Man…if a person can deny their own natural, biological truth simply because they ‘identify’ as the gender opposite of the one they were born with, then I can certainly state without fear of recrimination (pretending I’d give a feck) that I do not identify this North Carolinian Battle Flag (one of many in the Confederacy – but the one that stuck, because it’s a badass design) with slavery or racism, at all. I, like many others, see it as representing an independent, defiant mindset hard-wired into our DNA by our proud Scottish Borderer forebears. A mindset that essentially states,
“Don’t Fucking TELL Me What To Do.”
That’s what I identify with it. And if the sight of it disgusts you, don’t look at it.