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The Confederate flag should be taken down and burned.

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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: OptimusPrimeOne


You can say all you want but you can never overule the constitution nor politicians in power.


Tired already? :-)

We CAN overrule the constitution (god - this ought to go well...) and we CAN overrule politicians in power

What planet are you living on?


Are you?




posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74

originally posted by: Marshww

originally posted by: jimmyx

originally posted by: Marshww
a reply to: jimmyx

Yes that would be fine with me I'd know where to avoid. I'm positive I can live without ever entering a recording studio or hair saloon.


ok, now, how about flying it over the government statehouses of Kansas, or Kentucky, or Georgia, right underneath the American stars and stripes?....


Did blacks found Georgia or Kentucky? They can hang that stuff in their ghettos, on their nail saloons, and throughout Africa. Well hang ours in our statehouses and wherever we please.


Oh dear. Found them? No. Built them? yes. In case you're a time traveler... black people are US citizens with all the same rights that you have and those statehouses belong as much to them as they do to you.


Just as my salary belongs just as much to you destitute liberals as it does my family



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis


Dishonesty isn't honorable - and it's not fooling anybody


Agreed. Parade it around and make whatever claims you want. It speaks for itself. No explanation necessary.

True story:

At one time I was thinking about buying a house in South Carolina. It was one of the old large, colonial styles. The owner, a much older lady, was showing it to me. She took me out behind the house to what was once the "slave-quarters". She showed me a row of tassels in the front room of the horse-stable-like structure, of different colors; pink, white, blue, yellow, and she explained that the home-owner, slave-owner, could pull a color coordinated tassel from one of the rooms in the house, and it would ring a bell in the slave quarters, so the slave could look at the color and know which room they were needed in.

Then she looked at me with a smile on her face, and said "Oh Ladyinwaiting! Those were the good ole days!"

That's what I think of when I see a confederate flag.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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amazing that the people who want to fly the confederate flag, don't give a damn what it means to black people....to me that sums up this whole thread.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: Marshww

You got beat near to death with the ignorance stick huh? There's more white conservatives on welfare than any other demographic. Conservative states are a drain on the US economy. Now the cause of that isn't any particular ideologies fault... but you guys damn sure aren't doing yourselves any favors by sticking with these outdated, backwards traditions.

Just an FYI boy, no one supports me, but me.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
amazing that the people who want to fly the confederate flag, don't give a damn what it means to black people....to me that sums up this whole thread.


Does not matter what anyone thinks, flying it is still protected under freedom of speech.Heck even i do not agree with the flag ,but does this give me the right to try to violate someones free speech?NO
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
what is this "southern tradition"?....can someone please explain in detail what that is?...what are the "traditions" that are so different from the western, northern, eastern part of the united states? and why would southern whites fly a flag that reminds all black Americans of the hundreds of years their ancestors spent as slaves?....why is that a "southern tradition"?

People that cry the flag represents southern traditions have no idea what they are talking about. They should go read the cornerstone speech made by Alexander Stephens the vice president of the Confederate states if they really want to know what the flag represents. This is what it stands for.
Cornerstone speech

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. This truth has been slow in the process of its development, like all other truths in the various departments of science. It has been so even amongst us. Many who hear me, perhaps, can recollect well, that this truth was not generally admitted, even within their day. The errors of the past generation still clung to many as late as twenty years ago. Those at the North, who still cling to these errors, with a zeal above knowledge, we justly denominate fanatics. All fanaticism springs from an aberration of the mind from a defect in reasoning. It is a species of insanity. One of the most striking characteristics of insanity, in many instances, is forming correct conclusions from fancied or erroneous premises; so with the anti-slavery fanatics. Their conclusions are right if their premises were. They assume that the negro is equal, and hence conclude that he is entitled to equal privileges and rights with the white man. If their premises were correct, their conclusions would be logical and just but their premise being wrong, their whole argument fails. I recollect once of having heard a gentleman from one of the northern States, of great power and ability, announce in the House of Representatives, with imposing effect, that we of the South would be compelled, ultimately, to yield upon this subject of slavery, that it was as impossible to war successfully against a principle in politics, as it was in physics or mechanics. That the principle would ultimately prevail. That we, in maintaining slavery as it exists with us, were warring against a principle, a principle founded in nature, the principle of the equality of men. The reply I made to him was, that upon his own grounds, we should, ultimately, succeed, and that he and his associates, in this crusade against our institutions, would ultimately fail. The truth announced, that it was as impossible to war successfully against a principle in politics as it was in physics and mechanics, I admitted; but told him that it was he, and those acting with him, who were warring against a principle. They were attempting to make things equal which the Creator had made unequal.


