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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, the flag was designed to thumb black people in the eye.
    It's wasn't designed for that, no.

    But that's what's it's been used for, and that use has been in play longer than what it was originally designed for.
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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    You're simply refusing the acknowledge the general understand of what the flag stands for. Again, much like the swastika, it's origin intent is not what it's currently understood as.

    The American flag does not hold the same meaning to Americans as the confederate flag does. So I'm not sure why you're bring that up and insisting it does.
    I absolutely acknowledge what the flag means to some and the assigned meaning given to it by others.

    The American flag was used by many as a symbol of oppression. If you dont believe many are similarly offended, you are lost. Its hard to imagine why you can be so insensitive to those that were oppressed under the stars and stripes.

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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I didn't say that he was in the Klan, I said that it looked like him on that horse. Totally different thing.

    Of course the back end of the horse looks like him also. Lots of resemblance going on here.

    Really? You had the occasion to see Strom Thurmond in a sheet and can recognize him? You may be letting on far more about yourself than really, any of us need to know.

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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    He wasn't.
    (I know)

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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I completely understand you will assign whatever meaning to it you choose. I also believe you have the right to be offended. Similarly...I observe how you just completely ignore the fact that the KKK usurped the US flag and they TOO used it as a symbol of oppression (and perhaps rightfully so considering
    the US had a history of slavery long before the formation of the confederate states).


    Thats not conveeeeeenient.


    The USA had a history of slavery before it became the USA, before the Revolutionary War was fought.

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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA had a history of slavery before it became the USA, before the Revolutionary War was fought.
    Indeed.

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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    they still do



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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Crying about a flag specifically designed to thumb black people in the eye, pretending it represents Southern pride, is what losers do.
    WOW you're still wrong about that beautiful flag.
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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA had a history of slavery before it became the USA, before the Revolutionary War was fought.
    The Founding Fathers had slaves themselves. We know Jefferson had sex with one of them through his mixed race descendants.
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    Re: SC Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The Confederate Battle Flag is not a Nazi swastika. Some have used it as a symbol of oppression, just as some have used the US flag for the same purpose.
    Right, "some" like Governors, the majority of a couple of legislatures....

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