icam: JAGChem82: You know, one thing that these "flag fetishist" will harp on is this rigamarole about "it's about heritage not hate" and "I'm about respecting my ancestors", etc. But the moment someone flys a flag that offends their sensibilities, such as a gay flag, Mexican flag, et. al., they cry to the media how those people are dissin' America.I'll give them this though, they were trolling people before there was even a concept of trolling in general. I'm a big proponent of targeted trolling myself. Next February, I should put out a resolution to fly a black nationalist flag to the state capitol in ATL.I find it sort of funny when people who have no connection to the South masturbate over the Confederate flag and find it weird that people might view it as a sign of racism.I have a cousin that used to fly a big flag off the back of his truck and he has pulled the whole heritage schtick-- he has spent his whole life in South Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border, not what I'd consider connected much to "The South", and none of the family has connection either.The liberal sprinkling of racial and homophobic slurs throughout conversation doesn't really help, either.
that bosnian sniper: The only thing I was ever able to get out of the latter was that he was at Okinawa, and around him you just did not ever discuss the war.
that bosnian sniper: My other grandfather landed on Utah, was wounded on D-day, and was shipped back to fight from Paris all the way to Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge.
Philip Francis Queeg: robohobo: Nope, not at all. If this mook wants to fly a flag(and to be clear, all flag flying is creepy shiat, just like national anthems), whatever, that's his right. Offense takes a lot of energy, and it just ain't worth it. It's not hurting anyone, except possibly the feelings/sensibilities of very touchy people.Do you have enough energy to be proud of your apathy?
vygramul: served in the Pacific
Peter von Nostrand: Peter von Nostrand: robohobo: Dude, people get offended at farking EVERYTHING these days. It's our goddamned national past time, now. Americans NEED to feel offense and outrage, it's like drugs, and our population is made of junkies.I don't think anyone is offended. Pretty sure we're all laughing at how out of touch he isAnd apparently I'm wrongjeez, there are still americans alive who fought the Nazis. and survivors of the concentration camps. how about if it was that Taliban flag they were flying In Qatar. would you be offended ?
whither_apophis: Who keeps a Nazi flag kicking around in case they want to protest?"The flag hangs alongside the Stars and Stripes, the Marine Corps flag and one that bears the Vatican coat of arms."OK maybe he has a flag fetish.
skullkrusher: skullkrusher: JohnnyC: knowless: JohnnyC: Considering Obama has done less of the things this asshat claims he's mad about than Bush did... I'm going to go with racism.If there has been one really good thing about having a President who isn't white, it has been that the racists seem to think it's their time to out themselves to the general population. Makes it much easier when they do that to themselves.First off, you believe Obama is "black"? Second, you don't think that was an intentional wedge?How did the south Africans greet Obama?Did he meet with Mandela?The fark you going on about? You mad because I think the old bastard in the article is a racist?why do you think that? Because he has crazy opinions about the current President and the current President is black? You got a pretty low bar set therehttp://connecticut.news12.com/news/joseph-sincavage-of-stratford-han gs -nazi-flag-in-protest-of-president-obama-1.5576322I think this is the evidence you might've been looking for
Skarekrough: Churchill2004: [s22.postimg.org image 478x640]Seen in Arkansas./at least no swastikas....is he....like....a flag salesman?
Don't Troll Me Bro!: Ya gotta understand, this man has probably been holed up in his house 23.5 hours per day for the last 15 years
Blathering Idjut: My grandfather served in the Navy in the Pacific. He missed Pearl harbor by a weird twist of fate when a month before a friend was stationed at San Diego and who wanted a sea billet talked my grandfather into trading places on the Tennessee. His friend survived and called him shortly afterwards and said "you knew that attack was gonna happen you son of a biatch!"Grandpa made it to Pearl directly afterwards anyway. He was immediately transferred to Hawaii to assist with the cleanup. This was the part he didn't talk about until literally a month before he died when he broke down in tears and shared his experience. He was an Electrician's Mate so his job was to be the first into the ships to wade into the hulls of the ships through oil and past bodies to string lights so they could clean them out.The thing about this nazi flag thing is that you literally couldn't do that in the 50s in America. Some vet would come along and kick the shiat out of you and the cops wouldn't care.
limeyfellow: Great_Milenko: Dear numbnuts,This[xroads.virginia.edu image 289x170]is the anti-Obama flag you're looking for.Embrace the heritage. The heritage of a century of lynchings. The heritage of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The heritage of hate.That is just a malformed copy of the battle flag of the Northern Virginian army. Since he is flying nations flags shouldn't he be flying this?[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x178]
Nem Wan: As many times as "never forget" has been said about Nazi atrocities, I fear it wasn't enough, and we're entering a time when knuckleheads can get pretty far in life before running into someone who gives them a clue about history. Generation X grew up with grandfathers who lived through it, and got an ear and eyeful of World War II commemorations around the 40th and 50th anniversaries, and with media consumption less fragmented then than now, TV miniseries such as War and Remembrance and movies such as Schindler's List reached a higher percentage of the population. Of course the broadcast TV networks wouldn't even make something like War and Remembrance now. I have no idea what anybody under 25 thinks anymore.But the guy in TFA is 73 and just a asshole.
Paris1127: BolshyGreatYarblocks: Stile4aly: PsyLord: I guess he did nazi that coming./obligatoryHe's Goering to get in a lot of trouble.An attention hog just Goebbels up the publicity.I'm not one for Nazi puns, but when in Röhm...
Godscrack: [www.stratfordstar.com image 644x635]Murica!
SDRR: he should fly this one instead[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 598x448]
Notabunny: And just like the dipstick in tfa, even after being told his flag was offending some of the staff, he said he was going to keep it up.
"didn't realize people would take it as offensive"
Befuddled: I'm surprised that no Marine has taken offense and done something about this idiot having the Marine Corps flag next to the Nazi flag.
Ctrl-Alt-Del: Befuddled: I'm surprised that no Marine has taken offense and done something about this idiot having the Marine Corps flag next to the Nazi flag.Me too. We have a lot of Marine Corps soldiers here on Fark
gayb: Notabunny: And just like the dipstick in tfa, even after being told his flag was offending some of the staff, he said he was going to keep it up.Yeah, I hate it when people exercise their freedoms too.
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