JBL From The WWE Sets The Record Straight On The Confederate Flag Issue
You know what I love? When random people come out of the woodwork to weigh their opinions on an issue and set the record straight. Like WWE commentator John “Bradshaw” Layfield who wrote a fantastic post about being on the right side of history regarding the debate over the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism is America. Here’s what he wrote on his Facebook page:
“Amazing to me that the flag was born out of biggest treasonous event in our country’s history and the core problem was owning another race of human beings as slaves-yet, some want to claim that these four years (1861-1865), that a flag that was never even adopted as the Confederacy Flag is ‘their heritage’. A lot of soldiers died for this flag–so did a lot of soldiers die for the Nazi flag, sorry to say those lives were wasted in both cases.
The flag came into prominence because of the Klan and white supremacists after the war-some heritage. I think if a person wants to put out s symbol of hate and discrimination and hang it on their private property–they have every right to do so, even though I hate it. But I think government should not be allowed to display it publicly except a museum of history–and only in a case inside.
I hope we can move on from something as disgraceful as this flag.”
What an outstanding response. You have to give him credit for not cowering and speaking his mind on the matter. And JBL is right — hopefully we can finally move on from something so disgraceful and go back to being a country of outstanding and moral ideals again.