DUDE! I had a large dissertation, extremely literate and intelligent, then lost it...It is probably for the best.
Here is a much shorter version:
I am continually discouraged by the lack of aptitude from the people who are in the position to educate or inform others.
It is the right of every American to have freedom of speech, but to boycott a deserved award to a man because of the use of a "Flag" shows ignorance. If the people involved in the boycott would do a small bit of research on the man, prior to making the decision to boycott, there would be nothing in the news to discuss. With the research tools we have today, if one feels the need to cause disorder or disruption, it is best to know as much history and/or facts of all people (Kid Rock) and things (Confederate Flag) involved.
I am a true, home grown Southerner, and know very well the judgments placed not only on the "Confederate Flag", but also on the presumption that Southern folks are "slow to understand", due to the fact that our speech is not the same as other regions of the United States. I do not profess to be more intellectual or educated than anyone else, but with the idiocy of a few of our fellow Americans, I, on occasion, feel quite clever.