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ignorance-: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness , so then why is it ok ?

i see so many on here call someone ignorant for many things but when i see posts about the confederate flag or something 90 % of the replies are things like .."your racist" or "uneducated hilibilly" or" did you bring you KKK card too?" that my friends is ignorance. why not learn the truth about the confederate flag? are you only willing to believe what you were "programed" to believe? i am sorry to break it to you but the confederate flag HAS NOTHING NOT ONE DARN THING TO DO WITH SLAVERY OR THE KKK!!! i have never even recalled reading that in history books . so why is it ok that pwoplw can just assume about this and then be flat out hateful towards anyone that flies that flag? learn what the flag means first . obviously it doesnt stand for what you think it does.
http://www.rulen.com/myths/
if you dont want to read a history book or anything then just google it , besides the ignrance of others you will find fact.

 
Mrs.Owen86

Asked by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:25 PM on May. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • thank you, OP! i get frustrated and pissed, too, that people automatically these things about 'the south' or those raised here. talk about pigeon-holing or stereotyping whole groups of people because of one or two! when you think about it, poeple that denounce the confederate flag/its states as such, aren't they showing hate/racism and ignorance,too?
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 12:34 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • MYTH - The Confederate Flags are an authorized symbol of Aryan, KKK and hate groups.

    FACT - Quite the contrary. These dispicable organizations such as the KKK and Aryans have taken a hallowed piece of history, and have plagued good Southern folks and the memories of fine Confederate Soldiers that fought under the flag with their perverse agenda. IN NO WAY does the Confederate Flag represent hate or violence. Heritage groups such as the SCV battle daily the damage done to a proud nation by these hate groups. The SCV denounces all hate groups, and pridefully boast HERITAGE - NOT HATE
    The SCV - Sons Of Confederate Veterans



    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:27 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • yes they are, it sickens me really . i never thought there were so many people that were that blind to not know the truth about things. history isnt hard it never changes i dotn understand how people get it wrong
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:37 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • I see a lot of posts here telling others that their belief is ignorant. I refrain from doing that because I don't know what other people's understanding is on subjects, many times it just comes down to a fundamental difference of opinion. JMO.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:45 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • History does change, or at least the victor is allowed to write it. You have something called revisionist history in this country. It is what is taught in schools, and unless an individual is willing to go out and do more research and read, they are not going to know the opposite end of the spectrum. In addition when you have groups like the KKK and racists who prostitute the flag, and give it an entirely new meaning. You really cannot fault a minority or group for feeling that it represents what the message of the other groups are perpetrating. In some instances the only exposure that these individuals have had with that flag have been racist. Is it right, no. Is it going to continue, probably. You should not fault the individuals who do not understand what the flag stood for, instead go after the group that prostituted the meaning in the first place.
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 12:45 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • http://www.nbc13.com/vtm/news/local/article/alabama_councilman_removes_confederate_flags_from_graves/69784/


    The INNACCURATE PERCEPTION of the Confederate flag as being associated with racism is widespread, and loads to even city officials trampling citizens rights, destruction of private property, and desecration of graves. as in the link above.

    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 12:50 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • 2-1CavWife-- why i completly see what you are saying i have to ask this .
    if ignorance is nto ok in any other case why is it ok inthis one? if it is not ok to just say oh taht is what i learned or taht is how i was raised when it comes to some topics then why is it ok in this one? i say again also i never recall being taught that the confederate flag stood for hate . never and i have taken every history class imaginable .
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:56 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • clapping

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • Because of the revisionist history. The South was not the victor, and unfortunately they have been demonized by our society. They have been perceived as wrong, and the entire reason for the civil war has turned into a big lie. When you make the reason for secession about slavery, you in fact give the perception that all southerner were slave owners or condoned slavery. You demonize the group and therefore they are perceived as evil, and what is said about them or at their expense is upheld because they are less than human because they are considered racist. In addition we are visual by nature. When a class room, is shown movies of graphic images civil rights movements, where a confederate flag is hanging next to the bloody corpse of a lynching victim, you associate the flag with hate. What else is a malleable mind to discern but that the flag is a symbol for hatred and racism. Especially when their teacher states nothing

    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 1:09 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • to the contrary.
    Rationalization

    Answer by Rationalization at 1:42 PM on May. 25, 2009