Despite the efforts of some community activists, it looks like the huge Confederate Flag at I-75 and I-4 will still fly.
As the Confederate Flag Dude himself told me last month: "The flag is going to be flown. As long as I have breath in my body and am able to function and articulate. And even if I'm gone, it doesn't make a difference, the flag is going up."
So, I think those opposed to the flag need to think beyond trying to change the minds of those proclaiming "Southern Heritage." They need to think of a suitable response.
Enter: the Alleycat Players.
The local arts group wants you to submit your own flags that define the South.
From their website:
Were accepting artists submissions in both digital format and as physical fabric art creations. Were going to create an art exhibit that combines displaying the fabric art flags with large-scale projections of the digital creations.
We will be accepting artwork and forming alliances with other artistic/cultural groups for this project through May of 2009, and will be arranging our exhibition for June-July 2009.
Create flags that are representative of our better selves and our varied traditions, and well fly them all!
Something tells me the Confederate Flag Dude is not going to like this ...
(h/t to Calebism)