Sincerity is overrated in politicians.
It’s not that I don’t care at all about the dimensions of their beliefs, but I’ll take a right act for the wrong reason over a wrong act for the right reason every damned time.
So, all those Southern Republicans who have had a “change of heart” and now support the removal of state support of the Confederate Battle Flag?
I don’t care what’s truly madly deeply in their hearts. I care that the flag of treason and white supremacy is finally, finally, being stripped of official honor.
Taking down the flag is one thing, not every thing, and in the long slog to dismantle white supremacy, certainly not the most important thing.
But that it is now, finally, being treated as a symbol of white supremacy by those who have long profited from the active denial of white supremacy, matters.
And if they don’t truly madly deeply believe, in their hearts, that it is such a symbol, and are now just pandering to distance themselves from those who might cause them trouble?
I’ll take “pander” for the win, Alex.