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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    It was front and center at the SC Statehouse grounds.

    It comes down

    tomorrow.

    At 10AM
    And I am also fine with that.....

    Im also sad that people took an opportunity to have this discussion on race that we keep being told is needed to worry about a stupid flag which will do absolutely nothing to improve race relations.

    It seems every time some event happens and we are all lectured on how there needs to be a discussion on race relations.... it turns into something petty and ridiculous.... or a one sided argument that goes nowhere.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    What are you talking about???
    Read the article. Faking ignorance isn't a good strategy.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its not just you but yes...there are a whole lot of people that are twisted over this fabricated outrage. It gives you a cause to help you feel all better about yourself. Its the equivalent of being worked up over the Redskins team name while you completely ignore the vast social ills infecting the American Indian population. Precisely the same thing.
    Wtf??

    How can you not understand that having a sign that says "Black people are inferior," attached to a state capital has a significant impact on black americans, and even other minority populations who feel alienated and intimidated by a culture that GLORIFIES a symbol of SLAVERY?!

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Read the article. Faking ignorance isn't a good strategy.
    Your claim was nonsense. I read the entire article. Please articulate yourself or i'll just ignore you.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Im not whitewashing the racism. Im claiming racism existed on both sides, therefore I'm negating the fact that the civil war had anything to do with people who loved black people vs evil racists.
    Oh, good, so if my grandfather was racist, then i'm a racist too. And if i was a racist before, i'll be a racist for the rest of my life, i'm not allowed to change my mind.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I got as far as "Professor of Sociology" and already doubted it.

    Sociology is a "study" of how evil whitey is.... that is pretty much the entirety of it. Sure they throw some other **** in there to mask the fact that its purpose is to spread white guilt over some **** the vast majority of white people have absolutely no control over.
    That's just an excuse some use to ignore information and ideas they don't like. I think the tactic is kind of cowardly. But that's just my opinion.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    What?!?! Are you being sarcastic?!!

    There was only ONE reason for the civil war: the south knew that the north was going to push for an end to slavery across the entire country.

    Said another way, the south would rather commit TREASON for the sake of maintaining slavery. And the confederate flag is a symbol of that desire!!
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    Your claim was nonsense. I read the entire article. Please articulate yourself or i'll just ignore you.
    I'm sorry, I assume you know what you write.

    You: The American flag does NOT represent slavery...

    Me: It does today.

    Then I gave you an article on why it does.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    It was front and center at the SC Statehouse grounds.

    It comes down

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    At 10AM
    Absolutely disgusting! ONE mentally ill nutjob had to destroy a flag that was not responsible for the nutjob in any way shape or form. Sad day for the South.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Treason? They fought and won independence during the Revolution... were named as Individual Soverign States, Joined a VOLUNTARY union.... and Left a VOLUNTARY union. Treason is a far stretch....

    But, the war was fought to maintain the union (north's reason) and to defend its right to self governance (south's reason).

    The reasons for secession do not = the reason for the WAR.
    If by "self-governance" you mean "continue to unjustly enslave blacks" then you'd be accurate.

    Are you trying to argue that secession and the war were not related? What college taught you history? Seriously? Where should i NEVER send my children?

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