On the way in to work this morning, I saw a bumper sticker. On the left hand side was a confederate flag. On the top of the right it said, “If I’d known this”. On the bottom of the left hand side it said, “I would have picked my own cotton!”
Now, I’m not exactly clear on what “this” is. And there is some debate on how offensive Confederate insignia are. A blurb on local radio yesterday talked about how there is currently an effort in Florida to get a Confederate flag as part of the license tag program; it is allegedly to honor those who fought in that war, and there are 100 different tags to choose from. This brings up it’s own interesting problems of free speech versus symbols which many find offensive.
What’s your take?