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    poor bugger, can't install moz..., 2003-11-04 15:53:38 | Main | Yales Brightest Student of History..., 2003-11-07 00:28:28

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    So Howard Dean said that he wanted Bo and Luke Duke to be his voters, except he didn't go so far by saying "I still want to be the canidate for unemployed guys who paint hundreds of 1969 Dodge Chargers like giant Confederate flags, total them, and then shoot exploding arrows at the minions of plutocratic swine". While never a towering montage of multiculuralism, nobody ever made big hay out of a couple good ole boys driving around primetime TV in a souped up rebel flag fighting a corrupt southern business man and his class traitors in the local police department. And you try finding a good job on parole, huh buddy?

    Anyway, if you're the sort of bloke that goes around blaming a complicated symbol for racist policy protected by handfuls of elites under whatever flag they found themselves, then I'll point you to the stars and stripes, which if held to the same standards is by far the greater symbol of state sanctioned biggotry: the Confederate flag never got much of a chance to be waved on behalf of the exportation of racist violence abroad or like a Wonder Twin magically take the form of napalm falling on colored bodies, nor did it preside over the denigration of the emancipated for over a hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation was supposed to end their denigration. The American flag has a long history as racist symbol, just ask some of the folks burning it. That doesn't, on the other hand, make everybody waving an American flag a racist, but have fun trying to find folks burning it that think so. The Confederate flag never got a chance to redeem itself, and we're still waiting on the Union.

    Bo knows.


:: posted by buermann @ 2003-11-06 15:27:08 CST | link


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      Whoa, dude. Not that I'm disagreeing with you about the American flag, but you are so going to get yourself popped one of these days.

    posted by Claire @ 2003-11-06 20:18:19 | link




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