Liberal author Rick Perlstein has come out and said that the POW/MIA flag, a flag that proudly supports troops that are either Prisoners of War (POW) or those that are Missing in Action (MIA), is racist and should be the next flag taken down.
According to the website Crooks and Liars, Perlstein said,
You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history, but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal, right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.
He is of course referring to the rise of the POW/MIA flag during the Vietnam war. He goes on to clarify his comment and backtrack on his idiot speak,
I used the word ‘racism’ to describe how the POW/MIA flag distorts the history of the Vietnam War to make it seem like the Vietnamese are the only bad guys. That word was over the top and uncalled for, and I’m deeply sorry it hurt people–especially people who’ve selflessly served their country. The truth is that I believe the POW/MIA flag harms our nation by exploiting the feelings of common soldiers, veterans, and their families to serve the interests of the powerful. But I feel awful that I said so in a way that hurts veterans.
This is, of course, completely wrong. The POW/MIA flag honors those troops lost in battle and who are captive overseas. Here’s Fox & Friends’ response.
Crazy indeed. People, politically correctness in our society is getting out of hand. Next, broccoli will be considered offensive to liberals everywhere. Can we please stop all this garbage!? Hey liberals, WAKE UP! You’re wrong.