Nick Bromwell recently engaged in the kind of unintentional parody Salon specializes in by calling for the simple display of the Confederate flag to be a Hate Crime [Let’s make the Confederate flag a hate crime, July 10, 2015]. Today comes news that in what The New York Times delicately called an “unusual legal maneuver,” the Southern Poverty Law Center has helped induce prosecution of 15 people who committed the crime of flying the Confederate flag in front of black people [Confrontation With Black Partygoers Leads to Gang Charges for White Group, by Richard Fausset, October 12, 2015].
It’s the latest example of how the noose is tightening around the neck of the historic American nation. The First Amendment is dying, and no one seems to care.
During the 1970s, First Amendment paladins like Nat Hentoff and the ACLU defended the right of Nazis to march in Skokie, Illinois. Today, though Hentoff and the ACLU still exist, they are silent about the right of Politically Incorrect whites to offend the PC lynch mob.
Recently, in separate cases in Mississippi and Virginia, white men have been respectively convicted in one case, and sentenced to prison time in the other, for the crime of simply hanging a noose. In the Mississippi case, the noose was hung on public property. In the Virginia case, the defendant hung the noose on his own property.
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