Translation: Never apologize for using the popular ‘state’s rights’ defense for your obvious racism, and fuck what actually happened because you like your white supremacist version of history better.
^Translation: I’m a dumb, neo-liberal reactionary that believes everything I read in books that were written by White people but also think everything White people do is racist.
I love how people say “the history books lie!” until it’s something that benefits them. The confederate flag isn’t and wasn’t about racism. It was about a lot more than that. Plantations were in the south but they were owned by the north. It was the north who profited from slavery even though it has been the south that has been branded racistpalooza. And this comes from a non-White person with a Confederate flag tattoo. Learn some actual history and stop believing every fucking thing you read in the history books. You are all gullible, and it’s quite pathetic that you can all be so easily led to believe a hundred year old lie. It’s easy to see how the government can get away with lying to us about reasons to go to war, fluoride, and AIDS when they can lie about something all you need to do to find the truth about is ask a non-White confederate the truth about the flag. Sheeple. All of you are sheeple.
If you believe I, a Puertorican man who comes from Black, White, and Taino bloodlines and is in a relationship with a White woman is racist, unfollow me now please. Thank you.
All I can really say about this is that I was raised in Virginia by Neo-Confederates and members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Revival of the Southern Armies, and the pastor of the ‘church’ I grew up in is the owner of Sprinkle Publications, the largest publisher of reprinted Confederate literature in the world.
If I met you, you would be the first PoC Confederate I’d ever met. I’ve met thousands of Confederates, the great majority of which bring loaded guns to church because they believe that Muslims are trying to bomb every Christian church in America.
I’ve been around legitimately organized Confederates my entire life. I’ve never met one that wasn’t white, and they have never even tried to cover up the racism.
Like when they had white speakers at the ‘conferences’ who said that the enslaved PoC’s from the past and anybody descended from them should bend over and kiss the ground for the privilege of being able to live in America.
Or like when they had white speakers at the ‘conferences’ who pointed to slavery in the Bible and explained, from a historical perspective, how slavery was spiritually legal and therefore the Confederacy was justified in fighting a war over it.
They didn’t even hide it. It was right there, in a room filled with 700-800 people who were white and not one person who wasn’t.
I’m not calling you racist, and I’m not trying to speak for your experiences. But those are my experiences with what happens when modern Confederates get organized.
Funny thing about “Knowing your history” is that when a moron racist apologist like the OP start spewing the wrong information, there is always someone who knows what they are are actually talking about just around the corner.
For example, the “Confederate Flag” that you are so “Proud” of is the Confederate BATTLE flag. It is associated with slavery and racism because by the time it was actually used, that was it’s meaning. There is no amount of re-writing history that will change that. The flag is a sign of racism today simply because of the things you said in your statement. It is simultaniously used to BE racist and to DENY racism.
Number of people fooled - 0
Now let’s get to “Knowing your history” ‘cause that is where I like to shut racist apologists down! Like the above poster, I was also raised in Virginia. Virginians are PROUD of their racist heritage and no one, I repeat no one can out “Justify” the Confederate BATTLE Flag like a Virginian. I guess it’s a good thing some us don’t just regurgitate the self ingested throw up of Klan Members and then call it fact.
FACT: THIS IS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG-
That thing on your arm, is the BATTLE flag. The flag on your arm is the flag of racists. The flag on your arm is the flag of Klan members. The Flag of Nazi sympathizers. Your race does not clear your character or suddenly make you a non-racist apologist.
Also, if you REALLY cared about “States rights” or things “Other than slavery” you would have gotten the REAL Confederate flag on your arm. Funny thing about the REAL flag, I see it all over the South. You know who think THOSE people are racist? No one. You know why? There IS a difference. There is a REASON the flag on your arm is waived by the KKK. THERE IS A REASON.
You bring shame to all decent human being everywhere.
LEARN YOUR DAMN HISTORY!
this one goes out to all my relatives in Florida and West Virginia who cry outrage when someone calls the Confederate flag racist.