It's the flag of the Confederacy now. It's the flag of the noble cause, the fight against tyranny's threat to abolish slavery (not a joke - these guys do not have an irony recognition module), the flag of the not-at-all-racist heirs of the Klan and the not-at-all-racist defenders of racially disproportionate police thuggery and the not-at-all-racist chanters of "Jews will not replace us" and the not-at-all-racist celebrators of treasonous Robert E Lee's oath-breaking murder of black POWs and capturing of black people for sale as slaves while killing white American soldiers by the tens of thousands and the not-at-all-racist guys who panic-bought the entire US retail supply of firearms ammunition when a black man took the Presidency by a clean vote margin so large not even the Republican Supreme Court could take it back. "Rebel" my ass. They call themselves "Americans". The only thing they are "rebelling" against is their fantasy that someone is about to force them to treat other people as if they were fully American citizens. The "rebel mindset" is racist. It's a racist thing. It's flagrantly and obviously and overtly and 100% a racist thing. There's nothing behind it except racism. The only people waving that flag are racial bigots, and everyone who has ever lived among them knows that. The only "rebel" in it is the Confederate rebel - the same "rebel" that took up arms against their fellow Americans, went to war against their own country, killed their fellow citizens by the thousands with hatred on their minds, on the mere threat of having full American citizenship granted to the black people who were their neighbors.