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The Confederate Flag

March 2024
1min read

I recall a day not too long ago when I was living in Berlin, walking down the Himmlerstrasse on my way to the Goeringplatz to celebrate Nazi Heroes Day, saying to myself, “Gee, I wonder if other vanquished peoples are still allowed to celebrate their efforts to suppress and/or eliminate whole cultures the way we are?”

Then I awoke to another day in Austin, Texas, where the streets are named after generals and statesmen of the South, state employees can take Confederate Heroes Day off, and the battle flag of the army that fought to continue the enslavement of an entire race is hung in many a restaurant.

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