Red Flags Over America

This past September and October, at least three major American cities hoisted the communist Chinese flag to commemorate the founding of the Red regime in Beijing seventy years ago. Between September 27 and October 1, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco held ceremonies in honor of the mass-murdering Chinese communists. As part of their celebrations, they flew the Red flag flown in China by the communist state. My short article today is to inform you of these treasonous acts and to warn the perpetrators that some of us won’t tolerate this flagrant abuse and mockery much longer.

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When I read the news reports detailing these despicable pro-communist events in American cities, two thoughts instantly leaped to mind. First, I immediately felt infuriated and considered this disgusting display high treason. I felt, and still feel, that the perpetrators should be formally dealt with as traitors – and all that that implies. Second, the closing lyrics of a Saga cover song, “The Snow Fell,” came to mind. The song talks about World War II, depicts Stalin and his Soviet cohorts as the Beast from John’s Apocalypse, and laments the defeat of the only real anti-communist force in the war – Hitler’s Third Reich. The final lyrics of the concluding verse cry out: “Well yet still it sickens my heart to see the picture of the red flag in Berlin.”

We’ve all seen the infamous picture of the Soviet soldier hanging the repugnant hammer and sickle flag over the Berlin Reichstag in 1945. It was symbolic of the communist beast’s conquest of yet another hapless nation on its long march to global domination. It was a loathsome display in 1945 and the picture retains its repugnance today. The symbolic parallels between 1945 occupied Berlin and 2019 Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco are too striking to be missed.

What does it mean to have a foreign flag fly over your city or nation? In all of history, when a foreign flag flew over your city, you knew you had been conquered and that you now lived under alien rule. It was the same in 1945 when the Soviet hordes ravaged Germany and it is the same today. The only possible message that can be understood from Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco flying the Chinese flag is that these cities are now under hostile foreign domination or are in the process of being brought under Chinese communist control.

Think of the magnitude of this crime and what it says about us that we would allow this to happen. Boston is, in one sense, the home of America’s Liberty movement. It was the Boston-based Sons of Liberty who most fiercely challenged the British oppressors. The events in and surrounding Boston provided the catalyst for America’s War for Independence. Boston was also the center point for patriots like John and Samuel Adams and my own ancestor Caleb Strong. No less important, Philadelphia was the birth place of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Philadelphia’s streets were graced with the presence of some of the greatest men America has ever produced – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and so forth.

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It is a major psychological and propaganda coup for the Chinese communists to have the iconic cities of Boston and Philadelphia hoist their blood-stained flag, even for one day. China’s state-run press outlet Xinhua noted the event:

Philadelphia, the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, on Tuesday honored the city’s Chinese American community on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). . . .

A flag-raising ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the city hall to observe the 70th anniversary of the PRC founding. . . .

The mayor also announced Tuesday was a day to observe “The People’s Republic of China Flag-raising Day” in Philadelphia.”

In a separate release, Xinhau applauded Philadelphia’s close ties with the communist regime:

Under the theme of “Friendship, Cooperation and Win-win,” the day featured various cultural programs, including a traditional Chinese dance and a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first U.S. orchestra to make a China tour since the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The event was co-sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General in New York, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Chinese Consul General in New York Huang Ping said it is crucial that China and the United States work together to advance ties and deepen cooperation. . . .

Calling the China Day celebration a landmark event, Mohan Seshadri, executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in Pennsylvania, told Xinhua that the activity could facilitate people-to-people understanding between the two countries. . . .

A flag-raising ceremony was held Tuesday morning at city hall to observe the 70th anniversary of the PRC founding that fell on Tuesday, and to salute the many contributions the Chinese American community have made to the city.

Philadelphia’s relations with China dated back several decades when it established a sister city tie with the coastal city of Tianjin, becoming one of the first U.S. cities to initiate such a relationship with a Chinese city in December 1979 after the two countries established diplomatic ties the same year.”

Xinhua also named San Francisco, which held its own anti-American flag-raising ceremony in September, a sister city with Shanghai. Read the statement here.

The Philadelphia mayor who backed the above-mentioned event, the Democrat Jim Kenney, claimed that raising the communist flag over his city was “not a sign of support for any specific government, political party, or movement.” Rather, he claimed, it was a show of diversity. How can anyone believe this lie? It’s not possible to raise the flag of a foreign government over your city hall building and not imply support for either their government or ideology. This is especially true when the flag you’re raising is the Red flag of a communist regime that is your own nation’s avowed enemy.

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Furthermore, at a time when Hong Kong pro-Liberty advocates are fighting the oppressive Chinese regime for their rights, it is particularly absurd to claim raising the Chinese flag is not a political statement. Because of the U.S. government’s position opposing China’s tyranny in Hong Kong, it is highly improper and harmful for American leaders to show solidarity with Beijing. It appears even more deliberately political considering President Trump’s official support of the people in Hong Kong. The truth, of course, is that the closet socialists and communists who rule in places like Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco have thrown their lot in with the communist world. They share the Red ideology and do everything they can to thumb their nose at the United States. They want nothing more than to transform us into another Soviet-style state.

