Politics

The Confederate Flag Represents a Lost Cause by a Group of Sore Losers

With so much tension in this country over police brutality and the death of so many African Americans at the hands of the police, the debate over the Confederate Flag has surge back as major American Institutions have banned the use of this flag. However, the biggest question resides in why is that flag still so prevalent and displayed with pride by so many?

The Lost Cause of the Confederacy is the main reason this flag still fly’s on the back of pick up trucks and is used at major sporting events in the south.

The Lost Cause of the Confederacy, or simply the Lost Cause, is an American pseudo-historical, negationist ideology that holds that the cause of the Confederacy during the American Civil War was a just and heroic one. … In this manner, white supremacy is a characteristic of the Lost Cause narrative.

The narrative for the National Register of Historic Places application read:

The Cult of the Lost Cause had its roots in the Southern search for justification and the need to find a substitute for victory in the Civil War. In attempting to deal with defeat, Southerners created an image of the war as a great heroic epic. A major theme of the Cult of the Lost Cause was the clash of two civilizations, one inferior to the other. The North, “invigorated by constant struggle with nature, had become materialistic, grasping for wealth and power.” The South had a “more generous climate” which had led to a finer society based upon “veracity and honor in man, chastity and fidelity in women.” Like tragic heroes, Southerners had waged a noble but doomed struggle to preserve their superior civilization. There was an element of chivalry in the way the South had fought, achieving noteworthy victories against staggering odds. This was the “Lost Cause” as the late nineteenth century saw it, and a whole generation of Southerners set about glorifying and celebrating it

To sum it up the lost cause is a movement by people in an attempt to win a war that they lost in 1865. The Confederacy was a group of racist southerners that seceded from the Union, killed thousands of Americans and lost the war.

It is time to preserve history in museums and get rid of this lost cause mentality. They lost and will never win the ideological war.

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  1. This is highly inaccurate. For the vast majority of the south, the flag represents a chance to have a little dignity in the face of defeat. It is also displayed in HONOR of fallen southern war heroes. It has nothing to do with what you claim. If you were from the south, you would already know this. But you’re not, so you are not qualified to speak for the south. So you’re whole opinion is mute really

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  2. Just read Arron’s reply. I’m from the south and I know the confederate flag is racist. Bless his heart. Most don’t know the history so they can’t celebrate it as heritage. They fly the Army of Northern Virginia flag, not the actual stainless banner and later stained banner that were official flags. They fly the racist flag that re-emerged in the late 40’s at rally’s to oppose the civil rights movement.

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  3. The War of Northern Aggression or the War Between the States ….

    Of course the victors described it as a Civil War – which it was not.

    In any case I prefer the Gadsden Flag because I get that the Confederate Flag has racist overtones.

    Its all about states rights and succession. There is nothing racist about that.

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