Why does the confederate flag still flies high in some states

January 22, 2017, 6:58 am

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The debate "Why does the confederate flag still flies high in some states" was started by Blue_ray on January 22, 2017, 6:58 am. 2 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Blue_ray posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PoliticsAsUsual posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

Blue_ray and 1 visitor agree.
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neveralone
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true or we can try to work it out.

2 years, 10 months ago
PoliticsAsUsual
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you don't have to be different people to hate. any excuse will do, even being from the east side instead of the west, or supporting a different sports teams. people will find an excuse.

went on this because you said that this happened because we became different people, therefore the divide was legitamete. all the divisions are just excuses and are equally invalid.

peace between mankind will come when we evolve socially, or get an external object to focus our collective hate.

2 years, 10 months ago
neveralone
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OK so what do u mean by this. I seem to have missed the point?

2 years, 10 months ago
PoliticsAsUsual
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yes. I was talking about the British as well.

2 years, 10 months ago
RogueAmerican
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It was agreed that art is political speech by SCOTUS.

2 years, 10 months ago
neveralone
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I was talking about the British on that.

2 years, 10 months ago

we were the same people.
we were simply made into a separate group, a separation that doesn't fit into the classic "hated groups" that we are trained to recognize but have no weight in the quality or quantity of total hate.

us vs them is the basis of all hate, and any distinction will qualify.

we fought against "them". and bearing their flag can be seen as treason against "us"
we were us, and they were them.

2 years, 10 months ago
neveralone
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we weren't a dif. race but race does not matter. we were a diff. people by then

2 years, 10 months ago
neveralone
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true. if we ban it then u also need to ban burning the flag.

2 years, 10 months ago

a flag is not freedom of speech either...

2 years, 10 months ago
thereal
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politicsasusual, you speak as though the british were a completely different race of people who were oppressing you. treason was seperating from the united kingdom you moron so technically...you get the gyst

2 years, 10 months ago
PsychDave
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To be fair, the north wasn't really against slavery until it gave them a political advantage. Slavery wasn't nearly as cut and dry a topic as people like to make out.

2 years, 10 months ago

and of all the designs, why did they pick one that incorporated the union jack from the nation which we had to fight to attain our independence?

even the design screams treason.

2 years, 10 months ago

I do think the confederate flag, which fought with and tried to leave the union, should not be banned, but is a symbol of un-American treason. these people who are often the same ones who are ultra nationalist now, should be reminded that that flag was the banner of those who wished to leave this great nation.

oh yeah, and they supported the enslavement and ownership of human beings.

it should not be banned, but I see no pride in that flag, only treason and inhumanity.

2 years, 10 months ago

The Confederate flag has been adopted by racist groups, but it was not actually a racist symbol. To ban it is excessive and unnecessary.

2 years, 10 months ago

for those people the flag means rebellion and freedom.

2 years, 10 months ago

well we have freedom of speech. also if u look back in history the south revolted agaisnt many more things than slavery. slavery was just the tipping point.

2 years, 10 months ago

The swastika is banned in germany. So why cant the US ban the confederate flag?

2 years, 10 months ago
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