Hello from Chicago: Southern Cross

El Pablo

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Southern cross is the constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. It was also a tattoo many idiots had that participated in the Cronulla riots. That changed many people perception of the symbol.
 

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This is America and we have choices and freedom and if he wants to hang a cross I see no issues.
Put up a statue of a kid peeing I see no issues it is his yard.
I had a neighbor complain about my loud exhaust I had 4 mufflers on the car to quiet it.

Old bitty.
I went to court over it and I won and she made a fool of herself in front of the judge when she told him
that he needed to make me take down my TV antenna because she did not like it either.

Judge basically tossed her out.

Mind your own business and be polite to your neighbor and you may find they are good people.

I take homemade cookies to my new neighbors and introduce myself.
We all get along great.
I care less what their religion is.
We have choices in America.

Amen brother! My motto is and always will be, "Live and Let Live". I don't care to tell anyone what to believe or how to live; but don't tell me how I should live my life. People choose to be offended or not to be offended; the choice is theirs.
 

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Lots of people want to discount that, but the fact is, it has represented racist beliefs for many many years - even if it DOESN'T for YOU, rejecting out of hand that it is and has done so, is insensitive to many.

Same can be said of the Nazi flag - it's just a symbol, doesn't do anything by itself - but it is a symbol of hatred and division. Tell the Jews they should just 'get over it'.
I totally understand but we need to be tolerant of others ideas and opinions.
‘Try hard not to offend, try harder to not be offended’ Dan Crenshaw.
 

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I totally understand but we need to be tolerant of others ideas and opinions.
‘Try hard not to offend, try harder to not be offended’ Dan Crenshaw.

I'm not saying it should be outlawed... I'm just saying if you really believe it's nothing and people should just "get over it", then I think you're insensitive to the fact that literally millions of people were tortured and murdered under the symbolism of that flag - with malice directly and specifically related to their skin color. If that means nothing to you, then by all means... show the world how much you don't give a damn what it means to them.

Just my $0.02.
 

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I'm not saying it should be outlawed... I'm just saying if you really believe it's nothing and people should just "get over it", then I think you're insensitive to the fact that literally millions of people were tortured and murdered under the symbolism of that flag - with malice directly and specifically related to their skin color. If that means nothing to you, then by all means... show the world how much you don't give a damn what it means to them.

Just my $0.02.
No, I understand what it means to people. That it can be very offensive. I would never fly the colors myself. I just don’t think we should put so much emphasis on things of the past. We can learn from those things and move forward. If we insist on reliving them, we can never make any real progress. We’ve moved past those times and have other glaring issues we need to deal with.
 

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Hey ...that is just a few blocks from where we use to live Frankfort ... Lot of Polish and east euro people live in Plainfield...also many people moved there after Katrina ...housing boom in Will county.

Ask them ....first tell them you from Okie as not to think your some nut from Cook County

Like those gun laws and ...Taxes ...crime....corruption ....
 

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