GDG- Shelby's Foote in His Mouth
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Sun Jan 22 09:37:08 CST 2012
RE: The Conf battle flag.
The NAACP is insane and out of touch with reality.
Apparently their big bug is that the flag was used as a symbol of white
supremacy - particularly by the Ku Klux Klan.
But the Klan also used the Bible as the same symbol. They used the cross
for the same also. They also used the American flag. They also used bed
So why don't they regard the Bible the ssame way?
Or the cross?
"Just the facts, ma'am."
Your Most Obediant Servant
In a message dated 1/22/2012 7:54:58 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
pennmardel at mchsi.com writes:
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
<<So he thinks if African Americans read the confederate constitution they
wouldn't oppose display of the confederate battle flag. And emancipation
the slaves was a sin. The slaves drifted into peonage with no agency among
southern whites whatsoever. Really, Shelby?>>
For what it is worth, I attended a Lee-Jackson Day ceremony on Saturday
hosted by a local Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp. I have gotten to know
the commander of the Camp well, and he has participated with me in a local
This past July, this SCV Camp was invited to take part in our town July 4
parade. The Camp agreed, but later withdrew when they were informed by the
parade officials that they could not display the Confederate flag.
On Saturday, I discussed this incident with the Camp commander, and asked
him whether he and other SCV Camps had considered displaying the
national flag, rather than the battleflag, at public events -- which would
be much less controversial.
The commander's response was immediate and adamant that he would not
compromise his standards about displaying the battleflag in honor of the
heritage of those who fought under its banner. Once he got onto this
subject, frankly it was difficult to divert him to something more amenable
and less controversial.
It is difficult to find a reasonable solution or compromise on this issue.
Our CWRT displays both the American and Confederate flags at our meetings.
At a public ceremony in our town hall last April in commemoration of the
beginning of the CW, both flags were on display.
However, officials remain reluctant to have the battleflag on display in
outdoor events, for fear of a backlash.
Not sure what the answer to this problem is, but it certainly does exist.
Regards, Tom Ryan
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