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The Confederate flag should be taken down and burned.

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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:42 PM
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The Party of Lincoln
You can't have your cake and eat it too.




posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Ask Them if they would be happy with a Black flag with a big X on it to see th ehypocrisy in the question of Removing the ALABAMA battle flag.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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and so it begins

Confederate flags burned and monuments defaced as South Carolina protesters lash out in wake of racially motivated Charleston church massacre

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... leston-church-massacre.html#ixzz3dkg5waQB


In Charleston, a monument honoring Confederate soldiers who defended the city during the Civil War was vandalized



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:55 PM
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Remember what Carlin said about words only have meaning, depending upon the context they were used in? Otherwise they in themselves have no meaning. I think the same metaphor can be used for flags.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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Protest: The vandal or vandals spray painted the base, writing 'Black Lives Matter' and 'This is the problem #racist' (above)

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... leston-church-massacre.html#ixzz3dkgnictE



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

I almost never respond to your posts so I don't know where this cherry picking your posts comes from. You appeared to be justifying slavery, if that's not the case which is still not very apparent... then I apologize.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:06 PM
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Did you see all the white people protesting the flag? I think the State of South Carolina should have a referendum and let the people of the state decide. If they vote to remove it from the capitol, then put it in a museum. The flag deserves to have its place in history.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:15 PM
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The symbol does not create the thought, the thought creates the symbol. What good is burning the symbol when the thought remains untouched? You may destroy the symbol wherever you find it but you cannot burn it from memory so attempting to remove it from sight is useless rhetoric.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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How many thousands were protesting?

was there news coverage?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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People see a swastika and turn away in revulsion. Someday it will be the same with this flag. It should have already happened. (And please don't anyone remind of freedom.... I'm aware of that, already, truly I am.)

I'm just pointing out natural consequences. You advertise something like that, and you will be shunned by society.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: Vroomfondel
The symbol does not create the thought, the thought creates the symbol. What good is burning the symbol when the thought remains untouched? You may destroy the symbol wherever you find it but you cannot burn it from memory so attempting to remove it from sight is useless rhetoric.


Every great journey begins with a single step, and removing the Confederate flag from state houses etc making it like the Nazi flag would be a step in the correct direction.

If people want to burn it and protest they are free to do so till thier hearts content. The message is being herd across America, even tsunamis started off as small waves. . . .



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:21 PM
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posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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Like the swastika, the confederate flag has become a symbol of hate and should be banned.











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edit on 21-6-2015 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
Did you see all the white people protesting the flag? I think the State of South Carolina should have a referendum and let the people of the state decide. If they vote to remove it from the capitol, then put it in a museum. The flag deserves to have its place in history.


I agree with that it does have it's place in history as does remembering the holocaust. We learn from our mistakes, and we must not forget them, and never repeat them.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: yuppa

I almost never respond to your posts so I don't know where this cherry picking your posts comes from. You appeared to be justifying slavery, if that's not the case which is still not very apparent... then I apologize.


Apology accepted. Still where does a Flag something in animate becoem a racist? ALso Since now we know there is really no such thing Scientifically as "races"(except for the HUMAN ONE) and just ethnicities Instead of focusing on "racism" we need to educate people on the facts. That wont happen though until we as individuals stop doing it and it trickles UP into the government. Vandalizing a statue of soldiers who kept the city from being burnt to the ground is a poor way to argue against racism.



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

Conversely if it means so little, and people shouldn't be so stuck on it... why can't it just be taken down?



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:40 PM
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So has the american flag. It was just as prevalent in the segregation and slave times. I see plenty of them in the Sgeregation protest pictures,so why not demand they take that one down too? Or is that one free speech and heritage?

Heres a link. This is HAte speech against the US flag supporters right?

Flags



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Like the swastika, the confederate flag has become a symbol of hate and should be banned.











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B-B-B-But the flag represents my heritage! it's not about racism!

But please do disregard the fact that the heritage that I'm referring to is a heritage that revolves around hatred of blacks, public lynchings and slaves!



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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Look at this fine young man celebrating his Southern Heritage by holding the Confederate flag



posted on Jun, 21 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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The topis is being discussed publicly, as it should.




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