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Today’s blacklisted American: Arizona State University blacklists American flag for flags promoting the queer agenda and the evils of America

American flag banned by Arizona State University
Banned at Arizona State University so that queers and racists could
be celebrated instead

As part of the celebrations this month for the fake holidays Juneteenth and Pride month, Arizona State University decided the American flag must come down and be replaced with flags celebrating the queer agenda and the Marxist and the racist anti-American agenda that Juneteenth represents.

On Wednesday, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk blasted Arizona State University for replacing American flags lining a street with Juneteenth and Pride flags. Kirk posted photos of ASU’s downtown Tempe, Arizona campus, with streets lined with alternating colorful pride flags, and the Juneteenth flag bearing a large star.

“Originally, the flags outside my apartment on campus were all American flags, then, at the start of June following the Memorial Day holiday, they replaced every other flag with pride or ‘progress’ flags.

“About a week later, my two roommates and I watched through our window as one of the American flags was taken down and replaced with a ‘Juneteenth’ flag. By the next morning, all the American flags were replaced by the Juneteenth flags,” said an ASU student who wished not to be named.

Since I guarantee almost none of my readers know what this fake Juneteenth holiday stands for, here is the BBC’s liberal spin:

On 19 June 1865 – months after the northern US states defeated the slave-owning South in the US Civil War – enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free.

That act of liberation came more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all enslaved people in the rebellious states to be free.

The declaration by General Gordon Granger to bring the Emancipation Proclamation into effect in the state of Texas is seen by many as the end of slavery. [emphasis mine]

The highlighted phrase illustrates the lie inherent in this fake holiday. I am almost seventy years old, am a very well educated historian of American history, and until the past two years I had never even heard of this so-called “act of liberation”, at least not in the context of anyone anywhere commemorating this particular event — including blacks. It was apparently invented as a major holiday by the left in the last few years, and is now being imposed upon us by the Democrats (and weak-kneed Republicans overwhelmed by white guilt) in order to replace July 4th as well as other holidays of greater importance that Americans actually care about.

Don’t believe me? Consider this then: This fake “holiday” doesn’t celebrate Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It doesn’t honor the Civil War or the hundreds of thousands of Americans who died to set “other men free.” It instead focuses on the fact that those efforts failed the poor black slaves in Texas, who had to wait almost three years before whites had the decency to free them.

In other words, American and its whites did evil things, and this is what must be remembered above all.

For those who still doubt my conclusions about Juneteenth, these excerpts from own Biden’s speech the day as he signed the bill creating this fake holiday prove its goal of denigrating American history:

A day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take — what I’ve long called “America’s original sin.”

…You know, I said a few weeks ago, marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments. Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments. They don’t ignore those moments of the past. They embrace them. Great nations don’t walk away. We come to terms with the mistakes we made.

…The truth is, it’s not — simply not enough just to commemorate Juneteenth. After all, the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans didn’t mark the end of America’s work to deliver on the promise of equality; it only marked the beginning.

Liberty enlightening the world
American liberty enlightening the world!

Furthermore, Biden’s declaration official named the holiday “Juneteenth National Independence Day,” making it clear its goal is to replace July 4th.

We are being told we must no longer celebrate America’s founding principles of freedom and “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” but instead must constantly remember its failures instead, and only those failures.

Finally, note that this celebration of “Juneteenth” is also linked with the even more odious “Pride Month” that celebrates the queer agenda. Both are being used as propaganda weapons to not only discredit America and its history, but to warp future generations.

And so, a university supposedly dedicated to higher learning takes down the American flag, to focus instead on propaganda and distorted history.

We have entered a new dark age. I pray that someday in the far future humans will once again remember America for what it truly was, a torch of liberty to the human race, proving that ordinary people — not lords, kings, or dictators — are the best rulers of all.

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Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

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25 comments

  • Bosco Bob

    How to show you are NOT well educated in the history of America without really trying.

