Triumph over bigotry
Secessionista and conformista. I don't know if that works...
Ummm to title this picture perfectly, I might have to first go into the history involved. However, I can vry well speak about the wonderful colors you've caught in the picture. Every color seems perfect whether I talk about teh blue sky or the natural green of the grass & trees, the red & blue flag, white clouds or the black vehicle. I love the look of this picture.
Two flags over Florida?
Hmmm... The South Will Rise Again?
This is a fantastic shot Jacob !! I think the appropriate name would be "Unanimously Winners".Unseen Rajasthan
Under the Same Sky
Flying flags and a sleepy coach! (I'm feeling serious and not sassy today)
Did either side actually win? If so, which?
Gone with the Wind
"Acceptance... somtimes it takes others just a little bit longer"... ?
remember the old Sesame Street bit?"one of these things doesn't belong"I could say so much more but I'll be respectful - this is your home :)
Looks like the South rose a little too early for the folks in the RV.
Southern pride stands strong as America sags?
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
America is about us ALL!
it looks more like a UPS truck than a RV
Living in the Florida county with the huge 50 x 30-foot confederate flag flying on a 139-foot pole (on private property) at the intersection of Interstate 4 and Interstate 75, I can only say that I am proud that my ancestors fought for our nation's independence and in every war since. The freedoms we fought for extend to the flying of flags that represent and express other opinions and even terribly failed and unexplainable efforts to split our mighty union of states apart. (Interestingly, the flag is NOT the flag of the Confederate States of America but a combination of battle flags. It was never flown to represent the CSA as a separate nation split from the United States of America. Regardless of the cause(s)that led to our nation's costliest and bloodiest war, the flag hasn't much worth except as a bold, in-your-face reminder of an unfortunate period in our country's history that took over 600,000 soldiers lives. (Robert E. Lee probably best exemplifies in one man the terrible conflict, confused allegiance and division that almost tore our nation apart)I only recognize and proudly salute the red, white and blue that flies every day in front of my home.
I've racked my brain and can't come uP with anything. Good picture, though, with the green meeting the blue and the flag colors, too. Nice.
This would be a good shot for the October theme day of "contrast".
love the shot. Interesting view, very bright colors!
Choose one.Make sure it's the right one.
@ Frank - Can you hear my clapping? Right on, my good friend. And yes, I know that isn't the Confederate flag. In fact, not so long ago, I wrote a long article re: the flag in Tampa ... on another blog...Thanks for a superb commentary!
Peace in th south
If you can't beat 'em -- join 'em.
Very nice capture, Jacob. But my mind is a blank! WAHN!
Thank you all for your "titles" and other comments!
Jake: I appreciate freedom of expression, but that flag symbolized the right to maintain slaves and to preserve slavery more than anything else. The result was the horrible war but the idea was not defeated and caused misery to thousands beyond and during reconstruction into our present time. I could raise a Nazi flag and say wow: a reminder of how German's lust for supremacy caused WW1 and WW2 without mentioning the holacaust.
Home sweet home!
Re Lee's comment, I have to agree that the confederate flag still has those connotations for me, or in modern times of red-neck racists. However, I've heard various southerners interviewed about the meaning the flag, and most interestingly a southern black congresswoman (I think) who claimed that it is viewed more as a cultural symbol today, with less and less racial overtones. What are your thoughts on this Jacob?
@ Eamon - I think the black congresswoman was trying hard to put the best face on it. In my experience, someone flying the so-called Confederate flag is someone who never figured out the Civil War is over...it is primarily a symbol of racism. There may be exceptions to that, but I've never met one.
How about: "Freedom flies over oppression"?
"One Allows the Other"
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