Y’all, there’s dumb and then there’s dumb. And one Liberty, Mo., resident is literally the representation of being “dumber than a bag of rocks” after throwing up a “Slaves 4 Sale” sign, all because he was mad at his neighbors for apparently treating him like a racist because he hangs a Confederate flag (the flag of racists) outside his home.
So, Richard Geisenheyner actually opened his mouth and told Fox4KC that his sign was all about the reaction he received over his Confederate battle flag.
He claims that he flies the flag as a political statement, saying that it was more about people being “tired of the government telling them what to do and what to think” than about anything else.
“If people actually believe that a Confederate flag stands for slavery, well, I might as well be just as stupid as they are,” he told the news station.
Well. You got one thing right, Rich; you are stupid.
Geisenheyner, who has mixed-race grandchildren (of course he does), pointed out that in order for him to actually be selling slaves, he’d have to sell his grandchildren. I’m still not sure what kind of reaction he was truly going for here, but let’s go with it and say that if he gave a damn about his grandchildren, he’d think about how they will feel reading this story in a couple of years, knowing that their grandfather put up a sign like this.
As for the reaction that he actually got? Well, his neighbors are pissed.
“His rebel flag don’t have a damn thing to do with me; wave it all you want,” said one man who asked not to be identified. “This idiot with his slaves for sale, are you fricking kidding me?”
This neighbor was fed up, y’all. The way he said “idiot”—it came from his chest.
Geisenheyner took down the sign Tuesday afternoon, saying that his point had been made. Neighbors are hoping that he finds other ways to express himself in the future.
“If people called him a racist because he was flying the rebel flag and he wanted to make a statement and put up slaves for sale, well, I didn’t offend you. I haven’t called you a racist, so you have got to think about the other people in the community,” a woman who lives nearby said.
Or, here’s a thought, Rich: Maybe don’t fly a flag that is associated with racists, segregationists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis ... need I go on?
Read more at Fox4KC.