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Walmart to remove Confederate flag items from its stores.

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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:05 PM
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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:08 PM
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It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.


Like the Swastika, right?



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Don't worry Beez...they'll still sell guns

They'll never stop that



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:11 PM
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I have to ask ...

Was there any racism in the show "Dukes of Hazard"? I mean they did drive around in this:



Just wondering, as I haven't ever watched the show -- I just remember the car.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: beezzer
It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.


Like the Swastika, right?


Sure.

Why not.

Just wondering what "symbol" will be vilified next.

After all, if we get rid of the symbol, everything gets all better.

Yay for empowering symbols so we don't have to focus on the real issue!



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:12 PM
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I'm waiting for somebody to put 9 stars on that flag.




posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I have to ask ...

Was there any racism in the show "Dukes of Hazard"? I mean they did drive around in this:



Just wondering, as I haven't ever watched the show -- I just remember the car.


Obviously they support mass murder and are all racists.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I don't recall any murder scenes or racism.




posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Well, the Sheriff was a big dork, but Daisy Duke was a knockout.

Racism? Not so much...



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:15 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Just wondering, as I haven't ever watched the show -- I just remember the car.


69 Charger. Best muscle car of all time imo. BUT being old I was more focused on very short denim...... shorts.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: beezzer
It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.


Like the Swastika, right?


Sure.

Why not.

Just wondering what "symbol" will be vilified next.

After all, if we get rid of the symbol, everything gets all better.

Yay for empowering symbols so we don't have to focus on the real issue!


# happens at times. It's not fair. Fly a Swastika and see what happens. Again, a matter of perspective.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: beezzer
It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.


Like the Swastika, right?


Sure.

Why not.

Just wondering what "symbol" will be vilified next.

After all, if we get rid of the symbol, everything gets all better.

Yay for empowering symbols so we don't have to focus on the real issue!


The confederate flag vilified itself.

Unless of course you choose to ignore specific aspects of its history.

In that case, ignorance is bliss.

edit on 22-6-2015 by ausername because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:18 PM
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It just seems to be odd that "all of a sudden" this flag is now a focal point for racism in America.

Why aren't we focused on more blatant forms of racism? Burning crosses and nooses? How did this overnight turn into such a rallying cry for people trying to force an end to racism?

The media. I blame the media. Most people wouldn't get worked up at all unless their TV told them to. People see memes and talking heads and somehow become like little meme-propagading robots.

To be perfectly honest, growing up I always saw that flag as sort of a "redneck-ish" thing, and not quite so much as a racist thing. I do understand WHY people can consider it racist -- but the people claiming that its racist are other white people that haven't endured the racism is supposedly stands for! It's like people are going to bat for people that haven't even spoken out for themselves yet.

I want to hear from some African American people on this -- not more white social justice warriors.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:19 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

It indicates a weakness in society when there is more effing focus on the symbol than the actual effing problem.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: rupertg


I know right someone will say its not racist, but to almost everyone else it is. Its like the KKK robes, if walmart sold them wouldnt they be showing support for racism?



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: ausername

originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: beezzer
It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.


Like the Swastika, right?


Sure.

Why not.

Just wondering what "symbol" will be vilified next.

After all, if we get rid of the symbol, everything gets all better.

Yay for empowering symbols so we don't have to focus on the real issue!


The confederate flag vilified itself.

Unless if course you choose to ignore specific aspects of its history.

In that case, ignorance is bliss.


So everyone who ever sported that as an emblem on a t-shirt, license plate, flag, bumper sticker is racist.

Got it.

The meme is succeeding.



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: intrepid

It indicates a weakness in society when there is more effing focus on the symbol than the actual effing problem.


Are you saying that you would fly this at your place?




posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: beezzer
It used to mean a variety of things.

But now?

It is the racist/mass murder flag.


Like the Swastika, right?


Sure.

Why not.

Just wondering what "symbol" will be vilified next.

After all, if we get rid of the symbol, everything gets all better.

Yay for empowering symbols so we don't have to focus on the real issue!


# happens at times. It's not fair. Fly a Swastika and see what happens. Again, a matter of perspective.


There are a lot of racist groups and individuals that enjoy flying both the confederate flag/symbols and the Nazi swastika..

Maybe they have more in common than some assume?



posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
To be perfectly honest, growing up I always saw that flag as sort of a "redneck-ish" thing, and not quite so much as a racist thing.


It's the rebel meme, beloved by rednecks, hotrodders, cowboys and bikers.

If that could be what it means to most people, then that's exactly what will neuter the flag and make it into a positive thing. We need rebels to keep things honest.



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