2005-11-18 05:51 pm (UTC)
confederate flags... way to alienate tons of people, guys.
Thanks but no thanks.
Soni, umm... you do realize that the original creation and meaning of the "Confederate Flag" had absolutely nothing to do with Slavery and that it was originally created as a protest against taxes, right to land ownership, right to bear arms, true freedom of speech and true freedom of religion.
(NOTE - the flag that's shown in the above photo was originally known as the "Confederate Navy Jack".)
Here's a little info on the history of the flag and what it really stood for originally, and then what it stands for now.http://www.researchonline.net/gacw/conflag1.htmhttp://www.infoplease.com/spot/confederate1.htmlhttp://www.infoplease.com/spot/confederate2.htmlhttp://www.infoplease.com/spot/confederate3.htmlhttp://www.usflag.org/history/confederatestarsandbars.html
And there's also this comment, which is located on:http://www.researchonline.net/gacw/conflag8.htmNote: It is necessary to disclaim any connection of these flags to neo-nazis, racists, skin-heads and the like. These groups have adopted this flag and desecrated it by their acts. They have no right to use this flag - it is a flag of honor, designed by the confederacy as a banner representing state's rights and still revered by the South. In fact, under attack, it still flies over the South Carolina capitol building and variations of the flag are incorporated into the Georgia and Mississippi state flags.. The South denies any relation to these hate groups and denies them the right to use the flags of the confederacy for any purpose. The crimes committed by these groups under the stolen banner of the confederacy only exacerbate the lies which link the seccesion to slavery interests when, from a Southerner's view, the cause was state's rights.
I've never considered this flag to be about racism or segregation. I've always been told, taught and understood that the flag represented true American Freedom with the rights to own land free from government control, the right to own firearms and protect your property, the abolishment of all taxes and to represent the true meaning of Southern Hospitality and express Southern upbringing, which if you've ever been up to any of the northern-most states, you'd notice a huge difference between the people there and the people who live in the South.
Anyways, sorry so long. Just my two cents on the subject. :/
2005-11-21 02:51 am (UTC)
yeah yeah heard all that before....
.... and a swastika is an indian good luck symbol
Actually Soni, the Swastika IS an Indian/Sanskrit/Japanese symbol of Good Luck.
While I honestly don't know the people who originally posted this thread, I do agree with you that they should have chosen a better logo than the one above, especially since it is sometimes associated with racism and hate groups.http://history1900s.about.com/cs/swastika/a/swastikahistory.htm
The History of the Swastika - From Jennifer Rosenberg
(Keep in mind that this article was written by a girl who is Jewish)