German flag is to the swastica as the US flag is to the confederate flag. Ever wonder why white power groups use both?
I agree that the US has an ugly history, but flying the confederate flag is clinging to its most ugly part. Time to move on.
So the German flag hung over Berlin while concentration camps were being built and "undesirable" people were rounded up, interred and then executed in their millions? I'm amazed. I honestly thought a new flag was designed by the Nazis and then another flag (actually several since) was introduced after the war.
Unlike the German flag, the flag of the US stood for legalized slavery from our founding until December of 1865 (interesting that slavery was still legal in the US for some time after the war). After that it stood for Jim Crow and a host of other government sanctioned racial injustices. The Confederate flag in question wasn't even the national flag. It flew over no Capitol of the Confederacy. It was simply a battle flag. Now, if you want to suggest the US adopt a new flag, you'll get credit for consistency.
White power groups are morons with a poor knowledge of history similar to what many otherwise intelligent people espouse when the flag issue arises. It's a matter of ignorance.
"Don Jacobo Crespin y McGillicuddy awoke at noon, feeling refreshed and languorous at the same time, one of the neatest tricks a man can perform."
“Which way General?” the aide asked. “Either,” Forrest growled. “If one road led to Hell and the other to Mexico, I would be indifferent which to take.”