"Confederate Flag" in the vernacular

Posted by: TBR

So, as is often pointed out, the flag in this picture is the confederate battle flag, not the flag of the confederacy, blah blah blah.

  • The name "Confederate Flag" means this as much or more than its more proper term

  • The distinction has some sort of meaning. This is the "Confederate Flag" and that's that.

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  • Well, if your looking at the original purpose of each flag, then yes their is a difference. The national flag was used to represent the confederacy while the battle flag was used to prevent friendly fire (the national flag looks so similar to the American flag, especially when their is smoke everywhere). But these flags were used for that purpose over a century ago. Meanings can change in that amount of time. Now many consider the battle flag to be a representation of the confederacy, not the national flag. So, technically their is a difference, but practically their isn't.

  • Our land is blood soaked and our blood land soaked,all in the name of the South. This flag represents the blood shed and the fact the civil war will never be forgotten. Heritage and liberty for our states rights.

  • This is one of the official flags of the confederacy. The other flag was the battle flag of the confederacy and the flag of the dixiecrats.

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TBR says2015-07-09T17:33:03.3928144-05:00
Well komododragon8, that's my question. Not what flag is what, but is there any reason to make the distinction in common use? Supporters of the "Confederate Flag" are not talking about the flag on the right, they are talking about the one on the left. Those that object to the flag use the same vernacular as those that the supporters use. The minutia is unimportant at this point. The flag known as the "Confederate Flag" (one on the left) has been such longer than the clvi war was fought. Making the distinction is... Trivia.
TBR says2015-07-09T19:54:50.2672433-05:00
Lannan13 - Can you elaborate?
komododragon8 says2015-07-09T20:42:51.8659732-05:00
TBR: Well the one on the left could be considered even worse than the one on the right as it was used by the KKK and by the Dixiecrats, a segregationist party.
TBR says2015-07-09T20:58:34.6161920-05:00
Right, do you see the "Confederate Flag" on the left or right on tee-shirts? Are the supporters talking about the flag on the right or left? What is the flag used by the KKK? Where is the right flag being used or objected to, or supported? What flag is described as "southern pride by some, and derided by others? So, what exactly IS the "confederate flag"? The one used for a blink of time, or the enduring symbol?
komododragon8 says2015-07-09T21:01:36.7936923-05:00
Well both still represent the traitor state, however the one on the right simply isn't used that often (in fact I dont think ive ever seen it outside of a museum).
TBR says2015-07-09T21:27:02.7631876-05:00
Yup. So, discussing the difference is, to me, trivia only, right?
komododragon8 says2015-07-09T22:33:00.4499484-05:00
TBR says2015-07-10T10:34:56.0638791-05:00
@Freedoms2, that does little to answer the question. Do you understand the question?

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