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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    To deny that the flag became a pop-culture icon, appearing on everything from shirts to mouse pads, posters and hats after made popular by the Dukes of Hazard is to deny reality.
    When did it first start getting flown and carted about in the south again? Dixiecrat era.

    Why did the KKK use that flag when they were going around intimidating the **** out of the black people and beating them and lynching them?

    When did it first start going up Southern State houses?

    Your 1979 Dukes of Hazards reference is pacepalmable as to why it made it's resurgence in the first place.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    Do you realize that the Southern Cross or a variety of the other Confederate flags appear on 7 state flags?

    What do you think should be done about that?

    And, what should happen to the war memorials and statues of Confederate war heroes?

    Should we also take Jefferson off our currency since he owned slaves?

    How far do you want to go?
    Ah yes, the "If we ban A, then we must ban B-Z" argument. I encountered that just the other week when stating my opposition to the death penalty, and another poster said, "If you ban the death penalty, then you must ban punishment altogether."

    Slippery slope argument rejected.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    When someone starts that type of insulting, it becomes obvious that they know they're on shaky ground. I told you that you would win this one. I'm just telling you that your victory is a loss for truth and integrity. I don't have a confederate flag. I don't even own an American flag, so your insult is as misplaced as is your idea that you can make the world a better place by shoving your personal ideology down others' throats. No one said a state should be "required" to display the flag, it's only been said that, as a determining part of some states' cultures, it should be "allowed."

    Remember my prediction. You will take this symbol and turn it into a racist symbol that every skinhead sews onto his clothing.
    That will be the result of your insistence on making it a racist symbol.
    You're driving a racial wedge - and you're not alone. Your intent is to "stick it to those racists in the South" by forcing them to abandon their history.

    That's not liberalism - that's pure fascism.


    The people who made the Confederate flag a racist symbol are the people who have used it as a racist symbol for many years.

    Getting rid of the Confederate flag won't end racism in the USA but it's a small step in the right direction.

    Some people are opposed to getting rid of the Confederate flag but they're going to lose this kerfuffle.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 06-24-15 at 11:11 AM.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The people who made the Confederate flag a racist symbol are the people who have used it as a racist symbol for many years.

    Getting rid of the Confederate flag won't end racism in the USA but it's a small step in the right direction.
    Bingo.

    At the very least, with it's removal from state houses and incorporation into state flags, it at least does not give state sanction legitimacy to the failed, traitor "nation" and its racist symbol.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Bingo.

    At the very least, with it's removal from state houses and incorporation into state flags, it at least does not give state sanction legitimacy to the failed, traitor "nation" and its racist symbol.


    That's pretty much my thinking on this.

    We can't stop racists from getting the Confederate flag tattooed on their forehead but we don't want any of them to think that any state supports their racist ideas.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The people who made the Confederate flag a racist symbol are the people who have used it as a racist symbol for many years.

    Getting rid of the Confederate flag won't end racism in the USA but it's a small step in the right direction.

    Some people are opposed to getting rid of the Confederate flag but they're going to lose this kerfuffle.
    Getting rid of it will INCREASE racism. Yes, for the third time - you will win. The nation will lose.
    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    Getting rid of it will INCREASE racism. Yes, for the third time - you will win. The nation will lose.
    Really? How so?

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Really? How so?
    I'm interested in how this works as well
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    Getting rid of it will INCREASE racism.
    Yes, for the third time - you will win. The nation will lose.


    You're 100 percent wrong and that's my last words for you.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    When did it first start getting flown and carted about in the south again? Dixiecrat era.
    Not exactly. It never went away and it was always associated with honoring the fallen. You want to wipe their memories from the face of the earth.

    That's truly sad. And, all because you need to punish those ignorant Southerners.

    Truly amazing hatred there, my friend. Here's a 1920 celebration:



    Confederate veterans in 1944: (How DARE that black man sit there and honor the flag?) Is he an Uncle Tom?



    And how dare they honor the dead with that flag back then? Aren't you telling us it wasn't even around until the racist Democrats opposed Civil Rights? This is 1922, by the way.



    Everything you've said - you've concocted. The flag is something used to honor the soldiers and the culture. Fascists Leftists are intent on making something that holds honor and pride for many into something dirty.

    And - you're winning. Congratulations.
    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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