Somali Flags, Nazi Loons, and Dakota Land Grabs: Minnesota Democrats Embody Leftist Hatred of America
Minnesota is becoming unrecognizable to those of us that grew up here - and that's on purpose.
In their quest to tear down everything good traditional in society, the far-left forces in Minnesota recently succeeded in their long-standing quest to erase the state’s traditional flag and emblem. Akin to tearing down statues, it’s part of a larger concerted effort to abort the past and remake America into a depressing, meaningless swath of real estate.
And before anyone says this is no big deal - it’s only a flag! - the Redesign Commission itself reminded us that the flag and the state emblem are a big deal. Note1: “A flag has always been important for any country, state, or culture. It’s a way to show their values and strength to everyone.”
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What’s more, they felt strongly enough to change the flag in the first place, so there’s that. Ergo, it was important to them, just as it should be important to us. Such relics are bulwarks against malign forces intent on erasing the past and rewriting narratives to advance their communist agenda.
You can not care, that’s your prerogative. But the invading Marxist forces do care, and eventually their conquest will be complete against arguably the most apathetic opposition forces mankind has ever seen.
The Somali flag that was…until it wasn’t
By now, most readers will likely have some familiarity with the story of Minnesota’s flag. In short, the Democrat-controlled state demanded a new commission in early 2023 to scrap the centuries’-old flag and emblem and introduce something more modern. And less racist. And less white. And more native.
You get the idea.
While there is plenty to discuss in terms of the state emblem overhaul and the continued push to basically hand the state back to tribes (and offer as tribute plenty of white taxpayers’ money), the headline that grabbed everyone’s attention was the Somali flag controversy. And whatever you read in the media’s agitprop, the commission did select Somalia Flag 2.0 before backpedaling amidst intense blowback.
You can see this timeline for yourself, which began on December 15th heading into a weekend. The choice of revealing such a huge change for Minnesota’s nearly 6 million people on a Friday afternoon can only be explained as duplicitous. In any event, here was their announcement:
And here is where the firestorm kicked off. The new state flag might as well have been stitched together by a Somali warlord’s wife version of Betsy Ross. There are neat and tidy explanations for how the flag came to be, but check out the flag below. Do you see any similarities between Minnesota’s above and Puntland, Somalia’s below? For what it’s worth, Puntland happens to be the alleged homeland of the America-hating ingrate immigrant who represents Minnesota’s downtown congressional district, Ilhan Omar.
To say there are striking resemblances would be to understate the likeness by a parsec. Minnesota is also home to the largest resettled Somali population in the United States. Take that for what you will. You might tell yourself it’s all a coincidence. But what you cannot do is explain away all of the similarities.
Eventually, and fast forward to the following Monday, the powers that be caved to the really specific pushback. By early the next week, the state announced that the chosen flag was not, in fact, the final version. They then somehow celebrated a new flag!
The new “new” flag! After seeing no design in the finalists category with the two blues, suddenly a basically brand-new design gets selected out of nowhere. Go back to the Top Three.
Is the new flag’s double blue the water and the sky, as expressed by the seal’s phrase of “land where the waters reflect the clouds?” It could be argued as such. Then again, art can be explained by anything nowadays, especially meaningless strokes of color in the postmodern lens. But even then, make that claim the first time.
The December 15th decision was coming off a December 12th update, when their website said this:
What’s patently clear is that the design with the MN-shaped feature on the left of the flag with the star in the middle was a favorite from the beginning. The commission clearly liked the tricolor look with symbolism for each of the colors. Blue for water and skies, white for snow, and green for nature and agriculture.
Furthermore, the winner of the redesign contest, a leftist so bizarre he put Covid masks on snowmen during the pandemic, declared the three colors as central to his design. See below:
Ok, so the commission settled on this standard for some time. The only thing that really changed later was the shape of the star and order of the colors. That was, until, people noticed the Somali connections and rightfully lost their collective minds.
