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Flying a mexican flag in the USA is un AMERICAN please show respect :@@:

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posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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My take on this silly 'flying a foreign flag' controversy, is that this country has long been hailed as a Melting Pot, an experiment in diversity.

Check your prejudice and paranoia at the door, please. 'Cause here's that wonderful Coca Cola ad from the 2014 Superbowl.

www.youtube.com...
COCA COLA'S SUPERBOWL 2014 AD
"America The Beautiful" sung in eight different languages.

(This commercial moved me to tears when I first saw it. I could NOT believe there was a petty backlash to this beautiful commercial!)




posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

See where it becomes scary is like in Australia I get weird and I mean really weird like looks when I put my car stereo loud playing Greek music. A lot of Greek music sound similar to Arabic music.
Before 911 Aussies didnt have as big of a problem with that music. Now due to their ignorance or laziness they think its all the same.
Amazing how their minds works: Greek music=Arabic music= Muslim = Terrorist

Its scary how Xenophobia is morphing us into Yanks!



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: TexasSeabee




I fly an American Flag, a Texas Flag, a Scottish Flag, and a Gonzales Flag. MOLON LABE!


And if you dont fly the Greek Flag you're banned from using Greek in your thread! You must be a commie/mcarthyist.
Nah...just another American. If you use Greek I hope you dont pronounce Yeeros....GY---ROZ!

At least us second generation Greeks know not to call your country Amereekee like our parents did.
But then again, and I'm not throwing this at you personally but I think the whole world is fed up with Amercian Exceptionilism.

In actual fact it should now be more accurately labeled Except-us-US-nation

To the other posters on here...if you cant see how this is playing to divisiveness...while the 1% laugh behind their Iron bunkers having stolen the loot...meanwhile manipulating everyone towards another war...well...I dont know what else there is to say



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace




the sacrifices made by the men and women of the US military for the right to wave our flag and be proud.


Look I dont doubt your sincerity..but what gets me is that those countless humans died not for your or my country...
BUT for the War machine and the Bankers...and our great great grandchildren will still be paying off the debt of the war machine. Its time people woke up and saw who the real enemy is
edit on 27-9-2014 by TheConstruKctionofLight because: spelling



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: sheepslayer247




Ontario, Ca.......California. I almost made the same mistake when I first read the piece.


Oops my bad



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: TexasSeabee




I fly an American Flag, a Texas Flag, a Scottish Flag, and a Gonzales Flag. MOLON LABE!


And if you dont fly the Greek Flag you're banned from using Greek in your thread! You must be a commie/mcarthyist.
Nah...just another American. If you use Greek I hope you dont pronounce Yeeros....GY---ROZ!

At least us second generation Greeks know not to call your country Amereekee like our parents did.
But then again, and I'm not throwing this at you personally but I think the whole world is fed up with Amercian Exceptionilism.

In actual fact it should now be more accurately labeled Except-us-US-nation

To the other posters on here...if you cant see how this is playing to divisiveness...while the 1% laugh behind their Iron bunkers having stolen the loot...meanwhile manipulating everyone towards another war...well...I dont know what else there is to say


So how is that self righteous glass house working for you? Source

Your financial System? Source

"According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Greece’s debt is projected to hit nearly 175% of GDP by the end of this year, more than that of any other nation in the world except for Japan." Source

German flags burn in Greece" Source

Racist, Finger pointing, foreigner?

Na just another greek loud mouth throwing stones.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 06:48 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: MarlinGrace




the sacrifices made by the men and women of the US military for the right to wave our flag and be proud.


Look I dont doubt your sincerity..but what gets me is that those countless humans died not for your or my country...
BUT for the War machine and the Bankers...and our great great grandchildren will still be paying off the debt of the war machine. Its time people woke up and saw who the real enemy is


Ok so what do we do in the mean time while I wait for a nation to wake up? Call a banker while they cut the heads of my countrymen off, and say send the first available teller to Iraq to kill some terrorist?

