By this time, most people are already aware that Walmart announced this summer that it will be pulling all merchandise associated with the Confederate flag from its stores in response to the bipartisan outcry.
Rand Paul today called the flag a symbol of slavery that belongs only in a museum. Donald Trump also called for the flag to be taken down. And for some fresh perspective from leading war historians, instead of politicians, on the growing controversy, see this and this.
Walmart probably made the right decision to remove merchandise associated with the Confederate flag from its shelves. But what they still continue to sell to consumers proves, at best, the insincerity of their motives or, at worst, their utter hypocrisy.
From Gateway Pundit:
Walmart is selling several posters and prints glorifying dead communist thug Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Guevara was a notorious anti-Black racist from Argentina who murdered hungry children and became an icon for leftists around the world for his role in the 1959 communist takeover of Cuba.
In 2006, Walmart competitor Target pulled a CD carrying case with a Che Guevara image after customers complained, according to the AP.
In 2012 Urban Outfitters stopped selling Che Guevara posters in response to customer outrage.
Walmart has several pages of Che Guevara merchandise for sale on its Website. While books and movies about Guevara are not objectionable, posters and fine art prints glorifying Guevara that Walmart also sells crosses a line to de facto endorsement of the racist, communist murderer.
Young Conservatives adds this commentary:
Retail giant Walmart has decided to drop selling merchandise with the Confederate flag on it, in light of the recent shooting in South Carolina where Dylann Roof — a racist — murdered nine people.
Photos of Roof were uncovered featuring him with a Confederate flag, thus it’s once again been relegated to a racist symbol, something Walmart claims it wants nothing to do with.
There’s just one teeny, tiny problem.
The store still sells merchandise with Che Guevara on it, a Communist murderer who hated blacks.
Seems a little inconsistent, don’t you think? …
Well now, if retailers aren’t going to sell the Confederate flag because they say it has ties to racism, shouldn’t they stop selling Che Guevara junk too?
Oh, that’s right! It’s okay to be a racist jerk as long as your a LEFTIST racist jerk. How silly of me to forget!
Progressives hail Guevara as a hero and seem to overlook his massive flaws — like being a murderer and a racist — while in the same breath condemning our Founding Fathers.
Give me a break.
Hey, Walmart. Show a little consistency in your beliefs and get rid of the Guevara junk if you’re going to go PC on us.
Otherwise, you just look silly.
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