Despite there being innocuous explanations for the colors and single star, there is simply no such thing as a coincidence when it plays into communists’ hands. In this case, the flag that was first announced closely resembles, as previously mentioned, that of Puntland, Somalia’s - the suggested home of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and outspoken hater of her adoptive country. Minnesota is also the largest settler of Somali refugees in the entire nation, owing to Barack Hussein Obama’s intentionally malfeasant immigration policies in the early 2010s.
And again, if it were a one-off, maybe there’d be room to breathe and say it’s a strange coincidence. The single star is the North Star. The three colors are water/sky, snow, and nature/agriculture.
Sure, Minnesota is now home to a huge swath of relocated Somalis. Sure, Ilhan Omar is one of the more powerful voices in woke Democrat circles with an insanely powerful political machine. Sure, the woke left loves symbolism like this.
As I wrote on Twitter during the height of this backlash, though, it wasn’t just Puntland that got a shout out. Several other states - heck, even their Air Force - utilize the same three colors, single star, triangle, etc.
I am sure that it's also a coincidence that many of the other flags of Somalia share the same blue, white, and green color template to go along with the single star.
If Minnesota's white represents snow, the green agriculture, and the blue our 10,000 lakes - as they tell us - then what do those same three colors represent for the desert wasteland of Somalia?
For good measure, let’s look at more flags from Somalia.
In fairness, both Minnesota and Somalia share a story for their single star. Minnesota is the North Star State and Somalia adopted a blue flag with a single white star upon gaining its independence in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was said that these colors were chosen in honor of the U.N. standard since the U.N. was instrumental in helping them achieve statehood.
That explains the star overlap. And the blue can likewise be explained away. As far as the green, take a look at a lot of Muslim countries’ flags. There’s a lot of green, so that’s a strong and likely explanation.
Minnesota says the three colors of white, blue, and green are snow, lakes, and nature, respectively. Somalia seems to be white, blue, and green as a result of U.N. intervention and Islam. There are only so many colors to choose from, I get it.
In a criminal proceeding, we’d only have the preponderance of evidence to ultimately decide and the analysis of motive, means, and opportunity.
Motive: Does the woke left hate America and traditional Western Civilization, and do they change things whenever they get the chance? YES.
Means: Does the woke left have political capital, political power (Dems control the House, Senate, and Governor’s Mansion in Minnesota), and an army of devotees? YES.
Opportunity: Does wokeism act whenever possible? YES.
The only other explanation is a happenstance that just happens to benefit the left during a time of open borders, anti-white, anti-American sentiment. I mean, maybe?
The state emblem got an update too
The emblem rollout faced similar backlash. Below is the original state emblem (more on it below, but this will be the quick overview). If you’re trained in woke studies, you see a white settler and a native on horseback and immediately recoil.
So naturally, the seal had to go. And since the seal was the image on the flag, the flag had to go too. And this is where the state of Minnesota backed down again. Take a look at the two new seals. Notice anything?
Aside from the color being different, which is a result of me finding the images from different sources, the only change is the language. Initially, the state had adopted the phrase “Mni Sota Makoce” as a nod to the Dakota language. Of course, it’s less a nod to the language and more a nod to the previous “owners” of the land in which the state inhabits.
Amazingly, they quietly erased that slogan and returned the “L’Etoile du Nord” on their final final product, in a nod to the North Star State’s original nickname.
But if you think that doesn’t matter to them, think again. In Brooklyn Center, a first-ring suburb of the Twin Cities, for example, their local school district produced this unthinkable nonsense2:
As with all good leftists, it’s a hollow, virtue-signaling gesture, but that doesn’t mean they don’t expect debts to be repaid. They won’t give the land on which their lucrative government schools reside, but they will demand you give something back.