    You wrote:
    “I am almost seventy years old, am a very well educated historian of American history, and until the past two years I had never even heard of this so-called “act of liberation”, at least not in the context of anyone anywhere commemorating this particular event — including blacks.”

    Good job Bob, nice self own. Try reading an American history texrbook issued while you were in high school. You will be shocked to see juneteenth was not invented by the left to make you look uninformed at this late date. I have a feeling you have been woefully uninformed most of your life based on the dreck you publish on your little blog.

    BTW one more thing, why do you let couture squat in your comment section and run his own off topic blather on your blog. Day, after day, after day, unless he is paying half your costs he/she/they should be banished forever. It would improve your little blog instantly.

  • Col Beausabre

    As someone who has a PhD in History and has taught at the university level, I agree, Juneteenth is another faux holiday like Kwanza

    By the way, the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free the slaves as it only applied to territories currently engaged in rebellion.

    “That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.”

    So, slavery was still legal in territories not in rebellion. The 13th Amendment ended slavery in the US.

    “The 13th Amendment was the first amendment to the United States Constitution during the period of Reconstruction. The amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865, and ended the argument about whether slavery was legal in the United States. The amendment reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

    The 13th Amendment was necessary because the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in January of 1863, did not end slavery entirely; those enslaved in border states had not been freed. The proclamation also did not address the issue of slavery in territories that would become states in the future. Lincoln and other leaders realized amending the Constitution was the only way to officially end slavery. The 13th Amendment forever abolished slavery as an institution in all U.S. states and territories.”

    Considering this nice bit of spin.

    “On 19 June 1865 – months after the northern US states defeated the slave-owning South in the US Civil War – enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free.

    That act of liberation came more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all enslaved people in the rebellious states to be free.”

    Galveston did not surrender until June 2. 1865. Until it did so, the Proclamation was a dead letter, as there was no way of enforcing it.

    “”By the end of the Civil War, Galveston had been blockaded, besieged, captured, occupied, recaptured, and defended. When the Confederacy was finally defeated, surrender terms were formally signed on June 2, 1865 by General Edmund Kirby aboard the USS Fort Jackson in Galveston Harbor”

    General Gordon Granger, military governor of Galveston, issued General Order #3 on June 19th, informing all concerned that he intended to apply the Proclamation to territories under his control. Having served in the military, experience tells me he had plenty to do organizing the occupation to keep him busy for two weeks.

    That this was 2 1/2 years after the Proclamation’s deadline is immaterial. Lincoln could issue as many executive orders (which is what it was, Congress had not passed it) as he wanted, but they could only be enforced at the point of a bayonet.

  • Alton

    Well I have been bashed over the Head 🗣️ with this so-called Holiday since at least the Early Ninties.

    One of the many propaganda reasons that led me to stop Watching the MSM News Programs
    Just after the turn of the Century.

    I still have a couple hundred VHS tapes of the Sunday Network News Public Affairs programs all recorded at the six hour speed setting in storage…even includes the PBS Newshour. Time shifting.

    Yes a Former News Junkie….

  • Mutatis Mutandis

    Kwanzaa was invented during my lifetime. Juneteenth, as noted above, has been a Texas thing almost as long as Texas has been a state … then not a state … back to being a state. I have to say this is the first time I’ve ever seen a reference to Galveston. I was born in Houston in 1955.

    My Yankee-bred mother was born n Galveston and loved the town all her life. She was the one who explained Juneteenth to me, and I think if she had known of a Galveston connection she’d have mentioned it.

    I have no idea what a Juneteenth flag is.

    In short, I suspect a little retrodocumentation.

  • James Street

    Juneteenth – the celebration of June 19, 1865 when Republicans were finally able to force Texas Democrats to free their slaves.

  • wayne

    Col Beausabre-
    Thanks for the supplemental factoids.

    (It’s amazing how ignorant the America-Haters actually are.)

  • wayne

    James Street–
    Hilarious!

