Friday, April 24, 2015

Talk About Losers....

Kevin Levin has a post up at Civil War Manipulated Memory about "The Winners and Losers of the Sesquicentennial."

Somebody named Michael Aubrecht* sez that among the losers were:
"The heritage groups that insisted on spending their time and money on erecting inflammatory facsimiles of flags instead of preserving the actual flags of their ancestors."**
What the heck is an inflammatory facsimile of a flag?  That sounds highly subjective -- even made up -- to me....

So, is every flag flying (not just Confederate ones) that is not an authentic, historical flag a ... facsimile?  Is a flag that isn't a historic flag not a flag but a facsimile?

I mean is "...a piece of cloth, varying in size, shape, color, and design, usually attached at one edge to a staff or cord, and used as the symbol of a nation, state, or organization, as a means of signaling, etc."** not a flag just because it isn't HISTORIC?

Also, does anyone know of any historic flags of our ancestors that are not being preserved in some manner?

I deem Michael Aubrecht to be a heritage hater, pure and simple.

*His blawg:
**He doesn't know, I guess, that contributions to the VaFlaggers are coming in at an increasing pace and the VaFlaggers are serving as examples (and helpers/advisors) for heritage flag-raisers in other states....

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