By Mick “Spin” Dumdell
It looks like our campaign to demonize the Confederate flag is succeeding! Hurray for our side! A shopper was so disturbed by the sight of Confederate merchandise at a flea market, that a 911 call went out to the cops. The American Mirror reports:
A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911. Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate.
The police chief William Wright tells News 8 “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no laws were broken.
“There was a table set up with this material,” Wright says, according to Journal Record. “It’s not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a sense of being uncomfortable. Certainly the owner could preclude this merchandise.”
The town resident who called 911 said there were helmets with swastikas, images of Hitler and other historical Nazi items. “I was shaking and almost vomiting,” he tells the paper. “I had to run. My grandmother had numbers,” referring to the digits the Nazis would tattoo on prisoners.
The caller complained that the Confederate items were “not authentic” and were replicas of flags and weapons.He says the seller told him “he was selling so much he can’t keep it in stock.”
There is more at the link above. While some might laugh at this, I take it as a sign of success. The Confederate flag should strike terror into the hearts of us all! In my opinion, this is how the story should have ended:
If you see something like this at your local flea market, do like this shopper and call 911! Sooner or later, Johnny Reb will get the point! He lost the damn war!
Yours very truly,
Mick “Spin” Dumdell
FootNote: The Image Penelope picked for this post is of Don Knotts, in the film The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.