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Confederate Parade

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. SaggyWoman

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    With a flag flown proudly...
     
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    You mean you can have a parade without one!!!
     
  4. Squire Robertsson

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    I wouldn't sweat it if the flag was carried by a group of re-inactors. By another group in celebration of the CSA...
     
  5. SaggyWoman

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    Sons of the Confederacy
     
  6. Brian30755

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    What reason would there be to not attend, or to leave, or to criticize? Is it because the Ku Klux Klan and other racist organizations display one? So what. Homosexual activists like to display rainbows and the colors of the rainbow at their events. That doesn't mean the rainbow belongs to them, any more than the confederate flag belongs to the KKK. It's just a flag. I wish people wouldn't be offended by it.
     
  7. Rachel

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    :confused: What did this mean?... Finish watching the parade. Everyone is "red" to some degree.


    I agree. God Bless the South!
     
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    The Confederate Flag is a symbol of history.
    I the original U.S. Flag with 13 stars were in the parade I would considere that a part of history.
    If the Klan Marched I would leave the Parade. If skinheads were marching with their symbols including the Confderate flag I would leave immediately.
     
  10. Fundamentalist1611

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    Yes the confederate flag is a part of U.S. History. But did it ever occur to you that if the South won, The French and the English would've conquered both sides since they do depend on one another. The North has the manufacturing and industry while the South has the Agriculture, you need both to work, not just one. The North & South depend on one another so praise God that the North won.

    There's also the debate that the flag represents rebellion, I'm not saying that so you southerners don't say a thing to me about it, just pointing out a common arguement.
     
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    The Confederate Battle flag is part of the Souths heritage, there is no reason for it not to be flown. It is NOT a symbol of hatred and racism as some in the media would like us to think.
     
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    Pure bovine excrement! :rolleyes:

    What it really represents is a thwarted attempt at INDEPENDENCE; not racism, not hatred, not a desire to conquor the north. Simply a longing to be left alone and NOT be dictated to from a big national government! [​IMG]
     
  13. Kiffen

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    Yes, the older history books called it THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE or as One Historian on the History Channel referred to it as "The Second American Revolution."
     
  14. Squire Robertsson

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    Pure bovine excrement! :rolleyes:

    What it really represents is a thwarted attempt at INDEPENDENCE; not racism, not hatred, not a desire to conquor the north. Simply a longing to be left alone and NOT be dictated to from a big national government! [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]I would remind y'all this Board draws folks from both sides of the Line. While my family were not Radical Republicans, they did support the Union cause. My great-great-grandfather at the age of 59 started to march South with an Illinois Volunteer unit. However, due to his age and health he was mustered out before his unit crosssed the Ohio.

    And yes, I would have supported the Nationalist cause. A national government assured my safety as a Californian when traveling into other States.
     
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    What do you mean, "If" the South had won?
     
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    I would love to see a Confederate parade with a rebel flag (had great uncle lose his life for that flag); but, chances are prety slim here in South Central Texas. OTOH, I enjoyed June teenth parades when I was a Boy.
     
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    Let's not forget The War of Northern Aggression
     
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    Because the suthrun racists co-opted the symbol back in the '50s and '60s and no one stopped them. The swastika was not a racist symbol before Hitler adopted it, but it is now, and there's little that you can say to make it not so.

    As Shelby Foote said of the Confederate flag:

    "It’s still mainly abused and absurdly defended. And I understand blacks’ feelings when they see the Confederate flag. The real villains are Southerners who knew what that flag truly stood for and allowed yahoos to carry it.

    What happened during the period of the Northern students coming down to the South during the civil rights struggle was that to people down in Mississippi they were a pretty scruffy-looking group, and we thought, 'They’re sending their trash down here to make trouble for us. Let our trash take care of it.' And our trash did, in a terrible way, like the murder of those three civil rights workers.

    We should have stood up and said that those people ought not be allowed within 100 yards of the Confederate flag, let alone use it as a symbol for all they were doing. But we didn’t. It’s hard to take when people define you as corrupt people and scum. So you lash back."
     
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