created by: Frank Burns eats worms | Oct 17, 2007

Hampton, VA

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Why do people still fly Confederate Flags?

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  • Proud of heritage (slavery)
  • Don't know the war ended
  • Like to offend others
  • Proud of oppressing others
  • Purty colurs
  • Not patriotic to USA
  • Like to fit stereotypes
  • No nat'l redneck flag
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Son of the South

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Aug 22, 2011
 

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Gary wrote:
Great Poll..
I guess the KKK flies the flag because of their southern pride.. Give me a freakin break.
I think what you're overlooking "Gary" is that the KKK also flies the American flag as well as the Christian flag!!!
Son of the South

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#80
Aug 22, 2011
 
Donta wrote:
The flag reps racism point blank period.
So has the American flag and the Christian flag "Donta"!!
Brotha of the Unborn

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Aug 22, 2011
 
brotha bob wrote:
i can sum it up very simply.How many black people americans or those from african descent fly a f@#%$#^g confederate battle flag nearly a 146 years after a civil war or for that matter ever flew a confederate flag none reason being its racist plain and simple as long as it flys in any house car state etc. ignorance and bad karma will follow we are american one nation fly the fifty state flag if for no other reason but to believe the civil war to be a great and terrible mistake lets move forward as a nation educate all and become strong in morals and decency shake hands love one another.
Have you ever checked out the web-site of Life Dynamics Incorporated, watched the DVD Maafa 21 and asked yourself whether or not there is a link between racism and abortion!?

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KRR wrote:
The southerners were ignorant to think that they could win against a part of the country that had way more industrial growth.
Ignorant was the post you made. The North nearly lost that war.
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#83
Aug 23, 2011
 
Wow this thread started out in 2007 like 4 almost 5 years ago haha you Americans amaze me on how much you guys waste your time on the nonsense
Chevy 4x4

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Aug 23, 2011
 
Wow wrote:
Wow this thread started out in 2007 like 4 almost 5 years ago haha you Americans amaze me on how much you guys waste your time on the nonsense
Haha so true
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#85
Aug 24, 2011
 
Wow wrote:
Wow this thread started out in 2007 like 4 almost 5 years ago haha you Americans amaze me on how much you guys waste your time on the nonsense
And here you are reading and posting.
Baited, hooked, caught!

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Wow wrote:
Wow this thread started out in 2007 like 4 almost 5 years ago haha you Americans amaze me on how much you guys waste your time on the nonsense
A. You posted.
B. Your math sucks. Can't be almost five years if it hasn't even been four.
dphlat

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#87
Sep 22, 2011
 
Well unfortunately we as an american public live in denial as to what the flag represents. The civil war was a war of freedom and equality,but although the south was defeated the confederate flag is the proudly exposed and is a direct sign of disrespect to the african american population... I myself am an African American working in the south and I deal with people on a daily basis that wear and represent confederacy and I have yet to run into anyone that has not show or made a racist comment to me... so if the confederate flag doesn't represent slavery, then the people who represent the confederate flag do... and that's from situations that I've experienced for myself
Icedragon

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what the wrote:
THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS A NORTH AND SOUTH THING NOT A BLACK AND WHITE THING.I'M PROUD TO BE A SOUTHENER.SOUTHENER HOSPITALITY,HUNTING ,FISHING,GOOD OLE HOME COOKIN, FOUR WHEELIN,MONSTER TRUCKIN OH AND LET'S NOT FORGET MANORS.Something people alot of people from the north sorely lack
Lulz. Im sure your manors are quite nice, but at least up north we are not rude xD

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Apr 5, 2012
 
Icedragon wrote:
<quoted text> Lulz. Im sure your manors are quite nice, but at least up north we are not rude xD
Never been to NYC, huh?

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Well unfortunately we as an american public live in denial as to what the flag represents. The civil war was a war of freedom and equality,but although the south was defeated the confederate flag is the proudly exposed and is a direct sign of disrespect to the african american population... I myself am an African American working in the south and I deal with people on a daily basis that wear and represent confederacy and I have yet to run into anyone that has not show or made a racist comment to me... so if the confederate flag doesn't represent slavery, then the people who represent the confederate flag do... and that's from situations that I've experienced for myself
Perhaps you are being an asshole to those folks. A friend of mine who is black has no problems with it. He moved to SC and was not looking forward to the whole flag thing. He got to know some of those guys, goes fishing with them now, shares an occasional beer with them. he told ne they have always treated him as just one of the guys.
southron_98

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Dec 12, 2012
 
dave wrote:
The Confederate Flag should never be flown over a public building, period. The bottom line is that the General Lee surrendered the CSA and the South lost the Civil War. The losing side does NOT get to fly their flag anymore. They have been defeated. Germany isn't allowed to fly the nazi flag, Japan had flag restrictions after the war, and to the victor goes the spoils. If Southerners want to celebrate their history, then go to a museum where a confederate flag is on display. Or by all means, fly the confederate flag on your own private property, or stick one on the back of your pick-up truck next to your rifle rack... but it should not be 'flown' on any public property.. city, county, state, park, town square, etc. it's not a slavery issue, or a heritage issue, it's a simple matter of who won the civil war and who surrendered. not to mention that the United States nor any other legitimate country ever officially recognized the CSA.


