The Confederate Flag…….long should she have waved?

So, the Confederate Flag is being moved to a museum if the House votes with the Governor’s decision.  What are your thoughts about removing the Confederate Flag in the South, particularly in South Carolina?   Is this flag a sign of history, or racism, or what?  Why are Republicans more for it flying than Democrats?  confederate flag

Some Southerners say “it’s our history!” and that’s fine, I’m all for keeping history alive. But they lost the war; it’s not like a history of success, right?  Also, it’s only been flying over the State House since 1962, at the heart of Civil Rights talks, etc.   Many Southern states took theirs down at that time.  (Missouri might be the last state to take it down and we don’t know if that’ll happen, but it probably will)

confederate flag cartoon

HERE is an article on it…..what do you think?    Some T Shirts with the Confederate flag on them have superimposed over the image “If this T shirt offends you, you need a history lesson”.   What history alleviates what many think of as a kind of celebration of slavery?  I’m very interested in hearing your input on this, GeeeZ readers.

Here are some tidbits from the linked article:

You glad it’s gone?  Why is the Republican base more for it than Democrats are?  Was ‘history’ the only reason it waved?  I thought Gov Haley’s comment that it “better represents the past than the future” (I paraphrase) was excellent.   Do you think their House will back the governor?   People can still fly this flag if they want to at their house, etc., so will they be regarded as pure racists if they DO after all the recent news coverage inferring that’s the case?

By the way, the wonderful Tom Shillue is now hosting RED EYE on FOX and said, last night:  “AND THE PRESIDENT USED THE N WORD!……..but enough about Lyndon Johnson”

CRACKED ME UP!  AND, you can weigh in on Obama’s use of that word, too, if you like!!
Z

 

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80 Responses to The Confederate Flag…….long should she have waved?

  1. -FJ says:

    In Boston, they flew the Rebellious Stripes” to symbolize opposition to forced busing. Should this flag also be retired as a “symbol of hatred”?

  2. geeez2014 says:

    FJ… I don’t see what flag in any picture that you’re talking about, but I’m not going to change my mind.
    thanks.

  3. -FJ says:

    When they came for the Jew’s flag, I did not object, because it wasn’t mine…

  4. Bob says:

    The Civil War will always be part of our history just like the Revolutionary War. I had ancestors fight in both wars, and I cannot undo that history. As far as the race aspects of the Confederacy, they are well documented, but few historians take account of the poor dirt farmer who did not own slaves, but proudly fought for the Confederacy. Slavery was not an issue for many individuals who fought in the war.

    Nobody seems to know that to a lot of Confederate soldiers slavery was not the big issue. Many of them simply didn’t care about the African plight. Lincoln finally made the war about slavery with the emancipation proclamation because his war was losing support in the North, and he did not want a negotiated end to the war. HIstorians agree on that point.

    As far as the Confederate flag is concerned, it should be in museums, and in history books. The “race is everything” people just want to erase part of our history.

  5. I saw in the paper this a.m. they now want to eliminate the Confederate flag painted on the top of the Red Dodge Charger used in “The Dukes of Hazard” TV series! How stupid is that? Eliminating the flag doesn’t change history, only tries to deny it. PC gone amok!

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