Today the Old Redneck was in Atlanta, Georgia. At nearby Stone Mountain, Georgia, a "Confederate flag rally" was held complete with a few hundred rednecks waving Confederate flags, some carrying AR-15's.
Later, after the rally, I encountered five of these clowns and got into a discussion with them about their "heritage." I asked these five people four simple questions -- three men, two women, all wearing Confederate flag T-shirts, all carrying Confederate flags, one carrying an AR-15. The questions I asked them were:
1. What were the dates of the Civil War -- the year it started, the year it ended?
2. What was the name of the nation formed by the states that seceded from the Union?
3. How many states seceded?
4. Who was the president of the nation formed by the states that seceded?
NOT ONE OF THESE SOUTHERN PATRIOTS COULD ANSWER ONE OF THESE QUESTIONS. NOT ONE OF THESE FIVE CONFEDERATE-FLAG-WAVING SOUTHERN PATRIOTS COULD ANSWER EVEN ONE OF THESE SIMPLE QUESTIONS.
For those of you who are just as ignorant, here are the answers:
1. 1861 - 1865
2. The Confederate States of America.
4. Jefferson Davis