The Confederate Flag

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  1. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Do any Members on this Forum find anything odd about this photograph taken at a recent event?

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  3. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    No, but I can see where some people might find the two different flags odd. One is the country's flag, and the other is regional heritage/pride. Not much different from flying the EU and German flags together, where the German flag also has a checkered past of being adopted during the Weimar Republic (Germen Reich).
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ironic to have a Confederate wearing a T-shirt with a slogan that says "America - Love it or Leave it" since Confederates literally wanted to leave America.
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Some more "regional pride":
    "Oh, I'm a good old rebel
    Now that's just what I am
    And for this Yankee nation
    I do no give a damn
    I'm glad I fought against her
    I only wish we'd won
    I ain't asked any pardon
    For anything I've done..."​
     
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  8. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    You mean other than the guy wearing the love it or leave it shirt while waving the flag of those who tried to leave it?
     
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  9. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    It's ignorant to presume someone in present day a Civil War Confederate just because it's part of their regional, family history. I don't see you calling present day Germans, the German Reich, even though their flag was adopted then. Why the disparity, other than bias or ignorance?
     
  10. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    • Try to avoid racism, please. The words immediately following "No irony here" are likely to offend.

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    No irony here I just holdenit for massta .

    Call me ignorant then... there seems a little out there that helps such a presumption as far as some folk..what happens in Germany is not really relevant.

    Is the gorilla in your avatar angry or laughing..if you cover his mouth he seems to be laughing..his eyes look happy...I can only look and see a laughing gorilla ... no offence I just find it funny that I can now only see a laughing gorilla and thus I see you as friendly...

    Alex
     
  11. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Wow, that's outright racist. Presuming that a black person couldn't possible think differently than other black people is presuming them inferior. You're disgusting!

    I don't have to call you anything. You're demonstrating it all on your own.
     
  12. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Why would a black person be a Confederate? Tha fuck.
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You don't think it's photoshopped? You think a black guy is for the group that enslaved his ancestors?
     
  14. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Hey! Isn't that the same guy who waved the poster "Guverment hands off my medicare!!" ?

    BTW - Who says stupidity is the exclusive domain of white people?
     
  15. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry if you find it so ... can someone who is not racist make a racist statement?

    Who is presuming that..not me..is that the way you see it..you are funny...like your avatar...I can no longer think it is angry nor can I take you seriously..and that is a pity as I was going to let you win a few rounds to help build your apparent lack of self esteem and confidence.

    Is that one of those addhoms that I can take as a compliment? Thanks.

    You don't but you do..you can't help yourself, your arguments are full of the logical fallacies and you try to point them out in the arguement of others yet you are ignorant of the ones you make...and that is being kind as others would call you dishonest...me I just do think you are not actually aware...Anyways let's not let anything stand in the way of our friendship...I know you don't mean to be nasty ..I blame Satan.

    I am like an open book, what you see is what you get ...

    Did you see that link I put up for Paddo, your mate, where the building blocks for life appear even before solar systems start to form...it means life will be everywhere just popping up by chance from all the building blocks available ... on an even more serious note may I ask do you think there can be life other than on Earth? Does your belief in God and your associated reasoning exclude life elsewhere as possible or not...Some folk think the entire universe was created by God just for humans...is there a chance that is right?

    Do you think these folk from the South and their flag thing should be seen as traitors to the country? The South seems an odd place ..maybe it's just bad press but there seem to be some very fundamental Christians there that believe the bible literally..that Adam and Eve were real, that the flood happened.I bet they even believe that whale story...what is your view..are you from the South?

    Alex.
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Not my joke. This is a meme that precedes this forum thread.
     
  17. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Not a Confederate, a southerner. Because they can grow up in the south and have southern pride, just like anyone else. They are humans, you know.

    So it's easier for you believe that it is a photoshopped hoax than a black person being able to think for themselves? That's literally racist.
    The Confederate flag is not a symbol of the Confederacy in the south. It's a symbol of southern pride and heritage. You don't think black people can be proud of their regional heritage? What's wrong with you?

    Wow, so even if you deign to accept a black person can think for themselves, they must be inferior in intellect for doing so?


    No, that kind of vile ignorance only comes from genuine racists. If you're that unaware of what constitutes racism, maybe you need to seriously examine your underlying motives.

    Oh, I'm sure your racism is unthinking, but that precisely what that kind of vile comment alludes to. That a black person would have to be a slave to express anything different from most black people.

