Is the hammer and sickle as offensive as the swastika or the confederate flag?

Mar 2019
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At a societal level, the confederate flag is effectively banned now. One can expect to be shunned and labeled a racist should they dare to display it in public.

That is a fairly recent development (last decade?) and was declared by a select group of the self righteous.




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I don't fly a Confederate flag, I fly the American flag and I wouldn't want one on my property, but I'll always loved it, because of my southern identity. It isn't really a true Confederate flag, but became one and notice I capitalize it out of respect. It's became a negative symbol by the history of heartlessness that caused people to reject it, because it's an easy symbol to reject. It's an identity for a few people, just all, not that important to me so when it offends others, I reject it, too. I'm a Christian, so why hurt others? There is nothing wrong with having manners and changing your ways, is there? Damn, grow the hell up.
 
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At a societal level, the confederate flag is effectively banned now. One can expect to be shunned and labeled a racist should they dare to display it in public.

That is a fairly recent development (last decade?) and was declared by a select group of the self righteous.




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No. The Confederate flag is not banned. There has been opposition to what the symbol stands for far longer than the past ten years. You are being disingenuous.
 
Mar 2019
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Are you really saying the swatzika is just a symbol of national socialism?? I don’t think damn neonazis here evenknow what that means
Once again. There may be as many as 5000 "Nazis" in this country. It is really a Prison gang called Aryan Brotherhood. Since most of the thugs are indeed LOCKED UP, I don't see them as a threat.There are far more Antifa terrorists.
 

boontito

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At a societal level, the confederate flag is effectively banned now. One can expect to be shunned and labeled a racist should they dare to display it in public.

That is a fairly recent development (last decade?) and was declared by a select group of the self righteous.




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Still pretty common and a large part of society don't do that, in fact they glorify it and those who fly it, so... you seem to be overreacting.
 
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Im all for breaking taboos when it's a case of "this thing is taboo, but it shouldn't be". That's a positive argument to break a taboo.

But " this thing is taboo, but there are other things but there just as offensive or more, so I am gonna do this anyway".

Thats not a valid position. If those other things are as bad or worse then don't do ANY of them.

Yes I think using a Soviet flag for decoration or political statements is abhorrent and disrespectful to its victims. So that means don't wave it, it doesn't mean "oh OK that means I can wave my swastika or confederate flag now, cause fair is fair"
 

boontito

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I encourage people to fly the flag of their choice.

If they feel the Nazi belief system to their core, run that baby up their flagpole and goose-step around it before going to bed. If they have what the Confederate States of America was all about flowing through their veins, paint that baby on their vehicle window and hang it from the awning on their front porch. If it's the hammer and sickle that gets them goin' in the morning, put it on a t-shirt and wear it to the mall.

The last thing I want is people masking their beliefs.
 
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