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nothingleftinside  ·  2149 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Take down the Confederate flag now

fyi this is the stars and bars: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Flag_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America_%281861-1863%29.svg

The flag that is being burned in the picture is the battle flag- flown during battle. It's kind of more fucked up that this is the flag people use these days.

mullirific  ·  2149 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If they flew the actual confederate flag for heritage, I actually wouldn't mind it at all. The fact that they purposely fly a battle flag that wasn't even used in SC is what gets me. But we must also look at the issue of free speech... if the majority voted the flag on top of a confederate statue...well then we are looking at a case of the tyranny of the majority, it happens all the time in a voting society. May I say though that #wewillshootback is the most backwards way to combat this violence? Didn't MLK teach us anything?

tacocat  ·  2149 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think they fly the battle flag because the Duke boys painted it on their Dodge. Not South Carolina but people in general. I read that show popularized the flag but I'm not really confident in my claim and I don't remember where I heard that.