1-800-BOA-GUNS

Hopefully by the time you and I are done bitching about bank owned war machine, driven by countless horrible politicians, and the huge government contract collection of corporations. Our grandkids will have awaken and we can be done with this nonsense. But we have a millenia of world wide conflicts obviously driven by someone is high places that isn't going to end anytime soon. I wish it was as easy as typing it on this keyboard but it isn't and thousands more will die until it does. And while we convince our grandkids we have to work on the rest of the world as well.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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Just came back from Boston and I loved seeing all the culture and history that city has to offer. I loved seeing a different side of the US I hadn't seen before (being a Southern Cal resident), Irish Americans, German Americans and Italian Americans all being proud of their Heritage. There was a fancy hotel that had a HUGE Ireland flag hanging from the top (media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...) and I thought it was cool as hell.

I truly believe it's not the actual act of hanging "another" flag that's bothersome to some people, it's the fact it's a Mexican flag that bothers them. There's a history of rivalry between Mexico and the US that stems from the Mexican-American war and the overtake of all of the Southwestern states. There used to be a stand-offish attitude that went both ways in great part because of the obvious culture shock differences starting with the language. In response to the neglect and discrimination Mexican-Americans faced they rebelled and embraced their culture even more to find solidarity among their ethnic group. You can see this in Las Gorras Blancas (en.wikipedia.org...), Joaquin Murrieta (the real-life Zorro), Pachuco's, the Chicano Movement, etc.

The reason why pride in Mexican heritage will never go away and is threatening to some Anglo-Americans is because Mexico is literally next door, there's no Atlantic sea to separate these people from their Homeland. There has and probably always will be a continuous influx of immigration, a constant foundation from which to grow. Regardless of how soon a generation assimilates into American society there will always be a heavy cultural influence from the newer generation of immigrants. There are Mexican-American's whose family have been in the Southwest when it was still Mexico and yet after all those generations they still identify as "Mexican" because of their culture and heritage. However, there's a big difference between being proud of your heritage and bashing the country you live in. Unfortunately we've all heard of isolated incidents where this is the case which only fuels bigoted arguments. At the end of the day everyone that lives here should be a damn proud American - no excuses

Anywho, it's an interesting subject to analyze from a historical perspective and one that is unique in the world, nevertheless it's one that is blown out of proportion and magnified as a means to foster a false sense of patriotism among the ignorant and easily scared xenophobic


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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:45 PM
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Every single flag on the UN building offends me =O. We need a conflaguration day after independence day. Yet we can easily solve all our issues. Shut down all the borders. Pull out from everywhere. Show middle finger to China. And become fully self-dependent. Then when we achieved that. Open the borders and pay off the Debt, but don't just let anyone in. Let those migrate who have skills to fulfill the vacuum of some jobs that we got no specialists for. Only reason we cannot sustain ourselves is the need for consumption.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: Heruactic
Every single flag on the UN building offends me =O. We need a conflaguration day after independence day. Yet we can easily solve all our issues. Shut down all the borders. Pull out from everywhere. Show middle finger to China. And become fully self-dependent.


So you won't be needing any Canadian resources then, huh?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:52 PM
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Again, nothing wrong with celebrating your heritage or your country of origin. Human's were meant to migrate move about the globe and intermingle with each other. It's what we were made to do.

I agree that it's only because it's a mexican flag that some people are angry. Would they be that angry over an Irish flag?
It's usually angry middle aged white people who have been brainwashed by talk radio that are this angry as well. That's what happens when you listen to lunatics like Hannity, O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Coulter. You get sick in the head! LOL



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: amazing

"I agree that it's only because it's a mexican flag that some people are angry. Would they be that angry over an Irish flag?
It's usually angry middle aged white people who have been brainwashed by talk radio that are this angry as well. That's what happens when you listen to lunatics like Hannity, O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Coulter. You get sick in the head! LOL"


Nothing "Amazing" here just racism.

