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Fuck the Confederate flag! It’s Not Your “Heritage.”

FUCK the Confederate flag. We are tired of hearing that it’s about Southern heritage and that the Civil War and the Confederate army it represents was about state’s rights, not slavery.

I’m from the South. The only thing that flag represents regarding my heritage is that I descend from a people that your people did not think were people. The 1860 Census shows that the South’s population hovered around eight million Americans. Of that number, 4.2 million people, fifty-two percent of the population was Black: the willfully ignorant folks who believe that the Confederate battle flag (which represented less than ½ of the Southern population during its inception) doesn’t foster racial division are living through the heritage of white denial. ”

A hometown associate of mine argued that Black Confederate soldiers made it clear that the war and flag were not about slavery. Because, though the definition of slavery includes exhaustive labor with restricted freedom, she thinks Blacks had free will and made a choice to fight for the Confederacy. If that is true, were they really even slaves? Have we all been duped? Bamboozled? No!

Like my hometown associate, this potential presidential candidate, Jim Webb, is going to end up on the wrong side of history:

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His own supporters backed off from him. The top comment from his public feed reads:

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Massa to his slaves, “Would you fine animals like to fight in this war so that you can remain my property?”

Slaves in reply, “Why yes sir, Massa! We love being property!”

The leaders of the Confederacy debated arming slaves for years, but resisted because it would free them. What were the thoughts that dominated this debate? Oh, thoughts about state’s rights, that included statements like, “What did we go to war for, if not to protect our property,” and “if slaves will make good soldiers, our whole theory of slavery is wrong. “The situation was bleak for the Confederates in the spring of 1865” when they decided to approve black slaves as soldiers.

It is important to note that the Confederacy barred Blacks from serving in their army until March 13, 1865. But, when you are getting your ass kicked, you get a little desperate. Nearly four years after the war began and less than a month before it ended, they changed their minds. Clearly, their enlistments had nothing to do with White men approving it – it was just serendipity y’all! Come into the light you poor, misguided souls.

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No one has a good grasp on the actual number, but most historians agree that most Blacks behind Confederate lines were servants, not soldiers. Of the estimates that do exist, the highest hovers around 10,000. The only actual documentation shows a much smaller number (200) of Black Confederate soldiers among the ~200,000 total Confederate soldiers.

I’m no statistician, but that’s 1/10th of a percentage point of total Confederate soldiers. It’s not even 1/100th of a percentage of the total Black Southern population. Either number, without considering the underlying servitude that made them enlist, is not statistically significant to prove any point.

Southern pride advocates may need more people…literally. Mint juleps and sarcastic ‘bless your hearts’ are things that you can and should use to represent your Southern heritage. Not a treasonous flag that represents your ancestors desire to protect their state’s right to own people. Which brings us right back to where we began – FUCK your flag!




'Fuck the Confederate flag! It’s Not Your “Heritage.”' have 8 comments

  1. June 25, 2015 @ 9:45 pm Monifa Hawthorne

    Child! Speak on it!!! Eff that flag!!!

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  2. July 6, 2015 @ 6:32 pm Jake

    This is the most stupid racist site I’ve found in a long time. It’s disgusting that you hate the entire American South. You should stay in Connecticut with the other stuck up snobby bigots.

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  3. July 11, 2015 @ 9:20 pm Mela chopan

    FUCK and shit over that stupid confederate flag !!!!

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  4. January 22, 2016 @ 2:03 pm Anonymoose

    You need a history lesson. We didn’t lose, it was a peace treaty.

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  5. February 16, 2016 @ 11:42 pm MR. Confederate to you

    No really it is fuck you on the racist vision. you truly are at the depths of nothing because of hate you represent. So let me guess that you don’t think this list is racist:
    Al Sharpton
    Did you know the founders of the KKK were all democrats you were racist
    Black Panthers
    Obama
    Jesse Jackson
    Black lives matter group of thugs
    Everyone that is black,white purple,green and whatever color of skin you want that promotes racism today.
    That black lady on the SB 50 half time

    See you really need to learn your history. Confederate flag does not represent racism, only your mind alone has put that label on it.
    It would be no different than I wanting to put a label on
    TV show blackish—racist
    BET—-racist
    Black history month—–racist
    soul train—racist
    Cracker Barrel—-racist
    White Castle—racist
    See you can make anything a racial issue if you want to have a pea brain—like obviously you have allowed yourself by your conclusion that the confederate flag stands alone as a racist flag—if so then you better start your typing for the black race baiters that I listed above for you. Have a great day.

