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Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:02 PM

Has the Condederate flag become the American swastika?

The swastika is outlawed in Germany.

I've heard that German neo-Nazis use the Confederate flag to replace the swastika.

There's so much bullshit online that it's hard to know what's true. Does anyone know if German neo-Nazis use the Confederate flag in this way?

As for here, sane Americans know that that Southern rag isn't about "heritage." It's about hatred, racism, white superiority and the most misguided shit the human mind is capable of.

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Reply Has the Condederate flag become the American swastika? (Original post)
Cyrano Jul 5 OP
johnp3907 Jul 5 #1
Fullduplexxx Jul 5 #2
mwooldri Jul 5 #3
KansasKali Jul 5 #4
Submariner Jul 5 #5
Caliman73 Jul 5 #6
LakeArenal Jul 5 #7
marble falls Jul 5 #8
guillaumeb Jul 5 #9


Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:11 PM

2. It's the dixie swastika

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Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:11 PM

3. Yes. N/T

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Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:15 PM

4. Actually the swastika is Germany's Confederate flag.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:23 PM

5. To the Confederate states shame it will always be the "Traitors Slavery Flag"....Period

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:29 PM

6. They are both symbols for White Supremacy, that is for sure.

Hitler and the Nazis were actually influenced by some of the racial laws in the United States prior to and right after the Civil War including the Jim Crow laws that were still in effect into the 1930's and beyond. Of course the Nazis had their own mythology based in Aryanism and the occult, but there was a shared White Supremacy aspect which created mutual support from elements within American society (notably Charles Lindbergh and the America First movement).

Ultimately I would say no to joining the two together. The Battle Flag is as uniquely American as the Reich flag is German. The US needs to come to terms with its own history of racism which predated the creation of the German state by 200 years. We do need to have a reckoning about it. I understand the desire to link the two with the Holocaust being such a seminal issue for world history, but like I said, I think that we have our own skeletons to deal with. Germany for a long time had dealt with theirs in a pretty comprehensive way.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:36 PM

7. Nope. They both have their own horror that compares to nothing.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:55 PM

8. D'ja need to ask?

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 06:59 PM

9. It always was.

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