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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What many here seem to be missing is the point. The point is that a symbol's meaning, by it's very nature, is dependent on the viewer.
    Yep. It's not that rare to see racists hiding behind Dixie to get run off by other flag wavers, we don't like them tarnishing our reputation and diminishing the conversation.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What many here seem to be missing is the point. The point is that a symbol's meaning, by it's very nature, is dependent on the viewer.
    Actually that's what a lot of us have said several times. It was actually your comment that "the flag is simply x, nothing more" which went against the grain as I kindly pointed out to you. But it's nice to see you've changed your position.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I agree. It's too bad substantive dialogue was actually "let me ignore what you actually posted and distort your posts".
    One is always free to not engage in anything that detracts from substantive dialogue...
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    One is always free to not engage in anything that detracts from substantive dialogue...
    Thank you for letting us know.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Actually that's what a lot of us have said several times. It was actually your comment that "the flag is simply x, nothing more" which went against the grain as I kindly pointed out to you.
    Actually, my comment that the flag is simply X perfectly aligns with my latest statement... The point is that a symbol's meaning, by it's very nature, is dependent on the viewer.

    So you are agreeing with me now, it seems?
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Actually, my comment that the flag is simply X perfectly aligns with my latest statement... The point is that a symbol's meaning, by it's very nature, is dependent on the viewer.

    So you are agreeing with me now, it seems?
    I agree with your current position as it reflects my own. I do not agree with your last position which you have now amended.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Thank you for letting us know.
    No worries... I am always distressed when I see people engaging in activities that they do not support, hence the advice to all.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Sorry if that's too off-topic, but I believe it's remotely related to the topic:

    I have seen people here in Germany flying the flag of the former East German communist dictatorship GDR. Usually, they are idiots. Nostalgics who had a nice youth in the GDR, but became victims of the economic transformation after Reunification 1990, now unemployed and so on.

    Now there is nothing wrong with being nostalgic (who doesn't want the good old times back, sometimes? And of course you can have a good life, even in a bad system), and it is nothing necessarily wrong with being critical of our current system, or the way Reunification was handled -- but I believe you can well hold these opinions, without at the same time justifying Berlin Wall, persecution of dissidents and shooting orders at the border. But many mix personal nostalgia with political revisionism. The latter makes them idiots.

    Now I don't want to go into the topic of people flying black-white-red. They are idiots anyway, by default. :P
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I agree with your current position as it reflects my own. I do not agree with your last position which you have now amended.
    I amended nothing... I think that you are now just seeing it more clearly.

    More advice: Seeking clarification next time might easily avoid such unpleasantness in the future.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yep. It's not that rare to see racists hiding behind Dixie to get run off by other flag wavers, we don't like them tarnishing our reputation and diminishing the conversation.
    Good call... keeps it clean.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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