Maybe Nazis fly it because they’re fully committed to states rights?
Here’s a list of other reasons from Historymaniacmegan’s post “Worst Excuses for Keeping a Confederate Flag“:
- The Confederate Flag is a symbol of Southern heritage and pride.
- The Confederate Flag is a symbol of freedom and states’ rights.
- My ancestors fought under that flag.
- Even if it is racist, the meaning of words and symbols is relative to the individual.
- Taking down the Confederate Flag will rewrite history.
- Even if it is racist, meanings of words and symbols can change over time.
- Just because I keep a Confederate Flag doesn’t mean I’m racist.
- The Confederate Flag has nothing to do with racism.
- The Confederate Flag doesn’t represent hate and violence.
- The Confederate Flag is a symbol of the proud, distinctive heritage and gentility of the Old South.
- The cry to take the Confederate Flag down is unjustified.
- If the Confederate Flag was used as a national flag, then how could it represent slavery and racism?
- The Confederate Flag is a quaint historical artifact and a memorial to those who’ve fought gallantly and bravely (even in a service of a cause no longer considered virtuous).
- Slavery and racism wasn’t just limited to the Old South.
- But slavery existed in America long before the Confederate Flag.
- But the Confederate Flag is on the state flag of Mississippi.
- The Confederate Flag is a symbol of resistance against an oppressive authority.
- But you see many black people with a Confederate Flag. So how can it be racist?
- But various Southern Rock groups used the Confederate Flag like Lynyrd Skynyrd.
- The Civil War’s been over for 150 years so why waste our time over arguing about the Confederate Flag?
Those are the excuses, but go to the post for see full explanations on why they’re lame excuses. One image though really sums the matter up: