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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: DBCowboy
Last weekend, My wife and I were working on the little house on the farm (where we are moving is somebody ever buys my house) and the neighbors were having a party. The neighbor is a really nice kid, very country. he grew up not far from here. He bought a house with a flagpole. (right next to ours) Being a young kid from the south and an apparent' fan of country music, he hung a confederate flag with Hank Williams Jr on it. So as I was carrying the molding my wife had just painted in, a truck load of black man drove by slowly and yelled something derogatory at the house. Sadly, I was the only one to hear this, as the kids next door were driving around their land on 4 wheelers and couldn't hear much else.
But it made me think. And for what? For being so damn stupid they don't understand what they even see? It's a flag. It's the south. Are there any racists down here? Yep. Just like there are racists up north. But not everyone is so simple minded they equate hate and racism to a #ing flag. "Heritage not hate" is on quite a few bumper stickers here. I see that as a feeble attempt to inform the terminally stupid.
So in conclusion, if you see a flag, and it triggers you to think slavery and evil, maybe it's you.
Is this not the same behavior that started the whole "im special" crowd? Did they revert? I didn't get the )(#$ memo!
originally posted by: CannedCanary
I'm from the midwest and while some people see the confederate flag as a symbol of racism, a lot of people where I live see it as a symbol of rebellion. I don't have one but the neighbor behind me does.
Honestly? Who cares...