Friday, July 10, 2015
Personal offense at some symbols gets taken too far
So, the S.C. legislature will take down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, and there is pressure on Mississippi to change its own state flag to remove a confederate symbol. The flag will be removed to a museum in Columbia (near my favorite Fort Jackson Basic Training site).
The behavior of some people on this issue is atrocious.
But closing down various Confederate memorial sites in the South, and the push to remove confederate memorabilia from e-commerce sites like Ebay and Amazon, and their removal from WalMart seem like a big overreaction. Likewise, sports teams should be sensitive about their trademarked names now, but what has been made of the issue (the Redskins) sounds excessive.