When 12 million Irish people cross our border and burden our system the way hispanics have without so much as a medical check, then act defiant in protest for immigration reform, fly flags in their front yards, and stickers on their cars, while I have been personally been told on many occasions they will take California back, I will be not be happy with them either. But at least there won't be a language barrier that requires bilingual education, printing, drivers licenses, with voting rights with tax incentives.

But what do I know, I spent 53 years living your form of immigration in California and it sucks. Brainwashing is the constant excuses that are made for bad behavior.



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

Has it been determined yet whether this woman was an illegal or a citizen?



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: MarlinGrace

Has it been determined yet whether this woman was an illegal or a citizen?



To be honest I don't know and considering the current state of illegal immigration in this country and the protest in my moms neighborhood in California I consider it highly disrespectful either way. Specially Ontario just a few miles up the frwy from Murrieta where mom lives.



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

That's your opinion but she's well within her rights. I see nothing disrespectful in it. Honoring her heritage.



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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And yet, America goes around the world, dropping bombs in everyone's backyard. You can stop waving your flag of righteousness, now.



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: MarlinGrace

That's your opinion but she's well within her rights. I see nothing disrespectful in it. Honoring her heritage.



Yes she is, as I am to express my opinion.



posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: MarlinGrace

The problem with the west coast is Aztlan.

Or be more general, nationalistic pride is poison to a culture.

Where I live we have immigrants, illegal and legal, move about within our society without trouble. They come to work, and work they do. Some of them do work that we aren't fond of (mafioso's), but for the most part it is just people coming to make something better for their family. I have never once seen a protest in my area, other than a few little things back when we invaded Iraq. We have LULAC here, but they are very quiet as those they intend to serve won't tolerate much bravado. La Raza is nonexistent.

It is good, quiet, hard working folks raising families the best they can. Contrasting that against their socioeconomic counterparts in the US....it isn't "illegals" that are causing me any heartburn.



posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 04:31 AM
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originally posted by: ImDaMan
And yet, America goes around the world, dropping bombs in everyone's backyard. You can stop waving your flag of righteousness, now.


and yet nobody cares about this at all...odd

ImDaMan I love this post of yours. It's so simple and relevant. We impose our will everywhere we go to spread truth and democracy. We take our pride to other countries and, if folks remember history a bit, nearly wiped out a population of people to take over a nation we landed on. Then when things DID settle down we put up a statue in New York asking for all those who suffer to please please come here and let us take care of you. Let us show you our way of life

OOPS! Forgot all about the slave trade and 3/5 of a person. Forgot all about the vicious slaughter of Native Americans. Forgot about anti-Chinese laws and rhetoric...s'cool though can you please build me a railroad? Oh wait your Japanese? I'm sorry can you go ahead and get in this camp? Oh Mexico you own this land? Yeah...I kind of need this. Oh hey we're gonna go ahead and lynch you because your skin doesn't match mine. Oh yeah and this all started because we wanted to relieve ourselves of tyrannical rule, be free and peaceful and practice religion however we see fit...no sir please sit down ok you're not Christian...Muslim? what is that? eww no.

And yet with all of this as our history and reality we get upset when people don't want to bend to our will. Despite the fact that we espouse freedom of speech, we don't believe those non-white, non-Christian, non-hetero, non-cis people should really have as much representation. And then we have the gall to wonder why we aren't looked at as a pinnacle of diversity. Oh you want to come to America? No prob...here's a test and some fees, now if you could go ahead and leave your lifetime of culture at the door...kthxbai

Now I understand and actually agree that someone who is racist, disgusting as it is, has the right to their speech too. But I think it is high time this country get off its high horse, stop telling everyone else what to do in every aspect possible, actually gain legitimate and real equality across the board and deal with bigger problems like our crippled economy on the backs of two presidents who royally worked us over



posted on Oct, 3 2014 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: MarlinGrace


Ok so what do we do in the mean time while I wait for a nation to wake up? Call a banker while they cut the heads of my countrymen off, and say send the first available teller to Iraq to kill some terrorist?



No but a real good start is to remember the terrorism we've caused too.

Wikipedia I know...pretty good start though

en.wikipedia.org...



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