Missouri Man Claims He's Not Racist, Displays 'Slaves 4 Sale' Sign Over Confederate Flag
A man in Liberty, Missouri, put up a “Slaves 4 Sale” sign in the front of his house after claiming to be treated like a racist for brandishing a Confederate flag.
In a report from Fox4 Kansas City News, Richard Geisenheyner says the sign is a reaction to being treated like a racist because he displays the Confederate flag.
“If people actually believe that a Confederate flag stands for slavery, well, I might as well be just as stupid as they are,” Geisenheyner said.
Stating why he flies the Confederate flag Geisenheyner said, “It is for people that are tired of the government telling them what to do and what to think. That is what a Southern rebel is.”
Well, got to stop you there, Geisenheyner. The Confederate flag stands for slavery. Remember Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens‘ Cornerstone Speech, in which he stated the following:
Our new government is founded upon exactly [this] idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery — subordination to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.
Considering how tone deaf your sign was you are probably not aware of this speech, which ultimately perpetuated slavery and became the principal goal and purpose for seceding from the rest of the country.
You would think that this man who has mixed-race grandchildren would realize how insensitive it is to put a sign like this up, but alas. Fortunately, a number of Geisenheyner’s neighbors voiced their displeasure with the sign.
“I am going to tell you why it is offensive to me. I remember the signs on the wall that says ‘white only.’ I am that old,” an anonymous neighbor said. “I remember the signs on the wall that says ‘negros only entrance here.'”
Ultimately, Geisenheyner took down the sign Tuesday afternoon, although he still continues to fly the Confederate flag.