Politics: Can someone explain the positive history of The Confederate Flag?
The Southern People seem to defend tooth and nail of this 'Great Positive History' involving the rather outdated Confederate Flag, I'd like to hear about some of this.
- staisilLv 74 years agoBest Answer
I may be grasping at straws here, but the Confederate Flag did represent the valor of the Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Certainly there are many more negative than positive aspects to this flag.
- ammianusLv 74 years ago
There isn't one.
The Confederate flag that everyone talks about was the battle flag of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia,not the national flag of the CSA.
It therefore DOES NOT represent the valour of Confederate soldiers - it represents the armed forces of the CSA that were fighting to perpetuate slavery as a legal institution indefinitely.
And thus I fail to see how it can have ANY positive history.
- xyzzyLv 74 years ago
First I doubt you can identify a Confederate flag. The flag that is often called a Confederate flag never having historically represented the CSA as a country nor officially recognized as one of the national flags, It was used as the battle flag of the Army of Tennessee and the Navy Jack and in its square version it was used as a battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.
- Anonymous4 years ago
No you've made it clear you don't want to hear. You're engaged in race baiting. Your language is disparaging, ignorant and abusive.
The Confederate flag was a symbol of their Democracy (meaning a Democratic form of government) The Union flag was a symbol of the Republic. The difference is that a Democracy is Majority rule (Mob Rule) while a Republic recognizes that individuals have rights that can not be voted away.
The reason for the war was the disagreement as to whether the Federal Government or the State Government was ultimately in charge. The South believed that States were more powerful and that the Fed's just did housekeeping. The North believed that the Fed trumped state laws.
There were legal slaves in both the North and South (White and Black) and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation only freed southern slaves. Northern Slaves and Indentured servants were still enslaved.
BTW, after WW2, neither Germany nor Japan were required to give up their flags. Why not?
BTW, what about Black slave owners?
BTW, what about free Blacks fighting for the Confederacy?
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- ?Lv 64 years ago
"The Southern People" do not defend the flag, you fuckbag. To begin with, a large proportion of the southern people are black and very few of them defend the flag. Nor do most of the white southerners.
You're drunker than 88 skunks and a cat.
From a purely visual flag-design standpoint it's actually pretty good. Too bad it got attached to a totally repulsive (and fake) "nation."
- caspian88Lv 74 years ago
There is NO positive history behind the Confederacy or its flag - it is a symbol of NOTHING but racism, slavery, white supremacy, and dictatorship. Burn it and piss on the ashes.
- Gandy DancerLv 74 years ago
The Confederate flag is a symbol commemorating the last time any large group of Americans stood up to the federal government.
- Mr. GLv 74 years ago
The positive was that a new nation needs a new flag.That's about it though.
- Anonymous4 years ago
It's always been a symbol of treason and racist hate. That's all it ever will be.
- RayHereLv 54 years ago
Southern here we fought long and hard and we were wrong BUT keep in mind most blacks lived in the south and that Nat Turner Rebellion took place a few years before the civil war freed blacks and black slaves roamed the country side killing any white they could find many were young children they did not want to alert so they used knifes to slit their throats