And this is why the state flag and emblem controversy is so real: It’s not about the flag or emblem themselves; it’s about the evil ideology that undergirds the desire to change the flag and emblem. At its core, this redesign is about giving back everything - and making you less free and more poor along the way.
What was wrong with the original state trademarks?
In a word: Nothing. Created in the late 19th century, the flag was a remnant of the time, both reflective of the state’s early history and modeled after many others to include the state seal amid a purposefully-colored backdrop. It wasn’t going to win any awards for its beauty, but it told an important history of the state and is now being disappeared at a time when history is willfully disregarded. Within the flag was the now-former state emblem.
From the Minnesota Historical Society’s MNopedia3:
Each face of the flag was a different color—the front side white and the reverse blue with a gold fringe. In a nod to Minnesota’s Civil War regimental flags, the white field contained the Great Seal of Minnesota. The seal depicts a white farmer plowing a field while looking over his shoulder at a spear-wielding Native American man on horseback, who gallops off into the sunset. Center added a scrollwork ribbon and a wreath of pink-and-white lady’s slippers (Cypripedium reginae) around the seal. Norwegian immigrant sisters Pauline and Thomane Fjeld stitched together a silk prototype, and their flag took home a gold medal from the Chicago World’s Fair. At the Women’s Auxiliary Board’s urging, the Minnesota state legislature endorsed the prize-winning flag as the state’s official banner on April 4, 1893.
In other words, they packed a lot of disparate, yet converging history into a single piece of art. The tumultuous 1960s and its concomitant cultural revolution gave every group not classified as straight white males a grievance. Swept up in this noise - some justified, most not - was the detailed focus on the original state flag, embossed with the then-official state emblem.
As MNopedia writes in a separate post about the discarded seal4:
By the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement and American Indian Movement spurred a critical reevaluation of the seal. Concluding that it placed Native Americans in “a derogatory light” and illustrated “a dark part of our history,” the Minnesota Department of Human Rights called for its replacement in 1968.
Not by accident, the woke left is partly justifying its flag change via suggestions made by “experts” - in this case, vexillologists. Yes, flag experts are real.
There are few things NPCs love more than experts, as it reduces the burden of doing any thinking. When applied to leftist totalitarianism, the term “experts” really just means “desired narrative enforcers.” But again, it saves people from doing the onerous task of thinking for themselves and asking if things make sense.
In the case of these so-called flag experts, one of the main problems with the flag is its “complexity.” And thank goodness we had someone educated to tell us that. Us peons are too stupid to figure out all that history from a picture, so best dumb it down for everyone.
Not only is the flag too complex, it’s downright ugly according to the experts. Again from MNopedia5:
Vexillologists give the current banner low marks for its complexity, similarity to other state flags, and bland design…Judges ranked this design first among 154 entries in a public contest sponsored by the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 2001. That same year, the North American Vexillological Association ranked Minnesota’s flag among the nation's ten worst.
Imagine the horrors of a state flag ranking among the worst in the nation by an unknown, esoteric, and self-aggrandizing organization.
Of course, the real reason for the redesign, though often couched and veiled behind supposed concern with artistic resonance, is the fact that leftist forces faked outrage over the representation of a lone American Indian in order to usher in some truly insidious changes to the state’s politics and culture.
If you’ve been paying attention, and honestly maybe you haven’t because you’re going to a real job and raising a family, the push to redesign the flag has always been around.
To again quote MNopedia:
Over time, critics focused on the white settler and the departing Native American who appear in the state seal. For many settlers and their descendants in the nineteenth century, the image had symbolized the supposed “inevitability” of white settlement. Later viewers pointed out that it also celebrated the forcible exile of Dakota people. In 2022, State Senator and Lakota descendant Mary Kunesh called for a new flag design that better represents the resilience and contributions of Native Americans in Minnesota: “We have been here, we are here, and we’re still contributing to the health and wealth of Minnesota.
