Benevolent Misanthrope: The Civil War was about states' rights... to decide if their residents could hold slaves, which were free labor and therefore a huge boon to the economy of slave states.It was about slavery. And states' rights. And economics. To say that slavery was not a reason is ignorant at best and disingenuous at least.
RminusQ: That's a terrific combination of flags. USA, Nazis, Marines, and Vatican City.
Cerebral Knievel: the great unpleasentness
Cerebral Knievel: Benevolent Misanthrope: The Civil War was about states' rights... to decide if their residents could hold slaves, which were free labor and therefore a huge boon to the economy of slave states.It was about slavery. And states' rights. And economics. To say that slavery was not a reason is ignorant at best and disingenuous at least.I wouldn't say the labor was free, you still had to shelter and feed them like any other llivestock y'know.sick of this shiat.... in any case, here in Richmond, where all this shiat is going down, the majority of folks do NOT want these asses to go through wittheir cunning.plan. You will be hard pressed to find anyone who is going along with this mess.Believe it or not. A lot of us have moved beyond all that nonsense. If you want to come to town and visit all the preserved history. Please come on Down and let us separate you from your money.one of my screaming issues is with the flag they want to fly. That is not the flag of the CSA, its not even the battle flag of the CSA, its the skipjack of the army of Tennessee and only represent that group during the great unpleasentness. The Flag they want to fly is better known as the Rebel flag and is more of a pop culture thing. To me at least that Flag represents that these people are really big Dukes of Hazzard or Lynard Skynard fans. Which tells me, and in my hopes of hopes that these "flaggers" are just a bunch of trolls.but of course, I also understand that despite my opinions and feelings,that particular flag, even if false is best known to the majority of the populace as being the confederate flag, and its imagery is important. But thats also why I think these people are trolling. If they were honest in thier convictions of honering southern heritage, then they would fly the actual flag, and not the dukes of Hazzard flag.
Godscrack: [www.stratfordstar.com image 644x635]Veteran takes down Confederate flag, replaces it with Nazi Flag until Obama is impeached, resignsBecause the confederate flag a gateway flag.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, yeah - if you want an answer to the original question... they fly the Confederate flag because they're racist assholes who blame their problems on non-whites.
SilentStrider: Ahh yes, the old excuse "it was about state's right!"Thus showing that even then, conservatives played the victim card.
Nadie_AZ: SilentStrider: Ahh yes, the old excuse "it was about state's right!"Thus showing that even then, conservatives played the victim card.'States Rights' is the battle cry of the party out of power.
Nadie_AZ: Cerebral Knievel: the great unpleasentnessI like this.
vpb: In a way they are correct though. Most white Southerners didn't own slaves, it was more "them yankies is tell'in us wut to do!"They were fighting against their own interests just like they are now. People with low self esteem and fragile pride are easily manipulated and that's why the "Southern Strategy" worked so well.
Neighborhood Watch: Liberals burn the American flag and rage over the Confederate flag.Figure that out...
jaytkay: Neighborhood Watch: Liberals burn the American flag and rage over the Confederate flag.Figure that out...Conservatives rage about lack of prayer in school and burn crosses.
TheDumbBlonde: I'm a child of the South. The people that raised me, and those I associated with, never had much to do with the rednecks that had the confederate flag in the backs of their pick-ups. Of course, I have redneck relatives...everyone in the south does...but they are generally left-off wedding invitation lists and Christmas drop-ins.
Crotchrocket Slim: RminusQ: That's a terrific combination of flags. USA, Nazis, Marines, and Vatican City.It doesn't make any sense, nor does claiming not to be a racist while flying a swastika. You don't fly swastika's outside for any reason other than thinking Hitler and company were cool or had the right idea. That's the whole point of flying the swastika.
Green Scorpio: Wow. It's a good thing that northern states didn't engage in slavery
Apik0r0s: Anti-black racism is based on lies: They are monkeys, the Bible says we should enslave them, they are made of mud, they are not as intelligent as us etc etc.Anti-White racism is based on truth: They used us like farm equipment for 400 years, they denied us education and equal rights, they sicced dogs on us etc etc.And fark the South. Next time, morons, bring shoes if you're gonna war.
organizmx: Let's just split the union in two and get on with it.Neither side would miss the other.
js34603: Green Scorpio: Wow. It's a good thing that northern states didn't engage in slaveryThey didn't benefit from it in any way either.
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