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originally posted by: michaelbrux
a reply to: Vector99
Everything to do with Iran, you are just incapable of seeing it. Has a great deal to do with religious society in General, but Iran specifically.
And Iran does have a nuclear weapons program and it's being dismantled whether they like it or not.
The pens will gain value as time passes.
originally posted by: seagull
All the racial stuff is now a thing of the past. With the removal of the flag from the SC capital building, all our issues are solved.
Woo-Hoo... I am sooooo happy, now.
God, this is so useless.
What exactly is accomplished by this? Are those innocent dead suddenly going to return to life? Are the bigots suddenly going to see the light of kindness to those who are different?
Somehow I don't think so.
originally posted by: Kali74
The Battle Flag was raised over the Capitol dome in 1961 to celebrate (really?) the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
It remained as a protest against the Civil Rights movement.
originally posted by: roadgravel
Will they take down the flag pole?
Otherwise people will spend years talking about the bad flag pole that flew the 'flag'. The pole is still a symbol of that flag.
blah blah blah
originally posted by: kosmicjack
All the ceremony today surrounding the removal is absurd. The CNN anchor is saying silly things like "Where were you on July 10th, 2015 when the Confederate Flag came down?". Why even give it such merit with the pomp and circumstance?
This fixes nothing. It's not the Emancipation Proclamation. It's not economic equity. It's not jobs. It won't bring those nine people back. It won't end gun violence. It won't end racism.
I'm glad it's coming down off the Capitol grounds but let's not be naive about how we are being played a little.