Why Doesn’t the SCV Find This Offensive?

You would think that the Sons of Confederate Veterans would issue a clear statement condemning the way in which these Waldron High School teens have chosen to display the flag. I particularly appreciate the respect shown for the rich heritage associated with this flag by flying it from the back of a pick-up truck while off-road driving. The mud adds a nice touch to the flag. The Confederate soldier certainly appreciates these kids taking the time to remember their sacrifice.

Yep, the future of Southern/Confederate heritage is in good hands.

7 thoughts on “Why Doesn’t the SCV Find This Offensive?

  1. Connie Chastain

    Why doesn’t the SCV condemn this? Because they don’t have the self-appointed thought-cop mentality you’ve got. Disagreement with or disapproval of is one thing; condemnation is something else altogether. It’s is the kind of authoritarianism that wars against free expression.

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      How silly, Connie. The SCV points out “heritage violations” all the time. You must live in a cave.

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  2. Connie Chastain

    Well, obviously, I can’t speak for the SCV, but I surmise they would not consider this a heritage violation, in that it is not a deliberate attack on the flag or on Confederate soldiers. I suspect they (those who know about it) would disagree with this use of the flag, or disapprove of it, but would not see it as an attack that calls for a defense. I think you’re perfectly capable of understanding this, which puts your post in the egregiously disingenuous category.

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  3. Marian Latimer

    Seriously? Spinning out in the mud and a fish dead smack in the middle of the flag? Really? Men were dying to keep the flag off of the ground on the battlefield. The fact that a sheriff, an elected office I’m sure, who is also a parent, supports her kid breaking the rules or at least skirting them is disturbing.

    I’m with Mike. I want a badge too. I’m sick and tired of people telling me what I think. I want a badge to wave around. LOL.

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  4. Julian

    Comments on the “Blaze” article linked in by Kevin talk about what would happen if students brought rainbow flags or Mexican flags to a US high school parking lot. This issue was slightly preempted in a poll last year and yes there was more angst about students carrying rainbow flags [surprise surprise]

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/11/12/a-confederacy-of-dunces-against-gay-pride-flag/

    Also I would say that this imagery of the battleflag in burnouts and doughnuts and mudslides and battleflags with other symbols appliqued or photoshopped on them is not unusual, there are many videos on youtube of such uses of battleflags on flashy utes and pick-ups – including ones with hot tubs – these popular cultural uses – along with such things as battleflag bikinis, underwear, ball gowns, wedding cakes, and the image of Ru Paul that prompted arguments at the new campus of the MOC – potentially triangulate the arguments for whilst they are a public showing of the flag that could cause offense if one defines it as a hate symbol – at the same time it cuts across some of the more formal of “conservative” visions of appropriate use . I have seen some heritage people react very negatively to the much loved English 1970s and 1980s rock band Matchbox’s use of Confederate uniforms and battle flags – the lead singer seems to dress up at Robert E Lee – something that they had not known about even though its 3 or more decades ago but somethnig that obviously did not reach a North American audience

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