I understand that not everyone who waves a confederate flag is a racist, I get it. Some people who are raised in the South just have a lot of pride in where they grew up and the confederate flag is just a bit of a "symbol" of the South. But you have to remember that flag was created for literally no other reason than to break away from the US and create a country that openly allowed the practice of slavery. That is LITERALLY the ONLY reason that flag was created. Does that not strike you as a problem? That is literally no different than some German guy waving a Nazi flag on his front lawn.
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It was always controversial but once people saw that little bastard that shot up that church with it, it became more controversial1
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Your understanding of the causes of the Civil War is seriously deficient. You sound like you are regurgitating what was fed to you from the revisionist history books used at the government youth indoctrination centers. Go look at original documents. Here are a few clues at what you will find:
1. In 1858, Lincoln stated he was not interested in abolishing slavery, white people were superior, and if slaves were freed, they should be returned to Liberia.
2. Many people in the South opposed slavery; many people in the North favored slavery.
3. Congress was controlled by the Northern states. High tariffs on the export effectively prevented the South from selling cotton in foreign markets. That forced the South to sell cotton to Northern industries at substantially reduced prices and those industries, in turn, sold their manufactured goods at extremely competitive prices in the foreign markets.
4. When the Southern states seceded, each state adopted a new state constitution. Each state continued the ban on the importation of new slaves.
5. The war began in April, 1861. The Emancipation Proclamation was not signed until January 1, 1863.
6. Although slavery was unpopular in England, the English supplied war materials to the South in exchange for cotton. Once Lincoln realized the war was not going well, he signed the Proclamation to convert the war into a war about slavery so that the English would stop supplying the South.
7. The Emancipation did not create a blanket prohibition against slavery. It prohibited slavery only in those parts of the South that were not then under Union control. It did not free slaves in the remainder of the US.
For thousands of years, there have been historians (such as Titus Livy) who believe that history should be told in a way that promotes the self-image of a nation, rather than with the utmost regard for the truth. The telling of the history of the Civil War is one of those tings which has been embellished and modified to suit the agenda of the person telling the history.
I assume that this is inconsistent with what you have been taught. I do not ask that you rely on my explanation. Go examine the original documents. Read the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. Read newspaper stories from the years leading up to the war. Read the Emancipation Proclamation. Read the Southern states' constitutions adopted in 1861. Teach yourself the truth and you will understand why proud Southerners are tired of having our history distorted!0