Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Battle over Confederate flag hits highways

Americans can be shocking arrogant sometimes, with a pig headedness that defies reason.

And perhaps that's the point..

Chip Witte doesn't consider himself a Rebel. He doesn't hang Dixie battle flags in his living room, nor does he wear one on the back of his leather jacket.

Yet when the Tampa motorcycle mechanic saw the world's largest Confederate battle flag unfurl above the intersection of I-10 and I-4 in June, he felt a jolt of solidarity with the lost cause and lost rights that he says the battle flag represents. "I think it's great that they're allowed to fly it," says Mr. Witte...

...They say the "soldier's flag" represents not slavery, but the valor of Southern men in their lost cause.

And the Nazi flag doesn't represent the Holocaust, but the valor of the German men in their lost cause...

Read more here.

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