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Subj: I hate that way of thinking
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 05:53:55 pm EDT (Viewed 963 times)
Reply Subj: Re: confederate flag versus the Mexican Flag
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 03:37:00 am EDT (Viewed 1055 times)

    A dark, painful period of American history that is still being felt and debated today... it's not something that should be celebrated.

    No matter what people argue, it has been used as a symbol of racism for too long. People that want to flaunt that image, no matter how much they aregue about heritage, rights, or history... they are opening themselves up to criticism.

I don't think we should submit to the lowest common denominator here. While the Confederate Flag has been used as a symbol of racism, it have various other meanings which are more popular. It represents things like the Southern lifesytle, independence, rebellion, etc. If I see a confederate symbol on a belt buckle, I'm not going to assume that person is racist.

Even the confederacy wasn't fought over mainly the issue of slavery, but of state's rights.

    It's no different than a swastika.

No. It's completely different for numerous reasons. The Nazi swastika has come to represent only one thing.

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