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    I get your point that the confederate flag means various things to its brandishers, not all of them bad things. Things like rebelliousness, pride in heritage, etc.

    But to me it says these people have been manipulated. The confederacy was not about rebelliousness, at its heart. It was about maintaining a system under which a tiny minority could get hugely wealthy at the cost depriving millions of their freedom, their family, and the fruit of their own labor.

    It was about destroying the country rather than facing up to a horrific wrong.

    The heritage is not the heritage of all southerners, not even all southern whites. The heritage of the confederacy is a tiny master class. And it is the heritage of poor whites convinced to hate on blacks rather than face their true oppressor

    The confederate flag says to me the bearer is either duped by invented history (of people like Napolitano here) and/or a big-time racist.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 05:30:31 AM PST

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