I went to a country concert in Athens (Luke Bryan) last weekend and there were soooo many confederate flags it was hilarious. And one guy having a massive one on the end of a large bamboo pole sticking up from the crowd.
I like the flag, I understand the full meaning, it also has a lot to do with lifestyle too and southern heritage. But, my family is from the North, so I don't really participate in it; even though I like it.
Those that use it 99.9% of the time are not doing it for racist reason, but for drastically different ones... the thought doesn't even come to mind.