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The Confederate Battle Flag Battle

Mauryk2's Blog

As I type this out, somewhere in the USA a white kid is being kicked out of school for wearing a T-shirt with the Confederate battle flag on it. The Cult of Political Correctness has deemed it akin to the Nazi swastika flag. This despite the lack of commonality between the two.

It wasn’t always so. For example, in the late 1950s, a time of openly enforced conformity, the Confederate flag was a way of showing that one was a ‘rebel’, but not a communist or beatnik.

Only when the civil rights struggle heated up after 1960, did the Confederate flag start to become something more. But even then, standing by itself, it was still regarded as an historical artifact. Those trying to politicize it had to add something to it.

The first to do so was the National States Rights Party founded in 1958 and led by JB Stoner…

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About mauryk2

Vietnam veteran. Succeeded Jeff Sharlett as editor of VIETNAM GI, 1st anti-war paper put out by Nam vets. Edited RAP!, underground paper at Ft Benning. Until retirement from Postal Service, put out the POSTAL HARDHITTER, another underground newsletter. Presently, I'm a free lance writer.

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