"Get into the Know"
HK Edgerton travels to different Southern States, supporting the Confederate Flag. During a time when most African Americans, are in protest against the Confederate Flag Flying above State Capitals and on federal funded buildings and grounds. Tax paying citizens , whose money is used , for State purposes, yet who's voice, isn't heard when it comes to the symbol of Confederacy.
The Confederate Flag , is a symbol of oppression, that continues to remind us of what use to be, and to its supporters , what it still should be . The South's Secession from the Union was because, of there unwillingness to free the slaves, although many talking heads will dispute this fact.
On the other side, Confederate Flag Supporters say that it's all about Southern Pride, honoring the soldiers that fought , and the Flag being the True representation of the South which in my opinion is nothing to be proud of !
I'LL DON'T THINK THERE'S A MORE DISRESPECTED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAN PEOPLE OF COLOR IN AMERICA; BUT THEN AGAIN, WHEN THERE'S NO UNITY AND LOVE AMONGST US ;THINGS LIKE THIS CAN SURVIVE BECAUSE IT'S OPPONENTS ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT MENTAL CONDITION TO FIGHT INTELLIGENTLY !!!
The conditions that we were placed under, configured the characters, that we all see today. From the Uncle Toms, to the Thugs, baby momas etc. . With out that knowledge to help us cross over the obstacles placed before us, most of us don't know what to do, how to do it, and where to do it at, and then you have some that just don't want to know. I'm using bait, to lure some of them into my site, then i'm going to switch up on them...lol...
The " Mental State ", which (i believe), isn't that stable . There are a lot of videos , on youtube with him, traveling around the South promoting this flag, and he doesn't seem to be all there. Just like you said, " you can justify just about anything ", look at how the slave master used the bible to justify there treatment of our ancestors...
This man is Crazy as H**L..............
yes there is the next. the nazis are being considered as the epiphany of evil after the second world war. how could the, according to many, the most civilised nation of the then world, germany, sink so low so quickly, to become the most evil empire of the world. worse than now north korea. it was the evil that had become visible, and that had annhilated not only 6 million jews, but equally gays, gypsies, schizofrenics, communists, and some i forget.
that evil was so unexplicable that after the war its problems created new philosophies in france and italy. and it was soit out together with its symbols. like the nazi flag and the ss logo. but germany as such, again, is a civilised respected nation; non in the least cause germans themselves distanced themselves from tihis horrid past, that the declared an episode and quarantained.
so there are two aspects, a limited period of time whose evil has been engrained in the collective memory of everyone, both victim and actor. and even then there are negationists that deny anything bad ever happened.
but society at large sees those as what they really are. sick dangerous people.
as for the confederation and its flag, there is a double problem... even if for the blacks, or afroamericans, slavery and the forced transition from africa to america, is the definition of pore evil, as nothing else, it s not like that for most other americans. nazism to an afro american is less evil than the slavery, yet the whites in america ( that even got the nerve to call themselves americans, instead of euroamericans, as if there a category of pure americans and an inferior group of imported ones) don t feel the savagery of slavery, cause they did not live it.
and of course what you did not feel, can t hurt you that much.
there is another problem. right after the end of the secession war, most southern states started to enact jim crow laws, and if you are honest, some still do that.
so the period never has been ended, and the flag partly symbolises that in the south those ideas of the slavery days are not yet seen as evil, only hostoric....
and then what is wrong with living your own history, that s the excuse.
so the flag is more a symptom of an existing pest, rather than something else...
and the one thing to do, is , make it clear to all citizens how evil slavery really was
Thank you for that well thought out comment Thor. The comparisons, are actually two similar realities for the victims but for African Americans this is a never ending story of institutionalized passive enslavement of a people. To continue to fly this flag is to totally disreguard another's suffering and to not see the wrong, which is sick !
yes indeed...suppose us, just for a minute, that the city of hamburg still would fly a nazi flag, just for historic reasons, or that a former ss general would be organising summercamps based on honor and dignity. it s not only about similar realities for the victims, yet most germans, descendants of the perpretators, are even shocked by the acts of their parents. and that, i think, is the main difference between the two similarities. even if a lot of africans only immigrated to the states since Teddy Kennedy made immigration more easily, they still are all or most identified with second class kind of citizen. and in the face of todays actual or subliminal harrassment, flying symbols of a past self acclaimed supremacy only adds insult to injury.
the fact that so many mainstream americans don t get bothered over this, i think, shows that the individual and impressive careers of so many, does not trickle down to all afro americans. that is a very worrysome thing. a solution to that, i don t simply have to offer. it should be more than being upset by symbols, but how that you can have the american masses become genuinly be sorry for the slavery days, which not only was limited to the confederacy, is one of the main issues to tackle, before america can really declare itself the land of the free. some times i do think comparisons may help to clarify how un tenable some positions are, after all thousands of american families, of every corner race and opinion were willing to send their sons to be killed on the battlefields of europe, to eradicate the evil of nazism, yet can t see and recognise the onliving even more cruel evil at home.