If you display the confederate flag, you are either racist, ignorant, or both. Either way, fucking stop.
If you still think the Confederate flag is racist in the year 2012, and then proceed to call someone who displays it ignorant, you’re just plain stupid. Oh, and yes people are really going to stop just because some numbnut tells them to.
HOLY FUCK! THAT WAS A FUCKING AMAZING ARGUMENT, AND YOU JUST FUCKING CHANGED MY LIFE.
wait a moment, you didn’t even offer an argument or point. you just called me stupid because I believe an objectect bathed in racist history and used to display racism is racist.
So, we’re going to accuse someone who flies a flag, that represents a portion of their country’s history, as a racist?
Okay then how about this:
Slavery in the British Isles dated from before Roman occupation. It was finally abolished by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
So are all British citizens racists?
Between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured by Barbary pirates and sold as slaves in North Africa and Ottoman Empire between the 16th and 19th centuries. There was also an extensive trade in Christian slaves in the Black Sea region for several centuries until the Crimean Khanate was destroyed by the Russian Empire in 1783. In the 1570s close to 20,000 slaves a year were being sold in the Crimean port of Kaffa. The slaves were captured in southern Russia, Poland-Lithuania, Moldavia, Wallachia, and Circassia by Tatar horsemen in a trade known as the “harvesting of the steppe”. In Podolia alone, about one-third of all the villages were destroyed or abandoned between 1578 and 1583.
The Arab slave trade lasted more than a millennium. As recently as the early 1960s, Saudi Arabia’s slave population was estimated at 300,000.
It is estimated that the Barbary Pirates captured 1.25 million white slaves from Western Europe and North America between the 16th and 19th centuries.
So is anyone who flies an Arab nation flag racist?
Maybe some people, or having known people who lived in the South, see the Confederate Flag, or the Dixie Flag as it’s originally known, as a symbol of southern heritage and the independence of the distinct cultural tradition of the South from the North. It has nothing to do with slavery or racism.
So unless your willing to call the majority of the people on the planet racists, since almost every single country has a history of slavery, maybe you shouldn’t get your panties in a bunch over something you really know nothing about.