Browsing All posts tagged under »Confederate flag«

Consider, for example, an unwelcome army on your doorstep…

July 2, 2015 by

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Think about it. When was the last time your government threatened to deploy the military of your government to your neck of the woods. Of course, I’m not talking about a simple military exercise, but a full-blown deployment set on silencing what appeared to be… for better or worse, whether you were in agreement with it […]

When does it go too far?

June 25, 2015 by

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With the Charleston massacre being at the center of it all… I’ve spent a little more time sitting and listening… (although, I have felt compelled to post, on Facebook, about the “collateral damage”, as those events have sped by). I’m struck by the manner in which we can be so focused, in our conversations, on one topic and […]

An intersection of streets named “Presidents” and “Lincoln”… in Savannah!?

June 17, 2009 by

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It’s one of a number of ironies and interesting things I’ve seen and heard this week. I had hoped to post photos, but will try to get some online tomorrow… it just ain’t happenin’ tonight. What I have seen and what I have heard… lots of interesting stuff. 1) I’m still puzzled why two fine […]

… and yet another huge Confederate flag?

June 9, 2009 by

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Noting today’s post on Kevin’s blog about the recently raised Confederate flag (yes, another huge one) in Tennessee and a few comments made by H.K. Edgerton. I thought I’d bring up a point that appears to have been totally and completely ignored in Edgerton’s comment. He said… “This is a southern flag. You can’t attack this […]

Civil War Memory is not limited to “Civil War Confederate Memory”

November 29, 2008 by

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Over the past nine months, I’ve spent some time focusing on problems with “memory” of the Civil War, but have limited it to problems with memory in those who look favorably on all things Confederate. I’ve focused on the new-era Confederate remembrance movement because, having once been a part of it, I am much more familiar […]

“Neo-Unionists” ???

November 20, 2008 by

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I’m wired-in to a couple mail lists out there and recently I saw the phrase “neo-Unionist” surface. I know why the phrase might be used, but I’m not totally convinced that it’s a valid way to label a select number of folks. Maybe “Won-Causers” might be more appropriate for some folks, but I’m not convinced on the […]

A call for “Resolutions”

November 14, 2008 by

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I think Kevin makes an excellent point in today’s post over at Civil War Memory. A number of recent events involving the Confederate flag are presenting an opportunity for Confederate descendant organizations to voice strong displeasure over the use of the flag as a symbol of hate and expression of disgust over the recent presidential election. Whether or […]

And speaking of “layers”

November 8, 2008 by

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A Stokes County man is protesting the election of Barack Obama by mounting an upside-down X-ed out flag on his property. The flag is stretched upside-down between two poles in a field, with a black X running from end to end. The X is a reference to the Confederate Flag, Heath said. It reflects his […]

What is the South and who is really attacking it?

October 31, 2008 by

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When considering the study of Civil War memory, I read regularly, and with great interest, the stories about Southern culture being under attack. What’s even more interesting is when Southern culture is defined by certain people through Confederate symbology (e.g., the Confederate flag, monuments, heroes, etc.). Is it, therefore, to be assumed that Confederate symbology […]

Confederate Remembrance… a right or a privilege?

September 26, 2008 by

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I was going to post something else about layers in flags, but I just lost interest in that. Instead, I’m going to pose a question… Is Confederate remembrance a right or a privilege? No, seriously… (and this demands serious and thoughtful answers… not rants). At what point did some of those who partake in Confederate remembrance […]

Are the right motivations behind the search for Black Confederates?

July 25, 2008 by

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What follows is one of my comments to some of the other comments on Peter Carmichael’s post on Black Confederates… I’d like to add to/take another angle on Kevin’s comment about the SCV and what appears to be the SCV’s use/exploitation of black Confederates to promote the ideals of white Confederate ancestry. Honoring blacks who […]