The Confederate battle flag was specifically reintroduced in 1956, just two years after the Supreme Court decision Brown v Board of Education. It was a clear protest against school desegregation and wanting to keep brutal apartheid in the Southern States. It was also raised at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) during protests against integration of schools. Thus the flag was revived to fly as symbol during the harassment and murder of Black Americans in the civil rights era and well beyond. It was often flown when tiny children and High school students were harassed by racists in the South for trying to go to decent schools. Teddy Boys in the first era who embraced the Confederate flag were some of the nastiest and most racist of all the youth sub cultures seen in Great Britain-then or now. Wow. Great "tradition" rockabilly fans. How about having some class and banning it in the Rockabilly and Pinup community and taking a long over due step up on the evolutionary ladder? I don't hold out much hope after reading the hundreds of Bernie Dexter followers and customers who believe that the Confederate Flag is "harmless."
Here is an example from a complete Ted revivalist idiot who calls himself The Rockabilly Rosetta and his frankly shithead reasoning:
"We hold to a style from a period of segregation, use the Confederate rebel flag for logos and patches, and the vast majority of our bands are made up of white men. While the population of the scene is often majoritively (sic) white..Rockabilly is a scene based largely around rebellion from the societal standards and challenging what we have all been told to do. The flag is one of the greatest symbols of rebellion in American history, and that is what most of us think of when we use it.
While some people in the scene are racist, it isn't a pillar of the community and in fact it is often frowned upon or called out by the outspoken leaders in the scene."
(Blog authors note: these "outspoken leaders of Rockabilly who call out racists" are nowhere to be found online. What you will find is an overwhelming amount of Rockabilly fan supporting the usage Confederate Flag. A hopeless community awaits a leader...)