by Will Myers
America has its national symbols, and each state has its symbols. The flag of the United States of America has been around a long time; thanks to the many souls who has given their lives in order for Old Glory to be free to fly graciously over our land.
The Civil War divided our country by the concession of the Southern States who upheld slavery. From this the Confederate flag evolved as a symbol of dissension from the Federate Government of America, and represented solely the belief that the Black race should continually be enslaved and brutalized at the will and whims of the Whites. For the confederate flag to fly high at a state capitol the symbol is invoking the spirit of black enslavement, contrary to encouraging positive relationships among all the people of the state.
The spirit of the mind is the first entity that produces form. The spirit invoked by the confederate flag is one of rebellion; is one of brutalization of another race, and screams that the values of the South shall rise again and enslave the black race; begin practicing the denial of the black race’s civil rights. The confederate flag does not invoke harmony among the various races; on the contrary the symbol encourages dissension and strive, and human suffering. It has no place in a progressive America; especially, at the Capitol who represents all people of the nation or all people of the state. The spirit of the confederate flag encourages and justifies hate and brutality against minorities. As long as the confederate flag flies at a state capitol , it is invoking in the spirit of the mind these undesired and destructive beliefs which are formulating a resistance to love, peace, and harmony among the citizenry as constituted by all races.
To say that the confederate flag merely and innocently represents the pass history of a Southern State is like saying that it is okay for all to walk into a lion’s cage because the lion is sleeping. The spirit of the confederate flag represents the belief that the pain and suffering of another race is just the way it is. For blacks or all minorities role supposedly ordained by God are to serve the whites even if it calls for pain and suffering, and denial of their human rights. Servitude by the blacks is not the will of God; rather, it is the farthermost from the truth.
The evil spirit that the confederate flag invokes should be contained and arrested in a glass container in a museum. This would be the appropriate means to preserve the history of the confederacy; not flying at the place of governorship for all the people. The spirit of the confederate flag invokes the active formulating in the mind of those who is subject to the beliefs that they should have the right that their will should have control over other people, and have the right to inflict pain and suffering if others does not conform to their will.
We would be kidding ourselves if we believe that the confederate flag is not invoking such spirit of hate while awaiting farther formulation of any form of hate to manifest in the mind, followed by destructive actions. We can not deny the true spirit of the confederate flag. As long as the confederate flag flies high, associated undeniably with the governing body, it shall claim real estate in the minds of many; thereby justifying evil deeds in the minds of those who are sucked in by the evil spirit. Spirits and thoughts have real estate in the mind whether good or evil.
As attesting to whether the confederate flag harmlessly represents the past history of the Southern States, and does not invoke any other spirit or thoughts, lets fly a Christian flag while saying that it represents the history of the Christian faith only, and does not invoke the spirit of evangelization.