Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Random Thoughts

Kudos to Kevin Levin on an excellent post from his perspective on why the Civil War still matters.

In other news the Confederate Flag Debate came to Massachusetts this week. A local Civil War buff was asked to remove the 3rd National Confederate flag from outside his home because of a complaint that someone found the flag offensive. Maybe it is just me but I can not figure out why would a 22 year old from Massachusetts would do this other then to draw attention to him self. I almost feel sorry for him because no matter how benign his intentions might be, to have his name and picture in the paper standing proudly by his flag outside some sort of historical context (i.e. reenacting, etc) could cast a long shadow. In the corporate world I live in this might be seen as a negative to potential employers who take diversity seriously.

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