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Old 10-28-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Personally I find antagonizing any large swath of the American population entertaining. And it's so easy to do these days.
What happened to the good old days when antagonizing the establishment was the name of the game?
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Personally I find antagonizing any large swath of the American population entertaining. And it's so easy to do these days.
What happened to the good old days when antagonizing the establishment was the name of the game?
That was before this country became overloaded with geldings, capons and eunuchs who look for any excuse to whine about their "feelings".
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Thank God those fighting for civil rights during the struggle understood the difference between a lynch mob and having someone hurt their feelings. Or even comedy when it was the establishment trying to ban guys like Prior, Carlin and Bruce, and not college students.
Sheesh, what's happened to the world?
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:43 PM
Status: "Not MY government" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Hiding from dumb people
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Thank God those fighting for civil rights during the struggle understood the difference between a lynch mob and having someone hurt their feelings. Or even comedy when it was the establishment trying to ban guys like Prior, Carlin and Bruce, and not college students.
Sheesh, what's happened to the world?

Spinal disintegration.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:39 AM
 
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A better comparison would be a Swastika. There is nothing to prevent someone flying a Swastika outside of their front door to celebrate their Hindu/Buddhist heritage, but that doesn't make it a good idea to do so. Put differently, once the Confederate Flag became associated with racism and bigotry, one should need a compelling reason to fly one if for no other reason than to avoid antagonizing large swathes of the American population. I would never suggest that the government outlaw it on private property, but if you fly such a flag you are likely doing it either because you are a racist or simply to offend others.
I agree!!!
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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The guy flying it is a coward (for not appearing on camera) and racist ******* for flying it in the first place.
While this might be true, he has the constitutional right to do so.

The greatest test of freedom comes when it is time to defend those freedoms for those who's views you despise the most.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:46 AM
 
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A little bird told me that this neighbor is moving down south so your boogeyman will be gone soon enough.
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Old 01-23-2016, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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Who is it causing controversy with? The only black people I knew that lived in seaford didn't consider themselves black.
That doesn't mean the flag was meant only for black people; a true racist who would hang the Confederate flag is anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, and anti-Black etc. Then again, it may not even be there to signify racism, it could very well be for their southern heritage. Let’s not be judgemental until the real reason is known, may not be a wise idea; maybe the wondering neighbor could one day smoothly slide an indirect conversation with the flyer concerning the flag, this way an unintended provocation isn’t situated. As we all know, the Confederate Flag carries a lot of hatred in its past and still present; this neighbor could be innocent of racism.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:04 PM
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Thank god they banned that racist TV show with the Orange car with the confederate flag on it.
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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That doesn't mean the flag was meant only for black people; a true racist who would hang the Confederate flag is anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, and anti-Black etc. Then again, it may not even be there to signify racism, it could very well be for their southern heritage. Let’s not be judgemental until the real reason is known, may not be a wise idea; maybe the wondering neighbor could one day smoothly slide an indirect conversation with the flyer concerning the flag, this way an unintended provocation isn’t situated. As we all know, the Confederate Flag carries a lot of hatred in its past and still present; this neighbor could be innocent of racism.
I don't think there's any real anti-Catholic sentiment anymore
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