Don't be dense. My point, which I am sure you understand but would rather troll about, is that the Confederate Flag carries a specific message. The fact that some people want to pretend it doesn't -- or else honestly state that it has a different message to them -- does not mean the flag does not have the specific message to a majority of the population.
It is just as silly to claim that the Confederate Flag does not mean an acceptance of slavery as it is to say that a Nazi Flag does not mean an acceptance of killing Jews.
You can't pick and choose here and claim that the flag only represents part of what it does. Nor can you claim that it means something different to you when everyone else understands it to mean something else. That's like flipping the bird at someone and claiming that to you, it means hello. You don't get to decide what words or symbols mean.
The Confederate flag is seen as a symbol of racism by some and as a symbol of rebellion by others. Either way unlike Germany, who hides it's history and acts as if it never happened, we should (and do for the most part) acknowledge our history and embrace it good or bad. It is in the end who we are and where we come from.
The Confederate flag in the end is just the flag of a failed union of states.
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No Lives Matter
interesting paper on the subject.
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The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
The Afghan politicians rent them out to foreigners such as diplomats and the like.
The reason that the streets are like they are is that nobody pays any taxes. I guess you get what you pay for. Go for it anti-taxers.