  • wayne

    Is Kwanzaa A Thing?
    https://youtu.be/rjBqq5SKpmc
    3:36

    Spoiler Alert- It’s all made up.

  • wayne

    2 Minutes Hate –
    1984 Opening Scene
    https://youtu.be/VRbMpLKjA80
    4:26

  • pzatchok

    “BTW one more thing, why do you let couture squat in your comment section and run his own off topic blather on your blog. Day, after day, after day, unless he is paying half your costs he/she/they should be banished forever. It would improve your little blog instantly.”

    Now that is a great way to promote free speech.

  • pzatchok

    I love how “they” forget about all the good things America is and has done.’

    Its almost like blaming all homosexuals for the crimes of one years ago, or all whites for slavery, or all blacks for neighborhood crime.

    America is like a marriage. If your spouse can not forgive you for something your grand parents might have done a hundred years ago then how well will the marriage last?

    Let it go people, let it go.

  • Edward

    Bosco Bob,
    You wrote: “why do you let [Cotour] squat in your comment section and run his own off topic … ?

    You don’t have to read everyone’s comments. I save a lot of time by adhering to my list of commenters that I don’t read anymore. Freedom of speech does not mean that everyone or anyone is required to listen. Banning free speech would do the opposite of improving this site.

    By the way, there was never anything about a “Juneteenth” in any of my history books, even at the college level, where I again studied American History as one of my required non-technical electives.

    One of the major problems that such a holiday brings is the refusal to acknowledge the sacrifices in blood and treasure borne by white Northerners to make this a free country. The Founding Fathers tried to make it free through the Constitution, but the Southerners founded the Democratic Party specifically and explicitly to defend their institution of slavery. They made sure that half of the new states to the Union were slave states, and performed many other subterfuges to thwart the intentions of the Founding Fathers.

    Even today, even with this faux holiday, the Democratic Party continues to divide the U.S. and to subtly subjugate the descendants of their former slaves, and the bogus rewriting of history, such as executed by Juneteenth celebrations, assists in this subtle subjugation. The Democratic Party is even successfully turning Americans against the Founding Fathers, making them seem complicit in slavery in America rather than working hard to end it.

    Jonathan Gruber was right; the Democratic Party depends upon the stupidity of its voters, getting them to believe America is bad but that The Party — the party of slavery — is good.

    Welcome to Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, land of the formerly free.

  • Bosco Bob

    Edward
    I had the opportunity to sample the schools in several regions of the country being in a military family. Schools vary widely and we all suffer the effects of the bad ones. I guess I got lucky.
    Cotour was already on my list of comments to skim/avoid.
    One other tidbit. You are aware that the democrats and the Republicans actually “switched” over a period of time in fairly recent history as in 1860 to 1936 yes?
    In case you are interested,

    https://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html

  • wayne

    Bosco Bob–
    –I think you’ll find the more active participants here have a wide & deep range of expertise, and/ or extensive opinions
    –As for our friend Cotour, I’ve come to appreciate he’s my 70-ish% Ally, and not my 30-ish% enemy. When push comes to shove, we will be on the same side of the barricade.
    Q: What is this switch crap-o-la you’re spreading? You need to find a dumber audience if you expect that to play.
    If you mean Progressive Republicans are identical to the Progressive Democrats, you’ll have no argument from me. But I’m no boomer-con. What are you?

  • B. Hammer

    Bosco Bob –

    Did you read the most excellent write up on Juneteenth, from Col Beausabre? Would like to hear the refutations from your high school text book. If you’re going to be calling people ignorant, you should at least have proofs.

    Say, why don’t we celebrate the first states that outlawed slavery?
    *Vermont in 1777
    *Pennsylvania in 1780
    *Massachusetts in 1781
    *New Hampshire in 1783
    *Connecticut in 1784
    *New York in 1799
    *New Jersey in 1804

    From the early days of the republic slavery was a constant tension. As it was throughout the world during this era. Why must only the United States pay for the atrocities of what man has done to man? Show me a culture that didn’t have slavery in its past?

