Despite Confederate Flags, Stone Mountain Sells Out & the World Takes Notice

July 5, 2015

Apparently the revulsion over the Confederate battle flag isn’t as strong as some had hoped. Or at least, that’s what Yahoo Canada says:

Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, known as the “Confederate Rushmore,” over its display of the contentious Confederate flag.

Hundreds of people had staked out spots at the 3,200-acre (1,295-hectare) privately run park by noon on Saturday for nighttime laser and fireworks shows. They shrugged off heavy rain on the park’s busiest day of the year as well as the boycott call.

Bobbie Smith of Fitzgerald, Georgia, who was camping at Stone Mountain with her family, called the boycott call “just stupid.”

“This whole park is a Confederate memorial. If you don’t have the flag here, where on Earth would you put it?” she said.

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The park was full before 8 PM, and refused to admit additional visitors. Has the fever over confederate symbols broken, or is Georgia just part of the country that keeps the United States from being normal?

Yahoo-Canada

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