A Confederate Flag And A Mining Town

A guy I went to high school with changed his profile picture to him holding a Confederate flag while standing out in the woods. It has been puzzling me ever since I saw it.  Let me give the recent backstory of this guy (as I have been piecing together on Facebook):

  1. He has four children
  2. He spent several years posting bible quotations
  3. He also posted, during this same time, numerous declarations of his love for his wife
  4. He seemed to be unable to hold down a job (as evidenced by posts describing how his life was going to improve due to his new job)
  5. He recently lost his younger brother to heroin overdose
  6. Last week he posted he was in a relationship with a new woman
  7. One of his friends asked him if he was married under this post and he replied, “not for long”
  8. I looked at his status this morning and the previously described picture of him with the Confederate flag was posted

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