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Previously:

The cult of the lost cause, part 4

The cult of the lost cause, part 3

The cult of the lost cause, part 2

The cult of the lost cause…

Sign Wars

The Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia flies below the Stars and Stripes near a highway in west central Missouri.

Detail – Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia below the Stars and Stripes.

We’ve driven back and forth on this highway for almost twenty years. Shortly after the November 2008 General Election we drove past a location and for the first time saw (or noticed) the Confederate flag flying below the Stars and Stripes.

Today I brought along my small camera – as we drove by we noticed the flag was out. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera on the first pass, so we found a crossover and backtracked. The resolution with the small camera from a distance at highway speed is not the best – it leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to image clarity.

I have a question. Uh, didn’t the Confederate States of America lose the Civil War? Why do people continue to fly and display the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia in this fashion? It’s not exactly the same as being a fan of the local professional football franchise. Just curious.

Earlier in the day as we were out and about we spotted this vehicle stopped at a traffic signal:

The triumphal antidote. “Had Enough? Vote Democrat.” on the left and “Obama 2008” on the right.