Keith asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 years ago

Why would anybody want to fly a flag that represents rebel states, who lost the war, and where tens of thousands of people died?

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  • 4 years ago
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    That specific flag was put up in the early 1960's so South Carolina could show their disrespect for the Civil Rights Movement gaining momentum in the US at the time. It's been up ever since, and when the first African American was elected President, South Carolina took even more pleasure in flying that flag. Then they hide behind the claim it's flying to honor Confederate soldiers. Everyone knows the true meaning of flying that flag, if they want to honor Confederate soldiers put up a monument.

    South Carolina started the Civil War when they fired on troops stationed at the US Army's Fort Sumter, and remember not long after Obama was elected he was giving a speech to Congress and someone shouted "you lie", that was Joe Wilson, Congressman from South Carolina.

    • poornakumar b
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      4 years agoReport

      Gov er nor Nikki Haley is intent upon lowering it. She has taken steps for that.

  • 4 years ago

    why did many American soldiers carry the US flag in many wars, Did that American flag speak up and say, you're soldiers you need to go kill or would some one. Why Do people make a point of carrying and displaying various flags in parades? Do these flags speak up and tell them you need to go shoot someone? The confederate flag is just a symbol of the south (that many southerners like to fly along with people from other states who fly it, Its no different that the flags others fly ( like the US flag, the Boy scout flag, the missing in action flags, and the various state flags that every state flies, and on and on. The confederate flag didn't speak up and tell the KKK to do the evil things they did, it didn't speak up and say to the rebel soldiers to kill the people they did, it didn't speak up and say you need slaves to run the south, and it didn't speak up and tell a young boy to shoot 9 people in a church. Guns kill and people pull the triggers not flags. So if various flags can speak and make people do things, whats that say about up as people?????

  • 4 years ago

    That is their right, as a Black American citizen, I support that right. Also, I have never seen that or any flag commit a crime. If it takes a flag to give a people confidence, feeling of security, sense of being something/somebody, then by all means, leave the damned thing alone! And Blacks, try to concentrate on the real danger of insecure, racist bastards instead of an antiquated banner of an insignificant era!

  • John P
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    4 years ago

    Think of Northern Ireland, where southern activists used many southern symbols and caused many deaths in the last 50 years or so.

    Think of any part of the UK that wants more freedom, or independence (Scotland, at the moment) The local flag is often seen. All parts of the UK have seen bloody fighting in the name of local control at times.

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  • 4 years ago

    Because Southerners always kept on assuming it's part of their heritage. It's ridiculous that people in the South still waves the thing and calls it heritage without realizing the true horrible meaning behind the flag, just like the Nazi flag have a bad meaning behind it. Whether it's their right or not, flying the thing makes you look ridiculous and stupid. You can't tell me that we shouldn't critique the flag when it has a terrible meaning behind it.

  • 4 years ago

    If your talking about America, it's cause they are in the south and protesting the claim that the south didn't win the war.

    • Observer
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      It is not a "protest" many and I would venture to say most who fly any of the three Confederate flags are exercising their right to a freedom of speech, which those flags symbolize today

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Protesting at to Much Government interference according to the Officers at west point the south did have the Right to leave the Union

    the war was caused by Lincoln after he raised the army

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Better than the US flag

  • 4 years ago

    I have no interest in flying it. If someone else wants to, that's their business.

    • Keith4 years agoReport

      Nope, one issue is a flag, the others, not so much.

  • 4 years ago

    Why would anybody like country music? Sardines on pizza? Michele Bachmann? Movies with Nicolas Cage? Cheeseburgers with hotdogs and potato chips? Because America.

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