Symbols are very important to every culture, and even to sub-cultures. They express, to a large degree, what the culture that uses them is really all about. The symbols can be either good or bad. Either way they express the desires and aspirations of those that use them.
For example, the Hippie Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s used that they called a "peace" symbol. To most of the unitiated among them it may have meant that. But to those who bothered to take a closer look at the "peace" symbol and its history, they found out that it was really far from what it was called. What it really was, and you still see it occasionally today, is a Christian cross, turned upside down with the arms broken off of it--a denial of the power of Jesus Christ to save and to redeem. That's what it was really all about. It was a favourite symbol of the Leftist "peace" movements of bygone years, many of which had Communist affiliations. The Communists seemed to have no problem whatever with the peace symbol, which should tell you something.
A short article in Free Enterprise way back in July of 1968 noted: "Many Americans are familiar with the peace symbol...Some are even willing to wear it. But, what most of them do not know, is that it is "the Broken Cross' of the anti-Christ." Again, this lets you know why the Communists never had a problem with it. They knew what it stood for.
However, the Communists and their Leftist friends have always had a problem with Confederate and Southern flags and symbols. They and their ultra-liberal buddies have outdone themselves in trying to have all Southern flags and symbols removed all over the South, or anywhere else for that matter. They and their cohorts carry on about how Confederate flags only represent slavery. What utter hogwash! There was slavery in this country, in the North as well as the South, for over 250 years before a Confederate flag ever existed! One wonders how they manage to blame that on the Confederate flag. But, I suppose, if given enough time, they will come up with some convoluted explanation. It may not be remotely credible, but the media will trumpet it anyway.
This has gone on in this country since the socialist revolts in Europe in 1848. After those revolts failed, the forty-eighters and their freethinker (anti-Christ) friends came to this country in the early 1850s--and during the 1860s these same people joined up with Mr. Lincoln to help him force a Marxist-style government on the South. Those people hated the South with a passion then and their descendents still do--because the South was Christian, and even today, is the most Christian part of the country.
Pastor John Weaver has written: "The Confederate battle flag is based upon the national flag of Scotland. The national flag of Scotland is the cross of St. Andrew and the cross of St Andrew is a symbol of the Christian faith and the heritage of the Celtic race...It was adopted consciously, purposefully, and deliberately...in order to display faith in the sovereign God of heaven and earth, faith in the providence of God, the God of history and the God of salvation." This one statement explains why Leftists, past and present, hate it so much and why they are constantly seeking to besmirch it. Those people are fighting against God. And they are fighting against the symbols that represent what they hate--Christianity What they do not realise is, that in the end, they will lose. Our Trinitarian God will have the last word and those people will be forced to bow the knee to Him. His kingdom will prevail, no matter what these anti-Christs attempt--and that is reassuring.