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Conferderate flag

 
 
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 06:27 pm
is the confederate flag a racist flag or is it just a southern symbol
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 06:28 pm
@Rebal By Birth,
both
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 06:45 pm
Being born is hardly a rebellious thing to do....
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 06:50 pm
@ebrown p,
Maybe some of his conferderates named him that.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 06:53 pm
What's a rebal?

Maybe he's rebelling against words with more than one e.

But yes, the confederate flag is really both a flag and a racist symbol.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 07:01 pm
It's a flag that symbolizes southern racism.

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ebrown p
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 07:08 pm
My nephew, who is black, has had to deal with confederate flag wearing kids at school.

To him, it is a pretty clear what the intention of this symbol is... I gather that these are not the nicest kids in school.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 07:37 pm
I agree with everybody on this thread that the Confederate flag is "both."
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 07:45 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

Being born is hardly a rebellious thing to do....



No, but it is... Rebalious.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 08:38 pm
Rebal, huh? Doesn't that say it all?
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George
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 08:52 pm
In itself, it is the flag of the former Confederate States of America.

As a symbol, it is what you intend it to be: perhaps only a symbol of states'
rights, perhaps a symbol of white supremacy.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:54 pm
@Rebal By Birth,
It is either the flag of an independent nation, viz., the "Confederate States of America" that the US conquered in war, or the flag of a seditious part of the United States of America that rebelled against its central government.

I do not believe either such flag ought to be flown over US soil.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 11:59 pm
@Rebal By Birth,
I think its both.
David
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Unreconstructed
 
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Reply Sat 6 Sep, 2008 08:16 pm
The Confederate flag is not a racist flag. If anyone wants to say it is, simply because the KKK and like minded idiots use it as their symbol, they should be reminded that they have also used the Stars n Stripes as well. The Confederate flag was designed by Scotch-Irish Americans, and they used a symbol that was familiar to them from their ancestory. The St. Andrews Cross is the symbol that is on it. It represents freedom from tyranny, and has for centuries. It was flown when the Germans were tearing down the Berlin wall for that very reason. The simple fact is, that only in America are the Stars n Bars considered to be a racist symbol.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 6 Sep, 2008 10:31 pm
Can I be a rebul too?
Im black! I will make a good rebal.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 6 Sep, 2008 11:17 pm
@Unreconstructed,
Quote:

The Confederate flag is not a racist flag. If anyone wants to say it is,
simply because the KKK and like minded idiots use it as their symbol,
they should be reminded that they have also used the Stars n Stripes as well.
The Confederate flag was designed by Scotch-Irish Americans, and they used
a symbol that was familiar to them from their ancestory. The St. Andrews
Cross is the symbol that is on it. It represents freedom from tyranny,
and has for centuries. It was flown when the Germans were tearing down
the Berlin wall for that very reason. The simple fact is, that only in America
are the Stars n Bars considered to be a racist symbol.

The Stars n Bars does not have a cross on it.
Which Confederate Flag is discussed here ? the Stars n Bars or the Battle Flag ?

In any case, thay r both used as symbols of independence and rebellion

David
Unreconstructed
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 10:04 am
@OmSigDAVID,
My mistake. I meant the battle flag. The X on the flag is the St. Andrew's cross. When St. Andrew was crucified, he asked to be tied to a non-Latin cross, feeling unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as his Saviour. So they tied him to an X instead. That is another reason the Confederate flag is also called the "Southern Cross".
There were actually 5 flags flown under the Confederate States, the battle flag being the most recognizable. That is the one taken and used by the racist idiots. But again I stress that just because a symbol has been hijacked by morons, doesn't change the original meaning of the symbol.

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