Sorry Bob, but a person would have to be dumb as a post not to realize that flying a confederate flag represents to many people in this country the belief in their inferiority. If a flag is in a museum, or in a modern day historical battle, it most certainly is not being displayed for hate. Any other person who flies or displays that flag is doing so with the distinct understanding that the flag was created to represent what the vice president of the Confederacy made crystal clear:
On March 21, 1861, Stephens gave his famous Cornerstone Speech in Savannah, Georgia. In it he declared that slavery was the natural condition of blacks and the foundation of the Confederacy. He declared, "Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."
And your heroes the Allman brothers were redneck heroin addicts who were one hit wonders with ramblin man and never made the top 50 artists in Rolling Stone and used the terrorist flag on one of their albums to appeal to a certain audience, which up North is an Irish clover leaf on a bar......dog whistles are not exclusively in the South and racism is nationwide, and my toothless, lawn cutting career, alcoholic neighbor who wears a kerchief on his head, wears short shorts that exposes his bulging belly as he thinks he is a ladies man at 72, and flies his confederate flag because he thinks it is about heritage, or in your case you argue.....hey...the heroin addict had a black man in their band......the flag represents heritage......my asz.......as Phil Collins slipped at a music award show.....its getting a little dark around here. Hell, music and the equality it represented was exactly the appeal of dope bros and their rebel flag.....the rejection of modern American music and a safe haven for the haters as black performers were getting access to tv, music, and movies. It was as much of a racist reflex to the darkening of American culture than it was the quality of their music. I liked their music, but I understood what they stood for in America.