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?
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)
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!!