Burning symbols in public has developed something of a bad reputation this week, so perhaps this is no surprise: the Oregon progressive blogger's plan to organize Confederate flag burnings at 9/12 tea party rallies this weekend appears to have gone basically nowhere.
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JC Christian, the pseudonymous blogger who hatched the plan as a way to expose tea party racism, told me last night that after more than a month in the planning phases, not a single person is willing to publicly say they're going to burn Confederate flags.
"I don't think it will be big," the blogger told me. "Looks like people like the idea more than the action. We'll have to see what happens."
Christian's Facebook group for the flag-burning event grew to more than 1,400 members since he announced it in August. Christian said he's been in contact with a few people, but that in the end, no one wanted to come forward and say they were going to go through with the plan to burn Confederate flags at tea party rallies Sunday.
"[I] had a few people say they are doing neighborhood events, but don't want to publicize it," he told me.