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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Sure. The English were also well ahead of the United States in terms of the movement towards the abolition of slavery.
    The English didnt have near the agricultural economy that the US had even back then.
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    So....anyway care to defend Amazon.com and it's support for murderous commies?
    One difference is obvious: Lenin and Stalin were leaders of a country. Guevara was a revolutionary considered by many to be a hero. Don't know if he was also an official.

    Second difference: The latter are people. The former is a symbol.

    Third difference: The latter don't have direct connections to a harmful period in our history.

    Fourth difference: There have not been any mass murders in recent history by people carrying or wearing pics of those people.

    Fifth difference: They are not representations of the denial of any Americans their constitutional rights.

    Pitiful to try to connect the selling of the Confederate Flag with pics of historical people. Although I can only imagine the kind of wackos who would buy any of that stuff, whether it's the Confed. flag or pics of dictators.
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    I agree with the person(s) who said that the Confederates were racist traitors and losers, and that displaying the Confederate flag is an open act of disrespect for everything that America stands for.

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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    So it bans anything related to the Confederacy, yet has no problem selling replicas of uniforms from a dictatorship that tried to, among other things, annihilate an entire ethnic group
    That's what they're doin.
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    This was the 1st flag of the Confederacy, AKA the stars and bars. There were actually three flags over time that represented the Confederacy. The second was replaced because it looked too much like a surrender flag.

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    Those who shout racism refer to the battle flag while calling it the Confederate flag, and are obviously incorrect. I'm sure they know little about what they despise.

    Battle flag, confederate flag...what..difference...does..it..make??? Both flags are standards for the same cause...slavery and oppression. It looks like you know little of what of what YOU are defending, sir.

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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I agree with the person(s) who said that the Confederates were racist traitors and losers, and that displaying the Confederate flag is an open act of disrespect for everything that America stands for.
    Except its not, but they have never taught the true history of the South
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    A fairly trivial detail that ignores the greater issue. Any Confederate flag has the same issue.
    Ah yes, the greater issue... Then take down all symbols of slavery as well. I'll give you a hint: What flag represents the USA.

    What flag was flying over the slave auction center in Philadelphia in 1805?

    What flags were flying over the ships from Rhode Island that were trading guns and rum for slaves in 1806?

    Which flag was in the chamber of the Supreme Court in 1857 when it declared Dred Scott still legally a slave?

    Which flag could be seen by the people locked up in the slave pens in Washington in 1860?

    Which flag flew over the U.S. Capitol as newly inaugurated President Abraham Lincoln endorsed the Corwin Amendment to the Constitution that ordered permanent legalization of slavery in 1861?

    And which flag flew over the Supreme Court of the United States in 1898 when Jim Crow laws were ruled legal?

    Read more here: Monday letters: US flag also flew over slavery | The State The State
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Battle flag, confederate flag...what..difference...does..it..make??? Both flags are standards for the same cause...slavery and oppression. It looks like you know little of what of what YOU are defending, sir.
    And it looks like you know nothing of what you are defending.

    The US flag flew over slavery for at least 87 years, the Confederate flag for 4.

    You obviously don't get the point. If you want to take down/ban symbols of slavery then take down the US flag too. Or, just continue with your selective outrage, which I'm guessing you will do.
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Construct 13 View Post
    The Confederate Flag fight has been strictly symbolic, but that doesn't negate it. We have to come to terms with country's racist past, including racist symbolism. Read more at Why Symbols Matter | Sam Hillestad
    600,000 Americans died coming to terms with it.
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    Re: Confederacy purge continues while last century's villians ignored

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    The rebels were racists and traitors.
    No more that the colonists who opposed England were.
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