View Poll Results: Should the Confederate Flag be abolished?

Voters
186. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    55 29.57%
  • No

    131 70.43%
Page 10 of 270 FirstFirst ... 891011122060110 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 2695

Thread: Confederate Flag[W:1518,2230, 2241]

  1. #91
    Actually I am.

    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,388

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Acutally the Swastica has been around for 12,000 years and is a symbol of prosperity, heaven, bounty and peace, among other things. Only on the Nazi flag does it represent hate.
    But to most people - that's what it represents. Most people don't realize that it's been around for 12,000 years. They see a swastika, and they see genocide and Nazi death camps.

    It doesn't matter what it started out meaning. What matters is how it is viewed now, in my opinion. Groups take symbols and turn them into images of hate, and that's what has happened with the swastika.

    The Confederate flag, though, has always been a symbol of hate and divisiveness.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky
    It's easy to be a Conservative, until you need help.
    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug
    Asking Sarah Palin to head up the Department of Education is like asking Hitler to head up a human rights advocacy group.

  2. #92
    Sage

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas, Vegas, Colombia
    Last Seen
    11-28-16 @ 05:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    You should try and reverse that trend. Go as a visitor with a swastika on your tee shirt into an US military base.
    I'm too old to be a trendsetter....besides, this guy is already way a ahead of any of us.....

    https://www.vice.com/read/manwoman-i...k-the-swastika

  3. #93
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:58 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    50,995

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    But to most people - that's what it represents. Most people don't realize that it's been around for 12,000 years. They see a swastika, and they see genocide and Nazi death camps.

    It doesn't matter what it started out meaning. What matters is how it is viewed now, in my opinion. Groups take symbols and turn them into images of hate, and that's what has happened with the swastika.

    The Confederate flag, though, has always been a symbol of hate and divisiveness.
    I have never seen the Confederate Flag as one of hate and I know my history...

    The swastica as presented in the Nazi flag is genocide but not the swastica itself. Research it a bit.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Swastika
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

  4. #94
    Actually I am.

    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,388

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    why not pull the US flag down then?.. American Indians have that flag thrown their face all the time... aren't they worth consideration?



    it's interesting that the Swastika existed for thousands of years before Hitler came along... and he ruined utterly ruined it ( for now).
    it's a really cool symbol... and i hope someday someone takes that power that Hitler still holds over people and revives the symbol into something better.
    or we can be juvenile about it and cast it away for ever and ever ,amen... as if doing away with the symbol magically solves problems.
    The American flag means much more than what happened to Native Americans. Much more.

    Confederate flags mean one thing, and one thing only, and to continually fly it regardless of who it hurts or offends speaks more of issues with people who want the flag to remain, than with those of us who want it removed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky
    It's easy to be a Conservative, until you need help.
    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug
    Asking Sarah Palin to head up the Department of Education is like asking Hitler to head up a human rights advocacy group.

  5. #95
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:58 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    50,995

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I'm too old to be a trendsetter....besides, this guy is already way a ahead of any of us.....

    https://www.vice.com/read/manwoman-i...k-the-swastika
    That guy is a ****ing nutcase...

    ManWoman given his name from the dream people when he went to the something of the sacred womb and met the guy in the white robes?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

  6. #96
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:58 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    50,995

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    The American flag means much more than what happened to Native Americans. Much more.

    Confederate flags mean one thing, and one thing only, and to continually fly it regardless of who it hurts or offends speaks more of issues with people who want the flag to remain, than with those of us who want it removed.
    Not to Native Americans I bet...
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

  7. #97
    Actually I am.

    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,388

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    To perhaps a couple billion people TODAY that swastica represents prosperity, heaven, bounty and peace, among other things, as I said.
    Who? Who today looks at a swastika and sees prosperity, heaven, bounty and peace?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky
    It's easy to be a Conservative, until you need help.
    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug
    Asking Sarah Palin to head up the Department of Education is like asking Hitler to head up a human rights advocacy group.

  8. #98
    Neoconservative RINO/DINO
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    23,555

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Looks like the Left found something to divert attention away from Obama's ****ed up administration.
    The flag is a consequential matter, but it is a pity it comes at a time when a shooting occurred. It almost seems like a bread crumb for a tragedy, but that is life. Control what. Can actually be controlled, I suppose.

    That being said, the Republican Party has well over a year to critique the administration and will probably have less difficulty doing so than liberals feel comfortable admitting.
    "We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963

  9. #99
    Actually I am.

    Superfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Coast
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    19,388

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I have never seen the Confederate Flag as one of hate and I know my history...
    Bodhi. You are white. Of course you wouldn't see it as one of hate.

    It's not a stretch that it wouldn't offend you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky
    It's easy to be a Conservative, until you need help.
    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug
    Asking Sarah Palin to head up the Department of Education is like asking Hitler to head up a human rights advocacy group.

  10. #100
    Sage

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas, Vegas, Colombia
    Last Seen
    11-28-16 @ 05:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    The American flag means much more than what happened to Native Americans. Much more.

    Confederate flags mean one thing, and one thing only, and to continually fly it regardless of who it hurts or offends speaks more of issues with people who want the flag to remain, than with those of us who want it removed.
    from what i've been told by southerners, it doesn't represent "just one thing".

    just as the American flag represents different things to different people, so it is with other flags.

    the thing is , people are getting all gushy over the US flag... utterly ignoring the vast amount of atrocities and evil that occurred under it... and then turning around and crapping all over a flag that was once held by a rebel nation for 4 short years.

    I contend that flag has more to do with modern state of South Carolina that it does with the CSA....

    I understand many folks are incapable of changing their perspective on such matters... but i think it's rather silly, and ironic, to be held slave by a symbol.
    but I also understand in this ultra PC world we live in, stuff like this is impossible to get over... we are, after all, a perpetually offended nation.
    I'm also sure nothign will change in regards ot racism, murder, segregation, and slavery... but at least we can say we did " something".. even if that something doesn't affect anything.

    so I dunno.. might as well just ban flags altogether...especially if we're going to be hypocritical about them.

Page 10 of 270 FirstFirst ... 891011122060110 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •