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What’s Worse Than Amazon Pulling Confederate Merchandise? What They’re Choosing to Sell INSTEAD!

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The Huffington Post reported yesterday,

Amazon is reportedly pulling the Confederate flag from its online store.

The e-commerce giant said Tuesday that it plans to remove all flags and related merchandise, according to reports from Reuters and The Washington Post. The move comes nearly a week after the massacre of nine black parishioners by an alleged white supremacist in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The decision by other major retailers like Walmart and eBay to pull the flags off their shelves gives credence to the idea that the actions of Dylann Roof, the shooter in Charleston, was motivated by the flag instead of blind hatred and violence. The shooting was, obviously, racially motivated, but it wasn’t a confederate flag which made Roof a racist.

The decision by these retailers, in particular Amazon, to pass judgment on the flag while still selling plenty of objectionable material smacks of hypocrisy. Here are a few other items Amazon is still selling:

The flag of the former USSR, a country the United States was at war with where tens of millions of individuals died due to political purges and famine:

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All kinds of Che Guevera t-shirts, and even five different kids of onesies for a baby. Che was a “freedom fighter” in Cuba, building the cruel Communist regime that still rules Cuba. The Independent has a primer on the history of Che and his image being used as a symbol for counterculture activism, explaining “When he did, briefly, wield power in Cuba, he was a merciless killer of supporters of the previous regime – hardly a human rights hero.”

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There’s even a children’s book about the measles — a positive take on the deadly disease — available on Amazon. It has over 1,100 negative 1-star reviews, but that hasn’t stopped the major retailer from making it available on their website.

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Comment below: Does Amazon’s decision to remove Confederate merchandise make you think twice about shopping there?

 

Comments

26 Comments

  1. Greg says:

    And they sell the Fag Flag!!!! Ban the Fag Flag its offinsive

  2. Larry says:

    No, there was no thinking about it. …..I refuse to shop Amazon, WalMart, Ebay or any other store, private seller, merchandiser, etc that pulls the Confederate flag. I will boycott tv channels that pull shows that display my flag If we stand together, maybe they will hear us. I’ve noticed the ACLU has been brewery quiet on this issue. Why ? I’m highly offended by all of this, but no one cares.

  3. Ted says:

    Leave this flag alone. It doesn’t mean anything having to do with racism. Some people think it does but they are just finding things to keep the racial flames burning. You people and you know who you are of all races would just chill a while and stop screaming and lying Things just might start to calm down.

  4. Norman says:

    This government and the PC idiots and racists are rapidly bringing this nation to an uprising, and it won’t be the Left bringing the action, either. They’re just the ones doing the fomenting!

  5. Debbie says:

    Well stop buying from these stores that cave. There are other places to shop. Christmas is coming up

  6. Kenneth says:

    WOW, Dylan Roof already had his trial and was convicted? That happened fast! He must have, because you folks and this article are saying he did this, and in this Country we are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law and a jury of our pears! You folks do believe in the Constitution and Due Process right?

  7. LaRae says:

    our government forced all of these things to happen…obamanation contacted them all to stop the sales immediatly…that is the true story here that needs to be told

  8. Joe says:

    Adios amazon.

  9. Marilyn says:

    I think all of the giant retailers are making a big mistake. The flag did not shoot anybody and to try and destroy the south because of one crazed killer is kind of like mob mentality. How would people in the north like it if everybody tried to destroy them because they had some killers in their mist. It is a well-known fact that black people are treated a lot worse in northern and western states than they are in the south.

  10. Brenda says:

    Not only did I think twice but I removed apps for both Amazon and EBay. I’m so tired of this crap. I thought I was in the USA!

  11. Jennifer says:

    What’s worse? Amazon sells child pornography too. Look up Love Strange Love. That movie ALONE sent a man in our town to jail for 4 years. And Amazon sells it or allows it to be sold on their site.

  12. Matt says:

    Apple itunes recently removed a Civil War game because it showed the confederate flag to represent the South……. Ummm are we trying to edit history now too?

  13. Jeneane says:

    Pisses Me Off! Flag Had Nothing To Do With Those Killings!! That Boy Had Serious Mental Problems That I’m Sure His Parents Knew About But Didn’t Care , Or You a Know You Can’t Discipline No Child W/O The Damn Government Stepping In, Their Lies The Problem!!

  14. Jim says:

    Flag of the Confederation

    All the furor is directed toward the confederate battle flag because it was used by racist groups in their marches. That particular flag is innocent on racism. It came into being because the actual flag of the confederacy resembled the U.S. Flag and caused confusion on the battle field.
    If you are going to ban a flag it should be the one that was 3/4 white with stars and bars in the upper corner. The white of that flag was intended by its designer to represent white superiority.
    Disappointed to see Amazon cave.

  15. Efrain says:

    The flag didn’t kill those 9 people it was the crazy men’s. The next one its going to be the USA flag. What a shame.

  16. Hope says:

    What is next? OUR flag as the Muslims are offended by it. Instead of sending these ragheads home – they bow to THEIR demands for OUR flag OUR food, OUR clothes. They are probably here illegally, as the current POS is ILLEGAL, getting food stamps, medical and all the freebies and complaining about the food. There is no stopping the ragheads, as they have a foothold, thanks to Obama and his Muslim friends who insists that the Border be OPEN for them to just wander in. Congress, Senate and the House are asleep and allowing all of this to take place every damned day. Now – the hostages’ family will be paying for their return? Nothing like arming them some more. Just disgusting all of it. NO flag causes killing.

  17. Woody says:

    Ban Amazon!!!!!

  18. Johnny says:

    I will be closing my Account also as soon as I use my card up. I get a lot of books from those fools.

  19. Nathanael says:

    I love every comment here! There is nothing that can eliminate hate or racism. It has nothing to do with something you see, other than maybe seeing a black person. It’s something that starts in your heart, not with your eyes.

  20. Susan says:

    What about ALL the rap music that uses the “N” word constantly or degrades women by calling them the “B” word? Who is really prejudice here? What about all the video games that killing and maiming people for no reason? The Confederate Flag is a symbol of the resilience of a people of the South! Why are we ALL involved in this issue? Mind your damn business!

  21. Kelly says:

    The government did not ban the flag, merely one state opted to remove it from a government building. Why would all these stores ban sales? The flag was NOT banned stupid. I have cancelled my Amazon already and will soon be cancelling my Ebay account as well as not shopping any stores that ban the sale of something not illegal.

  22. Donna says:

    I have already lodged a complaint and am closing my account with Amazon.

  23. SniperzRule1 says:

    Yeah. And I’d bet they sell the rainbow flag of the ‘queer community’.

    1. Lawrence says:

      The Rainbow flags will be front and center at Walmart..

  24. Bob says:

    Banning this flag is wrong. it will not stop racism. it will not help it. it denies or buries the fact that a terrible mistake in our nation happened. in my opinion, to deny the fact that this mistake happened, is an insult to all those that had to suffer through it. to deny THEIR memory. this is becoming unacceptable. how can our future generations avoid the mistakes the past generations made, if the history is denied and buried. we are human. we learn through trial and error. if we deny where we came from, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes made by our ancestors. how can you not see this? this is the most basic of common sense. banning things like this will not stop anything. if you want to ban something, ban the KKK. and other racist organizations. ~my 2 cents

  25. PickyBiker says:

    If we ban everything that might offend someone, what will be left?

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