Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do the progressive Confederate flag wavers ever get annoyed at the crypto-racist ones (as well as the overtly)?

Update:

True Maiden of Artemis,

I'm a high school drop-out, but I consider myself reasonably knowledgeable of history.

Update 2:

Maiden of Artemis,

slavery was a significant factor.

Update 3:

Steve C,

Perhaps, but it was, and is, associated with the confederacy.

Update 4:

Steve C,

Southern Cross is also, of course, identified with Australia and New Zealand--including new flag proposals:

http://flagspot.net/images/a/au-ausf1.gif

as well with heavy metal:

BLACK SABBATH The Sign of the Southern Cross (New York 2007)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k4Vp1I6Av2oS9VUcv...

;-)

I'll grant that the issues in the Civil War were gray--apparently this man was both a Confederate and John Brown supporter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysander_Spooner --and yes, both of our nations’ citizenry could do some more history, but the questions by people like this guy:

Update 5:

Faith of our fathers

http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3...

http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3...

http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3...

http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3...

Kinda got to me, and hence the questions.

and yes,

Canada formed as a nation in 1867 in response to Union action in the South;

and yes,

I wouldn't mind seeing greater autonomy for southern states--for all states--if only some of the defenders weren't such bigots.

Thank you for the considered edits.

:-)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Most people that display the Confederate Battle Flag and a lot of people that don't also don't know that that flag was not the Confederate Flag as the Stars and Bars was the union flag the flag they display is a flag that was carried into battle by confederate troops.

    See second link it will disspell some of the myths about the Civil War for you.

    MYTH - The Confederate Flags are an authorized symbol of Aryan, KKK and hate groups.

    FACT - Quite the contrary. These despicable organizations such as the KKK and Aryans have taken a hallowed piece of history, and have plagued good Southern folks and the memories of fine Confederate Soldiers that fought under the flag with their perverse agenda. IN NO WAY does the Confederate Flag represent hate or violence. Heritage groups such as the SCV battle daily the damage done to a proud nation by these hate groups. The SCV denounces all hate groups, and pridefully boast HERITAGE - NOT HATE.

    Edit: yes it was associated with the Confederacy it was the named "The Southern Cross" and was never associated with the union. Sorry I just get a little crazy about about the missconceptions some have with the Civil War. The war was not good for the US north or south 618,000-700,000 fatalities more than all America's combined combat fatalities in all wars. http://thomaslegion.net/battles.html

  • 1 decade ago

    I get mad at anyone who thinks the Confederate Flag stands for racism or hatred. People who think that have no idea what the civil war was actually about and are in desperate need of a REAL education. The war was not fought over slavery; not even close.

  • "Progressive" Confederate flag waving?

    What could possibly be progressive about waving the flag that was waved by a group of traitors 145 years ago?

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