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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    is that all that the people of Africa had as weapons? spears?
    Except for a few captured, yes this is historically accurate. Since you ignore my example above I am assuming you have no argument.

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    wow, some of these posts really due prove the point of the OP.
    Only to those with limited intellect and a less than accurate understanding of history.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    You said something was factually incorrect. I need those facts.
    Yeah, I said it was factually incorrect to suggest that no traders viewed Africans as inferior. And I'm not going to bother finding sources for a claim that you already agree with with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    ... as I mentioned earlier from the President down they all viewed blacks as inferior.
    I assume "they all" includes traders.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    True, people do have a right to do and say what they want, it is not treason. Though should we as a country support a symbol with that much negative baggage?

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    The British Army took South Africa from a united Zulu nation with a relativity small army.

    So yes this is true.

    PS the Zulu nation was among the best organized and largest native forces in Africa. The Zulu's won 1 battle due to a tactical mistake buy the British General. After that, it was pretty much over for the Zulu Nation. It would have been even easier in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.
    Yeah... I actually had to look up to see if there was another win for the Africans other than that one massacre. Even then the British lost about 1,000 and they killed 3,000 - 4,000. It was like the Black Hawk Down. We kinda lost but killed thousands to our 18 dead.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    is that all that the people of Africa had as weapons? spears?

    wow, some of these posts really due prove the point of the OP.
    Yeah... they were just a bunch of spear chuckers. Yep, that is what I was saying

    Is there any other reason that I might have made such a comment? One that might take a metaphore or logic to understand? No? You can't think of anything?
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    ...You are going to sit there and tell me that the British Army... the most powerful army in the world could not and would not have beaten a bunch of guys with spears?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yeah... they were just a bunch of spear chuckers. Yep, that is what I was saying ...
    actually, that is exactly what you said.

    and it looked NOTHING like a metaphor.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    actually, that is exactly what you said.

    and it looked NOTHING like a metaphor.
    Spears means outdated or inferior weapons. Jeeez. The most powerful army vs a bunc of guys with spears. That means that they are overmatched and will get the ass handed to them quite easily and has nothing to do with their actual weapons. Obtuse to the Nth degree.

    And no, that is not EXACTLY what I said. Again, Spear Chuckers is a racist term that does not denote that they actually only used spears. My god, it is like talking to a foreigner. I said the racist thing not because I am racist, but to point out the ridiculousness of your interpretation. Is this what apstd did? Am I now a racist in your eyes?
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Of course many American viewed Africans as inferior to them. The same can be said of any culture when viewing a differing one. The real issue is how does this real issue make the Confederate Flag a symbol of racism, slavery and treason? The same argument can be made that many Southerners did not view Africans as inferior to them. When you can show that this fact is false then you can make the sweeping claim that the CF is a symbol of racism, slavery and treason. Right?
    Of course I am right thePlayDrive and you have no argument against it. Hide away... like I said, it is a subjective argument that you will never win.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Spears means outdated or inferior weapons.....
    I am 35. I read the New York Times. I come from an educated family.

    I have NEVER heard or seen the word "spear" to be a metaphor for outdated weapons. Sorry.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yeah, I said it was factually incorrect to suggest that no traders viewed Africans as inferior. And I'm not going to bother finding sources for a claim that you already agree with with.


    I assume "they all" includes traders.
    I agree that colonial and later American whites viewed blacks to be inferior... I have never and will never agree that slavery of Africans was BASED on racism, and I do not nor ever will believe that the confederate flag is a symbol of treason, slavery, or racism.
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