Re: Confederate Flag

From: Amanda (
Date: Sun Jun 14 1998 - 14:41:23 EDT

At 01:48 PM 6/14/98 EDT, you wrote:
>My response to the posting on Confederate Calvin,
>First, many in the KKK do not fly the Confederate Battle Flag. In fact
only a
>small number actually use the flag. However, I am told that KKK bylaws
>require the US and the Christian flag be present at every event. Most people
>are not aware that the largest KKK membership is in the North and it has been
>that way since the early 1900s. Mr. Boyd Lewis, a Klan expert who spoke at
>the DeKalb College in Atlanta, states that at the height of Klan power,
>"Indiana had the largest Klan population with over 2 million members between
>1915-1916." Most KKK groups prefer to use a US or a Christian flag, yet
>enough, no one is calling these flags symbols of racism.
>Americans have been programmed, by the liberal media, into believing that the
>KKK is only a "Southern thing" and that only Southern symbols must pay for
>Klan's transgressions. A freelance photographer and friend once related with
>frustration at how the newspapers never buy or use his photographs if they
>show the Klan carrying a US flag. "They only want to use the photographs
>show a Confederate flag." Based on the magnitude of media bias that would
>have us believe the Confederate flag and the KKK go hand in hand, although
>incorrect, it is understandable why people have the perception they do.
>However those perceptions are based on false information, and it is the
>perception that must be changed, not the symbol that has been victimized by
>the perception. At one time, man had the perception that the Earth was flat.
>This was because his eyes were giving his brain false information, which was
>also fed by the many stories told and retold by sailors at sea. However,
>we acquired accurate geographical information, we were forced to change our
>perception and accept the fact that the Earth was not flat, but round. We
>must likewise change our false perceptions of Confederate symbols as being
>symbols of the Klan and other racist organizations. When in truth they are
>Over one million Southerners, our ancestors, fought for four years under the
>flags of the Confederacy. These men fought, and many died, for the
>fundamental principles of Constitutional government given to us by the
>Founding Fathers. Although defeated by overwhelming manpower and resources,
>they have left us a great legacy of bravery, sacrifice and devotion to duty,
>home and family.
>The fiery cross is the sign of the Klan, not the Confederate Battle flag or
>Naval Ensign, although they parade it and the US flag.
>To say that a mere symbol can generate hate represents a primitive,
>superstitious cognitive process. Poor race relations are increased by the
>Nazi mentality of those minority groups who make vicious attacks on the
>heritage of their "perceived opposition." In essence, they neglect to
>their "opposition."
>The Confederate battle flag was designed by General P. G. T. Beauregard
>following the first battle of Bull Run simply to make it easier for
>Confederate officers watching the battle to determine their troops positions.
>He kept the original colors from Old Glory-red, white and blue. And designed
>the broad of the flag in red for easy vision. What appears to be an X in the
>middle is actually the St. Andrews cross.
>Andrew was one of the first disciples of Jesus Christ and a brother of Simon
>and Peter. At his own crucifixion, Andrew did not deem himself worthy of the
>same death suffered by his Savior, dying on a T shaped cross. The Romans
>granted his wish and simply crossed the wooden timbers in the middle, forming
>an X. There he hung for two days, preaching the gospel before his death.
>General Beauregard placed a star in the cross for each state of the newly
>formed Confederacy.
> My compliments, that was very well written. Now don't you have some
   skirting to put on your double wide?


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