I wear Confederate flag bandannas, myself. But, then, I'm an unapologetic Southerner. The Confederate States of America revolted for the SAME reasons as the United States revolted from England.
Anyone who thinks the war was about slavery (as the questioner obviously does, by hoping a black man would institute violence against the "offender") needs to do some reading.
In fact... read the Emancipation Proclamation and ask yourself why the only slaves that were to be freed were slaves in states STILL in rebellion at the time of the reading.
Ask yourself why states that were already re-conquered were specifically excluded from freeing the slaves.
Ask yourself why the several Union States that still had slavery as an institution were specifically excluded from freeing the slaves.
Ask yourself why, if the war was about slavery, did it take Lincoln into the third year of the war to so much as consider the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation....
Ask yourself why, if the war was about slavery, did Lincoln have this to say on the subject: "I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." ... My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."?
Answer those questions for yourself, honestly, and then talk about how much you hate the Confederate flag.
If you don't like my flag, you can kiss my rebel ass.
· 1 decade ago