No Lives Matter
Last edited by FluffyNinja; 11-12-11 at 11:23 AM.
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You're asserting a singular reason for flying the flag: advocacy of seperatism from the USA.
In point of fact, people fly that flag for many different reasons.
There is a small proportion of racists who use it as a symbol of their brand of idiocy.
There are many many more who fly it as a remembrance of the Civil War.
Some fly it as an assertion of the principle of State's Rights.
Some fly it as a general symbol of Rebellion.
Some fly it because they support the concept of State Seccessionism.... not so much the historical secession of the South, but the right of States to seceed in general.
Others use it because Bo and Luke Duke had it on their hot-rod. I know a black guy who owns a "General Lee" replica, complete with Stars-n-Bars flag on the hood.
Some fly it because they like Hank Jr, Jack Daniels and livin' in Dixie, and that's as deep as their meaning gets.
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The United States, like all nations, is really just the sum of certain ideas. If the Confederacy was the group that truly represented those ideas, then they were the ones who were truly loyal to the United States. The conflict pretty much calls into question what the true definition of "nation" is. Can those who secede represent the true nation more than those who do not?
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