Selling merch with the confederate flag

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by The Munk, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. asher

    asher So Did We

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    :agreed:

    EVERY declaration of secession explicitly talks about slavery in language of white supremacy as the chief reason of their secession, as well as speeches by Confederate leaders at the birth of their treason.
     
  2. flint757

    flint757 SS.org Regular

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    My friend that went to Baylor tried convincing me of these historical myths that they apparently taught at Baylor, and apparently a lot of other schools as well.

    Anyone who truly believes slavery wasn't at the very least a top 5 reason for the secession or civil war is either deluded or ignorant.
     
  3. estabon37

    estabon37 Melodica Attack!

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    Or, they're lying to achieve a goal. Probably not the majority of cases, but surely many of those who are leading these movements are aware of the 'bigger picture', and choose to obfuscate the elements that they know will be unpopular.
     
  4. Shewter

    Shewter Tone Zombie

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    Meh. If it's important to you, don't support the businesses who refuse to sell the merchandise.

    I really couldn't care less what a business does or doesn't sell, if they don't have what I want, I'll give my money to someone else.
     
  5. michblanch

    michblanch SS.org Regular

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    If you wanna sell the flag sell it.
    If you wanna buy the flag buy it.
    If you wanna fly the flag fly it.

    A person's choice is no more my business than gay marriage and abortions.
    The freedom of speech is my business and I want it protected.

    However, don't put it on a public building and say that it represents us .
    It doesn't represent us.

    As far as EBay, they are the epitome of double speak.
    No confederate stuff.
    They have zero issues selling Nazi coins and gold. Gold with Hitlers face and signature.


    There is also something wrong when the police protect protestors of a flag (which they should) but then beat the .... out of people who protest the justice system the police or Wall Street.
     
  6. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Black people wave confederate flags proudly in Pastor Troy music videos. Im not sure how popular a rapper he is anymore but it goes to show it REALLY doesn't mean the same thing to everyone.

    I believe in one of his songs, he--or an accompanying artist--refers to himself as a "down south Georgia rebel"...

    Eff that Flag either way. Not important.
     
  7. ArticulateMadness

    ArticulateMadness Madness Articulator.

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    Here's what it boils down to:

    Below the Mason/Dixon line, the Confederate Flag is a symbol the South tried to be free, and will ultimately, let them tell it, rise again.

    Above the Mason/Dixon line, the Confederate Flag is a symbol of hate and KKK.

    Bout sums it up.
     
  8. ferret

    ferret Not worthy

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    I fixed this for you.
     

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