It seems as though everything in today’s society that brings a sense of relief and entertainment has to be ruined by some stupid group of Liberal, Left-leaning, Snowflakes. They took over the NFL with the “taking a knee” incident.
Now, they are getting their stupid crying time over a band that has entertained millions for over twenty years. The band Confederate Railroad has been dropped for a second time from their August first show at the Ulster County Fair in New York’s Hudson Valley. The first show they were dropped from was the Illinois State Fair which the band says they have played several times before.
A spokesman for the Ulster County executive Pat Ryan stated, “The Ulster County Fair must be an event that everyone can enjoy while representing the values of all members of our community.
Any showcasing of a symbol of division and racism runs counter to that principle and will be vigorously opposed by my administration.” Really? Southern Rock and Country music bands and performers have used the Rebel Flag for almost half a century, and they are just now starting to complain.
The Rebel Flag has taken a lot of heat along with Confederate monuments which have been in place for over a century. They were put there for a reason, and it was not to “offend” anyone. People who live in the South and aren’t Snowflakes knows what the Rebel Flag means and what it stands for. In America, we are Indians, Mexicans, African Americans, Whites, and people from all over the world.
We all carry our own heritage and culture. Everyone has a right to their culture and should not have to change it for anyone or any race. Those who criticize a person’s culture is the real racist. They should either try and understand or shut the hell up. No one should be judged.
Danny Shirley, the frontman for Confederate Railroad, stated, “It represents the history and Southern heritage. I’ve done nothing wrong. I love the part of the country I’m from, and I will never apologize for that. It seems that everybody kind of gets looking for something to get upset about, and I guess I’m just the flavor of the month.”
Snowflakes also have a problem with the band’s name which Shirley told Fox News, “The name of my band ain’t gonna change.”
The name was inspired by “The General,” which is a steam locomotive “commandeered in Georgia by a Union raiding party during the Civil War.” When Shirley got the record deal they hope and prayed for, the locomotive was in Kennesaw, Georgia on display for everyone to enjoy.
Further statements given by Danny Shirley to Fox News stated how he felt about the whole situation, “I am who I am. We do what we do. I’ve been performing for more than 43 years and, hell, I’ve never seen anything like this. Through that time me and the boys have been out playing for and connecting with audiences around the world with everyone having a good time. That’s what brings people together.
Lately, there have been a few officials who decided they didn’t want anyone to see us. But I’ve truly been humbled and overwhelmed by the outcry from the fans and our fellow artists saying they really do want to see us. Look, if you don’t want to come to see us, that’s your choice.
We’re listening to you. You’ll just miss out on a damn good time. To the fans who have stuck with us over the years though, thank you very much! You know who we are. We look forward to seeing you again soon. If you’ve never seen us before, maybe this is the time to come out and see what this is all about.”
The band was formed in 1987 and Shirley did not see anything wrong with the name or the Southern Flag. He explained, “The attitude in the country was totally different then.” It sure was different. One of the greatest Republicans was in office who many see President Donald Trump favors was President Ronald Regan. Snowflakes were not tolerated back then.
In conclusion, Danny Shirley stated, “The people that don’t like the name of the band aren’t going to be fans anyway,” he said. “The last thing you want to do to the people who have supported all these years is to turn on them. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and keep having fun onstage.”