It used to be that the Confederate flag (correctly known as the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia) was not respectable. (It's always been respectable to me) It was found on dirty pickup trucks, hanging in bars, and painted on the roof of that orange car in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” which was about as silly a show as one could find. The intelligentsia and the chattering classes looked down their noses at it, if they bothered to comment at all.
Then that idiot shot some people in the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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