To the masses, this small-minded, 21-year-old posing with his flag of choice, has set off a steaming debate of what should or should not be associated with this ‘symbol’ of chosen hate. Because of this image he chose to create, many organizations, groups and people are taking a stand about the flag, including how TV Land network dropping all reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard because they have the flag painted on the roof of their car, the General Lee.
What if this disturbed young man posed with the American Flag? What would we be doing then? Or if he stood alongside a dog?
If we are cancelling reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard because of the flag, why aren’t we taking it a step further, and pulling all television entertainment that has to do with that entire era of our history or anything that may just have red and blue in the colors? Or maybe we should all go out and destroy all 1969 Dodge Chargers?
To me this is a piece of our history, much like any good and bad deed that has taken place in the history of the United States or even mankind. But what it represented was nothing more than a battle flag in its day. It never flew over any slave nation or other nation based on hate or fear. It as a flag used to identify a participant of a war, per Snopes.com.
Nothing more. It is a part of our history. Period. But for that, and some dumb ass using it in a picture, the country is up in arms.