouldn’t have allowed the marriage, etc don’t matter. Did they fight a war to prevent that marriage? Did they fight a war to preserve the distinction? Did they fight a war to ensure that you, the white person, remained on top of the genetic order? no, no they did not. Nor are they here today waving any flags that remind me of their prior racism. Only YOU wish to fly that flag against me and my genetics. Think about that. AND you want me to fight along with you. How absurd are you being?
You have forgotten that I am not White, friends. I have half white, half Korean blood running through my veins. And the Rebel in me is from my Korean mother, not from your South- you don’t own the term ‘Rebel’, you know. I never think of myself that way. In fact, that is not why I originally opposed this flag. I, myself, forgot that fact until a racist, Jonathan, started talking about genetic ‘purity’ and turned my stomach upside down. It was then that I realized I could appeal to you on this basis alone and shame you into seeing the truth. My original opposition was purely based on your Christian witness. But then I realized that if I had lived during that time, I, too, would have been seen as less than white people. I don’t think I like that notion at all. YOU would have ALL seen me as less than you. It would have been built into the culture. Please don’t deny it.
One of you asked me how I knew that every soldier felt that blacks should remain as slaves and fought for slavery. This is how I know: soldiers happily shot and/or hung black runaway slaves- every. single. time. Now. Unless you would like to show me otherwise, this is proof positive of my position. So, it is completely absurd to say that the soldiers didn’t believe in slavery- they did. They believed in white superiority. That was just how it was back then. And you all know it. Did the rest of America believe it? I don’t know. But I do know that they didn’t decide to fight a war to preserve that notion. And I do know that the leader from the North did decide to free the slaves. No matter what you want to say about Lincoln, the proof is in the pudding, as they say. That is just historic fact- he freed the slaves. That is a far cry from what the south did. They. Did. Fight. For. Slavery.
Thus, that flag will evermore stand for slavery. I acknowledge that there were other reasons for the war. Who ever said there weren’t? But that is exactly like saying that WWII was about more than killing Jews, isn’t it? Does that redeem the Nazi flag? No, it doesn’t. A brutal stain is a brutal stain.
I, your friend, am offended by that flag. My own genetics are insulted. I, Susan Shannon, would be considered less than you, my readers, by those who fought under that flag. They would fight to keep this order of things. I REJECT that notion. I am quite happy the South lost. That was God working for the best in this nation. You may have also fought for other good things, but like today, all the good in the world can’t make up for the one great evil in your midst. If you think a Christian can fight for a slave ridden flag and still call himself/herself a Christian, then you are quite mistaken in the matter. The one evil thing overshadows all the good in you. If you live a perfect life in Christ but commit incest, can your goodness overcome the evil of incest? No, your whole life is corrupted by the evil. Can you say you love God and then murder someone? No, the evil of the murder ruins the good in you. Repentance from the evil is required before the rest can reconcile to God, who represents all good. You can’t say you love God and disobey him. This is to lie. You can’t Be a Christian and support a flag that represents slavery or genetic superiority of one race. Until you repent of this sin, you are fully ostracized from God. And lastly, less significantly, if you fight for that flag, you fight against me, your friend and sister in Christ.
And before I let this subject go, I have a duty to address those of you who continue to say that the Civil War wasn’t ‘really’ about slavery. Or, you want us all to ‘forgive and forget’ that part of history while out of the other side of the mouth scream that you want to ‘preserve Southern History’. Oh, and let’s not forget your statements that ‘most whites’ didn’t feel that way. Just look at all the proud whites standing around celebrating these lynchings please, and be ashamed of your ridiculous statements today. There is just too much historic evidence against your defensive amnesia today. THIS is Southern history too and if you want so badly to preserve it, you must preserve this right along with your beautiful notions of broad porches, sweet tea and blossoming gowns, ok? You don’t get to be complete and utter hypocrites and only remember ‘the good times.’ You want to PRESERVE YOUR HISTORY with a flag? Then, fine. I will GIVE you your history. And I will not let you forget it. Either take the whole pill- or none of it. But don’t act like this didn’t happen.
You must bear the guilt of that. I’m sorry.