They want the "flag" down in SC

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by -06, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    The knee jerkers are hollering again to take the "stars and bars" flag down from the grounds of the SC capital grounds.
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  2. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    And major retailers are pulling the flags but before they did Amazon said sales were up 9000%
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  3. William Warren

    William Warren Monkey++

    That's a shame: when people mistake a symbol for reality, we're in big trouble.

    If anyone asked me about it, I'd say "It's to honor those who gave their lives for a cause they believed in."

    William Warren
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  4. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Convenient redirection; nobody's saying much about whatever prescription drugs the shooter was taking (Big Pharma wouldn't like that !) and if they go after guns again there'll be another run on guns and bare shelves where there used to be ammo.
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  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Erasing the Confederate Flag is all just a part of rewriting America's history--and leaving out all the important parts.

    Like everything else they want to achieve, they have to get the morons marching, first.
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    They want to rename streets and take down monuments. This is insane. You have history and you keep history so you do not repeat history.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just look at the Russkies.... They tore down MOST of the Stalin Statues... and Now, Putin is putting some of them, BACK UP....
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I would like to know what the Southerners on here think about the Confederate flag. What do they think about it getting removed?
  9. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey+++

    Yes, I also think it is mis-direction. My moms a southerner (KY) and dad a Yankee (Wis.) but I still think the Confederate Flag should stay up, it is called the Southern Cross in reality. It is part of life and history and what happened. But of course they are busy tryingt o change history.
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  10. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    The complaint is the Confederate Battle flag was a symbol of slavery and oppression. But there is no call to pull down the Union flag under which they endured slavery for 70+ years prior to the 4 years under the Confederacy. Granted, Nathan Bedford Forest did use it as a symbol of the KKK, which he is responsible for creating. Again, misdirection and the revision of history. I had 4 great uncles that served under that flag,none were slave owners. Of the four, three were captured, two died in captivity. The fourth died from disease during the Pennsylvania campaign. He was given furlough and ended up in Richmond where he perished. I personally will not fly a Confederate Battle flag, but will definitely fly the Bonnie Blue flag or the Republic of Texas flag. The big gripe for me is that the battle flag flew over the Capital building of SC until an agreement was reached to move it to the Confederate soldier monument. That agreement is suddenly null and void because some hate filled racist held the flag in his hands in a picture while he spewed hatred. An agreement should be an agreement, but the Leftist voters and agitators are looking for an opportunity to again revise history.
  11. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I always thought that the "stars and bars" was symbolic of post Civil War reunification showing that the former Confederate states were equal to any other state.
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  12. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Getttysburg PA Louisiana Memorial Statue rear. Getttysburg PA Louisiana statue fallen soldier.

    The Louisiana monument at Gettysburg battlefield. The fallen soldier, shoeless, ragged, is covered by the Confederate battle flag. It is one of the most poignant and heart rending monuments on the battlefield. Most of the Confederate monuments show death and heroism and honor. Most of the Yankee monuments show triumph. The comparison is stark and compelling.
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  13. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Because of another act of hate (the assassination of Lincoln) the south was invaded by carpetbaggers and petty government officials after the war and repressed. It was not until the Spanish-American war that old divisions were healed and a new American pride was found.
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  14. Pyrrhus

    Pyrrhus Monkey+++

    The concept that utterly baffles me is that they think that if they get rid of that flag, it will change how some people think. Amazing.
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  15. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    Telling people in the south they cany have that flag up is like trying to take the guns they may talk about it but it will never happen...
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  16. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    This is America of today the New American way with the master plan of one people under one government!!!! Where there shall be no individual thoughts or beliefs and before long anyone who is caught having free thoughts or beliefs will be a criminal (Which we are close to that already).They have rewrote history from the day the Civil war ended telling only one side the Northern side of the story. How many times you ever hear of any great Southern battles or the men that lead them in our school systems? If a child was to write a paper on the any Southern hero they would be given a bad grade taken to the office and suspended. This shows that my rights and beliefs or your rights and beliefs can and will be stripped away at anytime the government feels like it. They are blaming the murders on a historical battle flag when it should be blamed on the idiot that committed the crime or the family that raised him. I firmly believe a crime like this should be handled by building a gallows on the courthouse lawn in every state in every County. Then on Saturday morning at 9am escort him to the gallows and publicly hang him. That will stop these types of crimes from being committed. Criminals will see the punishment and know what they will receive for that type of crime. Children will see it and know there is a price to pay for your actions. Plus it would be good for local business by setting up a couple booths and sell hotdogs and T-shirts, it will save on all the costs of Courts and Trials and the Tax Payers feeding, housing and clothing him for the next 70 years. What next will they want to remove all crosses from our churches because the cross insults terrorist and cause them to kill others. It is a sad time in America and it will get worse
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I like to think that the stars and bars have an honorable side, to remember and honor the lost men and the cause they fought for. That said, there is a dark side promoted by those who choose to use the flag as a symbol it never was. The Confederacy is now part of the USA and those that fought for it deserve the same honor as all the rest of our losses. IMHO.
  18. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Louisiana-4c_2245. Better view of Louisiana monument.
    It will be brought down. The cowards are succumbing the the media frenzy.
  19. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    I concur. There should be a lot of gallows constructed. The shooter of Gabby Giffords, hang him. The orange haired idiot that shot the movie up, hang him. Murderers, child molesters, rapists... hang them. Drug pushers ... hang them. Those who incite hatred like in Fergeson/Baltimore.. hang them.
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  20. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

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