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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

When you know the history, you know the confederate flag is irredeemably racist. If you disagree, isn't it time to admit you're wrong?

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  • 2 months ago
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    This is like going up to a Neo-nazi holding a swastika flag and telling him 'Hey, Buddy, did you know that flag represents Nazism?'

    OF COURSE Cons know the Confederate flag is a racist symbol! That's what they MEAN it to mean!  When they say 'It stands for our heritage'--that's a heritage of Jim Crow and lynchings and segregation.  They're PROUD of that!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It is a sign of rebellion only. Get over it.  Mostly kids have rebel flags. 

  • 2 months ago

    No, it's time to admit that you don't know the history.  That flag was never the official flag of the Confederate States.  The flag you're talking about was a battle flag, which was later adopted by a bunch of white supremacist nut jobs (who later also adopted the swastika, among other symbols).  

    The real Confederate flag could be flying right in front of you, and you probably wouldn't recognize it.

  • 2 months ago

    DUH,  did you know that that flag on the General Lee and being flown all over the place is NOT a Confederate Flag?   Look it up,   while some units may have used it in battle,  it was NEVER approved by the CSA as an official flag of any kind.    So how come those who want to fly a "confederate flag" do not fly one that is REALLY a "confederate flag?"  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Bull pooh.  History will educate that the Civil War started about states' rights.  The southern states deemed they had a legal right to secede.  The Union disagreed.  Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, promised the southern states he would not mess with slavery if they agreed to not secede.  The southern states declined his offer.  The CSA went looking for formal recognition in Europe.  By then the Civil War was nearly two old.  Only then did Lincoln engage his Executive Order, the Emancipation Proclamation.  Effectively Lincoln made the war about slavery to prevent formal recognition of the CSA.  Immediately tens of thousands of Union soldiers deserted.  They would fight to retain the Union but they would not fight for slavery.  By the end of the war, the CSA was employing black troops which was in effect, the end of slavery.  The Confederate Flag is the flag of the losers, and that is more than enough to dissuade anyone from flying it.  To suggest it is irredeemably racist is to be unread in history. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    How is a flag racist? Do you also consider the USA flag to be racist? Japanese flag? Iranian flag? 

  • 2 months ago

    the flag isnt racist, its the people who fly it with racist intentions that are

    however even so its still a flag of a bygone age that was a waste of lives and time 

    part of why the USA is in its current state is because of the division that has never healed since then. 

  • 2 months ago

    If you know history you know that the Civil War ended, the Confederacy lost over 150 years ago and all those people are dead.

    You can stop fighting it now.

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