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#1 GOOGLE RON PAUL

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:53 AM

so i've spent some time in rural nc over the past few weeks and i've encountered relics of the past that appear to be displays of explicit support for a foreign government guilty of perpetuating a hateful institution. however, some people are quick to say that flying the flag of a hateful regime is really a display of "heritage," rather than "hate"; that it is a nod to one's forefathers, rather than the countless lives destroyed. my question is as follows: is it reasonable to display a nazi flag while distancing oneself from the atrocities commonly associated with nazism?

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oh and i guess you can talk about the confederacy too

#2 SZ James (banned)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

usually waved around by idiots that are attention whoring more than anything. it basically means PLEASE DEBATE ME OVER STUPID SHÏT. subtle racism is some kind of cute game to them.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

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Far many atrocities have been committed in the name of this flag.

#4 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

Couldn't have bumped this?

http://www.carolinah.../page__hl__flag


or this?

http://www.carolinah...uthern-culture/



and I believe cat has already made the point for you...

http://www.carolinah...20#entry1808760

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

usually waved around by idiots that are attention whoring more than anything. it basically means PLEASE DEBATE ME OVER STUPID SHÏT. subtle racism is some kind of cute game to them.

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#6 Jase

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

I still maintain that arguing over symbols and how much hate is or isn't magically contained therein has to be one of the dumbest ways to spend one's time.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

I have to admit that I have never seen anyone in any part of rural nc displaying a Nazi flag.

I'm not saying that there isn't someone out there doing it, just that I haven't seen it.

If this is really just a half assed attempt at equating the Confederacy to racism, then I just have to say I expect better from you, homey.

I'm more offended by the Tea Party adopting the Gadsden flag than I am anyone flying the stars and bars. If you want to have a flag symbolism discussion, we could start there.

Like CoW said, the US flag symbolizes a lot more negative than the Confederate one.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

I still maintain that arguing over symbols and how much hate is or isn't magically contained therein has to be one of the dumbest ways to spend one's time.


then you vastly underestimate the power of nuanced interpretive symbolism in today's image-driven society

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

it is powerful, but completely manufactured.

It's logically null.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

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Well.....


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