The Southern Swastika is known as the confederate flag. It is time we stop pretending this symbol has not been at the very least hijacked to mean white power and racial purity. I know some of you are going to say it means something different to me, and I do not fucking believe you. You are like the nazis who pretend that the swastika should be displayed because it is a symbol for peace or something like that in the hindu religion. Pardon me for my mistakes on the nice meaning of the swastika. The reality is gety another symbol that one is hijacked and you lost the battle. There might have been a time where you could have argued two meanings for these symbols, but that time is over. The hateful have firmly won the battle and the symbol now means hate and racism. A truly peaceful person whop wants to spread good feelings and love would understand this and chose a symbol not corrupted by hate. For you to pretend you are a peaceful person flying or displaying those symbols is simply a fucking lie for that reason. If you really were that sort of person you would make the tiny bit of effort to make sure you were not inciting violence or treading on other people's feelings, so you are not displaying it in peace. It does not make any sort of logical sense. This is why that symbol needs to be removed from any flag or government building in the US. Hey, it may be a part of your state's history, but now it has come to mean oppression and prejudice which cannot be a part of our government. It should be remembered in museums and history books what it was used for (Honestly and not in a texan fashion). Just like the swastika it should be displayed as parts of our history where we learned to rise above such things. However, it should no longer be displayed in our present state as some people have seem to become very confused (AKA cops) that it might still be part of our beliefs. We need to take it out and take it out because of what it represents to say firmly these beliefs have no place in our government anymore. They may be a part of our past, but we are leaving them there and not bringing them with us because they are a negative aspect of who we used to be. And yes giving up a symbol is the least one can do to show those who are intimidated by it and those who would use it to intimidate others that it is not a part of modern america's attitude and it is in it's grave where it and attitudes like it belong. If you need a symbol of southern rebel please do make a new one and remember to keep it clean from racism and hate. If you want it to be a sign of noble and honest beliefs then make sure it is flown for those reasons and not above organized hate. However, you have lost this symbol due to your own lax attitudes and acceptance of racism and hate into your numbers.