Byline: Tom Knott
The Confederate flag is caught in the cross hairs of political correctness.
As far as symbols go, the flag represents a place that no longer exists, except in the hearts and minds of those who seek to celebrate their heritage.
This apparently is too much bear amid the squishy sensibilities of 2001, 136 years after the fact. These, after all, are the enlightened forces of the political left and the mushy-headed thinkers who, after stroking their chins, discovered that Columbus was a very bad man and not really much of a discoverer at all.
Not surprisingly, the boat back to Europe in the '90s was not crowded at all. Being …