South Carolina State Rep. will introduce bill to remove Confederate flag

Did you miss this?

"The battle flag was never adopted by the Confederate Congress, never flew over any state capitols during the Confederacy, and was never officially used by Confederate veterans' groups. The flag probably would have been relegated to Civil War museums if it had not been resurrected by the resurgent KKK and used by Southern Dixiecrats during the 1948 presidential election." --Southern historian Gordon Rhea

I'm not sure why Confederate apologists are suddenly turning into goddamn Howard Zinn with their tu quoque anti-Americanism. The USA has existed from 1776-2015. The CSA existed from 1861-1865. Yes, George Custer and William Calley flew the American flag. So did the soldiers who liberated Buchenwald and the astronauts who landed on the moon. The Confederate flag has only ever been officially adopted for two reasons: By the side fighting to preserve slavery in a bloody Civil War, and in defiance of the Civil Rights movement by pro-segregation politicians. Racist terrorists today use the Confederate flag to represent their ideals. Native Americans today still remember the atrocities committed against their ancestors under the American flag, but they also serve in the U.S. military at a higher rate than the general population. The American flag is the symbol of a government founded on the principle of the equal rights and freedoms of all citizens. Throughout its history, it has fallen far short of that lofty standard, but it has continued to make progress towards that ideal. The Confederate flag is the symbol of a stillborn government that was founded--in the words of its founders--in direct opposition to that same ideal.

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.

See the goddamn difference?

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