Make no mistake, whatever redirect about the experts they trot out, at the end of the day the only reason this flag was changed was to promote cultural Marxism. Out with the old, in with the new. No one actually cared about the old flag. Most residents of the state likely would not have been able to describe it or point it out in a lineup, and those that could probably felt indifferent to it. That’s our flag, they would say matter-of-factly. And then they’d go on with their day.
But this is how Marxism works. They identify an object and attack it with every resource available. Now, everybody knows about the new flag. A pretend conflict between the oppressors and oppressed demanded action, so now we can all identify - and good Marxist Minnesotans will celebrate - the new one.
And again, in case the point hasn’t been made, the Redesign Commission themselves tells us what they’re ultimately doing. Notice the language in their overall mission from the beginning of this overhaul journey.6
“The new designs must “accurately and respectfully reflect Minnesota’s shared history, resources, and diverse cultural communities.”
You couldn’t cram more DEI phraseology into a single sentence if you tried. Respectfully, shared, diverse, cultural communities. It’s a who’s-who of Wokespeak.
The Commission would state in a separate section that designs would only be considered if they “truly represented the state.” They went on to say that “[c]ollaboration with local communities and organizations is also encouraged to ensure the design is culturally sensitive and inclusive.”
For those that need a translation, the word “local” means not white and preferably not male, unless those males are gay. Euphemisms are a specialty of the left.
Remove the Indian, keep the land
The flag flak rightfully consumed most of the oxygen in the room, but the story of the seal is equally wild. We already covered its attempt to remake white Minnesota as a native utopia, but there’s another element that has to be covered.
As a reminder, here’s the new seal (I kept the Dakota to remind you what they tried to do):
Remember, the slogan denoting Minnesota as the North Star State is gone. Also gone is gone is the historical callback to French fur traders and European. In its place, the inevitable placement of Dakota language.
However, a lot of us also noticed something even more sinister. I don’t know about you, but that central image also makes my mind go to really dark places. Have we seen ornithological iconography like that before in history?
I can’t be the only one who sees a Nazi Loon, can I? I’d love to be wrong.
In terms of going woke, this overly-involved assessment wouldn’t be complete without touching on Minnesota’s love affair with all-things-indigenous. “Mni Sota Makoce” is the phrase just above the Nazi Loon and means “land where the waters reflect the clouds.” To be sure, I can appreciate a nice-sounding phrase, and if we’re being honest, I like that name and I like that meaning.
What I don’t like is the fact that the English language has been conquered by Dakota - which was only transliterated thanks to white settlers, by the way, as they had no written language on their own. I wonder if these woke Indians think about that ever.
A famous Twin Cities-area lake, Lake Calhoun, was renamed Bde Mka Ska a few years back because the namesake was a white man who espoused different views almost 200 years ago. As we explore this flag commission in more detail, Bde Maka Ska will recirculate (just like the Historical Society). My father likes to point out that as you drive up 35E you cross the Pale Face River. That’s perfectly acceptable to mock whites, but if there’s a depiction of an Indian on a flag or a lake is named after a dead white guy, it’s gotta go.
In our lifetime you can guarantee Ramsey County and Sibley County, home to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, respectively, will be changed because they are historical white guys too. Already, the Minneapolis Public Schools District renamed Alexander Ramsey Middle School to be Alan Page Middle School, after the black, former NFL player and state Supreme Court justice. They could have simply built a new school, but they didn’t.
A few more comments are warranted for the seal. First, artistically speaking, I like the new seal. The colors and images work; it’s crisp and resonates. Aside from the Nazi imagery, that is.
Of course, notice how they got rid of all the people? Minnesota has done this before, when its state-based Land’O’Lakes corporation removed the Indian girl from their logo. They didn’t change the logo, they hilariously just removed her because at the time Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and this gal were considered offensive. It gave rise to a quite appropriate comment that, as they had done in history, they removed the Indian and kept the land.
You wouldn’t be able to make this up if you tried.
