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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Take the F-in' Thing Down

Ok, So y'all know I'm a southern born and (half)bred boy. I'm saying this to give some bit of credit and authority of what I'm about to say.

Yesterday, while driving home, I passed the Adult Mart (yes it's on my way, and no I didn't stop in...this time) I noticed a big red Chevy pick-up with PA plates and a giant "Confederate Flag" (actually, it's the Confederate Navy Jack...Or the Dixie Flag, but that would blow their minds) in the window. This is one of my pet peeves.

Yankee, TAKE the FUCKIN' thing DOWN!!! You have no right flying it if you don't know what it means. They either think it means "Rebel" or "For Slavery" or maybe "I'm just a good ol' boy." In any case, they are wrong.

Down south, there are a few different reasons to fly the flag, and none is without controversy. There are many who believe that it pays tribute to and honors those ancestors who lived through the years of hell that were the Civil War. There are also those (thanks to the KKK and others) view it as a symbol of the institution of slavery. Then there is another school that shows it as a sign of resistance to the northern political dominance (the Southern States believed in the power of the state as opposed to the power of the Federal Gov't which was dominated by the north).

In any case, take the fuckin' thing down. You are not cool by having this on your car. In fact, if you were to go down south flying Dixie on your Yankee car, someone would probably beat you, you ignorant bastard.

Since you might be wondering, what does this symbol mean to me? Well, to me this is a symbol of a horrific time in the history of country when brother fought brother and one side invoked the power of the "Almighty God" while the other invoked the power of a "Solid Union" (Goddamn Bible-Thumpers). I don't think either side was right, but I do think the flag serves as a reminder of how low we can sink as a country. Though, Bush seems to be pushing the envelope on that one...But I digress.

2 Comments:

At 6/26/2006 2:26 AM, Blogger Amanda's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

I always feel nauseated when I see one of those goddamn things. My family actually owned slaves...I might have told you that before. I'm not sure. There is actually a photograph I could show you sometime that will haunt me until the day I die (and probably after that). That's what I see when I see those...and of course, it's a whole other level of Idiot when it's a northern-plated car flying one. They are generally accompanied by a gun rack, Toby Keith CD, and automatic transmission. ;)

 
At 6/26/2006 10:16 PM, Blogger honeykbee's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

I have yet to ever see one of these flags NOT accompanied by either a "abortion stops a beating heart" bumper sticker, a "family values" sticker, or both.

 

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