I was just reading an article in the Evansville Courier and Press titled SOME AMERICANS REFUSE TO GIVE UP ON CONFEDERATE FLAG The article contained all of the normal right wing bullshit about the Civil war having nothing to do with slavery, when in point of actual fact our bloody civil war had nothing to with much of anything else except slavery. The ink was not yet dry on the Declaration of Independence, when pro and anti slavery partisans began their battle over whether we would be a slave nation or a free nation. This fight over slavery controlled almost everything we did as a nation. The pro slavery southern states refusing to go along with any national actions, unless those improvements were tied to additional protections for their "right" to own other human beings as slaves. The national struggle over slavery controlled the process of admitting new states into the union with the original thirteen states, and it sent us off to rape and pillage Mexico in 1846 in order to protect slavery. Whether to be a slave or free nation was the core struggle in our country, right up until the anti slavery forces accepted the surrender of the pro slavery forces at the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Thus ended slavery in the United States of America.
The Confederate flag is the symbol of ………………………..