Remember an earlier quote from a Minnesota Indian that “called for a new flag design that better represents the resilience and contributions of Native Americans in Minnesota”? How’d that turn out? There was an Indian appropriately displayed for the period in which the old emblem was meant to represent; and now there are no Indians. It’s as absurd as it is risible.
To the point about removing people, though, this Substack has done enough exploration into the patently anti-humanist movement.7 The world is overpopulated, according to the ruling class, and they’ve made no secrets about their desire to poison and subjugate us. And now Minnesota has a perfectly, all-natural seal devoid of the one thing that makes this place special: Us.
Who did this?
Lest anyone forget, Minnesota is run entirely by the left in both the strongest political and cultural terms possible. Given enough time, they will become California; they just got a later start. The statehouse is controlled entirely by Democrats, which is even more bewildering considering that the trifecta was achieved in the 2022 midterm referendum. The Twins’ baseball stadium STILL honors George Floyd on the right field wall. Joe Biden and Democrats might be ruinous, but that doesn’t stop Minnesota Naive in the slightest.
So given their unstoppable public mandate, Minnesota Dems went full bore into tyranny. They became a sanctuary state for abortion and transgender care (even for minors), practically made Indigenous Peoples’ Day holier than Christmas, demanded boys as young as 10 be given feminine hygiene products in their bathroom stalls, enacted small-business crushing mandates on sick and personal leave, made it nearly impossible for landlords to control their own property, and have spent billions of unfunded dollars towards goodness-knows-what. When the surplus is spent, they will have to raise their already exorbitant income tax to cover the new baseline spending.
This is a long way to say that woke Democrats are entirely responsible for this emblem and flag mess, although some blame could easily be passed along to ignorant voters who think Minnesota’s DFL party still represents small, family-run farms and farmers.
Below is a list of everyone who had voting powers on the commission. Now, it’s all publicly-available information that I have simply compiled. In no way is it meant to be used as a vehicle for reprisals of any sort; it’s not here for the purpose of future targeting and harassment.
Rather, it’s to illustrate the absurdity of the commission itself. There are two types of people on here: White liberals who hate themselves and power-hungry minorities who weaponize white guilt. This point cannot be understated; it’s basically the crux of this entire piece.
Under the guise of sensitivity to history and an eye toward inclusivity, what becomes flagrantly apparent is that the only voice included was a woke echo. If Governor Tim Walz really wanted to include everyone, perhaps he should have included a conservative voice.
Luis Fitch, Council on Latino Affairs. Just read this self-produced biography on his marketing company’s webpage and reach your own conclusions8.
Luis Fitch is an internationally renowned Hispanic designer, who is currently the founder and a managing partner of UNO, “Branding for the New Majority”, a multicultural, strategic visual communication agency. Luis possesses an expertise and bicultural perspective unequaled in the advertising and merchandising realm.
Fluent in both Spanish and English, Luis has a proven track record of melding Yankee merchandising know-how with Hispanic sensibilities.
I will let readers decide if he meant the term “Yankee” to be derogatory. One thing is for certain, it’s not a nice word if you’re using it in Mexico and it’d have been quite easy enough to simply say “American".” But he didn’t do that, did he?
Kim Jackson, Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans. There are a lot of Hmong transplants in Minnesota. What I didn’t know is that, at least according to Jackson, there are 10,000 Korean adoptees in the state as well. She counts herself among them, and has stated there is “one for each lake.”
I won’t pretend to know what it’s like to be adopted from across the world and never really know your parents or culture. That being said, you’re not going to win me over when your research is prefaced around the struggles of not seeing more people like you in Minnesota, as she explores in a book, instead of being grateful for being rescued from some disgusting overseas orphanage. There’s nothing like being saved by a genuinely good white American family and then growing up to be woke and hate them (which is the result of being woke).
