The delicate liberal snowflakes running around the country demolishing “racist” monuments and statues to the Confederacy would recoil at the thought of blacks fighting for the “white supremacist” South.
The inconvenient historical truth is that thousands of black soldiers fought and died for a cause that most Southerners to this day regard as the war against “Northern Aggression.”
“Several thousand blacks were enlisted in the Rebel cause, but they could not begin to balance out the nearly 200,000 blacks who fought for the Union,” according to History.com.
For Karen Cooper, an African-American, the Confederate Battle Flag represents freedom from an oppressive government.
“I feel I’m a slave now because the federal government does control me,” she said in an interview for the documentary “Battle Flag” in 2016. “I can’t smoke what I want to smoke. I can’t drink what I want to drink. If I want to put something into my body, it’s my body, not theirs. That’s tyranny.”
Cooper said that when she moved to the South, she was surprised by how much friendlier the people are.
“I came down here, and we were more together,” she said. “People waved to me that I’d never known!”
Cooper said that as a black person, “I felt more welcomed in the South.”
In the North, “they claim they like black people,” but that the people are more segregated, said Cooper, a former member of the Nation of Islam.
Today, Cooper is a defender of Confederate monuments and memorials as a member of the Virginia Flaggers.
Liberals will undoubtedly look upon Cooper as a misguided turn-coat.
All that matters, really, is what Cooper thinks of herself and her beliefs.
She most certainly doesn’t need a bunch of whiny liberals telling her what to do or think.