Friday, June 26, 2015

Rebel with a cause: #FreeSpeech and the flying of the #ConfederateFlag


It started with a cartoon on Wednesday, then a little bit of a video rant on Thursday. Since it's Friday, I'm sharing both here. Like I said in one of those places (or was it on Facebook?), I never cared to wear this particular flag before. Now that it's come down to a Free Speech & Free Expression issue? I just can't help myself.

Do you agree or disagree with my premise that the flag, "isn't about slavery; it's a sign of rebellion against 'Authori-TAH'?"

10 comments:

  1. I agree. But our society is now fully subscribed to double think and NewSpeak. So we can't effectively discuss it with anyone who doesn't agree with us.

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  2. Same here Francis. I live in Texas and MY Flag is the State Flag which I still consider a Republic. Having said that I now want the CSF Battle Flag just as a sign of resistance to Tyranny.

    On a side note. If a state has to honor the drivers license of any other state and a state has to honor the marriage license from any other state (re same sex marriages of a state has to be honored by a state having a law denying same sex marriage) Then I demand all 50 states honor any concealed weapon license issued by any other state, regardless of reciprocity agreement.

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  3. The CSA battle flag is a sign of rebellion against whomever would lord it over us. Slavery was not the principle issue in the War of Northern Aggression; it was the rights of States to be free within to function as they saw fit within the framework of the US Constitution. This is what it still is, despite the attempts by many to make it what it is not and never was. How many know that there were black folk in the Confederate Army?

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  4. Put me down on the free-speech and bloody-minded stubborn resistance to tyranny side of the ledger. I wouldn't have given two pins for the Confederate battle flag before two days ago - now I want one.

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  5. I've always admired the Confederate flag, not because it represents an affirmation of slavery, but because it represents rebellion against tyranny. And let us not forget, the Confederate flag was the flag of the south, including whites, slaves, and FREE BLACKS. Free blacks existed in the south in the pre-Civil War era, and this was THEIR FLAG TOO. Some want to rewrite history and eliminate this inconvenient fact. At any rate, I too have found myself drawn to this flag strongly now. I do not support war, I do not support slavery, but I strongly and unequivocally support FREEDOM. Queers are free to marry each other, mothers are free to murder their babies, and yet this symbol of Americana is now considered HATE? I'm compiling a long list of things they can pry from my cold, dead hands, and this flag will now be one of them. If it comes to this, so be it. We'll see.

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  6. I remember being taught in high school and college that the Civil War was not started to "free the slaves." And even back then I felt a twinge of conscience about that.

    But can you imagine a UC professor saying that now?

    Agreed,Francis.

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  7. Back in the 70's and 80's when I flew the stars and bars it was meant as anti-fed gov.. I raced N.H.R.A. div.2 and it was called the dixie rebels div.and had the con.flag on it. In Alabama they would play Lynyrd Skynyrds sweet home Alabama instead of the national anthem. Then in the 90's under bill clinton everything changed. All of the sudden we were h8ers and N.H.R.A. changed the logo for div.2 and nobody played Lynyrd Skynyrd anymore. I didn't get it because there were blacks, hispanics and women racing back then and I didn't hear anybody complain. I went to stone mountain Ga. a couple of years ago and most of the people that worked there were black. They didn't seem to have a problem working there. Demoncraps! F'ing things up for everyone!

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  8. I'm going to start flying the Saint Andrew Saltire. Let's see how they like that!

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  9. Dudes... Francis didn't post this one.

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  10. I had a bit of trouble finding a BFOTNAOV, but I discovered a web site (nauticalplace.com) that sold them and bought two of them.The Battle Flag was never flown in honor of slavery, it was flown in defiance of a tyrannical government directed by Northern commercial interests that refused to accept the Southern states insistence upon liberty.

    Even then we had nasty-ass politicians coming out of Illinois.

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