Denise Mazone, Council on Minnesotans of African Heritage. Denise’s claim to fame is that she was elected to be the Minneapolis Area Realtors’ first-ever black president. That’s it. Is she a good realtor? Do any of us need to pay 6% to someone for doing paperwork on a house we found ourselves anymore? I don’t know. But she’s black, and that’s really the only qualification needed these days.
In an interview on being the first black president in this group, which is apparently an accomplishment worthy of an interview, she was asked what her focus would be for the realtors’ group. Repeat, a realtors group focused on selling homes:9
“I believe in diversity, equity and inclusion, so I will be making sure it is a pillar every step of the way—including our staff. I need someone to come behind me like the young man on our board of directors who is also African American.”
In other words, she will only hire black people to work for her. Good thing she isn’t white, that kind of stuff could get you in a major lawsuit.
Before diving into the next duo of voting members, it’s worth pointing out the missing groups. As previously mentioned, Somali refugees make up a growing portion of Minnesota’s population. Where are they in this? The controversy around the Somali flag similarities is no small matter, and yet no one was visible from that community when they repeatedly hammered the idea of inclusivity.
The other missing group is, wait for it, WHITE people. It had to be said. Sure, there are white people who will vote. But they aren’t there because they’re white, like everyone else.
Robert ‘Deuce’ Larson, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Dakota Community.
Aaron Wittnebel, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Ojibwe Community.
These two members might as well have gone under the race-based category, but I left them out here because there is a weird movement under the woke umbrella when it comes to Indians. They are non-white, so that makes them the other, so to speak, but even then their lobby is so powerful that they get to be their own category.
In Minnesota, as elsewhere, it’s not uncommon to do ridiculous land-recognition ceremonies. Did the Dakota recognize they were on stolen Ojibwe land before the white settlers came? I doubt it.
Shelley Buck. Did I say we only had two Indian representatives on this list? That’s crazy talk. Woke Minnesota loves what this group has to say. It loves it so much you can only gamble on reservations still. Shelley represents the first of three governor-selected voting members, which means Tim Walz got to hand-pick three more of the same nonsense as before.
But now he can say the public had a voice too! And Minnesotans will believe him. Here’s what Shelley has been to lately, per the website for Owámniyomni Okhódayapi:10
Shelley Buck, an enrolled member of the Prairie Island Indian Community, is named president of Friends of the Falls. Buck served 12 years on the Prairie Island Tribal Council, including six years as president. Shelley was also a member of The Falls Initiative Native Partnership Council.
Micheal Harralson. Joining Robert, Aaron, and Shelley is Michael, who works as a tribal law attorney and judge. A brief biography from the University of Saint Thomas writes of him:11
He became interested in race relations while growing up in Chandler, a town of 3,000 in southern Indiana. He majored in political science at Wheaton College outside Chicago, and as a junior took a course called Race and American Politics. “That class never mentioned Native Americans,” he said. That omission helped focus his interest on Native American race relations.
He became a man on a mission. After graduation, he moved to Minneapolis to facilitate his involvement in Native issues, and he became a youth worker at the Little Earth of United Tribes housing development in south Minneapolis. Believing that government is the best way to address social change that positively impacts race relations, Harralson knew law school was in his future. “Law is a primary tool of government,” he said.
Anita Gaul. Another “public” member who just happens to be a former Democrat candidate for Minnesota’s State Senate in 2022 and who used to write commentary for a small outlet with titles such as “We’re rural Democrats and we’re gonna try to listen to our Trump neighbors - wish us luck” followed by “We are rural Dems and tried to connect with neighbors; here’s how it went.” Then there is this gem such as “A Democrat on what it’s like running in ruby red rural Minnesota.” Plenty of other pieces touch on racism by white folks or sexism by men. You get the idea.
Does this seem like a fair and balanced use of appointments? Again, you decide.
Dr. Kate Beane, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board. I hinted at a connection between renaming Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska and the reimagining of the state’s emblem and flag. Well, here we are.
