Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In Defense of the Confederate Flag

Via LH

 confederate flag wikimedia

I am by no means a Southerner, and I don’t feel any particular affinity for the Confederate flag. However, recent events have led me to feel compelled to offer a rather simple defense for this flag, though it doesn’t hold any special meaning for me.

Ever since the Charleston shooting, the PC police have crawled out of the woodwork, and have derided the Southern battle standard as a purely racist symbol, and have demanded that it be removed from every public building in the South. There’s even a Facebook petition now that is calling for a national “burn the Confederate flag day.”

But what exactly are these people railing against? What makes this symbol so repulsive that it needs to be burned? Is it because it was flown by armies that defended a slave holding regime? Or because it was carried by supposed traitors? Or perhaps because it has been proudly displayed by white supremest organizations ever since?

Here’s the problem I have with people who froth at the mouth every time they see someone with this flag. If you’re going to burn the Confederate flag because you think it stands for racism and slavery, I suggest you get started on the American flag shortly thereafter.


  1. My uncle was a SeaBee at Khe Sahn 67-68. He told me years ago that they used to fly the Stars and Bars over their hooch and some of the black guys they served with came to them and said they thought it was racist. 'Who's over here fightin and dying,' he asked them, 'poor white trash and niggers. That flag stands for fuck Uncle Sugar.' After that the brothers had no problem fighting under that same flag. Maybe that's why Uncle Sugar is so worried about that same flag today.

    1. It was displayed quite often. I remember waiting for a hop at USARV Headquarters when the Huey that came in had a large Battle Flag painted on it and I remember feeling so proud.

  2. As I see it, there is only and only one correct response to the bogus hand wringing over the confederate flag, that a being; "Yes, that is a confederate flag. So what. next question." Some people use being offended as a weapon of passive aggressive behavior. They use it a a means of power and control over you when they can make you change your behavior, what you do or say in response of having offended them.
    It has not been pointed out strongly enough, to be "offended" by some thing is a choice one makes. If you are offended by some thing it is because you made that choice. With all the real evil that is out there, being offended by a flag is damn silly and trivial.

    1. . With all the real evil that is out there, being offended by a flag is damn silly and trivial.

      True, but it's just part of the commies pitting us all against each other.