*** Why does everyone associate the Confederacy with racism?***
Because it was all about hatred and racism.
***That flag stands for a country that believed in freedom from the oppression of political actions made against their ways of life. ***
Their "ways of life" included enslaving an entire race of human beings. That needed to be stopped, and they were not going to stop unless they were forced to.
*** Just like the 13 original colonies did from Great Brittan. And why don't we call it the Confederate Revolution instead of the Civil War? ***
We did not fight the revolution for the sole purpose of keeping humans enslaved. That was the only reason the south rebeled. Your trying to defend that as some noble cause is disgusting and idiotic.
***Dede: To answer your question that flag stands for a country that was taken over back in the mid-nineteenth century called the Confederate States of America. Simple as that. ***
No, the flag WAS the the flag of an attempted rebellion. Now it stands for hatred and racism. Go peddle your revisionist history elsewhere.
Why does everyone associate the Confederacy with racism? That flag stands for a country that believed in freedom from the oppression of political actions made against their ways of life. Just like the 13 original colonies did from Great Brittan. And why don't we call it the "Confederate Revolution" instead of the "Civil War?"
Dede: To answer your question that flag stands for a country that was taken over back in the mid-nineteenth century called the Confederate States of America. Simple as that.
What you are describing is the confederate battle flag but I think it has 13 stars in the blue "X" The confederate flag is more similar to the American flag with 7 stars in a circle and 2 red and 1 white stripe.
Anyway, the American civil war was fought over state rights vs federal rights. Southern states believed that the states should have most power and that the federal government should be weak. They also believed that states should have the right to nullify federal laws they disagreed with. The North believed in a strong federal government.
At the beginning of the civil war most Northerners were not abolitionists. Lincoln repeatedly said that he would rather keep the union together with slavery than end slavery and fracture it. The emancipation proclamation was motivated more as a way to punish the South than out of concern for slaves.
Today the confederate battle flag means different things to different people. Some view it as a pro-state rights symbol, some view it as a symbol of Southern heritage, others view it as a symbol of slavery and bigotry. The fact that some racist groups use the confederate battle flag makes more people to view it as the later.
The confederate flag is a symbol of hatred and cruelty. No different that the nazi flag.
"Not ALL Confederates were racists you know."
They fought to keep slavery legal. If that isn't racist, I don't know what is.
The argument can go both ways, if there were not a party of slavery I would have supported them because of their limitations on government. But they thought that a state had the right choice slavery which is un American by its constitution.
so which is it???
Not ALL Confederates were racists you know.