Due to a combination of activist journalism and corporate conscience (ROTFLMAO), major retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Target, and Wal-Mart are removing Confederate flags and other types of Confederate memorabilia from their shelves.
Has Amazon and eBay adopted the view that they own the moral message of their products?
With a simple search of the sites you can find interesting things.
You can find a hammer and sickle necklace, “handmade” from “English Pewter,” gift-boxed for that special communist in your life. To go with it, a bright red Soviet T-shirt, hammer and sickle displayed proudly on the front. If clothes can’t adequately express your sympathies, you can fly the Soviet flag high and with pride, for the whole neighborhood to see. Wasn't the USSR responsible for race- and class-based genocides that claimed the lives of innocent men, women, and children.
Need Nazi memorabilia? Yes something for everyone, flags, jewelry, clothing, etc. Weren't the Nazi's the extreme example of racism?
Corporate morality is indeed an interesting thing. I’m sure that good companies like Amazon and E-bay have a perfectly reasonable explanation for their “genocidal tyrants’ collection” of consumer goods.
Perhaps it's the effort to remain politically correct.