Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunset for the confederate flag?

Southern life has too long been shackled (literally and figuratively) to fealty to the CSA and the flag.

Art, culture, politics, literature, heritage, history, education, architecture - anything brushing up with the Confederacy's 4-year life has to pass a test of 'Confederate-correctness'.

 It's been a case of WWJDD, 'what would Jefferson Davis do?'. Virtually everything 'southern' has been viewed through the lens of confederate memory. Anything in conflict with that memory is discarded and the purveyor derided. Now, in a new era, ideas can stand or fall on their own merits.

 The flag should have been lowered when the last CSA veteran was buried