    No, it's not. It's my gut reaction to your racism. And you have the callous gall to joke about it. What's wrong with you?!

    Trying to distract from your racism ain't going to work. You might get away with it around leftists, but those who like the party that ended slavery and gave us the Civil Rights Act won't put up with your casual racism.

    Not from the south, and not traitors because, again, the Confederate flag doesn't mean that in the south.
     
  18. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'm from the South. It doesn't mean "pride" in the South to a black person. What around the Southern history would make a black person "proud"?

    It has nothing to do with a black person thinking for themselves. You are the one who isn't thinking very clearly.






    No, that kind of vile ignorance only comes from genuine racists. If you're that unaware of what constitutes racism, maybe you need to seriously examine your underlying motives.


    Oh, I'm sure your racism is unthinking, but that precisely what that kind of vile comment alludes to. That a black person would have to be a slave to express anything different from most black people.


    No, it's not. It's my gut reaction to your racism. And you have the callous gall to joke about it. What's wrong with you?!


    Trying to distract from your racism ain't going to work. You might get away with it around leftists, but those who like the party that ended slavery and gave us the Civil Rights Act won't put up with your casual racism.


    Not from the south, and not traitors because, again, the Confederate flag doesn't mean that in the south.[/QUOTE]
     
  19. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Projection, huh? Heed your own advise. If it really doesn't mean pride or heritage to a southern black person, explain why he's carrying it. Do some of that clear thinking. What about all these black people: https://www.google.com/search?q=black man with confederate flag&tbm=isch
    Just because you cannot fathom a black person accepting what the Confederate flag has come to stand for in the south, doesn't mean they can't or don't. That's an argument from incredulity, at best. Again, that would presume them inferior to the southern whites who you don't doubt for one second when they disagree with others about that flag. That's your own racist assumptions staring back at you.
     
  20. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I do doubt Southern whites knowledge when they disagree about that flag and you have to really look to find a Southern black like that. I think even you know that.
     
  21. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't say their knowledge, I said you don't doubt the fact that they disagree with you. But you're first reaction to a black person doing the exact same thing is to doubt that it's even true at all. That double standard, that just presumes that sort of freedom in whites is, what, more acceptable, plausible, credible than in blacks. When's the last time you thought a photo of a white guy with a Confederate flag was photoshopped? You trying to backpedal that it's rare is just your attempt to cover your own racism.

    I see a picture like that, and I don't doubt it for even an instant. Because I know for a fact that black people can have just as diverse of opinions on any subject at all as whites do. That's what all decent humans presume. And it's better to be occasionally mistaken than to be a racist.
     
  22. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Well I don't have it. I have aboriginal relatives, my very last date was with an aboriginal lady, I play pool with them cause many are my mates..not so much these days cause I don't go out much, preferring to stay home and chat here....however it's probably my closeness and appreciation for the reality that has me laughing at your outrage...you can call me what you like but it don't make me what you call me for...you do make me chuckle at your ignorance of my situation.

    You see I am not thinking that but you are...you missed it...and there is no point me trying to explain as I can see you have gone full on irrational and there will be no talking to you..think what you like but I bet it is only to make you feel righteous.. go ahead no doubt you must get so few opportunities..look at you..every chance you get you are trying to insult me..you are lucky I don't burr up and end our friendship..I am not worried but you make yourself look silly to others..up to you.

    Well it's my back..I know that I complain that my legs are on fire all the time but it all gets back to the back opperation..sure a success but there is still the leg pain ..otherwise there is nothing else to complain about but thanks for asking...you can be so kind.

    Me hang out with leftists? Are you crazy? And I do know about the Republicans claim to fame...but look at what is really going on here..you are putting on such a performance you can see why I worry about your self esteem..but honestly give it a rest or you will get me going and neither of us want that..

    We have similar with football..state of origin games...I guess folk need something to make them feel like they belong and fit in...not me I am convinced I got here a couple of thousand years to early..I belong in the future.
    Nice chatting and a good post but transparently over the top..you need to be more subtle..actually no..say it..not too much not too little.
    Ha've a nice day and see if you can answer my life elsewhere questions...
    Alex
     
  23. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Your argument is ridiculous. That's like saying that when I see a white guy who is a member of the KKK I believe it but when I see a black guy in a KKK robe if I question it, I'm racist. That's stupid.
     

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