Saturday, June 9, 2012
Flags....Blowing in the Wind
Greetings Cosmic Americans!
I spend a lot of time scouring the Internet looking for interesting things to write about. For example, the new Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, writes on reflections of the South, memory, and the racial legacies of yes, you guessed it, the Civil War. You can expect a post about her work coming up in the near future...just as soon as I have had a closer look at her poetry.
But my point today is meant to be a service for all of those in cyberspace who identify to the various Confederate flags incorrectly. So many refer to the "Stars and Bars" when they actually mean something else, and this practice is something of a pet peeve of mine...I know, it's the little things , right? But anyway, and in an altruistic spirit of education, I offer the flags...and their proper names. (PS - the title of this post is an obscure reference that has nothing to do with Confederate flags but everything to do with an 80s band from Santa Barbara - guess who they are and get a Cosmic shout out).
First Confederate National Flag aka "The Stars and Bars"
Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flag
Second National Confederate Flag aka "The Stainless Banner"
Third National Confederate Flag
Confederate Navy Jack
So there you are - a test will commence shortly.