11 thoughts on “Another Defeat for Confederate Heritage?

  1. Andy Hall December 12, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Here we have a similar “Six Flags Over Texas” theme, which is not too controversial, perhaps because it almost always uses the First National Flag of the Confederacy. Using the CBF in that way is shitty history to begin with, since those flags are supposed to represent nations that ruled over that area, not military units. If Commander Smith and his SCV camp had been a little more careful and encouraged the county to use a more accurate flag to begin with, he wouldn’t have something to complain about and have to go on television and. . . . Oh. Never mind.

    • Jimmy Dick December 12, 2014 / 4:13 pm

      Shall we prepare for the screams of historically inaccurate indignation, ludicrous claims that the flag had nothing to do with racism, and general teeth gnashing of heritage betrayal? Or as we know it so well, just a big loud “WAH!”

      • Mousy Tongue December 12, 2014 / 11:30 pm

        Hey, hold on. Connie was *just* telling us how tasty and nutritious the food was for Southern slaves vs. the German camp rations, if a bit starchy. She was also selling us pretty hard on the cushy benefits packages for old, infirm, or pregnant slaves, not to mention the ample vacation time & exceptional health care. Oh, and the great pay. This is her best pro-CBF thinking and arguing, what she calls pushing and smacking. She does not keep slaves herself however, so she says… because they’re not worth the hassle given the little work she has.

        • Jimmy Dick December 13, 2014 / 9:36 am

          Well, while she tries to find her dentures so she can choke something out that might be recognizable as speech, we can count on Ol’ Jerry to provide us with another racist/bigoted rant. Now that Michelle Bachmann will be free maybe they have her guest post a couple of columns for their Cuckoo’s Nest.

          • Mousy Tongue December 14, 2014 / 12:40 pm

            Our dietitian says Connie has low tissue stores of vitamin C and needs a workup for scurvy among other things.

  2. jarretr December 12, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    “[I]t’s not something that can be swept under the rug by not showing that flag.” That argument doesn’t really hold up. Confederate history is more popular than ever, and plenty of historians have been exploring every inch of it for decades. No one wants to sweep it under any rug, unless, of course, your version of Confederate history is a-historical, romanticized, devoid of critical analysis, and overall just plain bad. That approach to history should be sucked up with a shop-vac.

  3. Goad Gatsby December 12, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    I have full confidence that the Virginia Flaggers will talk a big game about this and still do nothing. Maybe another citywide boycott is in order.

  4. Cindy December 13, 2014 / 7:36 am

    You are small, petty people. I love the South, the Confederacy, and those honorable men who died in her defense. (Not to mention the women, children, and old men, who were murdered by Sherman and his ilk.) You are losing your propaganda war. People are learning the truth. Deo Vindice!

    • R E Watson December 13, 2014 / 9:34 am

      You love ..”those honorable men who died in..” the defense of their right to own other people and profit from their labors. Yes, Cindy, we are small, petty people while you are the bastion of liberty and freedom for all. Connie would be so proud of you but we “know” she never reads this blog.

    • Jimmy Dick December 13, 2014 / 9:37 am

      He already vindicated the Union. You may have noticed it when you read a real history book that uses facts.

    • jclark82 December 13, 2014 / 4:03 pm

      Cindy-just how many old men, women and children exactly were murdered by “Sherman and his ilk?” While you’re at it how many escaped slaves and free blacks were kidnapped by Lee’s band of rebels during the Gettysburg Campaign.

      If these men were half as noble as you claim they never would’ve stabbed their countrymen in the back in attempt to tear this country apart to defend human slavery.

      I myself honor and respect the men who fought in defense of the United States in that war. A country I myself served.

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