The anti-racism obsession reaches new lows. Now once-beloved 90s pop star Macy Gray is clamoring for a new American flag to replace the stars and stripes, which she contends is now just as stained as the Civil War-era Confederate battle flag.
The “I Try” singer was given a column on MarketWatch in order to rail against the American flag and used the opportunity to ask President Biden and “Madame” Harris by name to replace it. Her argument was that our flag is the successor of the Confederate battle flag, and stands for the same thing that the rebel flag did 160 years ago.
It seems that in all the years since she’s been artistically relevant, Gray has been metamorphosing into an America-hating radical. In her piece she wrote, “The Confederate battle flag ... is just recently tired. We don’t see it much anymore. However, on [January] 6th, when the stormers rained on the nation’s most precious hut, waving Old Glory — the memo was received: the American flag is its replacement.”
Got that? Because some crazies had American flags at the Capitol riot, the whole idea of America is crazy and racist.
Gray continued describing OUR American flag, saying, “Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.” Who the hell is Macy Gray, and what gives her the right to make these asinine claims? And what editor at MarketWatch feels her assessment is worthy of publishing?
Someone who is okay with hating the country, clearly. We already know the left sneers at Independence day. Nike-sponsored Colin Kaepernick got to demean July 4th last year on social media to the thoughtful approval of many leftist intellectuals. Why not erase our flag as they do our history?
Still it’s shocking to hear a once-beloved pop culture icon say such stupid and inflammatory things. But Gray is fully woke -- on board with every whim of the left. Of the flag she said, “Let’s look to the stars. There are 50, where there should be 52. D.C. and Puerto Rico have been lobbying for statehood for decades. Both have been denied.” Oh, nice policy points there, Gray. Maybe put holes in it where the Electoral College and the Senate used to be.
She then got worse when it came to the stripes. Gray added, “The Smithsonian documents that the ‘white’ stripes represent purity and innocence. America is great. It is beautiful. Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces.”
This poor, deluded woman is clearly suffering from the critical race theorizing that has possessed the left at large. America is a sinful place because it had slavery when it was conceived, and therefore despite everything good it has done, it must be dismantled. Though we all know that’s a convenient excuse for power hungry radicals.
She then ended with the dumbest idea for a new flag, one with stars that aren’t white, but every shade of American skin tones. “What if the stars were the colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine — like the melanin scale?” she asked. Sure let us immortalize our society’s obsession with skin tone for the next 200 years. Sounds healthy.
Better idea, Macy: find a country whose flag you like and move there.