SYMBOLS….Mac Diva talks today about the Georgia state flag, the fall of Roy Barnes, and the meaning of symbols.
Mac says of the current flag proposal, “My inclination is to accept the new design.” I agree. Yes, it contains some Confederate symbolism ? more than it should, as I mentioned a few weeks ago ? but it’s pretty obvious that there isn’t much emotional energy associated with it, the way there is with the battle flag motif. In fact, the heated opposition of the neo-Confederates to the design is probably a pretty good sign all by itself that it’s basically OK.
Let’s hope Georgians do the right thing next year and put this to rest once and for all.