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Hows this for a flash mob (Hippie tries to burn flag)

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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Warning: Language

A man went to free speach alley on the Campus of Louisiana State University to burn a flag in protest.
A flash mob started by the president of the student union meets him.
Mounted police have to escort the man to a squad car for his saftey.

What do I think?

I think this verges just on the thin edge of a riot. There is a lot of joy and cheers from the crowd. If not for the police presence this could have gotten out of hand really fast.

"People who curse have feet that are quick to violence" -proverbs

But no one can say that all of our children are asleep anymore.

David Grouchy




posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:08 AM
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lol, free speech vs free speech!

he is lucky the cops were there.

putz! major fail!

one of them hallmark moments, cringe for ever!


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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:17 AM
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Mob mentality is a dangerous tool if not handled cautiously. If there were no police there that man and his friends would most likely be dead by now. I'd like to have a little talk with that "president" who led this lynch mob.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:20 AM
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Sorry but you have to be one dumb sack of excrement to try and burn an American flag in the state of Louisiana in front of a crowd of riled up rednecks......that sort of thing is hazardous to your health.

Best to keep that sort of thing for places like Berkeley where people are less likely to hit you with rocks.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:35 AM
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WOW,
Mob mentality at it's finest.
Good SB Pres. who lead this protest, he could have got a bunch of ignorants in real trouble over something I'm sure they truly do not care about.
I think the better option would have been to let the guy burn the cloth, but organize a cross campus protest so nobody sees the burning.
Simillar to "If a tree falls in the forest and nobody sees" sort of thing.
All they did was lend credit to said burner.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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Did anyone bother to find out why exactly he was burning the flag? Was it in protest against the Country itself? or against the People running the country? I'm just wondering, because I personally do not think the "hippies" in question would have anything against the country, but rather the "establishment" as it were hehe.

Can someone for example burn the flag, as drastic a gesture as it may be, to symbolize the downward spiral our country is falling into?

I'll have to look deeper into this situation to better understand what the hippies purpose was.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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It amazes me how people can run to the defence of a preacher burning a Koran and call it free speech, yet when it is a US flag they bay for the persons blood, how is it any different from all those people shown on TV burning effigies of US presidents or the US flag? It is no different just mindless hatred

This sort of thing does the US no credit and just makes them look like a bunch of hypocritical fools, and this was at a university... This is supposed to be the intellectual elite of the US, very worrying for the future of the country



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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our future leaders in the making.... any one else worried?
You just know most of the people there if you asked them any question to do with this country and its policy's they would look at you with a blank stare a cry out some right/left wing rhetoric and call you unamericaaan

EDIT: anyone else see the horse headbutting that guy? i couldn't help but chuckle
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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Originally posted by Majestic Lumen
Did anyone bother to find out why exactly he was burning the flag? Was it in protest against the Country itself? or against the People running the country? I'm just wondering, because I personally do not think the "hippies" in question would have anything against the country, but rather the "establishment" as it were hehe.

Can someone for example burn the flag, as drastic a gesture as it may be, to symbolize the downward spiral our country is falling into?

I'll have to look deeper into this situation to better understand what the hippies purpose was.


It doesn't matter. At the end of the day the flag is nothing but a piece of material. So imagine if someone got hurt over a flag? That's all. You burn it we kill you! Make sense? Didn't think so.

People have a dangerous addiction to symbols



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:56 AM
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I'm just as American as the next....American, but does anyone else randomly carry giant flags with them in case of a rally 'cause I sure don't.

The thing I found most impressive second to that of the giant crowd was the fact that there were so many huge a** flags being carried around.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:56 AM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3
reply to post by davidgrouchy
 




EDIT: anyone else see the horse headbutting that guy? i couldn't help but chuckle
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I didn't catch that, I did see a water balloon hit the horse though.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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it seems your flag has more rights and is better protected

than your citizens. must be a great piece of cloth



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by BlackOps719

Sorry but you have to be one dumb sack of excrement to try and burn an American flag in the state of Louisiana in front of a crowd of riled up rednecks......that sort of thing is hazardous to your health.

