I had removed the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia from my sidebar, just to declutter it. But today I read this:
In Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler won’t be marching in Saturday’s Veteran’s Day parade because groups marching in the parade will be carrying the Confederate battle flag.
“Symbols of racism, Civil War secession, and white supremacy should not be forgotten or erased, but they need to be remembered and studied in museums and classrooms, not cheered and applauded in parades,” said Adler.
And so I have restored the Battle Flag to a place of prominance in my sidebar for the reasons that I give below it:
On this blog, as in most places where it appears, the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia — Lee’s Army — stands for deliverance from an oppressive national government and resistance to political correctness, not racism. For more, see my post, “Defending the Offensive“.
Adler is typical of Austin, a place that commands my taxes and repels my soul.