"I have news for you there guy, I am from the South and I sure done appreciate you comparing my ancestors to Nazis, I don't know if your tracking but Hitler was all set for the purification of the people and making the perfect race and with that to achieve world domination now tell me again how the Confederacy and the Nazis are the same? try and get your facts straight before posting ignorant stuff on the Internet where you can offend more people that the people that will agree with you we people from the south still have our Southern Pride that doesn't make us racist so like my Father always said think before you speak because you just make yourself look more ignorant"
A few points in retort:
- Anonymous Comments in General - While I really do appreciate comments, I appreciate it even more when someone has the courage of their convictions such that they comment under their OWN NAME. I write what I write using my own name. You can see my Facebook page by clicking on my blog badge. I don't hide my feelings or who I am.
- Confederacy was like the NAZIs - My logic in comparing the two is noted in the post. Evil was personified in the Holocaust. Evil was also personified in the notion that African American slavers were nothing more than animals fit to be sold at auction like cattle. The moral equivalency doesn't require a "one-to-one" match...just a relatively similar EVIL intent.
- Facts - What facts does "Anonymous" offer? That Jefferson Davis didn't try to take over the world and therefore the Confederacy wasn't evil? That's ridiculous!
- Southern Pride - I have no problem with "Southern Pride", which is why...if you actually read the posting...I specifically refer to the Confederacy, not "the South". And I am the "ignorant" one here?
- "Doesn't make us racist..." - Anonymous...if you don't want to be referred to as racist, then dump the RACIST SYMBOL, period. Celebrate your "southern pride" by drinking mint juleps and roasting a pig. My point was, and is, this: if a guy flew a NAZI battle flag in front of his house you would probably think that he was anti-Semitic, correct? Why then is that rag (the Stars-n-Bars) somehow immune from the connotation that it carries?