Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do people who fly the confederate flag realise it symbolizes a non existent nation?

The confederate flag -- here is the symbol a nation which does not exist

Why are all these people flying the flag of a place that isn't there and represents nothing at all ?

Update:

Erick

The ideas that flag appears to represent is public lynching slavery and the right to marry you're cousin

You just keep feeling sorry for me under you're imaginary nation flag

Update 2:

This is the confederate flag

Show me on the map where it shows what nation that represents ?

Show me the two weeks in the special historical map where - it almost existed -- but then didn't

Update 3:

AUBURN

Actually their general ignorance is harming a lot of people === and the call to arms for the KKK and others -- is a fairy tale land of a non existent nation which never existed

Update 4:

ND fan

The Palestinian flag at least represented a historical nation state -- The confederate flag represents no such nation -- it was a failed attempt -- to get a nation -- that is just a loss --

Russia and Palestine --using their old flags which represented a place -- which used to exist is more acceptable than using a flag to represent a place -- which almost existed but then didn't

Update 5:

ND Fan

When Britain told us all a small lie -- it was that Palestine a recognized State had no people and Jews had no State

We were all told to support the British decision to give it away because the solution was perfect Turns out the information wasn't all that accurate -

Palestine existed all right -- the imaginary flag of a nation which never made it past a wet dream -- only has a flag

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think they do it because they know who gets the philosophy and who doesn't. I think that's pretty much it.

    I think it is about freedom from federal oppression, or at least that's how I CHOOSE to take it.

    Source(s): People also CHOOSE their own general ignorance. There are libraries in every town and school that I know about. People can read up on what the South's position was during the Civil War. People can read up on how few of them really owned slaves. It isn't rocket science, it's reading comprehension. You don't think that people choose their own ignorance? Whose fault is that? I'd say maybe it's public education. Fix that. You do not do it by closing yourself off from one entire view. It isn't about that for most of here in the South, Trout. I live here. I'm a transplant. I practice criminal defense. I practice divorce law. And it's killing me. This refusal to see no good in a place. Some people just do.
  • Angela
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Depends on why they are flying the confederate flag. It is an intimidating symbol for black people. If they refuse to provide polite and friendly service to such people in the restaurant then this could be a problem. On the other hand just because someone displays some confederate pride is no reason to shut him down.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, the flag you are referring to was NOT the flag of the Confederate States. It was the BATTLE flag of the Confederate Army. That said, the Confederate stats had a BETTER claim to the status of nation than the so called 'Palestinian' nation. It is not yet even a FAILED attempt at a nation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You people that have a problem with the flag of the Confederate States of America need a history lesson.

    Do all of you critics protest the display of the Mexican flag? How about the Cuban Flag? Should we ban all State Flags? How about the MIA flags? I guess we should burn the VFW flag? Why don't you run up to the UN? You could have a flag a day protest. So that I would not be accused of being a racist, I left out the Black Panther Flag.

    Flags are symbols that is all. Those that display them may have different opinions than yours but they as entitled to their opinion as you are yours.

    I have a tattoo of the State of California on my @$$. This is to symbolize my distaste for California sending Nancy Pelosi to congress.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Many of my ancestors died for states rights in the Civil War. That flag is a part of my history. It represents quite a bit to me and my family.

  • 1 decade ago

    It also negatively remarks our own nation due to our nations history had connections to that misguided breakaway nation. They were evil and the war they caused killed tens of thousands of our own people. I am very glad that the North won this conflict and I am proud that California was a northern state!

  • 1 decade ago

    A "nation" cal also be a state of mind. If you don't believe it, just ask a Univ of Florida graduate if there is a Gator Nation

  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps it's symbolic for the South. I know I flew the flag upside down when Bush was given the presidency by the SCOTUS.

  • 1 decade ago

    What about all the people who fly the pirate flag? Everything does need a meaning of representation. Some people just like the design! is that such a damm crime to you?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because a flag cannot represent ideals as well? We all realize that the Confederate States of America do not exist anymore, but that does not negate the state's rights ideals it stood for.

    @RU486: I feel sorry for your child.

    @OP: Just because that's what you think doesn't make it true.

    - Libertarian

  • 1 decade ago

    Ole times die hard and only someone that is insensitive to others suffering/feelings would even mention it. Peace

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