After the tragic, racially motivated mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last week committed by a white supremacist, many questions regarding the most shameful aspects of our national history have come to the fore. But none more symbolically represent how regressive we still are as a nation than the fact that the Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol building did not fly at half-mast — never mind the fact that the state still endorses a constant reminder of the enslavement of its black citizens’ forebears.

Since the South Carolina state government most likely won’t remove the Confederate flag from public grounds anytime soon, we have taken it upon ourselves to devise an official Funny Or Die flag in protest. And here it is — Robert E. Lee fucking his horse, Traveller, in front of the Ol’ Stars and Bars:

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This is probably clear enough to not really necessitate a caption.

We have sent this design to a custom flag company, and soon this very flag will fly in our offices, for as long as the rebel flag is up on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol Building.

And if any white supremacists are ever violently murdered, we’ll even be more gracious than the government of South Carolina and fly it at half-mast.


Illustration by Michele Rosenthal

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