No, it isn’t; it’s the flag of the Klu Klux Klan

I’m not going to waste space here today trying to convince people that the Confederate flag you see flying all over the place is the flag of treason and slavery — you know it is, and the people who fly it know it is. That’s why they fly it. Oh, they may say it’s about “southern heritage” but I never see southern liberals or blacks flying that flag, only racists or people who are are so clueless that they have been misled by racists.  It’s no more a flag of southern pride than the swastika is a symbol of German pride.

But the real fact is that the flag — which only came into being during the treasonous rebellion — isn’t even the real flag that flew over the Confederacy.

flagsNo, indeed. This Tennessee flag was the one adopted by the Klu Klux Klan after the war to support their attempts to keep the purpose of the war alive — the subjugation (and murder) of fellow Americans. It’s the flag of racist, treasonous, evil people who, I might add, also fought against anyone who wasn’t a Christian.

When you display that flag today, you are saying you agree with them. You are showing your support for slavery, prejudice, and hatred.

No, no, no. You don’t get to decide what that flag means. You don’t get to say “Yeah, for everyone else it means hatred but for me it means something else.”  If you have that argument, then allow me to shoot you the middle finger. Oh, sorry, were you insulted? Well, for me, the middle finger means something entirely different. What do you mean, I don’t get to define what it means?

Just kidding of course. My middle finger to you means exactly what you think it does.

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15 thoughts on “No, it isn’t; it’s the flag of the Klu Klux Klan

  1. Actually, the middle finger was originally a death threat from crossbowmen. The way to properly hold the original model of the crossbow required firing the bolt with your middle finger. So if you pissed off a crossbowman, say in a pub or in (horseback) traffic, it was his way of saying “I’m going to use this finger to kill you”.

    It parallels with the British flip-off of 2 fingers. That was from tradition longbow archery. I’ll let you put that math together yourself.

    One interesting historical fact deserves another.

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  2. And Let me clarify my point as well:

    This flag was not created for the KKK. They adopted it, to represent what they wanted to do. They endorsed it, and it took on a new meaning. Soon, others were adopting it and using it too, because they wanted it to have the same meaning.

    If southerners wanted to show their heritage without being associated with the KKK, they could have used one of the real Confederate flags instead of this one. They did not. So they cannot now claim that it doesn’t mean what it obviously means.

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  3. Your main argument makes no sense.

    Since the flag was not *created* for the KKK, but *adopted* the people invoking the original meaning have the right to continue to carry their flag and ignore whatever mispurpose another group might have used it for. I assume that they tell the KKK not to use their flag, and I haven’t seen that used in that manner, but in any event they’re free to use it in the original intended manner. Yes, maybe they could use another flag, but aesthetically, the battle flag is superior.

    Do you advocate forgoing the use of the Celtic Cross because SOME skinheads have ADOPTED it as a tattoo to indicate white power and it has that meaning to SOME people? I can do that with any symbol you care to name.

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  6. If your dumb ass actually knew your history, the REBEL flag was around before the Civil War and DOES NOT represent hate , you stupid fkn idiot

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    • Mr. James Page, it’s swearing at and being verbally abusive to people like that, that people perceive your contentions isn’t about HISTORY but about anger fueled by/coming from the hate hiding behind it. Which is what Michael Ventrella was trying to highlight as being part of the problem here.

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