Skip to comments.What Does It Mean "The South Shall Rise Again":
Posted on 05/24/2007 6:03:30 AM PDT by Rebeleye
...he was stunned to see two large Confederate flags flying from trucks...emblazoned with the words "The South Shall Rise Again." I'm stunned, too, that people still think it is cool to fly this flag. Our society should bury these flags -- not flaunt them...because the Confederate flag symbolizes racial tyranny to so many... ...This flag doesn't belong on city streets, in videos or in the middle of civil discussion. It belongs in our past -- in museums and in history books -- along with the ideas it represents.
(Excerpt) Read more at kansas.com ...
Bad, bad, Badeye!...you owe me a keyboard.
‘Logistics won the day for the North.’
Only after Grant put all the Union armies in motion at once. Prior to that, with the exception of Gettysburg, the eastern theater was dominated by the incomparable Robert E Lee’s masterful defensive actions, and counter attacks.
Logistics was at the heart of why the South didn’t win its Independence. Their own ‘logistics’ were undermined by the extreme ‘states rights’ stance the South incorporated via their version of the Constitution. In short, that extreme viewpoint planted the seeds of the Confederates ultimate defeat.
did you know the state of Georgia had 50,000 complete uniform sets, with shoes, the day Lee surrendered his barefoot and rag clad magnificent warriors?
” Yes, that was something Grant recognized. My point was that the industry that drove that military machine was run on what we would now call slavery.’
Thats a rationalization that isn’t supported by any facts from the era, only modern liberalism doing what it always does, rationalize. Sorry, maybe a sweat shop, but not ‘slavery’ not even remotely close.
Hmmmm...take stuff from people and destroy railways or kill Southern men in the field in a futile bloodletting? Gee, what a horrible man Grant was...
Well, that didn't take long.
To the liberal mind, it is a very short distance from
Confederate Battle Flag = Nazi
Old Glory = Nazi
5/24/07 | ...... U.S. Flag Blasted by United Methodist Official ...... a leader in the United Methodist Church has called for the removal of U.S. flags from the denomination's churches. Minister Clayton Childers of the Capitol Hill-based United Methodist Board of Church and Society said the presence of a national flag can imply endorsement of national policies, which often are counter to the teachings of Christ. Childers even noted that the Swastika flag was displayed prominently in German churches during the Nazi era. ........Mark Tooley is with the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD). "Obviously," he notes, "there are a number of serious problems with that Nazi-American analogy
I grew up in a northern, industrial city. Some time in the early fifties, the hats worn by Civil War soldiers became popular, and you saw the rebel gray at least as much as the union blue. (In fact, that was my own choice.) No one attached any social significance to this at all.
The fact you could kill a slave you ‘owned’ on a whim seems to escape some on this thread, doesn’t it?
I can’t help but laugh at the statement the northern workers were also ‘slaves’ based on that alone.
She did have one good eye, I understand. But true love sees with something more piercing than eyesight.
‘When it is used by Southerners, I see it as a symbol of regional pride’
Note the commonalities: Large size and generations of Dem control.
‘The British opinion of all this was interesting, to say the least. So, its OK to secede from us, but damn them from trying to secede from you.’
Actually the opinion of the Brits was ‘how barbaric, the institution of slavery’ and thats why they didn’t intervene.
You can look that up, btw.
States’ rights to do what?
South Carolina didn't fire on Sumer - a federal fort that did not belong to South Carolina - the confederacy did. As such, it was all the Southern states firing on Sumter and as a result initiating the war. Blaming it all on South Carolina because the firing started there makes no more sense than blaming it all on Lincoln because he insisted on retaining ownership of federal property.
Did you read the article that started this thread?
OK great idea, indulge your urge and go for it. Just don't tell me I can't indulge my urge to paint the Stars and Bars on my Charger and name it General Lee.
That's what's so great about America, we all have our opinions and sentiments and we can all express them without fear of government reprisal. At least we can until politically correct would-be tyrants like the lawyer quoted in this article take away our constitutional right to freely speak our minds and express our opinions.
If you guys had gotten what you wanted there would not be a United States today. We would be the Balkans with cowboys.
The same way you'd stop the defiling of any symbol you hold precious. Say, burning the Holy Cross on someone's lawn, for example.
LOL, I’m afraid you’re correct.