| > You used the word "excuse" so I take it that you don't buy that reasoning.|
You are correct. I guess i used a loaded word right there. I do belive that it is an excuse. I also think the 'rebel' nature of the confederate flag to be an excuse as well. For the majority of this i'm just trying to push the conversation along.
| > Try telling a holocaust survivor or a child of one that a swastika means something more than torture and death.|
How about if someone said that the star of david just reminded them of the betrayal of christ, and thus an offensive symbol.