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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: eriktheawful
I had no problem with it in the first place, honestly didn't even know it was there. I can side with the fanatics screaming to take it down though, because well in this circumstance they are right. We have one USA flag, and it should be the only flag flown on any state grounds. Show me another state entity with another flag and I'll be the first to make a stink out of it just to shut the news stations up. US Governmental territory, US flag only.
Why is that a big deal?
I do feel better. I don't care that it will be more on display on private property freedom of speech is a fantastic thing. I care that a symbol of inequality, flown in protest of civil rights isn't being flown by a government anymore.
The debate is about flying a flag that embraced the notion of white supremacy.
So on government land it's a no-no, but it's cool everywhere else? Hmmm, seems a bit contradictory.
originally posted by: Nucleardoom
So on government land it's a no-no, but it's cool everywhere else?
Hmmm, seems a bit contradictory.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: zazzafrazz
Perhaps you should go back and read my posts on the flag topic - I'm for removing it from state grounds.
But it's still tripe to think that just because some jackass flew the flag and did a horrible thing AND South Carolina also flies the flag (or did), that the two facts are at all related. And it's tripe to think that demonizing the flag will solve any problems which actually contributed to the shooting or even racism itself.
Today's ceremony is simply a convenient release of a pressure. The pressure will continue to build elsewhere as long as we cling to these superficial gestures and avoid authentic change...economic justice, equal justice under the law, etc.