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stage left

(2,996 posts)
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 03:23 PM Jun 2015

I saw a strange thing in Greenville yesterday.

I was heading into town on North Main Street, an old, old residential district. There among the smattering of American flags flying from front porches was an actual Confederate flag, not the battle flag, but the stars and bars. I'm still scratching my head over that one. This is the flag. Sorry it's so durned big.


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I saw a strange thing in Greenville yesterday. (Original Post) stage left Jun 2015 OP
Probably just trying to be subtle about their racism. Last time I drove from Greenville to Asheville Hoyt Jun 2015 #1
Yep. stage left Jun 2015 #2
They're searching for a substitute, I'd say.... MADem Jun 2015 #3
Now that's the proper heritage flag Warpy Jun 2015 #4
Agreed! patricia92243 Jun 2015 #5
I think you've got it. stage left Jun 2015 #7
Oh, hell no, it's not Warpy Jun 2015 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author Island Blue Jun 2015 #9
credit to David O Selznick SCantiGOP Jul 2015 #10
Heading to Greenville next week. blm Jun 2015 #6
 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
1. Probably just trying to be subtle about their racism. Last time I drove from Greenville to Asheville
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 03:27 PM
Jun 2015

, a few years ago, was surprised at the number of confederate flags waving along the way. Hope some of those yahoos decide to take theirs down, as well.

stage left

(2,996 posts)
2. Yep.
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 03:33 PM
Jun 2015

That's sorta what I thought. Still he was outnumbered by the Stars and Stripes about five to one. Makes me want to know who lives there. I'm a curious sort. Some people might call it nosy.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
3. They're searching for a substitute, I'd say....
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 03:34 PM
Jun 2015

Of course, Americans are so thick, they might think it's an old, OLD flag from the early days of the colonies!!! "Duhhhhh...that was before we got all of our STRIPES!!!" Sort of like Maduro of VZ, praising Cuba while fondling the Puerto Rican flag!!

That one will have a tough time catching on, I think....

Warpy

(112,187 posts)
4. Now that's the proper heritage flag
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 04:04 PM
Jun 2015

not the flag the Klan and every other asshole in the country adopted as a finger in the eye to everybody who wasn't them.

I'd give this person props for knowing history. The rest of them are just assholes.

stage left

(2,996 posts)
7. I think you've got it.
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 05:28 PM
Jun 2015

That could be the reason people in Pennsylvania with zero "Southern Heritage" fly that thing. As a finger in the eye to everybody who isn't them. I'm convinced that the redneck mentality is not confined to the South.

Warpy

(112,187 posts)
8. Oh, hell no, it's not
Sat Jun 27, 2015, 06:08 PM
Jun 2015

It was an asshole indicator in Mass. too. I didn't see it often up there, but I did see it, especially around some of the exurbs. I think they displayed that one rather than the Nazi flag they preferred because the latter would have gotten them stomped into a fine paste by the JDL.

But yes, the mentality exists everywhere. There are just more of 'em in Dixie.

Response to stage left (Reply #7)

SCantiGOP

(13,954 posts)
10. credit to David O Selznick
Thu Jul 9, 2015, 02:52 PM
Jul 2015

Director of Gone with the Wind. The famous railroad station scene, where the camera sweeps out to show thousands of dead and dying Confederate soldiers being tended to, and with a row of Confederate flags flying. They were going to use this accurate flag, but the Director thought the other was much more dramatic. I have read that is the primary reason that the battle flag of Northern Virginia (Lee's army) became the symbolic representation of the Confederacy.

Then, of course, when it was put back up a hundred years later it had little to do with the Civil War - it was a sign of defiance to the coming "threat" of desegregation.

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