An anonymous liberal blogger in Washington state hopes that progressives across the country will show up to tea party rallies on September 12 and -- if it's legal -- light up a confederate flag so tea partiers can watch it burn.Read the entire article at TPMDC. You can visit General J.C. Christian at Jesus' General.
"I think that it would start a great conversation about race and about how it's being used for political gain right now," the blogger, who preferred to be identified by his online handle, "General J.C. Christian," told me Monday. "I can imagine people showing up at the tea parties, which I'll do at my local one, and the tea party backers will start explaining why [the flag] is about state's rights, not slavery, and all that and basically hang themselves."
I can't bring myself to endorse this. I think the blogger behind this is hoping that the Tea Party will react in a way that embarrasses the Tea Party. I worry that Tea Party members could react violently. Many Tea Party members proudly carry and brandish firearms. Who knows how many more carry concealed weapons. Burn the Confederate Flag they love so much in front of their faces and who knows, you might end up with another Boston Massacre.