It represents an old, outmoded way of thinking that most Americans, and indeed, most of the world, consider to be deplorable.
It represents a system that tried to destroy America, but was defeated, even though some people refuse to believe that fact.
It represents white privilege and dominance by the use of force.
It represents America being divided by violence.
It represents the idea that your freedom is more valuable than that of anyone else, and that you are willing to kill those people, who believe in their freedoms just as strongly as you do.
It represent the complete inability to compromise, to bargain, to be reasonable, to debate, to not get your own way every single time.
It represents a past history that everyone else is trying to move past and beyond.
It represents the few trying to force their views on the many.
It represents American soldiers in blue uniforms dying in battle to preserve the Union.
It represents a lost cause that never should have been a cause to begin with.