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Why is the flag of St George deemed racist when the other home nations fly theirs with pride?

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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:30 PM
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Simple question thread.
Here in the UK, which is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland you'll see home nation flags everywhere except England.
Heck, if you dare fly the flag of England you can expect people to think you have a skinhead and hate foreigners.
It's absolutely ridiculous, even St George's day is a mild affair compared to the other home nation's national day.
I've always thought it odd that English nationalism is frowned upon compared to Scottish or Welsh nationalism.

So anyway, that is the premise inspired by comments in another thread where I and another member didn't want to go off topic.
All thoughts welcome.



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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

we have similar here in the states.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

The Crusaders wore it.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


Have they decided to move the statue of that guy in Trafalgar Square yet, Captain Hook or whatever his name is? Then you know you have 'Murica-sized problems.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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Same with other UK flags. The Union Jack was a symbol of the British Empire. It even annoys the Scottish nationalists if it is flown above the Scottish Flag. Flying the European flag above or alongside the Union Jack will annoy some in England.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

We do?



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

There have been arguments about the confederate flag, and even the fleur de lis symbols in New Orleans.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong



The Crusaders wore it.


Err, so what?

What has that got to do with our Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh neighbours and fellow Brits and even many English people expressing disgust and dismay at any outward display of English nationalism?

Should we express a disliking for the Star and Crescent that was used by Muslim forces during the Crusader times?



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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I am not sure the flag of Saint George is considered racist. If people take that view then they are bigots and imbeciles.


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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

We do?


yes. we do.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Sillyolme

There have been arguments about the confederate flag, and even the fleur de lis symbols in New Orleans.


The Confederate Flag is one prime example.

Another is the Mexican flag (people forget that most of the southwest, and up into Idaho, were formerly Mexican territories).



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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Both the Union Jack and the flag of St George are symbols of great achievement.
Flag burners don't like achievement.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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Why is the flag of St George deemed racist when the other home nations fly theirs with pride?

Coz their flag phobes.

True Story.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Sillyolme

There have been arguments about the confederate flag, and even the fleur de lis symbols in New Orleans.


The Confederate Flag is one prime example.

Another is the Mexican flag (people forget that most of the southwest, and up into Idaho, were formerly Mexican territories).


Never bothered me. Plenty of people in Louisiana proud of their French heritage, Irish in Boston, Italians in New York... Celebrate the diversity I say. Funny how the proponents of other flags are usually the ones doing it to combat "bigotry".

Can't make that stuff up.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

No - close, but different



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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The Confederate Flag is one prime example.


'Murica eff yeah!

You can burn the Murica flag but GD don't you dare try to fly a confederate one.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

I thought he was talking about state flags.
We fly both over the capitol in Virginia.
I don't recall any issues.
As far as I know no state flies a confederate flag.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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It's not just attitudes towards flying the St George Cross that angers me.
Any expression of pride in English culture or heritage is immediately deemed as racist, xenophobic and typical of alleged English arrogance.
Yet it is viewed as something to be treasured and encouraged when other nations do exactly the same thing.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 01:02 PM
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Both the Union Jack and the flag of St George are symbols of great achievement. Flag burners don't like achievement.


Well thats not strictly correct - they are symbols, flags that may change from time to time. History can never be captured by a single symbol. Flag burners are just like anybody else, they make a comment under free speech.



great achievement


When you say great achievement, you must be prepared to accept that they also represented at various times, genocide of some cultures. See how that works?




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