Growing up as poor white Yankee trash, my first exposure to the Confederate battle flag was the Dukes of Hazzard.
Of course, as a youngster, I had no idea the significance of the flag, or the appellation “General Lee”. I just saw some dudes -who were clearly the good guys- sticking it to the Powers That Be…
…and driving an impossibly awesome car (-with a horn that played “Dixie” no less).
(Alas, I was also too young to appreciate the tremendous… talent that Catherine Bach brought to the show.)
And it is in this gallantly rebellious spirit that I know many view the Southern Cross. As Ace put it, it often means “fuck you”.
We still need a “fuck you” sign. It’s a shame that the rebel flag carries so much baggage.
I guess there’s Gadsden…