What does confederate remembrance mean to you? Confederate Remembrance is a hot topic hitting headlines today. Some believe that the confederacy is a sign of racism and others believe it is about heritage. The philosopher George Santayana once said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana) Southern Confederate statues and buildings, some feel it is important to remember history or it will repeat itself. Remembering our past even when it is painful will help us to not make the same mistake again. Some people want to tear down statues of General Robert E. Lee and get rid of the stars and bars (confederate flag). To get rid of those things would be like getting rid of someone 's ancestry and earacing …show more content…
In this movie the guys that drive that car are the rebels of the movie. They are considered somewhat of the outlaws.(confederate remembrance) There are multiple statues, street names, buildings, schools, holidays, military bases, and monuments that are just some examples representing confederate soldiers or leaders in over 30 states that are at risk of being removed or changed. Although most people do not understand what the confederacy actually stands for. Most think it is a sign of racism but in reality it is a flag the represented the south just like the north had their own flag. People have now associated the confederate flag with slavery but that is not the case it means the rebels. The confederate flag is a part of our history at one point in time it was our nation 's flag the it evolved into what we have today. The flag we know as the confederate flag was actually just the battle flag because the actual flag looked similar to the north flag it was created so they would not be confused in battle. Currently in Russia they are erecting statues of Joseph Stalin so as we are fighting to take down our history they are supporting their
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There was a politically correct remembrance of the Confederacy in that men felt so strongly about their beliefs they were willing to wage war and die for them, many felt that should be honored. My own understanding of the South’s passion with the Civil War is much like Tony Horwitz, In that the War is so intriguing and interesting because it involves the country I live in and the beliefs that are so passionately felt to this day. Born and raised in California I believed racism to be dead and the surprise I received moving to the panhandle of Texas was discomforting. The Civil War has a unique way of luring
On the monument the creators of it use the terms “Deathless devotion” and “Genius and valor of Confederate”. But do not use the terms like “Slave owners” or “Preservation of an immoral act”. They keep developing these monuments around Southern American that portrays false images of the Civil War, also by giving the people who fought in it a god like status. In the Confederate War Memorial, located on the front of the plaque has a description of “The brazen lips of Southern cannon thundered an unanswered anthem to the God of Battle”. This quote shows the actions as morally correct and somewhat God
People may argue that the Confederate Flag is a racist hate symbol, but ultimately the flag’s roots are benign because it symbolizes history of war, southern pride, and secession of the confederate states. Being entitled to your own opinion is not wrong in itself, but once things are brought out of proportion it can harm others physically or emotionally. Learning the background of the Confederate flag can help some realize its true meaning and prevent more controversy. Throughout many years of our society, the Confederate Flag has been argued as hurtful or
Many people associate the confederate flag as part of American Southern heritage and pride. However, a growing number of people in America relate the flag with racism, white supremacy, segregation and discrimination against blacks and other minority. The confederate flag supporter adverse role in the American civil right movement, the KKK clan use of this flag in promoting its movement and individual criminals such as Dylann Roof in using the flag in committing their crime has shifted the conversion to one-side. State governments, religious institutions and businesses become pressured to distance themselves from this symbol. The flags are removed from statehouses ground, churches, schools and public venues.
This loyalty was a significant characteristic of Southern Nationalism. The flag of the Confederacy was also another symbol of Southern Nationalism. “The Confederate government quickly became for the South, the successor to the federal government at Washington. A flag, the “ Stars and Bars,” was adopted for the new republic after a study by a committee that concluded that keeping the United States “Stars and Stripes” would be impractical and unpatriotic.” Southerners feared that white supremacy was in danger and feared slave rebellions.
A lot of people may not advocate the removal of the confederate monuments, but the problem is, they aren't opposed to it either. To people, the confederate soldier statues and monuments represent people protecting slavery. But confederate soldier statues and monuments represent individuals, soldiers fighting for
Polls have been taken over a period of time only to receive similar percentages of answers. The percentage stays the very same over the years. Mainly, the outcome states that the flag represents southern pride mostly by over 50% every time, rather than the banner promoting racism. Originally born as a practical banner of the commanders of the Confederate Army in Virginia, the commanders of the south wanted a symbol to identify their cause and their troops to serve as their battle flag during the Civil War. After going through a few ideas they chose the first Confederacy`s National flag -The Stars and Bars- to serve as their battle symbol during the war.
I believe that Confederate monuments should be used as educational opportunities. Younger people can see Confederate monuments and learn from the mistakes of earlier generations. On Memorial Day in 1884, Oliver Holmes Jr. (former Union Veteran) stated. “I believe that our memorial halls, statues, and tablets, the tattered flags of our regiments gathered in the State Houses, are worth more to our younger men by way of inspiration than the monuments of another hundred years of peaceful life could exist”(Federalist 8/18/17). Learning from the shortcomings of others can benefit others in the pursuit of peaceful living.
The Confederate flag is a contentious topic, creating a great amount of controversy. Recently, especially, over the course of this year, the question on whether U.S. citizens should be allowed to display the Confederate flag has been addressed throughout our society. Individuals who are in favor and defend the battle of the Confederate flag, state that this is only a symbol that represents their heritage and early America. However, this flag can additionally be as a symbol of hate. For instance, with reason, numerous American citizens believe this flag represents white supremacy and is extremely offensive.
The Confederate States of America had three different flags throughout the Civil War. The flag we know as the confederate was only symbolized as their flag after they lost the war. While this flag does symbolized slavery and racism one of ten people still feel positive towards the Confederate flag. Today there is a lot of controversy of the Confederate Flag.
In the news today, a continual debate can be found about the significance of Confederate monuments and if they should remain or be removed. Confederate monuments that have been erected throughout the U.S. should be kept because of the preservation of America’s history. For instance, in the article, The Unbearable Lightness of Confederate-Statue Removal, the author lists how slaveholder monuments aren’t the only statues being vandalized, but the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Rushmore are other symbols of U.S. history that some believe need to “blow up” (Murdock). Every historical symbol can have both people who appreciate it and who oppose it. That doesn’t mean that we should tear down all symbols, but
After the Civil War and Reconstruction ceased, the South 's Lost Cause was introduced to the southern United States by ex-confederates. A very politically influenced movement, the Lost Cause, while building a legacy for the controversial Redemption, was subject to backlash for it 's false interpretations of what slavery was like as well as how they interpreted the event of the Civil War. Even with all of its misinterpretations and falsities, however, the Lost Cause influenced the memories of many of the Civil War, Redemption, and slavery for generations to come. The lost cause was spurred by ex Confederates as a way to get back at the union and to prove that the Confederate spirit was not lost, even though the Civil War had ended years ago.
There is an issue which has sparked some conflict which is based on the topic of whether or not Confederate Statues and Confederate symbols should be removed due to the background that they represent. Though they may represent history, the history that they represent is done in such a way which’ll show support for the Confederacy and honoring Confederate Soldiers. I believe that cities shouldn’t be allowed to rename locations and remove Confederate Statues because this would be very similar to removing history from our everyday life. One reason for why I believe that cities shouldn’t be allowed to remove Confederate symbols is because removing statues and renaming locations would put people at a high risk of forgetting about what’s happened