Let me sum it up. →
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The Confederate flag is not a positive symbol - The Confederacy was formed because Southerners decided to fight and die rather than be told they can’t own human beings. Southerners gathered under that flag in order to wage war against those who would prevent them from…
Laura (authenticsouthern) gets it right; the flag we all recognize is actually the battle jack, specifically used in battle by the Confederate Army. It’s not political, it’s not nostalgic; it’s aggressive. There’s a strange beauty in a lost cause, sure, but some causes are meant to be lost.
Granted, we haven’t even begun to dissect the classist undertones of the entire conflict, the same undertones, by the way, that still pervade Southern politics to this day. Ally yourself with someone who looks like you, rather than anyone with similar economic interests? The historic irony of lower-income white Southerners aligning themselves with rich white Southerners based on race rather than lifestyle or socioeconomic similarity is painful at best, counter-productive at worst.
if helga hufflepuff isn’t ur favorite founder then ur wrong because when all the other founders were like ‘i’ll teach the smart ones’ and ‘i’ll teach the aristocratic ones’ and ‘i’ll teach the ones who r willing to fight bears with their teeth’ helga was just like ‘fuck that i’ll teach anybody who wants to learn’ and thats how u do education
The owner of this blog is a proud Hufflepuff for this reason.