The Southern Cross

Brian France speaking at NASCAR championship ceremony

Summary:

Brian France, King marketeer of NA$CAR, says he doesn’t like fans flying Confederate flags at races. His comments are part of his 60 Minutes interview that will air on Sunday, October 9th.

My Take:

Maybe I’m too white? Maybe because I was born an Ohio yankee and now live in Texas, but never over there in the true South? Or maybe, it doesn’t have anything to do with my color or my birth place. Maybe its the fact that WE, as a nation, are just too darned spineless to dare offend anyone.

Political Correctness is the dilution of fact, good or bad. Don’t you dare use words, behaviors or symbols that might offend the blacks, the whites, the hispanics, the homosexuals, women, the crippled, the mentally impaired, the fat or the ugly.

My guess (correct me if I’m wrong) is that the Confederate Flag is not about racism or slavery to 99% of the people who fly it.

  1. It is a pretty cool design
  2. It simply shows honest pride in being from the south
  3. It plays a part of the personal history of those who like it.

What do you think?”