Why are so many people ignorant to the flags in American history and how the south only flew a Confederate flag for 4 years?
- Joe MacLv 52 years agoFavorite Answer
People don't want to bother learning history so they simply accept what they read online or hear some celebrity say, this is also why so many don't know and don't want to know that there were slave states in the Union during the Civil War.
- LindaLv 62 years ago
Because today's educators refuse to even acknowledge 99% of our history. As for, what you call the Confederate flag, it is really the Southern Cross.
- John PLv 72 years ago
Judging by some of the questions and answers on this site, many people, especially possibly Americans, know nothing about the world more than 20 miles from their front doors. And as for history - ......!
- psi2006Lv 42 years ago
Because our American public school system is so ineffective.
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- Anonymous2 years ago
Because there's something MORE ignorant about people myopically focused on what is technically official while obtusely ignoring the actual continued use of the battle flag for an unofficial additional 150 years by MILLIONS of people, even over the South Carolina State House, as part of other state flags such as Georgia until recently, and mass murderers such as Dylan Roof using it as a totem.
- Anonymous2 years ago
I lived in Texas for 8 years in the 1980s, I saw a Confederate flag flying just about everyday.
- MajorArmedManLv 72 years ago
Like the Nazi flag meant to go to war against subjugates other nations and symbolizes the Aryan race, the Confederate flag symbolizes going to war to maintain slavery and white supremacy over non-whites during the era of the Civil Rights Movement.
- bluLv 72 years ago
The confederate flag went up on some southern state Capitol grounds in opposition to the civil rights movement. For example, S. Carolina it went up in 1961 and came down in 2000.
Civil rights is how the south became so red today.
Martin Luther King weighed in on the Republican party during his lifetime. In Chapter 23 of his autobiography, King writes this about the 1964 Republican National Convention:
"The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right."
- marsel_duchampLv 72 years ago
Because that flag symbolizes going to war to maintain slavery at a time when slavery was on the wane. Already banned in Canada and Europe and heading for the dumpster in the US a few states used rebellion and violence to preserve it.
The "reasoning" displayed only has comedic value.
- marcelloLv 62 years ago
Those are the same people that also burn the American flag.