Dixie flags need to go
As of May 26th, 2009 the Civil War has been over for 144 years. All of the reasons leading up to the Civil War are a matter of debate for scholars, but there is one reason that has latched itself onto Civil War history through the ages, slavery and white-supremacy. It is for this reason that the Dixie flags need to be taken down and removed from clothing and other paraphernalia.
You hear arguments that the Dixie flag is about culture and about history. The confederate army wasn’t even Americans. They attacked the U.S. Army (and would be referred to as terrorists in today’s times, not rebels), and started a War of Terror that cost the lives of 600,000 people from both sides. Slavery was the oppression, torture, abuse, and murder of human beings because of the color of their skin. Is this really the culture and history to be proud of? You don’t hear or see German cities flying the Nazi flag and claiming it is culture and history. It is history, but something that most Germans aren’t proud of, something to lay to rest but learn from. Lay the Dixie flag to rest and learn from the mistakes. Teach your children that slavery was evil and wicked and that the southern plantation owners and politicians let the influence of the Devil get to them.
Setting aside the arguments of the past, look at what the Dixie flag represents today and look at who uses the Dixie flag. The Dixie flag has become to represent slavery and white supremacy. There are two main types of white supremacy groups and organizations. The first ones are the white supremacists who hide behind the church and Christianity, an example being the KKK. These groups primarily use the Dixie flag. The other type is the non-religion, or non-Christian, based organizations who are primarily represented by the Nazi flag.
You not convinced yet to rid yourself of the Dixie flag? Let’s talk about first impressions. Especially in these tough economic times, people are moving around to different parts of the country at a faster rate. Most of the country doesn’t fly the Dixie flag over city and state buildings. In most of the country, you are not allowed to wear or display the Dixie flag on clothing and other paraphernalia in schools or the workplace. This is because it is representative of white supremacy and considered offensive; to do so, can lead to severe disciplinary actions including suspension from school or termination at work. When you encounter people from other parts of the country, and they see you displaying the Dixie flag, or wearing it on your clothes, the first thing that comes to mind is watch your back around that person. If I see someone get out of a vehicle with the Dixie flag decals and license plates on the font, I immediately think that this is someone that is ignorant and can’t be trusted. Is this always an accurate assessment of that person? No, but it is the first impression that that person made on me. First impressions have a tendency to stick with you for a long time and are hard to change. What is even worse, you might not even know that this is the impression you left on someone, and all this for what, because for some odd reason you thought it would be cool to display the Dixie flag.
This is what needs to happen to promote American unity. State building should be outlawed from displaying the Dixie flag. If you’re not a white supremacist, get rid of your Dixie flags, clothing and paraphernalia. Let the ignorant and twisted racists in America be exposed, so everyone knows who they are. Let Dixie R.I.P.
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