The funeral processions to the graveyards in Charleston will be crowded unless the families can keep out the interlopers, exploiters and other cheap opportunists. The easy riders have hitched up their hobbyhorses for the big parade.
Some of the long riders want to shoot down the Confederate flag. Others have oiled their long rifles for the promised cavalry charge against the National Rifle Association. Even the Arabs, who have never distinguished themselves on a battlefield, want to join the mob to avenge murder of Christians at Charleston.
The soldiers of CAIR, the loudest Muslim lobbying organization, joins the crusade to tear down the Confederate flag wherever they find it, as “a fitting memorial to those slain in one of America’s deadliest acts of racist violence.” CAIR needs help with American history. Massacre at the World Trade Center, where more than 3,000 Americans were slain for the sin of being Christians, Jews and unbelievers, set the standard for massacre. Punks and crazies eager to get their names in the Guinness Book of Records will be shooting at 9/ll for decades to come.
Gov. Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, surrendered to the mob late Monday, joining the demand to send the Confederate flag to “the dustbin of history,” as one leader of the mob put it. The governor called the rally, where several state officials, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, gathered in a ceremony to join the mob, “a moment of unity.” The Republican National Committee, always eager to cower in the face of controversy, praised the governor. Chairman Reince Priebus assured everyone that he has been praying for South Carolina but forgot the “thoughts” that politicians, not known for dropping to their knees except before donors, usually attach to their “prayers” when they invoke cliches on occasions of tragedy.