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  • Should abortion be abolished?

    @Alec I have the right to choose whether I have children. I am sorry you are disabled though. I am too.
    Zombieguy1987
  • Should abortion be abolished?

    As someone with a mental disability (It's Aspergers syndrome, high functioning), being mentally ill is no excuse to have an abortion.  If you are mentally ill, you still should be legally required to keep your baby alive.  It's not the babies fault the baby is mentally ill.
    Zombieguy1987
  • Was Hitler innocent?

    "@Erfisflat, I will take you to task and burry your nazi apologies with devastating efficiency. Try me, I dare you!
    Zombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    A flag can't be racist.  It takes a person.
    Zombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    Confederate Flag is a symbol, and as any symbol, for a given individual it only has the meaning the individual gives it. Which means, in the most general terms, that as any symbol, it can stand for virtually anything. It can stand for racism, and it can not stand for racism.

    Allow me to bring up an extreme example I've seen on TV a long time ago. In, I believe, Latvia there was a small parade of veterans of World War 2 in Nazi costumes. A reporter was interviewing one of the veterans, and approximately the following dialogue occurred:
    Reporter: "Are you not ashamed of celebrating Nazism?"
    Veteran: "We are not celebrating Nazism. We are celebrating our fight for freedom from Soviet occupants."
    Reporter: "But what about the Nazi costume you are wearing?"
    Veteran: "This is the costume I wore when fighting communism. I do not have any love for Nazis, and I would have fought them just as well if needed - but I do have love for freedom and for my history of fighting for it, no matter under which banner."

    Just as this Veteran wore a Nazi costume because he treasured his memories, and not because he loved Nazis - people could wave a Confederate flag because they treasure the history and, perhaps, some specific Confederate ideals, and not because they support slavery.

    So, the answer to your question is: it depends on the meaning the person waving the flag puts into it. People who get angry over the meaning they themselves put into someone else's flag are simply being emotional or not understanding of how symbols work.
    VaulkZombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    someone234
    The US has the rights of freedom of speech. Burning its flag is practicing this right. Why should practicing a right given to you by your country result in them taking away the right. You are supposed to be able to practice your rights. 
    EmeryPearsonZombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    Erfisflat said:
    Where I'm from, that flag is all over the place. Historical monuments and landmarks, on vehicles, some schools, tatoos, yards, etc. but it's not just white people that fly the flag. In Selma, which is about 2 hours away at a job that I worked on, the flag was also seen there in some places. I agree that the flag is subjective in nature, just as any flag is. I openly support anyone's right to fly or burn any flag.

    https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/photos-they-black-and-they-proud-the-confederate-flag/by06A6ywMrqi7mYP9A1jmO/

    I am the opposite entirely.

    I am an anti-fascist fascist. If you adorn a flag that I consider immoral or you burn a flag that represents what I love, I want to make you burn with the flag... I want to show you what a flag is and the respect you owe what it represents.


    So, just to clarify, you're willing to take a life in the worst possible way... for setting fire to a piece of cloth from Wal-Mart that was made by little Chinese kids in a sweatshop?
    Zombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    I think if you can wear a Cuban Flag and claim that it's about your heritage and not about supporting Communism and the murder of God knows how many people then one can equally wear a Rebel Flag and claim that it's about your heritage and not about supporting Racism and hatred.



    BaconToesErfisflatEmeryPearsonZombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    @Pogue said
    @BaconToes
    A flag is made to symbolize a country. A country includes the society and the government/laws itself. As I previously stated above ...
    Slavery was mentioned in multiple states secession. Mississippi said, "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery ..." The Confederate constitution said "No bill ... or law denying or impairing the right of property in ... slaves shall be passed."
    Also, in 1861 the Confederate vice president gave a speech that said: " ... the negro is not equal to the white man ..."

    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/cornerstone-speech/
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_csa.asp
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_missec.asp
    Your point is...
    EmeryPearsonErfisflatZombieguy1987
  • Is the Confederate Flag Racist?

    @BaconToes
    A flag is made to symbolize a country. A country includes the society and the government/laws itself. As I previously stated above ...
    Slavery was mentioned in multiple states secession. Mississippi said, "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery ..." The Confederate constitution said "No bill ... or law denying or impairing the right of property in ... slaves shall be passed."
    Also, in 1861 the Confederate vice president gave a speech that said: " ... the negro is not equal to the white man ..."

    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/cornerstone-speech/
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_csa.asp
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_missec.asp
    EmeryPearsonZombieguy1987

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