  • Max

    Yes, Col Beausabre has the the most excellent write up on Juneteenth.
    I knew the south was resisting the proclamation, but thanks to his write up, I know the details.

    Many people and tribes had their slaves in the western territories as well. The amendment fixed that.

    Voluntary slavery continued… Some of my ancestors had to work off their debt being indentured servants. 16 hour days in harsh conditions which were better perhaps then where they came from (some from Ireland were millions died from starvation). With no regulations, not many survived their servitude to see freedom.

    I would also point out the Americas were colonies of Spain, France, England, Belgium and Portugal. Slavery was instituted by and enforced by the kings of Europe for hundreds of years. In fact until the revolutionary war, we were all serfs/subjects of foreign governments… meaning we were all slaves. (My grandmother was from Iceland where most of the island slaves were captured by the vikings during raids)

    In the Declaration of Independence, that the “quartering of soldiers in colonists homes” was a heated topic… You cannot forbid your wife and children from servants of the king, to do with as they wish. Property had few rights.
    It is said that the British were gentlemen… As long as the soldiers held a knife to the homeowners throat and shackle them where he couldn’t hear the screams of his family.

    I’ve heard, don’t know if it’s true, there’s more people in slavery now in the world, than all the slaves ever in early America. Juneteenth is the movement for the purpose of distraction to focus shallow minds on imaginary topics… When there is so much more going on.
    Believe me, I work in a place that I call the “island of misfit toys” where everyone is broken and can’t see past their own shallow lives. They literally can’t see the forest because there’s too many trees in the way!
    Some coworkers this morning we’re discussing a young man on a different shift, who had seven strokes in a short time. Very unusual. I asked did he have the vaccination? To which I was immediately accused of being a conspiracy theorist and to shut up.
    It reminded me of “Bosco Bob” authoritative comment without substance with an underlying threat against the host and Cotour.
    How dare anyone to undermine, let alone expressed disbelief in the official narrative of revisionist American history? It’s sacrilege and is punishable! I think you hurt his feelings?

  • sippin_bourbon

    I had heard of Juneteenth long before the push to make it a holiday.
    And really, I have no problem with it. The permanent end of slavery here should be celebrated. It is was an evil vanquished.
    And it has a foundation in an event, with real meaning to a significant portion of the population.
    It was not manufactured like Kwanzaa. (If someone wants to celebrate a made up holiday, more power to them, but do not expect me to participate).

    So celebrate, so long as it is not turned into a means to bash others.

    Meaning this: The Emancipation Proclamation, which only freed slaves in select states, and the 13th Amdt, which ended the institution of Slavery forever, permanently, as in it cannot be overturned no matter who gets elected president, should be recognized as granting, and protecting the liberty of those that were enslaved ANDmshould equally recognize the sacrifices made my the rest of the population to make that happen, meaning years of blood sweat and tears poured out into the Earth in a Civil War.

    If June the 19 works for that, then fine. I would think the surrender at Appomattox (April 9) would be equally good, but either works for me.

    As for the so-called “parties switched” scam, that is a lie. Pure Dem propaganda to try to hold the black vote.
    The Dems continued to fight to suppress blacks through the 60s, when they filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
    https://www.prageru.com/video/why-did-the-democratic-south-become-republican

  • sippin_bourbon

    Bosco Bob

    Interesting that you come here to argue for some ones right to celebrate a particular holiday, and act of free speech, then condemn the owner of this blog for allowing free speech of someone with whom you disagree.

    Oh the Irony.

  • Bosco Bob

    Sippin_bourbon
    I did not argue for the holiday, I simply pointed out Bob’s silly statement implying that since he only recently learned about it, we must all be as clueless as he is.
    I did not condemn Bob for allowing Cotour to run his own blog in the comment section. I simply asked why. I think the way Cotour abuses the privilege provided is beyond rude. I have no desire to suppress the speech of Cotour, I just think someone with so much to say deserves their own blog, they can pay for themselves.
    Or they could beg for money to support their hobby like Bob does.

