Watch the right amount of misfortune befall a Confederate Flag Parade.

Watch the right amount of misfortune befall a Confederate Flag Parade.
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Silly ignorance parade comes to a satisfying stand-still.

Confederate flags are on their way out, but that hasn't stopped a few proud Southern men (it's always men) from flying the increasingly-rare battle flag. Dalton, Georgia was the sight of a Confederate Flag Parade to offer counter-programming to Pride weekend, of course. The participants, however, seem way more scared than proud to take part.

The parade is more like a high speed funeral procession. Fitting, as this dumb, shameful flag is finally being laid to rest. The police have blocked off the street for this celebration of the stars and bars. Our intrepid cameraman is stuck at a gas station as police block the road, but everyone seems pretty eager to get this pointless exercise of a parade over with. No parade goes down the street at 35 miles per hour, the floats would be rent asunder! These proud pick-up truck owners must be scared of their now-precious flags being torn down by a roving posse of Bree Newsomes.

At about the 1:00 mark of this sad display, you start rooting for something to happen to people like this who value hateful flags over human lives. They can't be arrested for being ignorant, and rooting for grievous bodily harm makes you a monster yourself. So, you are left simply wishing something very inconvenient would happen. Something that might make insurance premiums go up, perhaps? Then that perfect moment happens, and you realize these dopes are going to continue tearing themselves apart as the rest of us get along and make friends.

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