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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    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    I have NEVER heard or seen the word "spear" to be a metaphor for outdated weapons.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.
    The word "spear" is not the metaphore. The outdated unsophisticated weapon is. I could have said rocks or sticks. How about a Navy Seal fully armored and clad with AR-15 and all the gadgets versus a guy with a bow and arrow. That is the comparison that I am making with the British soldier versus the African tribesman.

    It is an anology using a metaphore. I come from a very educated family and an upper middle class area and I heard analogies and metaphores like this all the time.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yes that is exactly what I am doing, I am justifying slavery. You found me out.
    Ahhhhhhhhhh. Your posts make a LOT more sense now.

    But hey, at least you admitted it and didn't try to hide it.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    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.
    My PBS source CLEARLY explained this to anybody that is willing to read and learn. And as you said, it was interesting that it was so soundly ignored. Must have punched too many holes in some people's over inflated opinions and unwillingness to admit error.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    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.
    Okay, I disagree and the Supreme Court + the US government disagrees with the treason part.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by rickety View Post
    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?
    the idiots among "we" as a society give it that baggage with their lack of knowledge....

    But.. I am not surprised in a generation where is is "cool" to NOT KNOW. You know... "keeping it real"
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Ahhhhhhhhhh. Your posts make a LOT more sense now.

    But hey, at least you admitted it and didn't try to hide it.
    I only wish we could reinstitute slavery today... I feel like I really missed out on a great opportunity. Yeah... not really.
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Okay, I disagree and the Supreme Court + the US government disagrees with the treason part.
    Are you saying that SCOTUS and the US Government thinks that the Confederate Flag is a symbol of treason, slavery and racism?
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I only wish we could reinstitute slavery today... I feel like I really missed out on a great opportunity.
    Ha! But according to some views, we're not that far away from it. So you just may get your wish!
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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Okay, I disagree and the Supreme Court + the US government disagrees with the treason part.
    really? So the fed gov is trying people for displaying the confederate flag?

    When was Jefferson Davis's trial again?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Is the Confederate flag a symbol of treason?

    Quote Originally Posted by rickety View Post
    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?
    It actually is treason. The Supreme Court declared as much in several court cases that have been ignored at length here.

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