Supporting the rebel flag is the same as supporting racism.
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: Flatfish
If your "friends" are flying that flag, they're doing so to make a statement and the only ones who don't see it are either blind, willfully ignorant or likeminded.
You forgot 'stupid'.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: OptimusPrimeOne




You know exactly what I said


Yes :-)

Yes - I did



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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I agree with the OP that flag needs to be protested against as it symbolizes racism in this day and age. Wether your with them/those who support the Confederate flag or against them, the protests will start. Those who dont like what the Confederate flag represents which is racism to many, will express thier disgust with the flag and those who brandish it. I can see that America needs to grow up and let go of old bad habits. Unity in thought will happen between all people in time in my opinion, but it wont be easy, nor will it be painless, but our duality and seperation will eventually come to an end. Then there will be no more racism as we will all see ourselves in each other, and rejoice.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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I say its time for this flag to go.

What is Southern Pride anyway?

Maybe if they'd stop living in the past, they'd progress more in their thinking/ideologies.

(not all of course, not blanketing, just those that fit the stereotype)



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Greathouse




I abhor what happened to Native Americans from Europeans actions


It wasn't just Europeans though was it?

It continued long after The U.S. became independent.



True Europeans were only responsible for the first 90%.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: OptimusPrimeOne

originally posted by: jimmyx
amazing that the people who want to fly the confederate flag, don't give a damn what it means to black people....to me that sums up this whole thread.


Does not matter what anyone thinks, flying it is still protected under freedom of speech.Heck even i do not agree with the flag ,but does this give me the right to try to violate someones free speech?NO


Show me one place on this thread where someone says you don't have the right to fly the damn thing.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting


Then she looked at me with a smile on her face, and said "Oh Ladyinwaiting! Those were the good ole days!"

That's what I think of when I see a confederate flag.


You know what Lady? I've heard a similar story, but only told from the perspective of an American living for a while in India. Something about having lower caste children up on the roof working the pulleys of a manual kind of swamp cooler all through the hot night while the white American guests slept below in comfort

I get tired of the dishonesty. The worst kind of dishonesty comes from people who don't want to wear the racist label, so they will either defend the most bizarrely obvious examples and pretend that it's not racist - or turn it into a free speech issue


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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse




True Europeans were only responsible for the first 90%.


Well if you say it then it must be true.

Indian Removal Act

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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If we have to ban that flag, we need to ban the christian symbol "the cross".

Millions of people have died because of the beilefs that are associated with that symbol.

Oh, but that was a long time ago.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Kali74




The battle flag was never adopted by the Confederate Congress, never flew over any state capitols during the Confederacy, and was never officially used by Confederate veterans’ groups.


Well fortunately Georgia has seen fit to fix that as this is our state flag...



And this was our former state flag...



As you can see the south is proud of their heritage...and their confederate flags.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: galaga
If we have to ban that flag, we need to ban the christian symbol "the cross".

Millions of people have died because of the beilefs that are associated with that symbol.

Oh, but that was a long time ago.


Dammit! I wanted to play tic-tac-toe!



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: muse7

I say fly whatever flag you want......This is liberty guys and it is a slippery slope if you go the other way down the hill. Who decides what is OK or not OK..........Liberty is not subjective.



Fear and the lack of understanding what freedom actually is will cause tyranny. Whats next should we limit free speech out of fear.
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Annee




What is Southern Pride anyway?


Then obviously you have never been to the south, as it is everywhere.

Southern pride is more about who you are than it is what you do.
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