Some background on *why* the flag made it's resurgence.
Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.
So - the history of the flag is ONE thing, but the modern meaning of the flag to a large group of people is ANOTHER thing. And so we've had several generations of people who - clearly - have been raised with the instilled belief that it's a sign of racism. That overrules the past greatly.
How many black people fly it with their 'southern heritage roots'? Exactly.
I didn't actually realize that it was flying in S.C. per their legislative requirements - and to me that screams 'archaic - and insulting, pretending to be blind to its modern concept'.
Further, I still take issue with its original meaning as well: representing opposition to the overall country, the desire to separate form the US.
Either way - I don't like it, never have - and no matter what anyone says, all I've seen are a bunch of uneducated racist pratts fly it. It should have been removed and put away A LONG TIME AGO. Yet it took one guy shooting some people in a church to manage this?
Long overdue, in my view. And I'm sort of tired of people defending it - and further tired of people assuming all white southerners like the ****ing thing.
Last edited by Aunt Spiker; 06-24-15 at 09:33 AM.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.