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This, I think, is what javal meant. The SCV and UDC are mostly people who just want to recognize and remember the exemplary service of the Confederate soldier. Whatever he fought for, he is an exemplary symbol of an American.
And the CBF was destined to mark his grave.
That there are some rogues about who use the flag to promote some reprehensible causes makes me no nevermind. They're simply scum. But they took it and made it their symbol as well. Here, in the CW community, we can look at the flag and see the men who fought under it. But we won't soon amount to a swing vote. In the larger community, the CBF is now seen in another light. It got smeared. The skinheads, klan, Aryan Nation and the whole passel of them have soiled it.
"They" used it without much protest.
Take it back or give it up.
Well, we ain't gonna give it up!... so the other option becomes take it back... I think the only way to do that is to make a fuss every time it is misused. I may be the only person on this board to have written a letter about the flag to then Senator Obama... of course, he didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was saying, but what else is new..