Showing posts with label symbolism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label symbolism. Show all posts

Robert Gore: The Best Novel Nobody Has Read

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin    is the most well-known American novel that nobody reads. Histories of the Civil War invariably mention its role in stoking abolitionist sentiment, and President Lincoln greeted Stowe as “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.” The book’s characters have become part of   ... MORE

Some Americans Refuse To Give Up On Confederate Flag

by Mark Scolforo.      A symbol of rebellion to some. Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.  But people still fly it, and not just in the South.   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Is The Civil War Over?

Ethnic grievance industry focused on the past.  In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer's hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it. Some saw in the decision to remove the Confederate flag from   ... MORE

I Will Defend Your Right To Fly The Confederate Flag

by Wendy Kaminer. Don’t ask me to defend a Confederate flag display by the state. Unlike private individuals and associations, governments don’t have rights: they exercise power. And while hoisting a Confederate flag on state property isn’t an illegal use of power, it is a politically abusive one, for all the reasons so recently recited in the wake  ... MORE

Wesley Pruden: Ethnic Ceansing Of The American South

The South is the new China.   Southerners, like the Chinese, revere the past, worship their ancestors (and their flags), and eat a lot of rice. William Faulkner observed that the past is not dead, because it is not even past. He applied that sentiment only to Southerners, but if he had been among us over the past fortnight he would have revised it to   ... MORE

4 Members of Congress Put Their Hands Up in Solidarity With Protesters But 0 Voted to Limit Police Militarization

by Ed Krayewski.   Symbolism without subbstance. Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Protests over the shooting yielded a militarized response from police. Renewed protests continued in October and again after a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown.  ... MORE

The Redskins And The Role Of Government

by Jonathan S. Tobin.      Yesterday’s ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on a suit challenging the right of the Washington Redskins football team to protect their trademark is being hailed as a turning point in the battle to force the team and its stubborn owner to give up the fight to keep the controversial name. An appeal of    ... MORE

T Gamble: Political Correctness Crowd Working Overtime

Avoiding the heartbreak of being offended.        The political correctness crowd has been working overtime lately, which I guess they can do considering they don’t really actually work anywhere but instead spend all their time trying to figure out a new way to be offended. They now claim great offense at the Washington Redskins         ... MORE

Barry Farber: Is Detroit A Foreshadow Of America?

A wake up call or the beginning of the end?      Be glad that symbolism is important. Be glad up to a point. Then quit! Symbolism can ennoble. Symbolism can also kill. Did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941 to destroy the “symbolism” of this new American world power? I don’t think so. I was the twerpiest of all possible pre-juvenile    ... MORE