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[–] Vinylismist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd argue that the American Flag is also a symbol of oppression for those reasons and more, but I come from an anarchist pov, so it's to be expected. The only argument I have that might work for you is that the American Flag has been around for longer and has therefore accumulated different meanings throughout its life. It's been around for a long and continuous period of time, and here fore has the right for a more flexible and interchangeable meaning. Since the confederate flag was used for one purpose, to be flown under the confederacy of the South and be used for what he South stood for back then, it's become a symbol of oppression.

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[–] MommaSpitfire [S] ago 

That's the thing I find so weird about it. The Confederate battle flag wasn't even the official flag of the Confederacy for the majority of the Confederacy.