I am not a native southerner, but I enjoy the culture. What I am about to share was patiently explained to me last year by a Civil War reenactor at Fort Macon, North Carolina. The Confederate Battle Flag is part of that culture. The Confederate Battle Flag is not the “Stars and Bars.”
This is the Stars and Bars:
The Stars and Bars was the first official national flag of the Confederacy.
The above flag is a rectangular variant of the Army of Northern Virginia battle flag.
According to Wikipedia:
Despite never having historically represented the Confederate States of America as a country, nor officially recognized as one of its national flags, the rectangular Second Confederate Navy Jack and the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia are now flag types commonly referred to as “the Confederate Flag.”
So why am I mentioning this? On September 30th, MRC-TV posted an article about a newly designed Confederate Flag (designed because the old one has become politically incorrect).
The article reports that New York station WNYC, an independent public radio organization, commissioned a design company to come up with a replacement for the Confederate Flag. This is the result of that commission:
The quote that comes to mind is, “A camel is a horse designed by a committee.” No further comment is necessary.