From Canada Free Press
President Barack Obama, capitulating South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Al Sharpton and the rank and file of #blacklivesmatter seek to draw everyone’s attention to the wrong picture.
All of the above are pointing to the picture of the Confederate Flag, blaming it as the killer of nine innocent souls who came to pray at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church one week ago tomorrow.
As of today the Confederate Flag will be ripped down from its revered place on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol, and after 150 years, tossed into the dustbin of history. It’s okay to display the Confederate Flag, in your private backyard, says Nikki.
But all who do will soon be openly branded with the racism Obama claims that comes with their DNA.
If any single picture is worthy of the gaze of freedom loving Americans, it should be the one painted by Colorado artist Dave Merrick (DaveMerrick.US), who, in essence, provided ‘The Defining Moment of the State of America’, back in 2012, three years before the Confederate Flag of the South became the politically chosen scapegoat of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church tragedy.
How is it possible that the 150-year-old Confederate flag that flies at the South Carolina Capitol tops alleged killer Dylann Roof as the main controversy in the tragedy?
Proving with talented artwork the plain-as-day truth in the age-old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”, Merrick called his 2012 oil and acrylic painting, ‘The Price of CHANGE’.
“Patriots have been looking for ways to pull their country back from the brink of Obama’s promised Fundamental Transformation of America ever since his inauguration. Bloggers have blogged their concerns. Pundits have been pounding away at the keyboards of their computers and sending out messages they hope will go viral.” (Canada Free Press, Oct. 16, 2012)
Merrick did not just use his remarkable artistic talent to paint another picture. He painted the one that “exposes the obvious heart and intent of our president”.
“After Merrick finished the piece, he put it on his email list and sent it to a few blog pages, and now it’s traveling – on its own – all around the world. Only starting, we hope, with Canada Free Press (CFP).” (Canada Free Press)
Back in 2012 there was considerable worry among folk from all walks of life about what Obama was doing to the country they love. Worries have grown stronger and border on despair in 2015.
Merrick admitted from the get-go that ‘The Price of CHANGE’ is not a pretty picture, “but neither is the reality it addresses”, he said.
“I never thought I would ever paint such a thing, and I am ashamed that I was forced to. I never thought that our country’s greatest threat would originate in the office of its chief executive leader.
“I am ordinarily an artist who paints and draws different works (mostly portraits) for people who commission me. However, since our nation has generally sat on its hands as President Obama has applied himself at dismantling us, I have been beside myself with amazement, rage and sorrow toward him and the people who have enabled him. As a result and in response to all that, I had to somehow SAY SOMETHING in protest. Art is a universally understood language and I speak that fluently, so I composed the attached artwork. It literally flowed off my brush”.
Headed full speed toward the race war that’s been building ever since Ferguson, Obama and his activist cadre heaped scandal and disgrace on the Confederate Flag, within sight of the 239th anniversary of July 4th.
The real picture no one is pointing out is not the one of the latest product banned by Walmart, nor the one of the argument going the rounds on the Internet asking if Hillary knew the Confederate Flag button was part of the Clinton-Gore 19—presidential campaign.
The real picture that should worry patriots is the one that went viral with the release of Dave Merrick’s ‘The Price of CHANGE’.
Thank you, Mr. Merrick, for a painting that puts things in perspective.
This painting should be made into bumper stickers, posters, T-shirts, put on coffee mugs and anything else one can think of!
I’m off to the fabric store to see if I can get fabric with the Confederate flag on it….I’m making myself a bathing suit! I can’t buy one now a Wal-Mart! The fabric store here, should be able to still sell that!
I may not have been born in the USA or the far South of North America…. but my heart is definitely there. Maybe it’s time for me to bring back my old persona…. Redneck Dixie Warrior….???