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Blog Running History – “The White Man’s Flag”

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This is the ‘proud heritage’ you are defending?

 

‘This is the national flag of the Confederacy as it existed from the Spring of 1863 until just weeks before the end of the war in 1865. Note that this flag was adopted not long after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation’.

‘Why was it called the “White Man’s Flag”?

  • Well, because that’s the name given to it by the guy who designed it, William T. Thompson, the editor of the Savannah Morning News (then known as the Daily Morning News)’.

‘Actually born in Ohio, Thompson designed the flag and editorialized on its behalf repeatedly in the paper he edited’:

“As a people, we are fighting to maintain the heaven ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause.”

‘And then in a later editorial, he cheered the design as one that will :

“be hailed by the civilized world as THE WHITE MAN’s FLAG.”

‘And then finally :’

“As a national emblem it is significant of our higher cause [,] the cause of a superior race, and a higher civilization contending against ignorance, infidelity and barbarism.”

‘This actually echoed, albeit less eloquently the infamous words of Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens who argued that white supremacy was the foundation upon which the Confederacy was built’.

“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea [to that of the United States Constitution]; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.”

From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-white-mans-flag

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