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Of course it's used by racists, it would be silly to deny that fact.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by TravisT
But I think it is used equally today by both racists and people that keep it out of respect and heritage. It's just those people don't attract as much attention.
Ha, well, I like all types of music, and while I do love NMH(come back Jeff Magnum), I also love Tool.
Off topic: Great avatar, I'm a big Neutral Milk fan, I posted it in a thread of people talking about music and they hated it (mostly tool fans that were talking about the brilliance of tools music.. you will have that here).
Ha, the 'ol "you don't like this part of Umerica, so you must hate freedom" trick, eh? I already said you could hang it high all you want, but just know how racist you come off. I understand you feel safe and secure in your Alabama town while displaying your flag, but would you display it so high and proud, say, in the Bronx? Would you feel safe and secure, proud and happy, over your flag in unfamiliar territory? Or would you just be selective of your pride? Trust me, you have the freedom to drape it all you want up here.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
You do not get to choose my preferences in life, nor do I get to choose yours. That's called 'freedom', and is the very thing I think of when I see the Confederate Flag.
Come to think of it, I'm coming to better realize why you dislike it... thank you for that.
Yeah, it was a good joke. It made me laugh, too.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
Originally posted by felonius
Originally posted by cklein61
And today some people fly the confederate flag because they are racist, and proud of it. The flag has always left a bad tast in my mouth.
Dont eat flags.
Got to say, even though that cklien61 is just a troll account, I will admit that your post made me LOL. Thanks.
That's, ummmmm.....that's not even close to being analogous to satanists.
Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
there are some stars above your post.
satanist's use stars.
that must make you a satanist.
Originally posted by tankerpilot
Do a little research willya? The Civil War was NOT about race. It was about states rights. It wasnt until after the emancipation proclaimation that the war became about race and slavery. The confederate flag respresented a group of states that stood up to the federal government. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE. Get over yourself. By playing the race card in every aspect of life you prove only one thing....that you are a rascist!!!!
I understand you feel safe and secure in your Alabama town while displaying your flag, but would you display it so high and proud, say, in the Bronx? Would you feel safe and secure, proud and happy, over your flag in unfamiliar territory? Or would you just be selective of your pride?
Originally posted by hanyak69
reply to post by SaturnFX
That is like me saying you are retarded for having a frog in your signature.When a person cannot support their position they resort to name calling which in and of itself is rearded.
I'm sorry, after reading this, I can't take you seriously anymore. Your perception on what side of the states has more racism is laughable, especially followed by how much you fly your confederate flag around in the south. That right there is proof of how loud and accepted the racism is in the south. I know you said you would display the flag if you came up here, but I can assure you, I wouldn't even dare be waving that flag around here, let alone be proud and boastful about it. Yeah, tell a bunch of people up here to just "get over it", or explain your nonsense of a "tyrannical government", and see how far you get. It wouldn't be pretty......
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by xEphon
Actually, you may be on to something there.
I know from direct experience that, regardless of what used to be, racism today is much more rampant in the northern states than in the southern ones. Perhaps we just got it out of our system first, or maybe it has to do with the fact that there seems to be a higher percentage of blacks in the south than in the north; but whatever the reason, my statement is still true.
Down here, we fly that flag for what it was intended to represent originally: a proud people who will not bow to tyrannical government. What those in the north fly their flags for, I have really no idea. I would like to think that it is because they too harbor that fierce independent spirit, but just as others cannot say what is in my mind (especially on this subject), neither can I say what is in theirs.
Originally posted by Openeye
reply to post by reeferman
The confederate states of America was an illegal alliance.
Article 1 section 10 of the constitution states.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility. No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress. No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.