Here's an interesting question: When is it acceptable to burn the Confederate Flag? Besides usually, I mean…
An anonymous liberal blogger in Washington state hopes that progressives across the country will show up to tea party rallies on September 12 and — if it's legal — light up a confederate flag so tea partiers can watch it burn.
"I think that it would start a great conversation about race and about how it's being used for political gain right now," the blogger, who preferred to be identified by his online handle, "General J.C. Christian," told me Monday. "I can imagine people showing up at the tea parties, which I'll do at my local one, and the tea party backers will start explaining why [the flag] is about state's rights, not slavery, and all that and basically hang themselves."
Hmmmm… I'm curious about this "great conversation about race" that this idea supposedly spark. Granted, I've only been living in this country for 37 years, but I would never say that I was under impression that its citizens were one flaming-Dixie away from having a "great conversation about race."
Maybe I'm wrong, though. I wonder what that conversation would go like if it did happen. I wonder…
Teabagger: Hey, stop burning that flag, you liberal pansy!
Flag burner: Why, does it offend your racist heritage?
Flag burner: [Bleed]
Seems about right.
Tags: 9/12, Civil War, Flags, Liberals, Protesters, Racism, Tea Party