4.05.2011

The Confederate Flag Is Coming Down In Palestine, TX


But a protest group has formed on Facebook and one of its members provided a self-pic.

(Credit: Bud Kennedy via Facebook.)

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is a Tuesday Morning pick you up for all the Wise County women.

Anonymous said...

That photo pretty much says it all.

Anonymous said...

Why do people have to keep the flames burning over the dumbest war American ever had. Let it die in the history books.

Anonymous said...

Good! Take the flag down, that war is freaking over!!!!

Arthur said...

Mi Raza, mi Raza. What's the deal with the Millennials and their Taliban beards? I guess the ladies must really dig on that unkempt ZZ Top roadie look.

Anonymous said...

And it's gonna be going up in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

What most people don't realize is that the Civil War was not about slavery, it was about State's rights.
The fact that people in these same States wanted to hold on to their God given right to continue using human beings as slaves is beside the point.

Jefferson Davis VIII

Anonymous said...

I love the south and would fly a rebel flag before i would fly one of any other kind. Yankees suck.

Anonymous said...

Sweet vest Fester!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rick and Sarah, say hello to your base.

Anonymous said...

and so many bigots on this site want to blame the problems on the "niggas" and "messcuns"

Anonymous said...

You can tell just how retarded some mongoloid is and how ignorant of history they are when they start a sentence off to the effect of,"The Civil War was not about slavery... Blah blah blah. Yada yada, ya... State's rights..."
Moronic.

Anonymous said...

Looks like this feller something in common with you, Mr. Green.

Bikini clad women

Anonymous said...

Poster was correct. The Civil War wasn't about slavery. didn't you take high school history???

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Lynyrd Skynyrd has a new album coming out?

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Only the Yankees believe it was about slavery. They don't want to admit that they are responsible for the federal mafia that they created by denying states rights to the citizens. I would try to blame it on something else, too, if I were them.

LEL

Anonymous said...

I love those southern rockers like Ted Nugent, the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. By the way, which one is Lynyrd?

--Ben Gay

Anonymous said...

I think I have seen this guy in front of IGA before.

Ryan said...

Is this what Giovanni Ribisi is doing in his free time?

Anonymous said...

Only the Yankees believe it was about slavery.

Really? Because my family has been ranching the same piece of Texas since 1834, which is probably before your immigrant family even got to this country, and we're no yankees but think it was abpout slavery.

Look up what Sam Houston thought about the subject.

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of the Nuge, but he isn't a southern rocker. He was born and raised in Detroit.

Plus, he was in a band called Damn Yankees

Anonymous said...

9:37AM won.......most of the rest of you commenters are lame, except for Ryan and a scant few others, maybe.

Anonymous said...

Good one Ryan, I knew he looked familar but you pegged it!

wordkyle said...

If you want a different -- maybe more factual -- take on slavery and the Civil War, read this article in the New York Times. (Yes, I understand the irony in my citing the Times.) A lot of what we think we know may not be 100% true.

Anonymous said...

2:52
My family has been in Texas for over 6 generations and we came to America in mid 1600's. Don't presume to think you are the authority on Texans just because you have been here a while. A lot of others have been here as long or longer. And I was always taught that it was about state's rights. Just becaue the right to have slavery or not was the issue in question, does not mean that the war was over slavery. It was over whether or not the state had a right to allow or outlaw slavery, as well as many other issues. The Civil War is what created this monster of a Federal government that we have today. When will it ever stop growing?

LEL

CT said...

What's the diffence between a yankee and a damn yankee?? The yankee goes home..

lol

Rage said...

A lot of what we think we know may not be 100% true.

Wordkyle, so far, everything you believe is 0% true.

Anonymous said...

The people in tthe northern textile mills were not treated as good as the slaves of the South.As much as a slave was worth it was'nt like the movies make it.We just knew who the childrens fathers were then.

Anonymous said...

He could be a contender for GOP presidential candidate. Or, maybe TEA party candidate, although he does not seem radical enough to suit TEAparty standards.

Anonymous said...

it was about slavery. It was about the southern state's rights to own slaves. Call it state's rights, or call it slavery, it was the same. Want something ironic? The southren staes were democratic, the ablolitionists were republcans. Read TEAM OF RIVALS by Doris Kearns Goodwin for a good hisory of the war.
Uncle Wally

Anonymous said...

9:48 am, are you serious????
I volunteer to enter data in the Ancestry World Archive Project. Not too long ago, there was a project involving the WPA Slave Narratives. I entered data culled from the narratives. The information was fascinating, so I ended up reading every story after entering the needed data.

The majority of the slaves were treated like animals. I only read a few where the slaves were not beaten, they were given food, and had the luxury of sleeping on straw beds. They ate squirrel or other small wildlife to try and survive. They were intentionally not fed much so that they were worn out after working. It decreased the possibilities of escape.

In ALL cases, families were torn apart. The slave owners would trade and sell the people as if they were cattle.

These narratives were not movies, but REAL accounts. Do some research and enlighten yourself.

Arthur said...

@Wordkyle, That was an interesting read in the NYT Sunday Mag. Who knew that mission creep existed in the 1860s?

Anonymous said...

I was born and raised and my family goes back several generations in Wise County. Prior to that I believe my ancestors came from Tennessee. I have read a fair amount about the Civil War and am proud of my ancestors for standing up for what they believed in against long odds. That said the Civil War was about slavery. As another poster said call it what you want the root cause was slavery. The North and South developed very different economies based in large part on slavery. These different economies led to different political interest including tarriffs. The North was (big generalizations here) mostly pro-tarriff to protect manufacturing from cheap imports and the South was anti-tarriff as it exported cotton and its economy was based on these exports. If the United States put a tarriff on British manufactured goods the British put a tarriff on U.S. exports the primary one being cotton. The South was determined to hold onto the political power it had in the senate and which was only possible so long as the number of slave and free states was equal. Lincoln said he would not attack slavery where it already existed and did not believe he had the right to do so. Lincoln did say that he would not allow slavery to be extended to the new territories of the U.S. which would soon become states. If the South allowed this to happen it would lose the political power it had in the Senate. This was a threat to the Southern way of life. Call it a war over states rights, political power etc.. The war had many causes and no one thing caused the war but slavery was at the root of all things the primary cause.

WhitneyLeigh said...

Southern states wanted their rights, sure, but it was basically the right to own slaves that had them up in arms. And if you were black, it would be awfully hurtful to know that your local government looks fondly upon that time period and clings to that memory by flying that flag. Let's forget southern pride. Fly the Texas flag or US flag, there's plenty to be proud of with both of those. Do you feel a particular kinship with Alabama or Mississippi or something? You're proud to be from the South? What does that even mean anymore?

Anonymous said...

you people make me sick alot no most of the people that fought in the war on the souths side didnt even own slaves. most people who owned slaves were wealthy. Besides who was it that sold them into slavery? Their own people!

Anonymous said...

Abraham Lincoln:
"I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man."
Source: Abraham Lincoln said this in a speech he delivered to the people of Charleston, Illinois in 1858.

Anonymous said...

North had slaves too, just not as many.