by Alan Lange
Over the weekend, there was an incident at the Two Museums (Mississippi History and Civil Rights) where a group of “flaggers” took the opportunity to try and block an entrance to the museum complex. The officer on duty, not identified, has reportedly been fired for his role in the incident.
I’d certainly encourage you to watch both videos. What’s clear is that the “flaggers” were looking for a fight. Whether or not the officer handled what was a very difficult manufactured situation perfectly is potentially a question up for debate, but what’s not debatable is that the “flaggers” were looking to both start and document an incident. Truthfully the “he touched my flag” routine makes the “flaggers” look like enormous candy-asses and not the defenders of freedom they view themselves as, but I digress.
#okgameonRemember we did not start this fight, but we will take it on. This is how the Delta Flaggers chose to spend their Friday at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
For those people of good intentions who’d like to make the argument that the current flag is part of our Mississippi heritage (and I don’t, but I think people of good faith can disagree), their point of view and identity are being hijacked by these “flaggers”. It’s not people from the other side of the argument that will stop this kind of stupidity – it has to be people from their own side. When people THEY respect and THEY listen to say that it’s not cool and it has repercussions for them in their social circle, that’s when this kind of idiocy stops. If “defending our flag” is your thing, fine. Go wave it ’till your heart’s content. But being a jerk about it is, in fact, optional.
This is tough but necessary to watch because it shows what people of good faith in Mississippi (on both sides of the flag debate) are up against. We’ve come a long way, but still have a long way to go.
This is not the first altercation with this officer. This is how it started. One of our members walked over there to ask him about taking a group picture with the Civil Rights sign the cop told him hell no and to take his Howdy Doody counterfeit ass back across the street. He told the cop that we had no bad intentions and that we just wanted to take a group picture with the new Museum and he said hell no again you're not going to do it, get back across the road. That’s when this guy with a state flag went over there to take a picture, and I started recording.He was the only one with an attitude like that. The rest of the people (even his boss seen in another video) we had no problems with. In the video where he says something about the grass. That is the first time he said anything about the grass.. and he even steps in it in the video!1:09 The cop throws up black power.. (someone just pointed it out to me I didn’t see it while taking the video)The guy that walked over there to start with to ask the cop could he take a picture with the sign has over 13k pictures in his phone, thats what he does, he has pictures from around the south with every thing from big watermelons to the Oscar Meyer wiener truck. it would of been just another picture in his collection.This is another video.https://www.facebook.com/chris.blount.169/videos/1782045751826972/This event occurred on February 10, 2018 as the Delta Flaggers were preparing their entry for the Dixie National Parade. All related videos can be found @ www.Facebook.com/DeltaFlagger
Posted by Chris Blount on Saturday, February 10, 2018