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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Should the Confederate Flag be removed/abolished?

    I say no. The argument is that it represents racism and slavery. That is stupid. So does the American Flag.
    The American Flag represents far more than just slavery. The Confederate Flag represents a group of states that left the union in an effort to preserve the institution of slavery. That is a big difference.

    By your reasoning there is nothing wrong with flying the Nazi flag being that America committed genocide against Native Americans.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Same with State Flags from the South... just a constant reminder of racism, murder, slavery, segregation, beatings, whipping, lynchings, ripping families apart, from the POV of those with generations of being the subjugated.
    Yup, are using that to justify the existence the arching representation of that ideology?

    Oh, and name one other failed nation/state that still has its flag flying. They lost. It's over.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    I say it should be removed, might as well just fly the Nazi flag while you are at it.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    So everybody who is in favor of the flag, let me ask you this.

    What if you were Jewish, and everywhere you turned, you saw a flag with a swastika on it? It was flying over your capitol building It was on the license plate of your car that you had to pay Ad Velorum tax to have. Everytime you went shopping, it was on t shirts and beer cozies and flying from the backs of giant 4 wheel drives.

    How would that make you feel?

    Both are symbols of hate and divisiveness. I would only hope that if that ever happened to any of you, you wouldn't be called a crybaby.

    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.

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    The Confederate Flag is a symbol of shame, not pride. The south left the union to preserve the institution of slavery. Why on earth there should be a state sanctioned memorial to that is beyond me.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Razor View Post
    Which cry babies, the victims of hundreds of years of being stepped on, or the crackas that have to have that flag on everything they own... And on state, public owned land?
    I'm not interested in your racial epithets.. keep them to yourself.

    which victims are you talking about?.. blacks or Indians?

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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Weak and pathetic is your obvious support of racism, murder, and other atrocities represented in form of the US flag you senselessly cling to.

    You want to end representations of deplorable acts of racism, just the ones you can comprehend.
    No, I support a nation that can learn from its mistakes and go on t reach the goals and vision of the founders. I don't deny those things happened or that they are a part of our history... But, I'm proud that we learned from our mistakes and bettered ourselves. That is the human condition. The confederate flag can only make the claim of perpetuating inequality and injustice.

    Don't worry, I don't expect you to be able to understand... Just know, that in my book, you are as anti-patriotic as they come.

    It's time for it to go.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The Confederate Flag is a symbol of shame, not pride. The south left the union to preserve the institution of slavery. Why on earth there should be a state sanctioned memorial to that is beyond me.
    it means different things to different people.... no one holds the "true meaning".

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    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?.
    The American Flag represents the United States. The United States is not a perfect country and has in its history done a lot of wrong just like all countries. However, the American doesn't just represent our actions against Native Americans, or denying women the right to vote in the past and so on. It also represents all the good things this country has done.

    In contrast, the Confederate Flag represents one thing: A group of Southern states that left the union in an attempt to preserve the institution of slavery. It is a flag the represents slavery, the most evil institution ever conceived of by man. There is no pride or honor in that.
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    Re: Confederate Flag

    It is a symbol of desire for racist institutions. If the "south" wants to fly a flag of their heritage, a nice white one will suffice.

    In no way should the flag of a group who fought and killed citizens of the USA be flown on government property, let alone still exist.

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