Last week I wondered why more heritage folks aren’t upset with the way the Confederate flag has been marketed in popular culture. I suggested that most kids who wear the Confederate flag probably have no understanding of the history behind the symbol. Here is a case in point:
I asked one girl who had the [Confederate] flag on her notebook and her backpack what it really stood for other than just Southern pride, and she said, “It was when the rebels rebelled against the king.” Now, either she is confused with the Revolution and our Stars and Stripes, or believes Lincoln’s government was a monarchy.
I’m betting on general confusion.