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Maybe the English had it right---after fighting with your neighbors....... incorporate their flag into yours.

 

 

 

 

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I am sure that flag and the monuments mean many things to many people.  I get that white people on the South are proud of their distinctive (notorious?) place in American history.  Others may see it as a cringe worthy symbol of uncouth rednecks. I get why blacks would see it as a sign of oppression.  I also get the why current military leaders see it as a homage to men who broke their oath to their country ... traitors if you will.  So what view is right?  The thing is that there is a small group of people that believe their view is the only enlightened opinion and that everyone else must follow ... no discussion, no exploration of others views etc.  That seldom works to move things forward to a better place.

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2 hours ago, sanuk711 said:

Maybe the English had it right---after fighting with your neighbors....... incorporate their flag into yours.

Each of the defeated Confederate States have a ‘star’ on ‘Old Glory’.

 

Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia each also get a stripe.

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1 hour ago, Chomper Higgot said:

Each of the defeated Confederate States have a ‘star’ on ‘Old Glory’.

Doesn't a star represent each state Chomper..........

 

1 hour ago, Chomper Higgot said:

Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia each also get a stripe.

I didn't know that---I think I was probably taught wrong at school...they told us the strips had something to do with Brits in America...cant remember what---long time.

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50 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

Doesn't a star represent each state Chomper..........

 

I didn't know that---I think I was probably taught wrong at school...they told us the strips had something to do with Brits in America...cant remember what---long time.

1. Yes.

2. The stripes are the original 13 Colonies, not technically States but geographically the same as the later states.

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Watch this movie to get a feel for the KKK's reality. Burden, Mike Burden is the real name of the man who really did help establish something called the Redneck Shop https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/movie-tells-the-true-story-of-a-klansman-who-found-redemption-through-a-black-preacher/2020/02/29/f8452dba-58e5-11ea-9b35-def5a027d470_story.html?arc404=true

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1 minute ago, xylophone said:

That sort of contradicts the actions which trump has taken and even some of his rhetoric, this especially against an American war hero, John McCain, whom he denigrated on a few occasions.

 

He also pardoned some soldiers for "war crimes" and more recently reinstated a soldier who was convicted of killing an injured combatant, and the soldier was described as, "an animal" by some of his team members.

 

And if you really want to see how the military thinks of trump, then plenty out there if you want to look for it, but I have included a few excerpts for you......

 

Trump’s Actions Rattle the Military World: ‘I Can’t Support the Man’
The president’s threat to use troops against largely peaceful protesters, as well as other attempts to politicize the military, have unsettled a number of current and former members and their families.


Why Trump loves the US military – but it doesn't love him back
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/13/donald-trump-us-military-generals-west-point 


Trump’s war crimes pardons show how little the commander in chief understands the American military.


President Donald Trump’s pardoning of three service members convicted or accused of war crimes has been decried for eroding military discipline and tainting the country’s image. But the action also indicates that the commander in chief knows little about the U.S. armed forces or the wars they’ve been fighting.
 

Add ‘Bountygate’.

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Many cities along America's Gulf Coast have flown many different flags during their storied history. 

 

To remove even one...is to distort and remove historical accuracy...

 

Grow up and get over your need to be seen as a martyr and victim!

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26 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

Many cities along America's Gulf Coast have flown many different flags during their storied history. 

 

To remove even one...is to distort and remove historical accuracy...

 

Grow up and get over your need to be seen as a martyr and victim!

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 Your post begs the question, who is it acting the ‘Martyr/Victim’?!

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

 Your post begs the question, who is it acting the ‘Martyr/Victim’?!

 

 

Oh, please..

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