Mayor Ken Miyagishima (who is of Japanese and Mexican ancestry) of Las Cruces, New Mexico has denounced the local Tea Party for displaying the Confederate flag on their float in the city’s Fourth of July parade. He has vowed not to allow the Southern symbol to be displayed in future parades. Of course, it’s impossible to imagine Mayor Miyagishima getting this bent out of shape about the display of the Mexican flag. Only Southern symbols are targeted like this in the allegedly ‘tolerant’ United States. Huffington Post covers the story:
The Las Cruces Tea Party in New Mexico drew a sharp response from the city’s mayor after flying a Confederate flag on a float that ended up taking first place at last week’s Fourth of July parade.
“The Las Cruces Tea Party can believe whatever it wants, but to have this symbol and what it represents highlighting the winning float at a celebration of our nation’s independence is an outrage,” Mayor Ken Miyagishima wrote in a statement, according to New Mexico’s KKOB
The mayor also promised action.
“I deeply apologize to the people of Las Cruces as well as our friends throughout the State of New Mexico for the pain that this has caused,” Miyagishima said. “I can assure you that we will thoroughly review the rules and procedures for next year’s parade to make sure that this never happens again!”
Be sure to check out some of the comments on the story from readers. The open and violent hatred of Southerners is clearly on display.
Too bad the Union didn’t have the atomic bomb.
Some people will never get it we kick your Confederate butts so your flag has zero meaning it is the flag of the loosers [sic].
Thanks to Colton for the link!