Did you know that the flag that we call the Confederate Flag is not the actual or official Confederate Flag? This is the official Confederate flag.
So here is the deal . . . I don’t care if anyone flies the flag. This one. It was actually the Battle Flag for the Army of Northern Virginia.
In fact, if you live around me in one of those Yankee states, please fly it all day long. It will be easier to pick you out so that I know what you are really about. You can claim Southern pride all day but I think that’s a lie.
Newsflash: You don’t live in the South. You are from Ohio for Pete’s sake. Ohio. During the Civil War, it was a part of Union Army. It is not a part of your history. The odds of you being accepted into the Daughters of the Confederacy are slim. You should Google that shit.
I’m confused by people that don’t live in Southern states that fly the flag. How can you claim it’s southern pride? There are people in Ohio that want to fly it and have parades claiming it’s their right to fly the Confederate Flag. So what are you really saying when you wave the flag around and yelling “Southern pride” with your fake southern accent?
This is still America. You can fly whatever flag you want and I can call you a liar. That’s what America is all about, right? Freedom of speech.
Brilliant post. Almost made me snort coke through my nose in McDonalds this evening. My wife is from Ohio and I lived there for two years as a Brit stranded I was baffled by the whole flag thing when I first arrived. You guys (Americans in general) have flags for everything. Some people in the area we lived in had Flags for each SEASON!!! It was amazing.
There’s a Flag Lady in Columbus. Makes all kinds of flags. There is a Flag Day holiday also.
A Flag Day holiday? I just looked that up.. and people take that seriously.. and kids actually have to take quizzes on that day… it’s a holiday for goodness sake.. holidays=pleasure!!! WOW – Mind blown.
I knew that America took Flag seriously, but I didn’t realise how much.
And flag football. Two things Americans take seriously combined.
At our house, we have band flags (Trivium), the Mexican flag, Rocky Horror Picture Show. I also have an Italian flag patch.
I love your post it gave me a bit of a chuckle being from Ohio and having lived in Northern KY for many years then moving back to Ohio and looking back thinking about how different people on one side of the river can be from the people on the other side xxx
Yes that is what I love about America
I live in the rural South, and we see these flags everywhere. They give me the creeps even though I grew up here and have seen them all of my life. I agree with you that, “You can claim Southern pride all day but I think that’s a lie.”
Thanks! I appreciate that.