The debate "There's nothing wrong with a rebel flag" was started by
September 18, 2015, 10:39 pm.
20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 6 people are on the disagree side.
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sloanstar1000 posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument, AstroSpace posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
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AstroSpace, sloanstar1000, sachin56, PsychDave, Neaa, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx, Ryan, gouthamabi, VannyMatt, goldfox1987 and 10 visitors agree.
Alex, Sosocratese, sageuraeus and 3 visitors disagree.
I'm going to have to disagree with you PsychDave. The Swastika was originally a symbol of "good fortune" or "well-being". However, that is not the association most people have with it today. The reality is symbols can be perverted through their use. The rebel flag will always be associated with the perpetuation of slavery due to the cause for which it was flown. The south's position in the civil war was to keep slavery intact. There simply is no disputing that. While you can list any number of ancillary causes of the civil war, it is undeniable that at the center of it was the abolishment or preservation of the slave trade. While the rebel flag may have been a symbol of the confederate states and a symbol of shared ideals beyond slavery for some, it has been reduced to being a symbol for slavery, segregation, and for racists groups for the majority of people around the world. It is the American Swastika.
The flag was m and as a symbol for a group of men to rally around in battle. It was not meant to represent racism or hate. In some circles it has come to represent that hate, but that does not make the symbol evil.
there's nothing wrong with the swastika either, it originally meant peace. It's just a symbol.