why do alot of people that live out in the country have confederate flags?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If we ignore the obvious rhetoric about racism, which may or may not be valid, the other significance of the confederate flag to modern times is freedom from government interference. So they are either racist, or they want to be left well enough alone. Or possibly both.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Confederate Flag was the symbol of the Southern states who seceded from the US in 1861, which set off the civil war.

    The Southerners fought for the preservation of slavery and fortunately were defeated.

    Therefore, the people who still use this flag are either racist or ignorant or both. This will likely be unpopular to say, but those who talk about 'Southern pride' as an explanation should realize that the flag represents the domination of one racial group over the supposed inferior race. This is NOT something to be proud of.

  • 1 decade ago

    The psychology of "rednecks" has to do with their feelings of inferiority in modern society, and they hearken back to the days when being white was enough to be in the top layer of society. There is also an anti-authoritarian bent here.

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