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Rebel Currency, Flag are Worthless
by Uriah J. Fields
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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What does the Confederate flag and Confederate money potentially have in common?

 

     There is an adage that says "Follow the money." It is appropriate, although long overdue, for the Confederate flag to follow the Confederate money. Confederate money has been worthless since the end of the Civil war. The same should be true for the Confederfate flag.
      The Confederate flag is a representation of what the South embraced when the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, starting the Civil War.

      It stands for white supremacy, slavery, lynching, segregation, discrimination, disfranchisement and every action that can be used to keep African Americans as close as possible to being enslaved.
      It is unfortunate that the North and the U.S. Government capitulated and acquiesced to the Southern ideology. When I enlisted in the military two years before the Korean War I was placed in  a segregated Army in New Jersey -- which is north of the Mason-Dixon Line and certainly not Alabama, where I was born and reared.
      In a way the Confederate flag indicates that the South did not lose the Civil War. When we observe the treatment of African Americans in the South this is true , at least in the past.
     It 's time for all Americans who believe in justice to demand removal of every vestige of the Confederate flag, especialy from public spaces and from automobile license plates.
   The Confederate flag should be put where only people who want to see it can access it, out of sight for everyone else.

         What a day of rejoicing there will be when the Confederate flag follows Confederate Money.

                                               -- Uriah J. Fields

{This is my letter that was published in the "Daily Progress' Letters to the Editor" on 7:20-15}

Copyright 2015 by Uriah J. Fields

        

 

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Amen to that. I see no problem with the Confederate flag (of the Civil War era) being a collectors' item or museum piece. But, as you have so eloquently stated here in this letter in the poetry section, the Confederate flag has no place in modern society any more than the Nazi swastika flag has. Those that rever these symbols in modern day life want to throw back history to a time of great disservice to the intelligence of people of color. They want to hang onto supremacy of race as though it were some kind of ordained right when it is only ignorance and stupidity.

Ron

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