Let me now give you a snapshot of the Red flag’s history. From it’s origin, the Red flag has symbolized revolution and rebellion. The Illuminati-Jacobins flew the Red flag over Paris during the French Revolution. Marxists chose the Red flag as their standard. And, of course, Soviet Russia and Red China have both flown the Red flag with various symbols on them. The Red flag is an unflinching symbol of the communist plot against mankind and it’s gut-wrenching to see it wave over American cities.

The association of the Red flag with sedition and rebellion was once very universally acknowledged. Nearly every state in the United States in fact outlawed the flying of the Red flag until the rogue Supreme Court overruled them (though some states still retain the laws on the books). My state of Idaho, for instance, declared in 1919: “The display of any red flag or emblem indicating disloyalty to the Government of the United States or a belief in anarchy unlawful” (Investigation of Communist Propaganda, U.S. Government, 446). Violation of this law could land you in jail for one to ten years. As noted, nearly all states had similar laws on the books.

In 2019, however, major American cities disregard the wisdom of the past and are openly hoisting the Red flag while celebrating the most murderous regime in world history. Sure, some people protest, but the treason continues regardless. Some people write to people like Mayor Jim Kenney and say, “Raising this flag, a symbol of the birth of the Chinese Communist Party on October 1, 1949 is only celebrating tyranny, repression, and death,” yet the flag still flies. These traitors openly flout our laws and heritage and we as a People do absolutely nothing about it. We are far too tolerant as a society. Indeed, our tolerance is strangling us.

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Our love of diversity” is also killing us. When diversity happens naturally, there’s no problem with it. But the type of “diversity” we have today has been forced upon us with the intent of dividing us rather than unifying us. The communists knew they could not conquer a unified population, so they force fed us racial mixing, LGBT mania, anathema religious traditions, flooded us with immigrants who don’t share our heritage or principles, and so forth. I also fail to see how waving the communist flag is a show of “diversity.”

As noted, the Chinese flag is soaked in blood. Red China has slaughtered more human beings than any regime on earth, surpassing even the Soviet Union’s mammoth death toll. Somewhere between 60 and 100 million Chinese were killed by Mao Tse-tung and his Red successors. Millions of Chinese even to this day languish in labor and reeducation camps and the entire population is tyrannized by the Chinese Communist Party. The People’s Republic of China has a violent, aggressive history oppressing its people, invading its neighbors, and subverting nations around the globe. For elected American representatives to hoist their flag over our cities is nothing short of treason in my eyes.

The more I read and write on this topic, the angrier I feel. Yet, this is only the latest affront in the ongoing communist war against our Republic. They’re leading the chief efforts to destroy our Faith, Families, and Freedom. Our country is being sold piece by piece to China and the communist world. Consistently now over one-third of American poll-takers voice support for socialism. Masked Antifa communist thugs stalk our streets harassing and assaulting our countrymen. Democratic candidates now openly threaten us with the destruction of our Freedom and boast about their socialist views. Anti-Defamation League (ADL) terrorists are screeching for the destruction of our free speech and for maniacal censorship of the internet. And yet, far from organizing to combat this plague of anti-Americanism, our cities are flying the Red Chinese flag!

Ladies and gentlemen, despite some people saying “all is well,” all is not well. We’re in a dire situation. Despite winning some battles, we’re losing the war. The communist tide is rising. The Red menace is ascending to power. Our cities are falling one by one to Chinese, Russian, and Israeli influence. And most disturbing of all is that the American People do nothing. Some of us speak out. Some folks protest. Some media platforms devote themselves to combating conspiracy. Yet, because the majority are silent, the war is being lost.

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I want to remind everyone that silence is complicity. There is no neutrality in spiritual and cultural warfare. Feigning neutrality is actually choosing the enemy’s side. You’re either for Americanism or for communism. When you sit by silently as American “leaders” raise hostile enemy flags over our cities, you’ve chosen your side. Do the right thing and publicly denounce this insanity. Denounce the traitors. Take a stand and let your voice be heard.

Years ago, Ronald Reagan warned us that the road to war lies in appeasement to evil and in letting our enemies think that people like Democrat Jim Kenney speak for the rest of us. He rightly stated:

If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand – the ultimatum. And what then – when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we’re retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he’s heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he’d rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery” (Ronald Reagan, “A Time for Choosing,” October 27, 1964).

Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco might raise the communist Red flag over their degraded cities, but there are millions of real Americans who know that this is baldfaced treason and who find it absolutely repugnant. There are millions of us in heartland America who hate communism and will die before watching the Red flag ascend the national flag pole. We will not acquiesce to the communist demands. We will not live on our knees or kowtow to Beijing. We will not blow kisses to the Kremlin.

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We, the died-in-the-wool American patriots, the children of the Sons of Liberty, will maintain our religion, our Constitution, and our sacred rights. We will defend our beautiful flag and the values and institutions it represents. Though misguided people do not believe it, a flag stands for something. It makes a clear statement. The Chinese communist flag stands for murder, oppression, tyranny, aggression, and godless hatred whereas the U.S. flag stands for republicanism, Freedom, and Christian values. Because there are millions of us who reject and oppose the turncoats like Jim Kenney who infest our country and find their obeisance to foreign communists revolting, war will be the only way China, Russia, and their global cabal against humanity can hope defeat us. When that dreadful day comes, there will be no hole so deep that the Jim Kenneys will be able to hide. Justice will be dealt, treason will be crushed, and the Republic will be restored.

Zack Strong,

December 2, 2019

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