    YMMV
    Have a great day.

  • Churchjack

    It’s a shame that the DCCC has created a national holiday out of Juneteenth. I’m 58, and it’s been a Texas tradition since I was a child. The awful Progressives just wanted to oil up the grievance machine by “taking it national”. Texans didn’t ask for it.
    Progressives are why we can’t have anything nice.

  • sippin_bourbon

    Bosco,

    So in other words, you only came troll.

  • sippin_bourbon

    I should add, I do not say troll lightly.
    This forum has actually been a nice escape. Elevated conversation, even if we do disagree.
    We oft work to inform each other first. It is too bad that you do not. I hope you can in the future.

  • Mitch S.

    Awright, the sniping is distracting, the real takeaway is Bob Z, Edward and maybe Col. B never heard of Juneteenth when they went through school (and neither did I).
    Bosco Bob and sippin_bourbon were well aware of it long before it became nationally known.
    Now that’s interesting.
    Bosco Bob and sippin, could you fill in what, when and where you learned about Juneteenth? Any references/quotes from old history books (pre 1970 or so – before Zinn became the arbiter of what American history should be.)?

    What bothers me about the elevation of Juneteenth is there is already a holiday for Civil Rights – MLK day (and it’s proceeded by “Black History Month”). I get the sense the left would like to move away from MLK and his dream of not judging people by the color of their skin and adopt a remembrance of past grievances, an opportunity to teach that people must always be judged by race and policy must follow.

  • Edward

    Bosco Bob,
    You wrote: “I had the opportunity to sample the schools in several regions of the country being in a military family. Schools vary widely and we all suffer the effects of the bad ones. I guess I got lucky.

    You consider it lucky to have been taught backwards? Juneteenth is an example of how bad the Democratic Party is, keeping slavery for as long as possible, and perhaps a little longer. (By the way, my father moved around the country quite a bit as I grew up, and I, too, got to sample schools in four regions of the country.)

    Cotour was already on my list of comments to skim/avoid..

    So what are you crabbing about? What do you care that Cotour has free-speech rights? Again, you were taught backwards.

    One other tidbit. You are aware that the democrats and the Republicans actually ‘switched’ over a period of time in fairly recent history as in 1860 to 1936 yes?.

    Really? Racist suddenly became pro-civil rights and anti-racist people became racists? You really believe that? How do you explain that it was the Republican Party that supported civil rights acts through history, even as Democrats were using fire hoses on pro-civil rights demonstrators, blocking blacks from entering college, and enforcing (Democratic Party passed and signed) Jim Crow laws?

    There was no switching of sides. The Democratic Party merely took its racism to a more surreptitious level, pretending to be a helping hand but making clear that people of some races are not able to survive without Democratic Party help. This attracts both the racists and people who have been made to believe — taught wrong — that they need help, especially government help. The Democratic Party understood and took advantage of the concept of carefully teaching racism, which was well understood by Rodgers and Hammerstein:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPf6ITsjsgk (2 minutes)

    You, Bosco Bob, were taught wrong, but you were carefully taught wrong. You also were not taught to analyze the road apples (horse droppings) that are fed to you, before you wolf them down. You blindly believe anything that The Party tells you to believe.

    President Johnson, when the Republicans forced him to accept civil rights, decided to turn the whole thing around and use civil rights to the Democratic Party’s advantage. He even said that he would have blacks (he used a racist word, however) voting Democratic for two hundred years. One strategy was to convince people that the Democratic Party had suddenly become the good guys and the Republican Party the bad guys. His plan has been working wonders on gullible people, like you.

  • pzatchok

    https://www.history.com/news/first-black-congressman-hiram-revels

    The dems first stopped the blacks from voting in the south. Then re-educated them into Dems by the 1970’s.
    It helps when the only teachers you hire or promote are Dems.

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