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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 03:52 pm
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Joined: Wed Jul 23rd, 2008
Location: White Hall, Illinois USA
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It amazes me the number of people who are upset over the sight of the battle flag. It is an example to me of how we teach "selective history" in our schools. I've always wanted to write a book on what I call the "black pages" in the history of our country.
The battle flag is seen by some as a symbol of racism and subjugation, but to the native americans, could not our own stars and stripes have been viewed in the same manner? For many years it was only seen by them at the head of a column of trops charging through their village and killing everything in sight.
I'm by no means placing the battle flag on the same level as our country's flag. But I do beleive people are far too sensitive about this issue, when we face so many other problems.

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