Should a German person fly a Nazi flag to celebrate their heritage and history?
Even though that flag was flown for hatred, for dictatorship, and for bloodshed?
If not, how can you justify flying the Confederate flag of treason, racism and slavery for these same reasons of "heritage" and "history?"
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
It should be a Crime to commemorate the enslavement of another human being. This is America, the Land of the Free.
- D.E.M.Lv 69 years ago
Actually it depends on what you believe doesn't it. You obviously no little of the Civil War. The North said it was all about slavery and attacked the South. The President Abraham Lincoln himself had slaves so how could it be against slavery. The reason was money as usual. The North wanted the cotton and other goods to be processed in the North where they got the bulk of the profit from the finished goods. The South wanted to leave the status quo and to be left alone.
If you look at the time period slavery already was a dying way of life. It was slowly fazing out.
I wonder why people today still give the power to an object to instill fear or hatred. I figure it must be their ignorance or they feel it gives them power or purpose to pass on their hatred.
The flag represents the country in the case of the German flag and it is a beautiful country. It is not the Nazi flag unless you make it so, in which case I feel sorry for you. Hope your relations never get looked at to hard.
- Guru HankLv 79 years ago
The Nazi flag was designed and chosen by the Nazi party as their emblem. It became the German flag by the simple process of making the country a one-party state.
In different places and at different times, different peoples might claim that all sorts of flags have been flown for 'hatred', 'dictatorship', and 'bloodshed' ( I particularly like that last one!).
The Stars and Stripes for example, but that would be a matter of opinion - namely, the opinion of those who were flying other flags on those occasions.
The confederate flag was merely the flag of a losing side, and although 'history is written by winners', it is not good practice academically to help the process along.
- Hatir Ba LoonLv 69 years ago
Straw Man argument
A common fallacy, when not being able to actually defeat a point in a debate, change what is being debated into a position that is easier to defeat.
Notice that he has changed the debate from flying a piece of cloth to celebrate heritage, into trying to defend what he claims the flag stands for.
A classic example of the Straw Man Argument.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man
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- INDEED!!!!Lv 79 years ago
1. Since our Founding Fathers betrayed the King of England, you could argue the American Flag is a flag of treason as well.
2. Slavery was only one issue that sparked the Civil War.
3. Slavery was an established institution before the Confederate Flag was even created, so you could say the American flag is a slavery symbol since it was used before the rebel flag.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Ignorance does not need to justify
People are not aware which kind of ideology is behind the confederate's flag. It's as I said, ignorance. And the only reason they have it is to rebell. I fully agree here with AverageJoe's exeample of displaying Ernesto "Che" Guevara: People don't even know what he'd really did, neither do they know his first name nor are they able to even spell his name right. They only heard "he was sort of that cool guy".
- crunchLv 69 years ago
Invading armies flew the Nazi Flag.
During the War Between the States, the invading armies flew the Stars and Stripes.
The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals. No principle, that is possible to be named, can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom. Yet it triumphed in the field, and is now assumed to be established. If it really be established, the number of slaves, instead of having been diminished by the war, has been greatly increased; for a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle --- but only in degree --- between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man's ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure. – Lysander Spooner (Nineteenth-Century Yankee lawyer, abolitionist)
- TwurzzLv 69 years ago
You make a good point, regardless of what message someone waving a confederate flag is trying to convey, it will almost always be associated with slavery. ( Just as anyone waving a Nazi flag will be associated with the holocaust. )
Of course they have the right to wave whatever flag they want, but they shouldn't be surprised when other people exercise their right to get pissed off about it.
- ?Lv 79 years ago
Live and let live. If Nazis want to show themselves, let them. Same for those who fly the Confederate flag. Everyone has skeletons in their closet, even you and I. But we choose not to put them on public display.
Besides, you can't do anything about either of them. They are protected by the First Amendment.
- 9 years ago
Should Americans be able to fly Old Glory even though it was responsible for mass genocide against the Native Americans?
Should Christians be able to wear crosses because of the crusades?
- happy2b_whiteLv 69 years ago
I think you're confused
The confederate flag does not represent treason, racism, and slavery.
It's like saying the union label stands for Communism