It isn’t as bad the two clueless dudes wearing swastika T-shirts whom I ... what’s the word? ... accosted back in Mexico City around 2004. (There was short-lived fad for the symbol among young chilango working-class wannabe rebels; no political significance whatsoever, except maybe to show up the abysmal state of world history education in Mexico’s public schools. Thank you Mike and Tom and Pat, for protecting me from myself.)
But still, a Confederate flag? Even if it was a souvenir shop, my negative reaction is visceral.
ObMusic: Jason Ringenberg, “Rebel Flag in Germany.” Download it now.