Many of the people in the United States look at or fly the Confederate Flag as something to be of a racist comment, against the African Americans of this country. The Confederate Flag being over a hundred and forty years old still packs a pretty strong punch. The truth about the flag which not very many kids today learn because of the teachers wanting to twist history to better the word of the black man.
The flag that was raised in 1861 was of the thirteen confederate states of the south had nothing to do with slavery, or racism, but of something much more. The reasoning for the idea of the south being the "racist" side and the north being the ones who thought the blacks were equal, came from something that was twisted over time in which many people thought.
Around 1860 the thirteen confederate states did not like the way their country was being ran, they thought they were losing democracy, and basic God given rights, which is why the south asked the union to be independent. Now this idea was something that Abe Lincoln (president and cause of the Civil War) hated, he did not like the idea of the U.S. becoming smaller which resulted in less money for the entire country. Now many people look at Abe Lincoln as the best president, when in reality he caused over six hundred thousand deaths, and over five hundred thousand wounded men and women. Well Mr. Lincoln said no to the idea and would not let the south be independent. Lincoln broke the law and should have been impeached for what he did. The law he broke was in the declaration, what basically says in the beginning of the document that if the government is taking away too many rights, or has too much power of the people, the people have the right to start a new government so they can achieve happiness. The North and the South were both for slavery, the part that comes in that makes people believe the North was for freeing the slaves, was when Lincoln Said no more slaves in the south, which he knew would hurt the south, making them run back to the union.
Now you see, the flag doesn't mean anything of a racist comment. It means that the South had the right to be free, and anyone that flies that flag without knowing the true meaning isn't sending off the message he/she wants to be giving. So is the Confederate Flag of racist belief? NO. Of course over time the flag has been given a different meaning but it still means the same as it did than, and if your walking down the street and you see a car, truck, or house that is flying the Confederate Flag don't jump to conclusions, remember the true meaning. I myself flies that flag not for a racist symbol, but for a remembrance of the idea that so many people fought and died for, and that they had the right to be independent.
· 1 decade ago