Six Flags Over Texas, No Plans to Remove Confederate Flag After Charlottesville Attack – TMZ

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Six Flags Over Texas

No Plans to Remove Confederate Flag

After Charlottesville Attack

8/17/2017 1:00 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Six Flags Over Texas is standing firm on flying the Confederate States of America flag, despite the uproar post-Charlottesville.

Park officials tell TMZ, they see a fundamental distinction between the flag they fly and the Confederate Battle flag. They say the distinction is that white supremacists and neo-Nazis have adopted the Battle flag and not the banner the theme park waves. 

True enough, racists generally embrace the Battle flag, but here’s the thing … both represent exactly the same principle. Both flags flew during the Civil War to represent the fight to preserve slavery.

So, is this a distinction without a difference? It seems so. But reps from Six Flags explain it this way … park patrons “are astute enough to know the difference.” Again, what’s the difference? Both flags are an homage to slavery.

In any case … the Six Flags rep says the flag will continue to fly high over the park.

BTW … the original stated reason for flying the flag at the theme park was that there are 6 flags that have flown over the state of Texas in its history, and the Confederate States of America flag is one of them.

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