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originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
a reply to: FormOfTheLord
Your fixated on the Dixiecrats revival and use of the flag, yet they were founded and dissolved in 1948. How can a small group that existed decades ago for a very brief time get all the rights to call the historical narrative, why do they get to call the modern cultural origin ? Sorry but your giving them to much power and influence in the totality of the debate.
I am just saying over time it has become a cultural emblem, and racists don't own and fly it exclusively.
Bottom line: Perception of what that flag represents to different people is going to be huge; hate, pride, heritage, rebel attitude, confederate armies, state rights, segregation, just a cool flag, opposition to blacks rights and slavery.
There is good and evil in that list, we can't control other peoples perception or opinions on many different issues, this flag is no different.
originally posted by: Rocker2013
originally posted by: 2wheelvet
a reply to: Rocker2013
Flying it would make me racist or a bigot? I thought I explained already, but here it goes again.
No, you're not reading what I said.
Flying it IN SPITE, simply because you now know it offends people deeply, is racist.
If you now choose to fly that flag just because you know it's offensive to many BLACK AMERICANS, that is the very definition of racism. You are deliberately acting to offend a racial group because you know it offends, there's no reason to other than the simple act of WANTING to attack or offend them in some way.
If you have no other reason to display it than to attack and offend people you know are offended by it, then that IS RACIST INTENT.
originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: Asktheanimals
I think this is where most people make the hate/Flag connection:
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
People like this are making these things up in order for racism and other agendas to flourish. Without creating these things, there is no cause from which to have a platform of power. He is either knowingly or unknowingly doing this, just like the MSM doing these things so they have a place of power. Without them, these things would be dead in the water including the whole issue of racism being politicized and beaten to death. This guy needs to be committed to an insane asylum, or jailed for attempting to incite rioting. (his own idea thrown right back at him so he learns how ludicrous it all is.)