CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN - Retailers & Government Boycotting the U.S. Confederate Flag

From a bikini to a bottle opener to a belt buckle, the Confederate flag shows up on all sorts of merchandise online. On Tuesday afternoon, online marketplace eBay said it would ban the sale of the flags and "many items containing this image,"Johanna Hoof, an eBay spokeswoman, told USA TODAY Network. Just hours after eBay's announcement, an Amazon official, who was not authorized to comment publicly, confirmed that Amazon is pulling down Confederate flag merchandise.

The action comes In the aftermath of the racially charged massacre of nine black worshipers in Charleston, S.C., last week. Major retailers Walmart and Sears also announced they would stop selling items depicting the Confederate flag. a search for "Confederate flag" on eBay yielded thousands of results falling under cellphones and accessories, sporting goods, jewelry and watches, crafts, computers, even pet supplies. A similar search on Amazon yielded nearly 30,000 results. If Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and the other serious contenders for the Republican nomination haven’t yet contacted Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, to thank her for what she did on Monday, it’s time for them to get on the horn. In calling for the Confederate flag to be taken down from the state capitol in Columbia, Haley didn’t just do the right thing by the victims of last week’s mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston; she also helped to lance a boil that was threatening to infect her party.

One by one, beginning with Walmart on Monday night, companies including Sears/Kmart, eBay, Amazon, Etsy and Google Shopping disavowed, sometimes in strong moral terms, merchandise that has been sold quietly for decades.

“We have decided to prohibit Confederate flags and many items containing this image because we believe it has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism,” eBay said in a statement, echoing the sentiments of others in the aftermath of the fatal shooting last week of nine black parishioners in a South Carolina church and the arrest of a white suspect By midafternoon Tuesday, the Dixie Flag Company in San Antonio had sold 25 Confederate flags in 24 hours, according to the company’s president, Pete Van de Putte. Usually, the company has no more than three orders a week for the flags and sometimes only three in a month, he said. "confederate flag" flag walmart ebay amazon retail sales retailer e-commerce sale ban boycott u.s. usa america "united states" future history states remove "civil war" theme merchandise clinton "hillary clinton" symbol past 2015 2016 sell buy store "online store" news media entertainment trending trendy viral corporate business sears action leadership south texas "elite nwo agenda" states state shopping mississippi alex jones infowars rant gerald celente max keiser louis farrakhan exposed truth conspiracy false flag attack race war riots fema camp jade helm 15 military industrial complex revolution anonymous gun ban we are change jsnip4 demcad daboo77 daboo777 montagraph

But, the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia is an important symbol for others. Frank Earnest of Virginia Beach, the great-great grandson of a Confederate soldier, and himself a member of the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, calls McAuliffe's decision a betrayal. Hillary Clinton commended the groundswell in anti-Confederate flag sentiment at an event in Missouri on Tuesday, calling the battle flag "a symbol of our nation's racist past."

Clinton's comments about the flag come days after Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, killed nine men and women at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The shooting, Clinton said, was "an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God," but one where the men and women killed "did not die in vain, did not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Of all the Republicans running for president, Jeb Bush has the most direct experience dealing with the Confederate flag, a symbol once again dominating national debate in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Charleston church last week. It seems he has changed his tune in the last three years somewhere, however, given that he was using the symbol during his 2012 re-election campaign. Hillary clinton had her own brand of Confederate merchandise in 2008. Indeed, Obama had his own Confederate flag campaign badge, which states “Where the confederate flag still flies, we have built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans

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1 comment:

  1. move wall street to beaumont texas and put the flag on it .
    problem solve. everybody is happy. closer to china & california.


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