I post this for the two nice young men I know who have decided to post an image of the confederate battle symbol on their Facebook pages. If you look at who replied to my comment, you can see exactly where the bigotry comes from.
I can imagine what my reaction would be if I were Jewish like me and saw people running around displaying a symbol that is particularly obnoxious to me. You can imagine what that symbol might be.
Just in case your imagination doesn’t extend as far as mine does, Huffington Post has the article Jon Stewart Offers The South A New Symbol To Replace The Confederate Flag.
Unlike Comedy Central, HBO is blocking the viewing of
John Oliver’s Epic Takedown of the Confederate Flag. The video clip as of this writing is labelled private. I presume that is HBO’s doing. Rolling Stone provided this quote.
“The Confederate flag is one of those symbols that should really only be seen on T-shirts, belt buckles and bumper stickers to help the rest of us identify the worst people in the world.”