STUFF I WANT TO BUY–Since I Can’t Buy a Confederate Flag

The recent flap over the Confederate Battle Flag just proves a couple things I’ve been noticing for the past several years: A) most Americans have absolutely no knowledge of our history; and B), liberals will grab at any loose straw to avoid the concept of personal responsibility. 

So someone finds a picture of the most recent jackass bastard to commit a violent crime waving the Stars and Bars and immediately it’s the flag that needs our attention?   Liberals will continue to go after everyone’s 2nd Amendment rights, ( we know that), while they ignore the fact that the perpetrators of such crimes raised a lot of red flags of their own way before they went off the rails.   But, discussing anyone’s particular mental health issue is obviously profiling, and we can’t do that…jackass bastards have rights, you know.  

Okay, so I’m already off-topic with an unintended short rant of an introduction.  What got me interested in this particular issue is that I kept hearing and reading that you could go on-line and purchase all sorts of Nazi memorabilia but not the Stars And Bars.   I had to check this out for myself, and sure enough, good ‘ole, reliable Amazon.com had an entire smorgasbord of anti-American gift items any true lefty would be proud to own.

The aforementioned Nazi flag was available in a smaller version,   9″X5″, for $22.10.  Nazi bunting was also offered.   Other wonderfully American friendly flags available include the old U.S.S.R. (Soviet) flag, 3’X5′, for $7.98; a North Korean flag for $6;49; Italian Fascist flag (3’X5′) for $15.99; and flags from such organizations as Hamas and Hezbollah.   I have to say that the Hamas and Hezbollah flags offend me the most.   Hey, lets gather ’round the old flag pole and hoist the banners of the current groups of lunatics who want to kill us. 

I couldn’t find the ISIS flag on Amazon and apparently they don’t carry it.  However, with even a brief google search, it’s possible to find places to obtain one.  The same goes for all the other flags, banners, bunting and other forms of wall decoration depicting anti-American pride.  It’s all out there…but you’ll have a hard time finding the Stars And Bars. 

BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE!

I was surprised to see that not only are there all sorts of flags and banners that are of a questionable nature, but there are other…uh, “interesting” items that makes one wonder “…who comes up with this stuff!?” 

For starters, there’s this wonderful action figure of an SS soldier.   It’s product description reads: “WWII German Leibstandarte SS Adolph Hitler Josep Wunsche, 1/6th scale 12″ Collectivle Action Figure set, $249.00.”  This is a Nazi SS version of a G.I. Joe, complete with dress uniform and red SS parade banner.  

Also available is the even rarer (and more expensive) 1/6th Scale  Heinrich Himmler Action figure, which only a serious collector could afford since it’s priced from $800 to $1000.   Himmler, for those Americans out there who don’t know s**t about history, was the leader of the SS.   It was under his leadership that the Holocaust was initiated.  Many historians believe he was even more anti-Semitic and evil than Hitler…if that was possible. 

Speaking of Der Fueher, one can obtain a 1/35th scale figurine for a measly $21.60. Bargain priced, compared to Himmler.  You can also add to your Nazi collection an Erwin Rommel action figure.  Once again, for you historically challenged, General Rommel was perhaps Nazi Germany’s best tank commander.   (Google it, sweetie, you might learn something….)

Famous Nazis  aren’t the only ones to complete with our G.I Joe.  There is a 12″ Joseph Stalin action figure available as well.   Once again, for those of you not in the know, he was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953.   in many ways, he was more brutal and bloodthirsty than Hitler.  Since the Soviets weren’t as anal retentive as the Nazis when it came to record keeping, it’s never been entirely clear how many of his own people Stalin put to death during his lifetime.   It’s not hyperbole to say it numbered in the tens of millions, though. 

By the way, there are smaller figurines of Uncle Joe available, as well as individual head sculptures and even a cast iron sculpture of Stalin seated in a chair at the Yalta conference.  (Google it, sweetie….)  

Probably the most interesting thing I found while searching for this stuff was a WWII-themed chess set.  Nazis were one set of pieces, with Hitler as the “king” and German Wehrmacht soldiers as pawns.  Various generals and tanks made up the rest of the pieces.  On the other side, FDR (in his wheelchair, no less….) was “king”, with generals and tanks in the back row, and G.I. dogfaces as the pawns.   I don’t mind saying I thought this was pretty cool and wouldn’t mind owning it.  

I never even thought to see what was available in regard to Mao Tse-tung (Communist China), or Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Communist Cuba).   I know that with “Che”, there’s an entire wardrobe available, I just didn’t take the time to check.  

It’s sad when our own history is being censored because a bunch of @#!%!! liberal s**tbags got their panties in a wad over one nut case who happened to display the Confederate Stars and Bars battle flag.   Oh no, we can’t have that, but we can display Hamas, Hezbollah, Nazi and Communist flags to our hearts content.  Freedom of speech, you know.  

My wife won’t let me have a Nazi flag, but I’m thinking of getting an Italian Fascist flag.   Hardly anyone I know would recognize what it represents.  And it would make a great conversation starter.    

Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neo-nazi.jpg

About the author: John DeGroff

John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.

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