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Skrlin Flies Confederate Flag in honor/defiance of Obama

JULY 7, 2015

Mayor Paul A. Dyster with celebrated artist Gerald Skrlin, who often lampoons Dyster in cartoons.
A Confederate Flag appears at Skrlin's museum after Obama said the Confederate Flag belongs in a museum.

To understand Gerald Skrlin, the brilliant artist and political cartoonist, one has to understand a certain quality in the mind of the man that almost everybody who has ever known him has called "defiance."

And if an artist is not defiant, maybe he is not really much of an artist.

In any event, the Reporter is committed to telling the whole truth and right next to the artist's sign calling for scrutiny of allegedly missing money at City Hall, which proudly hangs on the artist's home, a home which also doubles as the Lavinia Porter House Museum, hangs also a Confederate Flag.

So this is the north and Skrlin has not, to our knowledge, ever evinced any interest in the old South, or the Confederacy, or any need to make any kind of anti-black statement (as some see the Confederate Flag to be since it was flown by the state's rights oriented/slave keeping southern states) so why is he flying a Confederate Flag all of a sudden?

We didn't even have to ask.

Skrlin wrote, "Obama quote, 'Confederate flag belongs in a museum." .... Lavinia Porter House Historic Museum".

President Obama did say he believes the Confederate flag "belongs in a museum" after calls to remove the flag in South Carolina came in following a racially motivated mass murder in a black church.

Ok. We get it. He doesn't care a bit about the Confederate Flag.

He's just defiant.






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