COMING SOON TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU: INTERNET CENSORSHIP
In light of all the recent media coverage of the shooting in South Carolina and the subsequent left-wing liberals push towards removal of the Confederate Flag, I decided it would be a great time to voice my thoughts through graphic design.
In addition to my small hobby-business (Tinker Source) I have also been involved in a new start-up business called Signs And Tags Online. My new business custom designs license plate tags and other small metal signs.
The technology we use is pretty cool—its called Dye-Sublimation. I can take any photo or design and “embed” it right into the metal.
First I print out the designs with a special ink that turns to gas when it gets hot, then I mate the aluminum license plate and transfer design together and “cook” them in a heat press. The end result is a BEAUTIFUL license plate with a high-gloss finish. It is UV resistant and cannot be scratched!
I designed a beautiful Confederate Flag License Plate and promptly listed it on eBay and Etsy (online auction marketplaces). Within 45 minutes I had already sold 2 tags on eBay! But the next email that came in from eBay was quite a shock!
eBay has made a decision to no longer permit Confederate battle flag listings. We believe the image of the flag itself has become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism. This is not a reflection or judgment on anyone selling the item and we respect that there are a wide variety of opinions on this issue. We thank you for your understanding and ask you to please not list these kinds of items.
A symbol of divisiveness and racism? Thank you CNN! You’ve changed the meaning of the Southern flag! Political correctness is taking its toll. What’s next? Removal of the good old Stars and Stripes because some people are offended by it? Let’s run with that logic for a minute…. I am going to start protesting the Georgia Bulldogs Flag (you know it offends me :0) we need total removal of this symbol of hatred (just kidding btw).
Censored by Etsy
Then a few minutes later, I get an email from Etsy saying, “Your listing has been deactivated…”
Good ol’ political correctness at work again… All manner of obscene and disgusting merchandise can be purchased through these marketplaces but a piece of our southern history—now a sign of hatred—cannot be bought or sold !?!?!?!?!?
So I’ve decided they’re not going to win! I will NOT bow to their heavy-handed politically correct bullying!
The Rebel Flag is still for sale, but now that the mainstream marketplaces have placed it under the ban, it must be sold privately.
I’ve posted this tag for sale through my Tinker Source website. It includes FREE Shipping anywhere within the continental U.S. I ship within 1 business day of receiving payment and all orders are shipped via USPS First-Class shipping—so you get it quick!
All orders are crafted by hand and are made in Tennessee.
Support a southern business!
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