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#12 - Ryukenblaze (06/21/2015) [-]
Actually, the two primary causes of the Civil War boil down to Tariffs and States' Rights. Slavery was a tertiary issue that was instigated by the North as a simpler battlecry as well as an attempt to weaken the South during the conflict by providing a reason for the slaves to rebel/flee the plantations, thereby stripping the South of its primary labor force.
I agree slavery was and still is wrong, but it was not the primary cause of the Civil War, nor was it its main focus until the latter parts of the war.
Also, you indicate that people are offended by a confederate flag like it means something. We have the right to freedom of speech, and by the extension of legal precedent, freedom of expression. We do NOT have the right to not be offended.
Something offends you? So what? Are you going to violate another person's constitutional right to express himself?
#22 - threadz (06/22/2015) [-]
Admittedly, I had preformed insufficient research on the origins of the current "Confederate flag" - a name that has been used to describe no less than 20 different flag designs over the course of the Southern Succession, civil war, the fallout from said war, and in the early days of reconstruction. I will strive to do better in the future.
However, you seem misinformed about the nature of freedom of speech. The First Amendment protects people from being censored by the government. That's it. Anyone else can criticize you, block or ban you from their site, or fire you, and it's perfectly legal.
Sure, I can shout "Rednecks are the scum of the earth" and not fear censorship from the government. But I don't say it not just because I'm a redneck and I don't hate myself that much, but also because casting that kind of hate speech into the world is never productive.
To the decedents of slaves, the Confederate flag represents millions of people being so
angry at the idea of having their rights to enslave other people they fought a war that was almost certainly a doomed from the start the Norther states had more soldiers, factories, railways, guns, ammo, food, international allies, ships, and pretty much everything except slaves and cotton.
Even if the flag doesn't mean that to you, it does to them, so continuing to use the flag to represent pride in where you came from shows that you don't give a shit about other people. I find that sort of disregard for others morally reprehensible.
I'm not some kind of elitist fucktard trying to make people feel bad for something their ancestors probably weren't even a part of. I am a Southern born and raised white as all fuck redneck who drives a pickup truck and fires shotguns on the regular. I am proud of my community, but I will not represent that pride using a flag that was once used to rally soldiers to defending slavery to the death.
Also, can you cite your source on the civil war not being primarily about slavery, as my sources disagree:
And in the words of the world renown historian Sydney E. Ahlstrome: - - - - Had there been no slavery, there would have been no war. Had there been no moral condemnation of slavery, there would have been no war.
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