Take a look at this video and while this dance actually didn't not occur the victory parade did, all while the Japanese troops were massacring 300,000 people out of a population of 600,000. The sites are Japanese shrines are to Japanese war dead often visited by visiting dignitaries. Take special note to comments like this:“The museum gives the nationalist perspective of Japan's war history and tries to portray a military history of which Japanese people should be proud. A theater has continuous showings of a 50-minute film entitled "We Shall Not Forget," which gives the Japanese nationalist perspective that Japan was not at fault in the Nanking massacre in 1937 and that Japanese leaders were wrongly convicted at the Tokyo war crimes trials. The museum has an exhibit that portrays Japan as the key to the liberation of other Asian countries from the U.S. and European powers”. But yet Southroners are expected to forget their forefathers; their heritage and we admit our wrongdoings. Gary.

http://youtu.be/7cufG2Dlxvk

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/walkabout/rabaul...

http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/index.html

http://www.wattention.com/archives/himeyuri-w...

http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/kamikaze/muse...

Don’t forget their flags which they still use: http://listverse.com/2009/09/27/top-10-contro...
Da Man

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#92
Dec 17, 2012
 
Because they are "stooopid" as the rednecks say. They are a bunch of toothless, brainless, tobacco-chewing, wife-beating, book-burning, tea-bagging bigots who just can't seem to accept they were totally destroyed over a hundred years ago. Amazing... good thing we have McDonalds so they can make basic wages. but, then again, that allows them to bring more morons into the world... Hey, redneck! Where are my fries, moron!

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southron_98 wrote:
<quoted text>
Take a look at this video and while this dance actually didn't not occur the victory parade did, all while the Japanese troops were massacring 300,000 people out of a population of 600,000. The sites are Japanese shrines are to Japanese war dead often visited by visiting dignitaries. Take special note to comments like this:“The museum gives the nationalist perspective of Japan's war history and tries to portray a military history of which Japanese people should be proud. A theater has continuous showings of a 50-minute film entitled "We Shall Not Forget," which gives the Japanese nationalist perspective that Japan was not at fault in the Nanking massacre in 1937 and that Japanese leaders were wrongly convicted at the Tokyo war crimes trials. The museum has an exhibit that portrays Japan as the key to the liberation of other Asian countries from the U.S. and European powers”. But yet Southroners are expected to forget their forefathers; their heritage and we admit our wrongdoings. Gary.
http://youtu.be/7cufG2Dlxvk
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/walkabout/rabaul...
http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/index.html
http://www.wattention.com/archives/himeyuri-w...
http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/kamikaze/muse...
Don’t forget their flags which they still use: http://listverse.com/2009/09/27/top-10-contro...
Soo Chow happened before Nanking. Just as bad.

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dave wrote:
The Confederate Flag should never be flown over a public building, period. The bottom line is that the General Lee surrendered the CSA and the South lost the Civil War. The losing side does NOT get to fly their flag anymore. They have been defeated. Germany isn't allowed to fly the nazi flag, Japan had flag restrictions after the war, and to the victor goes the spoils. If Southerners want to celebrate their history, then go to a museum where a confederate flag is on display. Or by all means, fly the confederate flag on your own private property, or stick one on the back of your pick-up truck next to your rifle rack... but it should not be 'flown' on any public property.. city, county, state, park, town square, etc. it's not a slavery issue, or a heritage issue, it's a simple matter of who won the civil war and who surrendered. not to mention that the United States nor any other legitimate country ever officially recognized the CSA.
The losing side doesn't get to fly their flag anymore? The French disagree.
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My issue with the thread is that whenever someone discusses the Confederacy and the Civil War someone is so quick to bring up southern heritage or pride. The fact is those events while greatly shaping the country did happen a long time ago, several generations ago.

Basically my point is you can keep being a jingoistic brick but it doesn't mean you are right. Eventually there becomes a time to move on, not forget... but move on.
Don don

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#96
Mar 5, 2013
 
No flags,no borders,no champions,no religions....I think that's best.Fly the Compassion for all creation flag!
Da Man

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#97
Mar 12, 2013
 
Can I fly a Nazi flag?
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#98
Jun 13, 2013
 
The Confederate States of America Seceded from the Union because Kansas did not become a slave state thus giving Free states more political power over affairs. So its very ignorant to say that this flag has nothing to do with slavery of African-Americans. IF I flew a flag with a Nazi swastika on it you many of you would assume that I'm not to fond of Hebrews.I also believe that the Confederate flag is an oxymoron the flag is saying "HEY stop oppressing my right to oppress other people!"

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