Monday, April 8, 2013
WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
The first African slaves arrived in the American Colonies in 1619 and slavery ended here in 1865, that’s 246 years of slavery on our shores.
Consider that the institution of slavery began under and was welcomed under the flag pictured on the right for 89 years (1776-1865) and all the slaves that came to this country on US ships came here under that flag on the right.
Now consider that the Confederate flag only flew for 4 years and never flew over a slave ship yet it’s the Confederate flag that is constantly attacked as the flag of racism and oppression.
Is it just me, or is something wrong with this picture? If you’re going to shun the one on the left for slavery and oppression, than in all fairness the one on the right should be shunned too…Ah but then the silly revisionist historians wouldn’t be able to claim some moral high ground for opposing slavery in America….
I’m as patriotic as the next guy but truth is truth and we don’t need to revise history to cover up the motives for an unjust war…