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  6. April 22, 2016 @ 11:56 am Ms. White Lady with some SENSE

    Bless your heart Mr. Confederate, although you have no idea why I would even say that. Hatred is easier than compassion and takes less brain activity, after all. You see, good sir, the problem with your premise is that it is based on the false ideology of white supremacy and has not merit. Slavery was not the worst that was done to black people by mostly white southerners, but it was quite horrific and lead to the deaths of THOUSANDS of black men, women, AND CHILDREN at the hands of “people” who regarded them as animals. And although not the only issue, slavery WAS at the center of the Civil War. As stated in Mississippi’s Declaration of Causes of Secession “Our position is THOROUGHLY identified with the institution of SLAVERY….” THEY SAID IT, NOT ME.
    Yes, we are aware that some black people were sold by their own people, and that there were slaves in the north also. We also know that Lincoln said some awful things and that not all white southerners owned slaves. And Lord knows, we know that there were also white slaves. I am Irish, so I’m familiar with that excuse. How-the-heck-ever, none of that has anything to do with the fact that it was actually necessary for Congress to pass LAWS requiring black PEOPLE to be recognized and NON-ANIMAL, HUMAN BEINGS. But let me address your points in the order in which they were presented to make this easier for you to understand, maybe:
    1. Black people are not racist for standing AGAINST racism. They just aren’t. Being proud to be black and recognizing the contributions of black people throughout our nations history is NOT racist. Please.
    2. Nobody cares if the KKK was started by Democrats who later left the Democratic Party as Dixiecrats, and then later joined the Republican Party. It doesn’t matter “who” started it, the fact that it was started at all and STILL in existence today is what is sickening.
    3. The Original Black Panther Party was started to DEFEND black people from outright acts of domestic terrorism inflicted upon them and totally sanctioned by our government legally, openly, and without ANY consequences for HUNDREDS OF YEARS. How many people have EVER been lynched by the BPP? How many churches have they bombed? How many white children have they ripped from their mother’s arms while she is sold to the highest bidder? Again, standing AGAINST racism is NOT racist, genius.
    3. The mere fact that we have to even say “Black Lives Matter” says a lot. When did all lives start to matter? When it was legal to kill a black man for making eye contact with a white person? Or when black people couldn’t vote? Or when their votes on counted partially because they were considered 3/5 of a person? Or when they had to use separate water fountains and bathrooms, they MUST have mattered THEN, and that my friend was not so long ago. Or maybe, just maybe, when y’all were burning crosses, churches, homes and businesses because black people were finally getting a voice and the nation started to listen to their cries for JUSTICE? Race has ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE. This didn’t just start with BLM. Y’all put the race card in the damn deck to begin with, so blame yourselves.
    4. There would be no need for BET and Black History Month IF, and that’s a BIG IF, black people had been treated fairly and recognized for their unique talents and contributions to American society to start with. EVERYTHING WAS ALL WHITE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, as if black people were invisible.
    What were black parents supposed to do when their kids ask, “Momma, why are there no pictures in this book that look like me?” Or “Daddy, why are black people not on any TV shows?” Or “Momma, why can’t we go to the circus, or the zoo, or the movie theatre?” C’mon, now, you have GOT to see this.

    Here’s the thing, this issue does not have to be another “US” vs. “THEM” debate. It has been scientifically proven and is widely accepted that WE ARE ALL HUMAN. We all bleed red, love our families, and would die to protect our children. This is not a race issue, it’s a HUMAN issue. Black people were treated horribly at the hands of white America because they were thought to be a sub-human species, and that false premise was used to justify the TERRORISM that was inflicted upon them for HUNDREDS of YEARS…..legally and with full protection from the law up until JUST 50 YEARS AGO. Come-the-heck-ON, now. Really? We are still having this discussion in 2016? Y’all cannot continue to look at history through rose colored glasses and pretend that racism did not lead to slavery, which lead to the Civil War, which lead to the KKK and Jim Crow……and here we are today. Get over YOUR past. Don’t expect others to honor YOUR HERITAGE OF HATE. And I have NEVER understood how or why when black people talk about THEIR heritage and speak of event that occurred in history, THEY are told “Get over it” and “Move on” BUT white southerners want THEIR history on display and HONORED as if they have something to be proud of. So, owning other human beings is a source of pride for you? Oh, no, just the right to do so, huh?

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