Best to keep that sort of thing for places like Berkeley where people are less likely to hit you with rocks.


Couldn't have said it better myself. No matter the reason for doing it and whether it's right or wrong, he picked a bad place to do it



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3
reply to post by davidgrouchy
 


our future leaders in the making.... any one else worried?
You just know most of the people there if you asked them any question to do with this country and its policy's they would look at you with a blank stare a cry out some right/left wing rhetoric and call you unamericaaan

EDIT: anyone else see the horse headbutting that guy? i couldn't help but chuckle
edit on 12-5-2011 by Bixxi3 because: go to 3:50 and its the guy in the blue top


Well at least you're not over-generalizing and being ignorant about people you've never met.

How about the baby boomers? You ever see footage of Woodstock? Those are the people running our country right now
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:17 AM
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IMHO symbols mean different things to different people

I am pretty sure you could go down to the courthouse and hoof lady justice one
and no one would even notice....
Say, remember that video from katrina where 6 bubbas jump a little old lady
and they take away her little unloaded 32?

Warhawks and peacedoves
any excuse to beat up on a target you can hit without getting hit back
peacniks don't usually fight back


America
get off the flouride
soon
the chinese factory owners will be coming here for the cheep labour
and protesting the suicide nets at break time
will be the burning issue



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:21 AM
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Originally posted by iamhobo

The thing I found most impressive second to that of the giant crowd was the fact that [color=gold]there were so many huge a** flags being carried around.


Ah, I can explain that detail.

Louisiana is 492 years old in terms of flags. Much older than the USA itself. It has had more flags fly over it than any other state in the Union, including among them the Royal Spanish flag. There is quite a flag fetish in the region, and a large number of flag collectors there. I'm not surprised that students at the university had flags lying around their dorm rooms.




That blue flag with the single star in the middle is from when the state of Louisiana waged war and added everything east of Louisiana and the entire state of Florida to the United States.




Here is a link to even more, older flags.

www.louisiana101.com...


David Grouchy
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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Patriatism is a good thing, especially in hard or dangerous times..........

HOWEVER

I can't help but think that the way the rally was there and with all the anger against someone who has a right to 'protest' (for whatever the hell it was ??) it was similiar to some of the 'Fanatical' Islamic protests you see in the Middle East or Even from Nazi Germany in the past !!

Mob and Group mentality abandones quality reasoning and purpose..........

The "herd' mentality prevails the ferals in that state win over...

PDUK



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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Free speach alley on campus has a very long history. Some bizarre things have gone down there. But this is the most dangerous one I have ever seen. Not from violence per se, but from general crowding and trampling potential. Usually it's a case of extream opinions. There is a three generation tradition there of non violent confrontations. Atheists and fundies screaming at each other. A swami doing yoga while skateboarders try to break the zen. Some days are slow, some days there are twenty different tables soliciting funds and eight different groups around some one shouting a message.

So on that note I'd have to say the hippie went to the right place.


David Grouchy



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:38 AM
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Originally posted by PurpleDog UK

I can't help but think that the way the rally was there and with all the anger against someone who has a right to 'protest' (for whatever the hell it was ??) it was similiar to some of the 'Fanatical' Islamic protests you see in the Middle East or Even from Nazi Germany in the past !!



One thing that is unique about Free Speach alley on the campus is that it is one of the only places in America where one can go stage a public assembly without being required to get a permit first. Many fundamentalist of Islam have spoken out there in large number. Most people go to listen. Even the Muslims wouldn't try buring a flag there.


David Grouchy
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by Majestic Lumen

I did see a water balloon hit the horse though.


That is exactly where I think it departed from normal. My guess is the water was brought to resist the burning. But I have never seen anyone throw anything there before, no matter how mad they got. Was is because this is the first burning as well? Or was it mischevious frat boys. Who knows.


David Grouchy



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