July 03, 2008

Pro Patria

Indeed, I have long harbored a desire to hold a monthly flag-burning ... of the Confederate battle flag, in my front yard. "Heritage" be damned. If one wants to take pride in the martial efforts of your great-great-grandfather, then research his service and get a copy of his local, regimental, flag. This is your heritage. The Confederate flag is racism, death, oppression and treason. As you can see, flags do matter.
—Eric Alterman at Media Matters

They do matter, yes they do. And the glory of a flag is enhanced by the elevation it provides from which to spit on selected other flags, as it turns out.

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