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"Men are disturbed not by things but by their opinions about them." Epictetus


Remember that it is not he who reviles you or strikes you, who insults you, but it is your opinion about these things as being insulting. When then a man irritates you, you must know that it is your opinion, which has irritated you. Epictetus
 

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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'.
Disagree. It’s represented people, many of whom had racist beliefs. There’s a difference. certainly not worth arguing too much over, but a difference nevertheless
 

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Disagree. It’s represented people, many of whom had racist beliefs. There’s a difference. certainly not worth arguing too much over, but a difference nevertheless

Disagree if you want, bury your head in the sand, but that flag IS offensive and represents racism to a LARGE number of people. It's not a fringe element, and it's not just snowflakes.
 

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Disagree if you want, bury your head in the sand, but that flag IS offensive and represents racism to a LARGE number of people. It's not a fringe element, and it's not just snowflakes.

Then it's that large number of people that are poorly educated. They are the sheeple, & believe it is a racist symbol cause they were told to.

"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. "
This statement show ignorance as well.
Tell me how & under what flag all those slaves were brought over to this country & sold as property.
Which side profited from the selling & shipping of "slaves"?
Union, Under the Stars & Bars flag, also known today as the American flag.
NO slave was brought into this country under a Confederate flag.
Tell me which side (North or South, 'Union or Confederate') freed their slaves immediately after the war was over (Confederate) & which side had high ranking officials keep theirs slaves for years even after the war ended. (Union)
Tell me which side, that many slaves decided to continue working for pay for the same land owners, cause they figured that they had a better life & were treated better there than if they did leave. (Confederate)
 

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This is America where you have the freedom to do what you like. However, you are not free from the repercussions of doing what you like.

In that location, I'd be afraid that you'd attract the wrong kind of 'guests' on your property.
 

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This is America where you have the freedom to do what you like. However, you are not free from the repercussions of doing what you like.

In that location, I'd be afraid that you'd attract the wrong kind of 'guests' on your property.

I have to say, this is exactly the way I feel. The guy I mentioned had people stopping and gawking at his property, until he finally took the flag down. I’m betting the HOA had something to do with his decision.
 
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