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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
PostPosted: Tue June 23, 2015 11:17 pm 
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The South is also the only part of the country to have a regional flag. There is no flag for New England, or the Great Lakes, or the Rocky Mountains, etc. Many people, especially older generations and people whose family lines are long time southern, see it as a symbol of regional pride. To outsiders and non-white minorities may see only an emblem of racism but that's truly not how the stars & bars are seen by a fair number of native southerners, particularly blue collar whites with long local roots. It's "heritage", both for better and worse.


New England actually does have a flag, but no one cares about it.

is it that lightning bolt bridge thing on the Patriots field?


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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That's a hilarious flag

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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It's like a lamer version of the Lebanese flag.

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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They made their flag with MS Paint.


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
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The South is also the only part of the country to have a regional flag. There is no flag for New England, or the Great Lakes, or the Rocky Mountains, etc. Many people, especially older generations and people whose family lines are long time southern, see it as a symbol of regional pride. To outsiders and non-white minorities may see only an emblem of racism but that's truly not how the stars & bars are seen by a fair number of native southerners, particularly blue collar whites with long local roots. It's "heritage", both for better and worse.


New England actually does have a flag, but no one cares about it.

is it that lightning bolt bridge thing on the Patriots field?


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The modern one is actually this:

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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They made their flag with MS Paint.


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/warner-br ... 34bf0.html

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Ben Jones, Dukes of Hazzard actor, posted a statement on Facebook on the matter.
"That flag on top of the General Lee made a statement that the values of the rural south were the values of courage and family and good times.
Our beloved symbol is now being attacked in a wave of political correctness that is unprecedented in our nation of free speech and free expression. Activists and politicians are villifying southern culture and our heritage as being bigoted and racist. We know that this is not the case. And we know that in Hazzard county there was never any racism."


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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"And we know that in Hazzard county there was never any racism."

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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Yeah the swastika used to mean something else too, but then Hitler. Meanings can change, but most people here in the south are too stupid to see that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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Im pretty certain the confederate flag never changed meanings though


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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Im pretty certain the confederate flag never changed meanings though


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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"And we know that in Hazzard county there was never any racism."

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I presume there was no racism because there was only one race in Hazzard county.

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
Strat wrote:
Im pretty certain the confederate flag never changed meanings though


'murica


What gets me about all this is that the confederate flag didn't even fly on state grounds until the 60's, right around the time of civil rights. They sent a clear message what they thought the flag meant.

If they decide to build a monument, or some museum, then by all means, fly all the flags of the war, including the various confederate ones. Otherwise, there really isn't any place for it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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darth_vedder wrote:
What gets me about all this is that the confederate flag didn't even fly on state grounds until the 60's, right around the time of civil rights. They sent a clear message what they thought the flag meant.
This reminds me of the fact that currency and the Pledge of Allegiance weren't plastered with God talk until the 1950s. A lot of these "traditions" sure have a way of targeting disadvantaged classes.


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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This is a good article, and pretty much says how I feel:

http://theweek.com/articles/562004/surp ... erate-flag


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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
PostPosted: Fri June 26, 2015 1:26 am 
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I stopped into a bar tonight in Williamston, NC and found myself in a discussion about how the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery. It was fought because the North taxed Southern cotton.

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 Post subject: Re: The Confederate Flag
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I stopped into a bar tonight in Williamston, NC and found myself in a discussion about how the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery. It was fought because the North taxed Southern cotton.



Southern Cotton is projected as a late first round selection tonight.

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