Outside Charleston, the S.C. Secessionist Party were putting on its weekly display of southern flags. A passerby, later identified as 22-year-old Lydia Folckomer of Brooklyn, bore witness to this peaceful display of southern heritage, and seized the opportunity to rip two confederate flags off of a parked truck, sprinting away afterwards.
In an attempt to catch the vandal, and reclaim the stolen property, James Bessenger, founder of the S.C. Secessionist Party, took off after Folckomer. However a man, later identified as Paul Folckomer, Lydia’s father, stepped in front of James, grabbed him, and impeded his pursuit.
Later Paul Folckomer would tell authorities that he grabbed James in order to keep him from chasing after his daughter; however, at no point was James, or any member of the S.C. Sessionist Party, the aggressor in this situation.
Lydia, a visitor in to South Carolina, vandalized a vehicle, stole 2 flags, and then her father man-handled a civilian who was simply trying to ensure justice was wrought upon the fleeing criminal.
When police asked Lydia, a white girl from Brooklyn, why she stole the flags she simply responded that “they upset her.”
The first instinct upon hearing this story, is to blame the PC culture for creating an environment where a New Yorker feels they can travel to South Carolina, and dictate to its citizens what is/is not an acceptable form of southern pride.
However, even the PC Police would be hard pressed to justify the hypocrisy of blatant criminal activity upon a peaceful flag ceremony all in the name of not hurting anyone’s feelings.
The fact that Lydia, and to a lesser extent her father Paul, felt comfortable enough to rip confederate flags off of the back of a pickup truck in broad daylight shows just how intolerant liberals in this country are of differing view points.
With all their preaching of acceptance, and tolerance, liberals never respect conservative cultures or customs, even when they are visiting from out of town. If James had ripped 2 “Co-Exist” bumper stickers off the back of a Prius in Brooklyn President Obama would be holding a press conference right this moment, in tears.
Just goes to show that you are not safe to voice your opinion in this country anymore. Even in your own backyard.
Lydia and Paul spent were arrested and spent the night in jail. Good.
Source: Post and Courier