Dr. Kate Beane (Flandreau Santee Sioux Dakota and Muscogee Creek) holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and serves as adjunct faculty in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is vice chair of the board for Vision Maker Media, a national organization based out of Nebraska, chair of the board for Wakan Tipi Awayankapi in St. Paul (Imnizaska), and in 2020 was appointed by Governor Walz to serve on the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB), which oversees Capitol complex preservation and development (including public art) in downtown St. Paul. Previously, Kate served on the leadership team at the Minnesota Historical Team where she was the director of Native American Initiatives engaging with both Native communities and tribes and advocating for and implementing Indigenous interpretation and involvement at historic sites throughout the state. In 2018 Kate and her father Syd Beane completed a documentary film, Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian, which shares the story of her grandfather, writer, reformer, and physician Charles A. Eastman and in 2019 she presented a Minneapolis TEDX talk titled “The Lasting Legacy of Place Names,” which spoke to her family’s work restoring the Dakota name to Bde Maka Ska in south Minneapolis (Bdeota).
Kent Whitworth, Minnesota Historial Society. I promised we’d come back to him too, though if you’ve read this entire piece it probably feels like something you saw a few days ago by now. Whitworth’s MNHS produces MNopedia, and below is just a small sampling of the work he’s done on the main site. His bio adds that he’s built a “well-rounded team,” which can only mean he’s discriminated against white men in order to diversify his staff.
I won’t waste your time with all if the predictable nothingness of woke writing, but here’s a sampling of the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Historical Society:12
We serve all the people of Minnesota by creating powerful engagement with history to cultivate curiosity and foster a more inclusive, empathetic, and informed society.
Partner with communities and organizations to seek, acknowledge, elevate, and share hidden histories, diverse stories, and non-traditional expertise.
We foster a sense of belonging by meeting constituents where they are, elevating underrepresented voices from the past, and leading with humility.
Lauren Bennett McGinty, Explore Minnesota Tourism. A young white woman who went to an expensive private college and was appointed by Tim Walz to her position. Not hard to guess where she’s coming from.
Philip McKenzie, Minnesota State Arts Board. Musician. Professor. In a leadership position. But in case you needed more woke bona fides, here’s this quote from CNN, in which he said of the flag-choosing process:13 “We are looking for inclusiveness and clarity. It will be a Minnesota state flag truly for the people.”
Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State. An elected Democrat. Enough said.
So there you have it. 13 people and zero diversity. Let me repeat: There is no diversity on this panel. I only point this out so you can remind your Biden-voting sister-in-law that every talking point they repeat is a hollow lie. This entire room would be a circlejerk of compliments or one-upping a bad idea with a worse one.
I don’t know if someone had a final say, though I’d guess it was Simon. He seems to be the one doing the talking as they pretend the Somali version wasn’t their absolute last choice.
Let’s start with this: Regardless of the intended outcomes of the flag and seal - even accepting the loon just happens to look like a Third Reich bird and that the flag just happened to resemble those of flags in Somalia - the actual outcome is the same. The cultural Marxists successfully deleted yet another vestige from our past. In a few years, the erased flag won’t even be a memory. Worse still, people already see the settlement of America by Europeans as a crime against humanity.
(You have to ignore that Indians had already been displacing, conquering, raping, murdering, enslaving one another well before white Europeans made the continent habitable and modern, but whatever. Whether conquering new lands or entering U.S. Capitol buildings, it’s only bad when white Christians do it.)
As it happens, I can’t escape not see the connections. In the macro sense, too much else is happening to just wave this latest event away. In the micro sense, did you see the side by sides? In the end, it’s too much.
If there is any consolation to this madness, it’s that enough people rose up to at least divert the Marxist efforts. It’s not a complete victory, but it’s a start.
*For those interested, here is a link to further explore all of the recorded meetings and notes of the Redesign Commission.14