Liberals hate confederate flags

Is it possible that the migration to ones area can be swayed by the concentration of confederate flags? My home town was overrun by out of state people (liberals) and I slowly saw the concentration of confederate flags shrinking over time until it was hardly ever seen unless you were in the rural part of county. Theres good and bad in this ofcourse, property values went up, more businesses moved in. But they bring their liberal ways as well and they do not seem to like the redneck types even though they came to us. They come in their kids go to the schools. Half their kids are having a gender crisis. They try to get the teachers canceled, they go to the news. Blah blah blah

So I decided to move an hour away to the side of the major city thats basically culturally the redneck stronghold of the state. And I have noticed that there is no diversity here. I discovered this town is 99% white. Everyone I have met who lives here is from the state. And I wondered why the ppl havent moved into this area as its the cheapest town on the outskirts of this major city BY FAR. And then it hit me... It was all the confederate flags. You go to the store you'll see about 2 of them. Whether its a hat or a bumper sticker. I started realizing maybe people thought about moving in and came to the area just to say woah I dont like it here. Then I googled the town and that was exactly the case. People on reddit complained about the area and said "If I have to go through that part to get to the other side I go around it!".

And its not even bad crime wise. Its not worse than anywhere else in this side of the state. Theres alot of drug addicts, but its the south, there's drug addicts everywhere.

Anyway do you believe that confederate flags can scare people out of moving into your area? This is literally the only difference in the other parts of this state.

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  • Why do people like confederate flags? Didn't the confederate states want to keep slavery? Who would want to move into a neighborhood where people flew flags that stood for that? Ignorant Brit here... please don't shoot me (figuratively speaking).

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    • The best I can explain it is you know how some people are patriotic to Scotland? Some people in the south feel patriotic to the south (as well as the USA.)

      Other people are also patriotic to their state (Texans). Black people in the USA are usually "patriotic" to their city or their neighborhood. Its a form of patriotism and the flag is the symbol of that area. Thats the best I can explain it.

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  • No, true patriots hate Confederate flags. It was an attempt to divide our great country over a racist inhumane issue which cost over 600,000 lives. Wake up.

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  • I remember about 6 months ago someone at The New York Times was disturbed to see pick up trucks flying dozens of American Flags on Long Island. And there was talk that the flag had been appropriated by White Supremacists.

    I guess they don't like flags period.

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  • I don't identify as a liberal, but I certainly think the confederate flag represents hate (and secession), much like the swastika.

    If you want to honor the South, eat their cuisine. However, flying the equivalent of a swastika is distasteful.

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  • I just know you’re an ugly, lonely and miserable person.

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  • The Confederate Flag is an historic flag and I have no problems with it being displayed or honored in its proper historical context. I've seen many examples of that in museums, war memorials, or cemeteries that have civil war veterans buried there. I've seen private examples as well.

    It's the fake modern "Confederates" that annoy me. Often times they don't even know the real history behind the Confederacy or what it stood for (they just focus on the parts that they liked, ignore the rest, and think it has some kind of modern context).

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    • I will admit I've heard some pretty silly arguments that the war was about states rights and not slavery. Which technically it was about states rights but the right to have slavery. Most ppl just like it because it's turned into a symbol of the south. Dukes of hazard I think made it alot more popular. After the KKK used it people stopped rocking it to distance themselves from it until dukes of hazard made it popular again.

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      • The Civil war actually started was about certain aspects of State's rights which did not involve slavery (that's a historical fact - and can be looked up).

        Jefferson Davis was advised by multiple powerful southern gentleman (and major slave owners) and by Robert E Lee that one of the things he should do in order to win the war was to free the slaves, and make slavery illegal (lots of historical documentation on that).

        Robert E Lee especially understood the military significance of the issue.

        Jefferson Davis decided not too because some others argued against, personal feelings on the issues, that and my understanding is that he did not understand the impact of continued slavery on the outcome of the war.

        The slavery issue drew a lot more of the norther states in as they saw it as more about slavery that the states rights issues. If you were from the south you mainly focused on the States Rights claims. If you from the more northern States you focused on how bad slavery was.

        Had Jefferson Davis emancipated the slaves early in the Civil war; the South likely would have won and the US Federal Government would have less influence and control of the States than they do now.

        Note that I'm from Wisconsin - where the basis was a fight against slavery; and researched things when I heard the States Rights argument from some people from the south. It's very clear that looking at the historical documents leading up to the the split of the union and the Civil war was indeed caused by States claiming that the Federal Government did not have the power to control certain things, which by the Constitution are then reserved to the States.

        I wish you well...

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        • I havent heard of the push to free slaves by the confederates but I have heard that out of desperation towards the end of the war they authorized slaves to join the army and fight alongside white men with the policy of once the war is over they would be free whether the war was won or not.

          Foot soldiers were more so fighting in their own mind to protect what they believed to be their soverign nation thats being raped and pillaged by northerners. Even though slavery only directly benefited a minority of people.

          I believe what caused the war was the douglas vs lincoln debates where lincoln was very critical of slavery and wealthy southerners did not trust him

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  • When I moved away from my rural area, it was specifically because it was rural. A lot of people in my current city say they would hate to live anywhere too rural due to needing to travel long distances for anything.

    I'm sure the lack of diversity probably influences some people. I just wanted to be able to do shit without traveling 30 minutes to the next town.

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    • As a person who likes driving that doesnt seem to be much of a problem. At least not when the roads are fair. If they get iced up I'm not too pleased to travel to anywhere.

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