Time to retire “rallying point for racists and murderers, the stars and stripes”

Check out Scottish comedian and writer Frankie Boyle’s biting response to the Charleston shooting and related events.  A couple of excerpts:

…white America wants to believe that its racial fault lines only run as deep as the Confederate flag [but] It’s surely worth wondering whether it’s time to retire the flag that has for so long been a rallying point for racists and murderers, the stars and stripes.


…not everybody gets behind the US’s view of itself, which is why it is the world’s largest producer of propaganda. … American Sniper … was basically Star Wars from the point of view of one of the stormtroopers… There are many indicators of advanced civilisations, but unthinking hero worship of the military isn’t one of them.

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