The Confederate Flag // The Rebel Flag // Stars and Bars // Stainless Banner // Blood-Stained Banner

What does this represent to you?

This represents the South to me.

This represents the South’s states’ rights and freedom.

This represents a dark period in American history.

This is something that represents the South’s history.

The Civil War history.

This flag and the “Stars and Bars” and the “Stainless Banner” and the “Blood-stained Banner” and the Confederate Flag pictured above were the flags that flags that represented the southern state’s binding together as a union to come together against the north.

I am not for slavery. This is not what the flag represents.

Yet, it is being taken down by states because of Dylann Roof shooting Nine people in the Charleston Church. The people are resting in peace because of Dylann. Yes, Dylann was racist. But, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the south feels the same way. Our flag is what represents us. Why is it being taken down? The people who fly it aren’t racist. Actually, I have seen black people flying the same flag. So, why is it being taken down?

Also, Alabama’s Governor (Robert Bentley) made the effort to take down the Confederate Flag that was in front of the Confederate Memorial, today. Now, please tell me how you have a Confederate Memorial without the very flag that represents the Confederacy? How does that work?

You know what the Confederate Flag also represents? The 750,000 men that lost their lives in this Civil War. It represents the very war that they lost their life in. The Union had 360,222 men and the Confederacy had 258,000 men. What did those men die for? For their lives to be lost and their deaths to be walked on because of the “controversy” of the flag? Were their deaths a controversy too?

The flag being taken down DOES NOT make what Dylann did any better. The flag being taken down is NOT going to take away the racist killers out there. I know people that are racist but if they ever decide to kill people, the flag being down isn’t going to help them to not kill people. Last time I checked, people don’t kill because of flags. On that note, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Sorry that was a side note.

We call it the “rebel flag.” Why do we call it that? Because The South rebelled. The South (notice how I said “the south” not “We”) wanted slavery and The North (also called “The Union”) didn’t want slavery. So, The South rebelled. Thus, the rebel flag.

The Rebel Flag is our history. Our heritage. Not a symbol of racism.


The Confederate Flag // The Rebel Flag // Stars and Bars // Stainless Banner // Blood-Stained Banner

“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

The quote above was stated by Dylann Roof. The 21 year old “white” guy who shot 12 people and killed 9 minorities at the Charleston Church Shooting. 

It was said that he was a white supremacist. 

I do not believe in his actions. I am white but I do not believe that what he did was right. I also don’t believe that all minorities should be killed. They are people too. Also, okay yes there have been occurrences where black men rape white women. But does no one (including Dylann) remember the Vanderbilt case where white football players (including the quarterback) raped an innocent black girl? Pretty sure it’s not just black men raping white women because in history, there have been cases where white men rape black women. 

Also, yes, black people have been taking over our government. I don’t like Obama but it’s not because of his color. It’s his actions. 

“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

Bruce Jenner is NOT a hero.

I am not a girl who pushes her religion on other people. I do not speak of my opinions out loud in fear of opposition and arguments. I hate arguments. I also hate confronting people.

But, I have seen a lot of judgements, hatred, and love towards Bruce Jenner.

I do not agree with his choice. I do not agree with the fact that he changed his gender, the gender that God gave him. I do not agree that he is a hero. He is far from a hero.

I don’t understand why people are making Bruce out to be a hero. Nothing about changing your gender screams hero at me. Now, the men and women whom have lost their lives for our freedom or the firefighters/police officers whom have lost their lives for others to have their lives, are heroes. Those men and women are the ones to be honored. Not Bruce.

Bruce did not save anyone’s lives in anyway. He did not allow other people to live because of his sacrifice. His gender change did not “help” others. What it did was allow people to see that a celebrity changed his gender and others can now do the same.

My former best friend from high school is a girl. She now identifies herself as a boy, just as Bruce identifies himself as a girl. But I still believe and look back on her, as a girl. Just as I will never call Bruce by the name of “Caitlyn.” I have never been fond of the Kardashians. And now, I am not fond of “Caitlyn.”

That is all that I have to say about that.

Bruce Jenner is NOT a hero.