I do believe the whole Confederate Flag take-it-down fad is dying down. I think it's safe to say a parent would rather see a confederate flag on a truck than one of those white trash metal testicle trinkets on a trailer hitch.
The police today are militarized, use 20 ton mine-resistant vehicles for the purpose of "Terrorism and Anti-Narcotic units", fire tear gas indicriminately into a crowd that allows unlawful behavior (like looting/destruction of local businesses), and the police appear to resemble an occupying force into areas where there's advocation of black lives mattering "hashtag".
Place yourself in the shoes of a United States resident of the South in 1860. The industrialized North is moving an occupying force towards your newly formed agrarian Confederacy. You are a non-slave owning resident just like the MAJORITY of Southerners and want to protect your loved ones as well as your comrades.
Does the Confederate flage soley resemble the fight for Slavery or States Rights?
- The Confederate Flag resembles the fight for States RightsVote A
- The Confederate Flag resembles the fight for SlaveryVote B
Most Helpful Girl
The confederacy wanted to be their own country. Why?
Because the north wanted to abolish slavery. By that point, slavery was a very racist practice cupped with the fact that slavery was their only source of income.4
Most Helpful Guy
Slavery wasn't an important policy on either side early in the war (though it was a hot topic all over America). The north had as many dedicated slave owners as the south (though admitedly slave labour was comparitivly a much lesser part of the economy). They primarily started to shift towards abolishion because they had started drafting large numbers of southern slaves (and northern run aways) and had promissed many of them freedom in return for fighting. Late in the war it became obvious that these armed veterens were not going to cassually lay down arms and walk away while their families were still in chains.
Meanwhile many leaders in the south were firmly against slavery, and the confederacy even saught backing from the British government, pledging to abolish slavery once the war was complete, as part of their bid for the support. Unfortunatly for them Britain was busy at the time, and not sure it wanted another land war in America, so traded a limited number of arms but refused troops.1