It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Confederate flags filmed being stolen, destroyed in new social media challenge

page: 1
31
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join
share:
+17 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:09 AM
link   


This game of "capture the flag" is proving to know no rules or boundaries.

A risky social media challenge of stealing and destroying Confederate battle flags has resulted in people filming themselves pulling off the brazen stunts while using the hashtags #DestroyConfederateFlag and #NoFlagginChallenge.

In one video a man is seen tearing down a flag waving outside a home before jumping into an awaiting car and speeding away.

In another video a man rips off flags attached to a pickup truck while it's stopped at a traffic light.

Confederate flags filmed being stolen, destroyed in new social media challenge

Didn't see a thread for this...

I was waiting for it to go to far. I don't personally fly the flag, but from what I know you don't want to trespass on the property of the people who do.

Someone's gonna get shot and all heck is gonna break loose.



+3 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:13 AM
link   
Oh well. Sounds like one or two people are going to win a Darwin Award.


+17 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:18 AM
link   
a reply to: XTexan

It's already starting. Apparently freedom of speech only applies to one side .



+19 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:18 AM
link   

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Oh well. Sounds like one or two people are going to win a Darwin Award.





Yep.....You can see this one coming a mile away. I love the irony involved with this.............I am sure progressive logic will say it is OK to steal because they are against this flag.


See the irony and failure of logic progressives.......Crying about intolerance while being intolerant.


+12 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:20 AM
link   
a reply to: Greathouse

Progressive logic dictates free speech and tolerance only applies if it is a cause they believe in. This cause can change with time and that is why it is not truly tolerance or free speech under progressive rule.


+1 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:20 AM
link   
a reply to: SubTruth

Progressive logic? Progressive logic has nothing to do with this situation. It is just an opportunity for assholes to behave like their namesake.


+8 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:21 AM
link   
Were are all the people screaming about destroying private property? Trespassing?

Oh yeah, those don't matter.

I guess I'm evil, because I'm not going to feel sorry for someone when they get shot for trespassing and stealing.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:22 AM
link   
Just a drop in the bucket of the violence which is sure to follow the increasing public brandishing of the racist, pro slavery, pro segregation, confederate flag.

Sure people will die, people will kill, people will be killed. Eventually the flag is going to have to go. . . . Why you may ask because it incites violence against African Americans as well as every other non caucasian person on earth.


+15 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:23 AM
link   
Being open minded and tolerant only applies if you agree with the other side's position. If you oppose said position, you are a racist bigot and therefore committing a hate crime. I wish we would stop trying to teach people to embrace everyone's differences. If we instead focused on our similarities, we would be much more tolerant of each other. We build relationships with others based on things we have in common, not on our differences. Everything is backwards.


+5 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:25 AM
link   
Makes you real proud to be an American right now doesn't it.

I'd like to say unbelievable, but no, I believe it. Nobody has the right to come on to a person's private property and steal things.

This situation has gotten so out of hand, where is it going to end ?



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:26 AM
link   
Welp, I see this as a no brainer.

People are fiercely devout to the flag of their allegiance. No common thought will sway that, it is almost instinctive as we, as people are tribes are at heart, we seek kinship, and only the rare few of us feel outside of it all - as numerous as we are. We're not often far removed from the people in other places who are see as so foreign and different.. We hold the same core wants. We will fight for our identity.

Those who do this flag deal, will end up being the end result of that very action. Men with weapons hold their value in that flag, above all else - it's their identity. We all know this, or we have family who do.

Stomping on a burning flag with contempt will not leave those who value that flag, with a good taste in their mouth.


It's just a no brainer to me what comes next...
edit on 15-7-2015 by sn0rch because: (no reason given)

edit on 15-7-2015 by sn0rch because: (no reason given)


+8 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:28 AM
link   
...And how exactly is trespassing and vandalism going to bring justice to the nine people who were slain at the church?


+4 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:30 AM
link   
Just another reason for the animals to behave like...animals.

This country is slowly going down the tubes.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:34 AM
link   
We need to create a huge thunderdome where people who really feel that strongly about anything can fight other people who feel that strongly about the opposite...We can do this until one is left standing...then we hang them.

I recommend Delaware.


+6 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:36 AM
link   

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: SubTruth

Progressive logic? Progressive logic has nothing to do with this situation. It is just an opportunity for assholes to behave like their namesake.



You are wrong..........I am looking at how even stealing is socially acceptable if it fits into your agenda. Are the people ripping the flags down conservatives........They are liberal progressives for the most part I believe.



Progressives are idealists and that is why they can form opinions like this and than justify it away......I am right on the money.
edit on 15-7-2015 by SubTruth because: (no reason given)

edit on 15-7-2015 by SubTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:43 AM
link   

originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
We need to create a huge thunderdome where people who really feel that strongly about anything can fight other people who feel that strongly about the opposite...We can do this until one is left standing...then we hang them.

I recommend Delaware.


The Superdome is already built, put it to good use.



posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:45 AM
link   
a reply to: Hidinout

The end result is someone is going to get shot and killed. My bet would be a riot in response. If the neighborhood involved gets hit in a riot it could get really bad.


+18 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:47 AM
link   
Most progressives are hypocrites .


If people were tearing down the rainbow flag in protest over the gay marriage decision by the Supreme Court.


The same people glorifying rebel flag attacks would be outraged .
edit on 15-7-2015 by Greathouse because: (no reason given)


+18 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:49 AM
link   
a reply to: XTexan

Someone will get shot, the progressives will start whining about guns and how shooting someone for simply stealing their flag (they'll use the 1st Amendment to defend the thief) is terrible.

Then they'll say anyone who owns a gun is racist because a racist obviously owned the flag and he had a gun!

So gun owners will be racists, everyone having a flag will be considered a racist who supports killing. . . .

And a new progressive, authoratative meme will be born!


+4 more 
posted on Jul, 15 2015 @ 11:50 AM
link   
Well the news is good for one thing..
You guys do know the media pushed this right?
You can also see the small minded individuals who follow suit..
Then you have people who defend ones right to fly this flag then they are called racist.(Native American here.)
But then the Constitution states this as freedom of speech(Symbolic i believe)
I am a crack pot, idiot, loser, and what other **** word you can think of..

All because I believe people should be able to fly whatever flag they want..

I honestly do not care about the flags they fly this flag, nazi flag, or a flag that kills all the people(US Flag).. They can do what they want and should be allowed to.. But meh I guess..

BTW You people should really see the documentary called Idiocracy.. Welcome to that..

Because lets face it.. Symbols are for the symbol minded.
edit on 7/15/2015 by ThichHeaded because: (no reason given)

edit on 7/15/2015 by ThichHeaded because: (no reason given)



new topics

top topics



 
31
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join