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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That is not the issue here, Thunder. I accept that slavery was the main reason for the Civil War, but that the reason for the Confederate flag being flown by some is much more complicated than that, and I gave my reasons in the original post, which you should read. It is not kosher to attempt to change the parameters of a discussion, once it has been posted.
    In my humble opinion, Southerners fly the Rebel flag to thumb their noses at the North and at blacks.

    Yes, I have seen the photos of a few black folks actually waving this flag. I don't think they understand what they are doing.

    Living in WV for a year gave me enough experience with folks who love the Rebel flag, to understand what their motivations are.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

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    In my humble opinion, Southerners fly the Rebel flag to thumb their noses at the North and at blacks.

    Yes, I have seen the photos of a few black folks actually waving this flag. I don't think they understand what they are doing.

    Living in WV for a year gave me enough experience with folks who love the Rebel flag, to understand what their motivations are.
    I don't really believe this. You do realize that WV was part of the Union right? In fact, WV was created because the citizens did not want to be part of the Confederate state Virginia. I doubt WV natives were waving around a Rebel flag to an extent that gives you expertise on the matter after just one year of living in a state that was part of the union.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    In my humble opinion, Southerners fly the Rebel flag to thumb their noses at the North and at blacks.

    Yes, I have seen the photos of a few black folks actually waving this flag. I don't think they understand what they are doing.

    Living in WV for a year gave me enough experience with folks who love the Rebel flag, to understand what their motivations are.
    Then you are seeing the racists only. Here in Texas, I see a lot of people flying the Stars and Bars. Yes, SOME of them are racist, but when you use a broad brush to cast EVERYONE who flies the flag as racist, then you are no better than those racists who use broad brushes to paint blacks with derogatory stereotypes.
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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    In my humble opinion, Southerners fly the Rebel flag to thumb their noses at the North and at blacks.

    Yes, I have seen the photos of a few black folks actually waving this flag. I don't think they understand what they are doing.

    Living in WV for a year gave me enough experience with folks who love the Rebel flag, to understand what their motivations are.
    Some will always buy into the opporession. Women have seen men as superior and enforced the oppression on other women for example. There is some name for that somewhere. Brain frat right now. But it's not unusual.

    But it should not be a surprise how you see the flag, like any such symbol, really depends on your viewpoint, and what it represents to you. The question is should we care what it means to those who were abused under that symbol? How about any symbol? Is there no symbol you'd rather not see flying around? On government building?

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Flying the confederate flag at state houses SHOULD be illegal, regardless of what it means to who. That is PUBLIC property, paid for and maintained by that public's tax money. If there is so much as just ONE tax payer that doesn't want that flag, that flag should not be flown, period, end of discussion.
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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Eh, I don't have a dog in this race. I'll admit that when I see trucks sporting confederate flags, I grimace on the inside and yes... I judge them as redneck racists. Sorry. If I stood on the corner in fishnet stockings, wearing a see-through blouse and a mini-skirt so short my crotch showed, you'd judge me a hooker. *shrug* Same difference.

    If folks want to display their confederate flags, let them. Freedom of expression and all that. If it offends people, well, there's no constitutional right not to be offended. Just be aware as you display it you are liable to be judged by others, for better or worse. To me it stands for racism and a wish to return to slavery. That's how I'll judge people who display it. Sue me.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Eh, I don't have a dog in this race. I'll admit that when I see trucks sporting confederate flags, I grimace on the inside and yes... I judge them as redneck racists. Sorry. If I stood on the corner in fishnet stockings, wearing a see-through blouse and a mini-skirt so short my crotch showed, you'd judge me a hooker. *shrug* Same difference.

    If folks want to display their confederate flags, let them. Freedom of expression and all that. If it offends people, well, there's no constitutional right not to be offended. Just be aware as you display it you are liable to be judged by others, for better or worse. To me it stands for racism and a wish to return to slavery. That's how I'll judge people who display it. Sue me.
    ...and "sticks and stones" will be what those Rednecks you discuss will be saying.

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    Re: Perry once defended Confederate symbols

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Eh, I don't have a dog in this race. I'll admit that when I see trucks sporting confederate flags, I grimace on the inside and yes... I judge them as redneck racists. Sorry. If I stood on the corner in fishnet stockings, wearing a see-through blouse and a mini-skirt so short my crotch showed, you'd judge me a hooker. *shrug* Same difference.
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