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The Confederate flag should be taken down and burned.

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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:22 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.


Oh! why don't you see if you can derail this topic into a Christian bashing thread! Then you can go to sleep tonight self-satisfied knowing you are the champion of all the hatred.




posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: SubTruth
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.


Nice.


It made me think.

Is our freedom so fragile, is our sense of self-worth so weak, that a mere image or symbol of the past shatters it?
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:26 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.


again, as has already been said many times, eliminating the confederate flag from flying over a government building right underneath the American flag, is what needs to be done away with....you can....(again, already said many times).....fly it elsewhere.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

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.


Oh! why don't you see if you can derail this topic into a Christian bashing thread! Then you can go to sleep tonight self-satisfied knowing you are the champion of all the hatred.


No hatred from me. Its that you cant pick and choose.

You cant have it both ways.

Not christian bashing at all. In fact, all them southeners that want to keep that flag are christian.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:28 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


I guess you missed the youtube video of the black man wearing the confederate uniform flying the good old stars and bars.

To many who live today only know what they read about that flag...and it is usually because it had to do with slavery. That flag does not just mean slavery, as it has been shown many times before in this thread.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: SubTruth
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.


Nice.


It made me think.

Is our freedom so fragile, is our sense of self-worth so weak, that a mere image or symbol of the past shatters it?


would you ask that same question of Jewish residents in Tel Aviv who saw Nazi flags flying over homes and businesses?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: galaga

Ban it from government buildings, not from personal use. The cross should also be banned from government buildings.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: galaga

In fact, all them southeners that want to keep that flag are Christian


Can you please provide some stats on that? Thanks in advance.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Greathouse




True Europeans were only responsible for the first 90%.


Well if you say it then it must be true.


en.wikipedia.org...




Yes naturally .


the New World can be handed to the superiority of their weapons, their literary heritage, even the fact they had unique load-bearing mammals, like horses. These factors combined, gave the conquistadors a massive advantage over the sophisticated civilisations of the Aztec and Inca empires. But weapons alone can't account for the breathtaking speed with which the indigenous population of the New World were completely wiped out. Within just a few generations, the continents of the Americas were virtually emptied of their native inhabitants – some academics estimate that approximately 20 million people may have died in the years following the European invasion – up to 95% of the population of the Americas.


source

And by the time of the Indian removal act the big Indian wars were over .



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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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again, as has already been said many times, eliminating the confederate flag from flying over a government building right underneath the American flag, is what needs to be done away with....you can....(again, already said many times).....fly it elsewhere.


Tell that to those Georgians who voted and kept it on their flag until 2015 which they then changed it. To the confederate battle flag.

I also take you don't live in the south do you?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: jimmyx




amazing that the people who want to fly the confederate flag, don't give a damn what it means to black people


I guess you missed the youtube video of the black man wearing the confederate uniform flying the good old stars and bars.

To many who live today only know what they read about that flag...and it is usually because it had to do with slavery. That flag does not just mean slavery, as it has been shown many times before in this thread.


Exactly dude. The Swastika is an ancient symbol, and now when i see it, i cant help but think of Nazis.

We need to change the meaning of that flag.

We need to make it a symbol of rebellion.

Thats exactly what this country needs right now.

We need to flip this and flip it good.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx

originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: SubTruth
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.


Nice.


It made me think.

Is our freedom so fragile, is our sense of self-worth so weak, that a mere image or symbol of the past shatters it?


would you ask that same question of Jewish residents in Tel Aviv who saw Nazi flags flying over homes and businesses?


Good point.

Although we aren't talking about Tel Aviv. We are talking about America where it is actually allowed to fly the Nazi flag, or the confederate flag.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: galaga

Ban it from government buildings, not from personal use. The cross should also be banned from government buildings.


Do you think "Huckleberry Finn" should be banned from government funded libraries?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:39 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.


On the old Georgian state flag it meant the same as it does to the white people. As I don't remember seeing any massive protests from them here to remove it.
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: galaga

In fact, all them southeners that want to keep that flag are Christian


Can you please provide some stats on that? Thanks in advance.


Dont be stupid.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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Do you think "Huckleberry Finn" should be banned from government funded libraries?


Because that's the same thing?

Bunny One Note - let me ask you a question. Should someone be allowed to burn a cross on their own property?

Should the government be allowed to burn a cross on government property?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: galaga

originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: jimmyx




amazing that the people who want to fly the confederate flag, don't give a damn what it means to black people


I guess you missed the youtube video of the black man wearing the confederate uniform flying the good old stars and bars.

To many who live today only know what they read about that flag...and it is usually because it had to do with slavery. That flag does not just mean slavery, as it has been shown many times before in this thread.


Exactly dude. The Swastika is an ancient symbol, and now when i see it, i cant help but think of Nazis.

We need to change the meaning of that flag.

We need to make it a symbol of rebellion.

Thats exactly what this country needs right now.

We need to flip this and flip it good.


No. Just... no. It's the symbol of a discredited movement that failed utterly, which wanted to preserve slavery in the USA and which was willing to do anything to achieve that objective. If you want to find a flag that symbolises rebellion find another one.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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I simply asked the question.



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