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  • "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.
  • I'll forgive him, if he promises to come over to my place for some incredibly hot sexy-time.
  • FlashHarry: "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.


    You shouldn't even have to reach the "slavery" element, since that just opens the door to the argument that there was more to southern culture than slavery, which is of course true. The fact that it is the flag of a treasonous, secessionist armed insurrection should be enough to condemn it.
  • If historically accurate wouldn't that be a giant brass ear trumpet?
  • Anyone ever heard the phrase "northern heritage" used by anyone?
  • kronicfeld: The fact that it is the flag of a treasonous, secessionist armed insurrection


    Armed insurrection in support of slavery.
  • sigdiamond2000: Anyone ever heard the phrase "northern heritage" used by anyone?


    No. But I've heard of the term 'Northern Aggression.' :)
  • It symbolizes treason and secession, and more than anything else, being a butthurt loser
  • What the hell is an "earpiece?"

    I looked at the photos and didn't see anything resembling a flag.
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    Ah. There it is. This is what everyone's all butthurt about? Tapdancing Christ on a cracker...people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.
  • I was deeply offended by Trace Adkins, then later on someone mentioned something about a Confederate flag earpiece.
  • the_rev: This is what everyone's all butthurt about? Tapdancing Christ on a cracker...people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.


    I'm not offended by it at all. I never have been. It just brands the person displaying it as a complete f*cking moron who isn't to be taken seriously. It's sort of like a bolo tie in that sense. If anything, it's a good thing. It's a great asshole detection system.
  • It's like no one has ever heard Carlin's rant on symbols. You can make a symbol mean anything you want it to mean. Great example: Most people see the Iwo Jima Monument and think of World War II and soldiers. Some think of all the parodies of it. Me? I think of what my girlfriend and I were doing under a blanket on a high school tour bus at the time we drove by it, and how it's still a joke between us. Another example: Some see a Yankees hat and think awesome team. Southerners (and Sox fans, for that matter, for different reasons) see it and think of pushy, self-righteous assholes.

    If they want to think of the positive aspects of the flag, I say let 'em. And to those of you who are spouting the "armed insurrection" BS, please read a Constitution and realize what they did was perfectly legal at the time, and is technically still entirely so.
  • Hey, the Nazi flag is just celebrating your German heritage. You know, not all of it, just those years they were killing millions of innocent people.

    Much like the Confederate battle flag is only from that specific time period when those states were committing treason against the United States, fighting and killing thousands upon thousands of American citizens all to keep slavery to hold onto their economic status quo.

    I might buy it more if it had been a symbol of the South from it's very early days and then just adopted as the flag of a secessionist rebel regime.
  • the_rev: Ah. There it is. This is what everyone's all butthurt about? Tapdancing Christ on a cracker...people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.


    THIS. Personally I'm offended that people still think a rebel flag isn't square. But that's why I have a history degree and they don't.
  • WorldCitizen: Hey, the Nazi flag is just celebrating your German heritage.


    I'm sure the millions of Hindus, Buddhists and Janists who still use swastikas in their religion share your view.
  • sigdiamond2000: I'm not offended by it at all. I never have been.


    Good. You shouldn't be. Nobody should. It's an inch-wide earplug in a douchy millionaire singer's ear. But yet, we are reading about people tweeting and complaining, and the guy having to make apologies for it, blah blah. The United States of the Offended.
  • the_rev: sigdiamond2000: I'm not offended by it at all. I never have been.

    Good. You shouldn't be. Nobody should. It's an inch-wide earplug in a douchy millionaire singer's ear. But yet, we are reading about people tweeting and complaining, and the guy having to make apologies for it, blah blah. The United States of the Offended.


    I'm offended by shiatty country music. The confederate flag is a symbol of that same shiatty confederate music; therefore, I'm offended by the confederate flag.
  • dr_blasto: I'm offended by shiatty country music. The confederate flag is a symbol of that same shiatty confederate music; therefore, I'm offended by the confederate flag.


    Well, like I said, some people will bend over backwards to get offended. Have at it.
  • The fact that country music has adopted this symbol speaks to the intellectual power that goes into that whole musical culture.
  • It's not offensive, it's ignorant. Of course, if someone wants to broadcast their ignorance to the whole world, they are more than free to do so.
  • I'm sure he has many blah friends.
  • the_rev: dr_blasto: I'm offended by shiatty country music. The confederate flag is a symbol of that same shiatty confederate music; therefore, I'm offended by the confederate flag.

    Well, like I said, some people will bend over backwards to get offended. Have at it.


    I meant to mention shiatty country music twice. Not shiatty confederate music.

    /just don't like modern shiatty country music
  • the_rev: Good. You shouldn't be. Nobody should. It's an inch-wide earplug in a douchy millionaire singer's ear. But yet, we are reading about people tweeting and complaining, and the guy having to make apologies for it, blah blah. The United States of the Offended.


    This. People make their entire livings off of being offended in this country.
  • FriarReb98: the_rev: Good. You shouldn't be. Nobody should. It's an inch-wide earplug in a douchy millionaire singer's ear. But yet, we are reading about people tweeting and complaining, and the guy having to make apologies for it, blah blah. The United States of the Offended.

    This. People make their entire livings off of being offended in this country.


    Lawyers?
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