22546Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Georgia flag
- Dec 2, 2000ROTFLMAO Bob. Sure sounds like Yankee history written by yankees to me.
Bob Huddleston wrote:
> The Christian Cross, as well as the Union Jack, were all seen as
> representing slavery.
> Their difference from the Confederate flags is that the Britjsh took the
> lead in ending not only the international slave trade, but also provided an
> example to the world, unfortunately not followed by the United States, by
> liberating all slaves in the British Empire almost trirty years before our
> own slave-owner inspired Civil War bloodbath.
> If the Bible was used to justify slavery [as well as the KKK] , Christianity
> was also the Rock on which the Abolitionists in both the US & UK built their
> successful Crusades.
> And the American flag may have protected slavery, but only as long as the
> slave states dominated the Government.
> The election of a ''Black Republican'' president changed
> all that and the supporters of slavery had to seek another Flag to protect
> thejr interests, albeit unsuccessfully.
> Only the various Confederate flags represented Slavery from first to last.
> None of this should be construed as attacks on the memory of the men who
> followed the various Battle Flags - I may not approve of their Cause, but I
> admire and respect their Bravery and Courage.
> Bob Huddleston
> James Jolly wrote on 11/30/00 7:15 pm:
> Why stop with the Georgia state flag then. The US flag also represented the
> enslavement of a people. Just as bad it represented genocide toward Native
> Americans. Should we then change all such emblems?
> Virtue, then, is a state of character concerned with choice, lying in a
> mean, i.e. the mean relative to us, ... it is a mean between two vices, that
> which depends on excess and that which depends on defect ... while virtue
> both finds and chooses that which is intermediate.
> Aristotle "Nicomachean Ethics
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 11:09 PM Subject: Re: [civilwarwest]
> Digest Number 177
> Actually, I support changing the State flag of Georgia. Outside the
> context of the history of the Civil War, the Stars and Bars means, to me
> and many others, the enslavement of a race of people considered less than
> human. I would think that no State would want to have that association
> with it today, no matter how historically correct it is. If the Stars and
> Bars conjures up racism in the minds of a large segment of the population
> of any nationality, why have it in a State emblem, when the State is there
> to serve all its citizens, including the descendants of those that the
> State helped enslave? eGroups Sponsor
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