Hot and sweaty as Hades... yeah. I agree again. They should get a new flag. I don't think that that means that many Southerners and many people can't honestly view the Confederate Flag as a non-racist non-slavery wanting non-treasonous symbol of pride for their heritage. I am Scottish in lineage and have our clan colors and pattern and love it. I am not upset that my clan attacked and killed other clans not do I view the American Flag as one of genocide even thoug htat is what our government did to the Native Americans. In short, I am not short-sighted into political correct diologue as at least one person here is extremely guilty of.Which is why I agreed with an earlier post that the South needs a new flag to stand for not pride and not prejudice. Honestly, if it weren't for the damn prejudice, the South can be a pretty cool place. (Well not in the summer time. )
That is fine. I don't disagree that this view is valid. I accept and respect your opinion. I simply think that there are other valid ways of looking at it as well...What gets me about people who fly the Confederate flag is not so much that they may be supporting racism, or maybe even slavery or treason. What gets me is that by flying that flag, they're making light of all of that. They're making light of all the brave men who shed blood to keep this nation whole. They're making light of the fact that eleven states betrayed their loyalty to the United States of America. And they're making light that that flag stood for an all-out defense of an oppressive, racist institution. THAT is why I hate the Confederate flag.