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eauclaireliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 07:12 PM
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39. Excellent question
Edited on Thu Mar-30-06 07:18 PM by eauclaireliberal
Expected replies, though.

Its very tempting to say that "yes, its a symbol of hate" But is it entirely? As one of the posters on this thread stated, its different when the Stars-n-Bars are displayed in a museum, as opposed to the back of Bubba's 4x4.

If you use the logic that because of slavery during the Civil War that the S-n-B is entirely based on a heritage of hate, then you might as well as say that today, the Stars-n-Stripes is a symbol of mass-murder, racism, rape and privilege. Combat vets will disagree with you on that.

Look at what is going on in Iraq: Do you think that the troops and their families are going to be given any compensation or help when they are down from the oil tycoons and contractors? Hell no. We all know that. Its the same with the CSA soldier: plantation owners didn't extend their prosperity to the men who fought and died for them, so the elite could keep doing business as usual.

The average soldier, young and naive, doesn't question the motives of their warmongering commanders (and the warmongers never send their children to fight). The poor always die for the elite, and the American bourgeoisie have been using a variety of talking points since the dawn of the nation to rev up the masses for their cause, however insane. Was it about slavery? Lincoln and today's left want you to think that. Is it about really about state's rights? That was a Jefferson Daivs talking point, but today, it depends on who you talk to. What's more, today's "Southern Brotherhood" Rebs talk in the context of Southern heritage, slavery a non-issue. As long as historians continue to keep ALL South erners under a legacy of defeat, the S-n-B is pretty much all they have.

As for Bubba, the ACLU and the Constitution says he can fly it regardless of his motives, reasons, or other people's distaste for it.
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