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Old 04-09-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Default what does the CONFEDERATE flag mean?

haha....I have been living in the south for years now, and I still don't understand what it means

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Old 04-09-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Hate and Racism
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Hate and Racism
Wrong.

It stands for Southern Pride.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: A far, far better place
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It's a symbol of a people who fought for and lost the right of States to maintain the legal right of enslavement of human beings.

It's a symbol of people trying to create their own dignity out of a failure to support a most heinous institution.

And it's a big F.U. to anyone who disagrees with them.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: California
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Default what does the CONFEDERATE flag mean?

What does any flag mean? Do we really have to put a meaning behind it? If so do we pick something good or bad because every flag has probably flown in both scenerios so who decides what a flag really means?
I do have family history on the Confederate side, they fought in the confederate army and possibly owned slaves, The Confederate flag means nothing to me, I think it looks cool but I don't own one, it's just no big deal, the only thing that makes it a big deal is when people make it one.
JMO
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It represents an era of history of the southern part of the US.
It's history, nothing more, nothing less.

You learn from history and hope you don't repeat mistakes.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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It means different things to different people. Many fly it proudly as a symbol of states' rights.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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haha....I have been living in the south for years now, and I still don't understand what it means
Which confederate flag are you talking about? One of the actual 4 or 5 confederate flags, or the one everyone calls the confederate flag, which is actually the Northern Virginia battle flag. ?
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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I dont know what it means for you, but when I think of the flag it brings strong emotions. Daisy Dukes!!!! LOL.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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It means different things to different people.
Totally agree.
For some it just means "I'm from the south and I'm proud to be a southerner."
Similar to the way some people like to wear a cap or jersey that boosts their city in some way, or wear their favorite sports team logo.
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