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Old 01-24-2021, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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I just learned about it today.

I love Mississippi, hate how it's perceived by the rest of the country.

Love from New Hampshire.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Yes. Long time coming.
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX, born + raised SF Bay
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From a purely aesthetic point of view, I think it’s one of the more lovely flags.

From a historical point of view, it’s about time. I have never liked the symbolism of the stars and bars, but I don’t think it’s always good to bury the worst parts of our history either.

And more personally - I don’t really understand why flags have much meaning at all in the first place.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX, born + raised SF Bay
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From a purely aesthetic point of view, I think it’s one of the more lovely flags.

From a historical point of view, it’s about time. I have never liked the symbolism of the stars and bars, but I don’t think it’s always good to bury the worst parts of our history either.

And more personally - I don’t really understand why flags have much meaning at all in the first place.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:16 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I like it.
I was surprised to see the old one flying at a private facility a couple weeks ago. But I'm not worried. The old one will die out.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Yes.
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:51 PM
 
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I'm glad to get rid of the old one, but think the new one looks terrible.
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Old 01-25-2021, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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And more personally - I don’t really understand why flags have much meaning at all in the first place.
Just like anything can be, they are an identity marker. I think that most of the anti-Confederate hullabaloo is worthy of contempt and a colossal distraction from real issues. Conflicts over the previous flag have simply become a thing for 'progressives' to try to own 'conservatives.' The old flag had been around since 1894 and didn't become an issue until some people got the idea that the way to end racism was to erase important aspects of Southern culture and heritage. Totally ridiculous. Nobody was ever built up by tearing someone else down. To the posters who think that the old flag will fade away...do you see how many disused flags are flown throughout this country from as far back as the 1700s? There will always be significant numbers of Mississippians attached to the previous flag.
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Old 01-25-2021, 03:24 PM
 
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I just learned about it today.

I love Mississippi, hate how it's perceived by the rest of the country.

Love from New Hampshire.
I think we had a recent thread on it. We had to vote it in but I think the general consensus was "who cares". I mean it's not bad but just get the topic over with, more important things to think about.
I think more out of state people worry about the flag then in-state.
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Old 01-25-2021, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I think we had a recent thread on it. We had to vote it in but I think the general consensus was "who cares". I mean it's not bad but just get the topic over with, more important things to think about.
I think more out of state people worry about the flag then in-state.
Precisely.
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