Where a college campus can be thrown into panic over the terror of a Catholic priest being confused with a member of the KKK by our generation of proud Nones, we have this. Residents of Seattle - America's own little corner of Communism - apparently were thrown into a panic over the presence of a Confederate Flag. Like playing the Queen of Diamonds, calls commenced voicing concerns over what could only be ,.. I don't know, signs of the Apocalypse, the end of all things, the dawning of the Fourth Reich?
Well, whatever, it turned out to be a Norwegian Flag, not the Flag that Cannot be Mentioned. This is, of course, how lynch mobs, witch burnings, and the general fall of civilizations to tyranny and terror happen. When such raging and stupid paranoia and hysterics begin to move from Maple Street to Main Street, and is generally encouraged by the institutions supposed to protect us from the same, it doesn't bode well for the future.
For those curious, SFDebris did an analysis on that twilight zone episode.ReplyDelete