I’d also like to take this opportunity to point out to everyone reading this thread that, when it comes to patriotism, there are no more patriotic Americans than Southerners. You’re rarely, if ever, going to see people burning the American flag down here. Not for long, anyway. Of course, to northern liberals that makes us “racist, xenophobic rednecks,” etc. Hey, that’s alright. We “racist, xenophobic rednecks” like to fight. If there is anything remotely resembling some kind of conflict on the horizon, we generally want to get in on it. If it involves killing foreigners, we like it even more…especially if they don’t look like us.
Last night I was searching around trying to find out what Southerners had to say about Southern pride as I live in the North and I don’t feel any pride in living there.
This commenter on an assault rifle chat forum puts the words racist, xenophobic rednecks in quotation marks and then he goes on to say the he and other Southerners enjoy killing foreigners (xenophobic) and ones that don’t look like them (racist).
I’m not sure on what grounds this gent would say that he’s not racist and xenophobic but that’s the case he’s making. And that case looks a lot like the case for the Confederate flag. You just say it’s not racist even though you’re racist and it’s a racist symbol for tens of millions of Americans.