09 July 2015

If you get rid of it, it'll still be there

If flying the Confederate battle flag is outlawed, then only outlaws will blah, blah, blah:
Once you have this neo-Confederate mentality at some level of your consciousness, I don’t really have to tell you how to vote or give you a position on some issue — you’ll have this idea already, it naturally comes out of your consciousness. Neo-Confederacy forms American consciousness.


I’m interested to see whether this current reaction against Confederate symbols lasts more than three months because they’re going to organize a counter reaction. Even if you get rid of the license plates and flags through legislation, the movement’s still going to be there. And people might go home thinking a victory has been won.
Maybe they could go full Philly dogwhistle and fly Irish flags or stick little shamrock symbols on their vehicles.

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