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    Patriotic Avatars

    I was just reading posts today and seemed to notice something I never noticed before. Maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. But, for those who lean right or are clearly right, I see a lot of patriotic avatars and I don't remember any patriotic avatars off the top of my head from anyone who leans left or are clearly left. I wasn't talking about screen names but avatars. Does anyone who leans left or are clearly left have a patriotic avatar? Anyone? To me this is some form of subliminal acknowledgement from the left that they would rather complain about our country rather than be proud of it. Anyone care to try to prove me wrong?

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    Re: Patriotic Avatars

    There certainly is a good deal of faux-patriotism virtue signalling (where it's not simple projection) going on amongst a certain subset of a type of poster, but that's probably not what OP intended to set out to prove.

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    Conservatives define patriotism through such shallow gestures, yes. Wave a flag around but fundamentally undermine everything the country stands for, and call yourself a great patriot. *shrug*
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    Re: Patriotic Avatars

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    I was just reading posts today and seemed to notice something I never noticed before. Maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. But, for those who lean right or are clearly right, I see a lot of patriotic avatars and I don't remember any patriotic avatars off the top of my head from anyone who leans left or are clearly left. I wasn't talking about screen names but avatars. Does anyone who leans left or are clearly left have a patriotic avatar? Anyone? To me this is some form of subliminal acknowledgement from the left that they would rather complain about our country rather than be proud of it. Anyone care to try to prove me wrong?
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    Re: Patriotic Avatars

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    I was just reading posts today and seemed to notice something I never noticed before. Maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. But, for those who lean right or are clearly right, I see a lot of patriotic avatars and I don't remember any patriotic avatars off the top of my head from anyone who leans left or are clearly left. I wasn't talking about screen names but avatars. Does anyone who leans left or are clearly left have a patriotic avatar? Anyone? To me this is some form of subliminal acknowledgement from the left that they would rather complain about our country rather than be proud of it. Anyone care to try to prove me wrong?
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    Re: Patriotic Avatars

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    I was just reading posts today and seemed to notice something I never noticed before. Maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. But, for those who lean right or are clearly right, I see a lot of patriotic avatars and I don't remember any patriotic avatars off the top of my head from anyone who leans left or are clearly left. I wasn't talking about screen names but avatars. Does anyone who leans left or are clearly left have a patriotic avatar? Anyone? To me this is some form of subliminal acknowledgement from the left that they would rather complain about our country rather than be proud of it. Anyone care to try to prove me wrong?
    Something else I've noticed here is that Conservatives tend to identify themselves as conservative, while more liberals identify as private or other. I have no idea why that it is, but I doubt your nextbto last sentence is the reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Leftists believe patriotism is racist.
    I think that's why we see more patriotic avatars. It's like the Betsy Ross flag, false-flag operation which tried to stipulate that the BR flag symbolized oppression. People like me react by saying, "No, you are not going to corrupt patriotism in its many forms", and embrace the flag.
    It won't be long before flying an American flag, or singing that National Anthem, is a reason to accuse someone of being a "white nationalist".

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    Re: Patriotic Avatars

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    I was just reading posts today and seemed to notice something I never noticed before. Maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. But, for those who lean right or are clearly right, I see a lot of patriotic avatars and I don't remember any patriotic avatars off the top of my head from anyone who leans left or are clearly left. I wasn't talking about screen names but avatars. Does anyone who leans left or are clearly left have a patriotic avatar? Anyone? To me this is some form of subliminal acknowledgement from the left that they would rather complain about our country rather than be proud of it. Anyone care to try to prove me wrong?
    Yeah, it plays a lot into the generic symbolism and nationalist imagery the far right likes to rely on instead of well articulated thoughts and opinions.
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