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Old 07-18-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: in the soup
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:22 AM
 
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I think the idea this flag has become to mean some kind of white supremacy isn't new this year -- it's been floating around for a while.

It seems to stem from the Tea Party association with the flag........all it takes is for one one White Supremacist group to have adopted it and BAM it becomes the symbol for all white supremacists.

Kind of silly.

Maybe as a society we should put less emotional energy towards flags...and concentrate on the well being of each other.

It is ridiculous.
wft?

the tea party were not 'white supremacists'
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Flying the Gadsden flag is sort of like putting up a sign that says "Gun Goober lives here."
Yeah...and its also the house that does NOT get robbed..hmm..correlation?
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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The truth is that a flag means different things to different people. A Confederate flag in the hands of a Klansman probably means something very different from the same flag at the grave of a Confederate infantryman.

Have you asked people who fly that flag what that flag means to them?

Gadsden flag means many different things to many different people. Just because in your mind, Gadsden flag means "racism", doesn't mean it is a racist flag. Got it ? Not everything is about race. Sheesh
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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We've gotten to a place of stupid in the country that I thought I'd never see in my life.

Mass hysteria driven by a sliver of the populace. Most average people don't go around looking for every symbol to find racism in. It just doesn't happen.

There needs to be some kind of pushback. People need to start being called out on the horsecrap.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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We've gotten to a place of stupid in the country that I thought I'd never see in my life.

Mass hysteria driven by a sliver of the populace. Most average people don't go around looking for every symbol to find racism in. It just doesn't happen.

There needs to be some kind of pushback. People need to start being called out on the horsecrap.
... Yeah, some internet trolls already claim American flag is now Trump flag. what is next?

Like I posted earlier, I won't be surprised if American flag is the next.

They'd claim, "American flag has no place in government building, but feel free to fly it in your own house." "Your freedom is not taken away from you, relax, you can fly the flag, but we have the freedom to see you as the racist you are." all the blah blah blah blah.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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... Yeah, some internet trolls already claim American flag is now Trump flag. what is next?
what if 'white supremacists' start flying the rainbow flag? they'll have to get rid of that one, too.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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what if 'white supremacists' start flying the rainbow flag? they'll have to get rid of that one, too.
I think they would cry "fake news" instead. lol They are very predictable.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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To me the Gadsden Flag represents Metallica.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:47 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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They should try to come take mine and see what happens.
Warning! Internet tough guy on the loose!


No one cares about that stupid flag except the handful of people that think it's so cool.
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