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WorldCitizen: vernonFL: Yet we have no problems with Bayer aspirin, Porsche, Mitsubishi or Hugo Boss.Is anyone claiming to be bothered by any companies based in the former Confederacy?"former Confederacy?"
kronicfeld: FlashHarry: "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.You shouldn't even have to reach the "slavery" element, since that just opens the door to the argument that there was more to southern culture than slavery, which is of course true. The fact that it is the flag of a treasonous, secessionist armed insurrection should be enough to condemn it.
oldfarthenry: So my husband Carl staggers home sh*t-faced from his Klan KhristmaSS party and passes out on the front walk in the snow- then neighbour Hanks decides to clean the sidewalks with his snow-blower and nails him right in the head.I TOLD Carl to wear his Confederate flag like a cape so he could be seen in the winter with those g'damned white robes & hood!The funeral's tomorrow - CASH BAR!
Joe Blowme: Daily on the Che and soviet flag t shirts,
Kraftwerk Orange: The US flag now is (slightly) different than the various US flags that so many hundreds of thousands of slaves were captured, shipped, and sold under.1.bp.blogspot.com
signaljammer: Joe Blowme:Yeah, I forget, how many slaves did Che own?
Coco LaFemme: It's not offensive, it's ignorant. Of course, if someone wants to broadcast their ignorance to the whole world, they are more than free to do so.
sweetmelissa31: My great-great grandparents were shot into a ditch in Belarus because they were Jews.They had it almost as hard as white Southerners in 2012 who can't wear Confederate flags without being criticized.
makesthefire: Hank III would like a word with all you folks lumping "pop country" in with "real country"[s2.evcdn.com image 500x500]/the grand ole opry 'aint so grand anymore
Khellendros: doubled99: To you, and many others, it is.To many in the south, it isn't.Everyone's opinion is equal.They had an organized insurrectionist army, a minor navy, declared themselves an independent nation, drafted and ratified papers to that effect, adopted a recognized flag as a battle standard
MaudlinMutantMollusk: It symbolizes treason and secession, and more than anything else, being a butthurt loser
the_rev: people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.
FlashHarry: "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.
IlGreven: It's a goddamned symbol. If you wanna wipe your ass with it, go ahead. If another guy wants to hang it from a stud on his willy, let him. Getting all butthurt over it destroys any "lessons" you want to teach from the episode.
factoryconnection: There are exceptions, I'm sure, however I've never met one. People are welcome to display whatever symbol they want, but they're also making a statement and statements have meanings and drive reactions.
sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: i.imgur.comAhh holy sh*t. Furrman Göring.
Doom MD: Khellendros: doubled99: To you, and many others, it is.To many in the south, it isn't.Everyone's opinion is equal.They had an organized insurrectionist army, a minor navy, declared themselves an independent nation, drafted and ratified papers to that effect, adopted a recognized flag as a battle standardSounds like the colonists in the 1700s.
dr_blasto: kronicfeld: The fact that it is the flag of a treasonous, secessionist armed insurrectionArmed insurrection in support of slavery.
WorldKnowledge: [www.revisionisthistory.org image 280x341]It's a southern thing you pathetic Yankees!
doyner: clane: Very sad that so many ignorant people in this country have convinced themselves this has something to do with racism.It's equally sad that it is a favored symbol among racists.
fruitloop: I'm not a fan of country music, but I did get a kick out of him mailing it in during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
Doom MD: I view the Confederate flag as a reminder of the single largest blow to states rights in American history. The entire legal argument (and hence the conclusion reached by forces of arms) for the Civil War is essentially that a state has no right to secede from the Union. People who looks at the Confederate flag and think about hillbillies and slavery are not thinking large enough.
SoupJohnB: Wait now - does this guy play "Country," or Western?"/Blues Bros//oblig
sweetmelissa31: Kraftwerk Orange: The US flag now is (slightly) different than the various US flags that so many hundreds of thousands of slaves were captured, shipped, and sold under.1.bp.blogspot.comIt would be kind of funny if that picture was the American flag as of 1830.
FriarReb98: And for the record, anyone who is offended by a Confederate Battle Flag but not the Georgia state flag needs a history book on why the state essentially pegged a giant middle finger in the face of the offended and got away with it.
Joe Blowme: rufus-t-firefly: Joe Blowme: Other symbols of opression and slavery i know all of you who hate the rebel flag also hate, right?[static.flickr.com image 500x341][writetodie.files.wordpress.com image 300x300] [www.westernjournalism.com image 299x269] [skew.dailyskew.com image 500x400]How many Soviet flags have you seen out there?And how many Che Guevara shirts have you seen IN PERSON?I see a treason flag nearly every single day.Daily on the Che and soviet flag t shirts,
Joe Blowme: Funny how much outrage people have over this past yet silent on current countries that have slaves today.
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