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

So Scottish settled the south?

[–] BlowjaySimpson 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Actually, yes. At least in some places in the south. A ton of the old "Southern" folk songs are actually from Scots-Irish folk songs too.

[–] Scald85 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Scots-Irish are neither Scottish nor Irish. They are English Borderers, a distinct group of its own.

[–] 1812-was-not-a-tie 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

So this actually gets really interesting. Southerners supposedly have much more Scottish blood than Northerners. And many Southern traditions are traced back to Scotland. Sowell's "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" talks about that, but I am sure that there are other books that are better sources on it. That said, there is some modern dispute on this origin. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Southerners#Origins

As for St. Andrew's cross. It's also seen on the flag of Alabama which also dates from the Civil War, and it would make sense that this Scottish origin influenced both.

But! There seems to be definitive proof that it was a coincidence. We know who designed it and why.

It was designed as a battle flag, because Confederate Stars and Bars were too similar to Stars and Stripes, and hard to distinguish in battle. So Confederate armies put together the red and blue flag you're familiar with.

But in the original they had it arranged as St George's Cross, like England. Then supposedly a Southern Jew (!) wrote to the flag designer and suggested that they drop the overt religious symbol, with America being founded on freedom of religion and all. So the designer turned it into an X. Amazing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America#Battle_flag

Yes, my source is Wikipedia, but vexillology is probably too geeky to have been falsified by the lying leftist as of yet.

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

Yup why do you think there is so many golf courses?

[–] Rawrination 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A lot of second sons of nobles and the like. A lot of the whites in the south have some level of Scottish Royalty in them. (for the half a pound of jack shit that is worth)

[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And the adopted flag of rebellion.

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[–] Cultural 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Fuck it then

[–] jerry 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Get this Facebook faggot bullshit out of here.