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Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:40 PM

Suppose you saw a row of flags...

A US flag, a confederate flag, and a Christian flag with a single cross mounted on a house. What would be your guess about the person who lived there? I saw this and it is especially disturbing to me. I am curious to see how many people jump to the same conclusions I did.

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Reply Suppose you saw a row of flags... (Original post)
loyalsister Aug 2012 OP
SheilaT Aug 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Aug 2012 #2
Deep13 Aug 2012 #3
loyalsister Aug 2012 #21
MadHound Aug 2012 #34
Jackpine Radical Aug 2012 #26
sdfernando Aug 2012 #4
loyalsister Aug 2012 #24
Uncle Joe Aug 2012 #5
MicaelS Aug 2012 #7
loyalsister Aug 2012 #10
oldhippydude Aug 2012 #6
loyalsister Aug 2012 #22
lastlib Aug 2012 #8
loyalsister Aug 2012 #12
demosincebirth Aug 2012 #9
Fawke Em Aug 2012 #13
loyalsister Aug 2012 #15
Jackpine Radical Aug 2012 #27
demosincebirth Aug 2012 #11
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #14
loyalsister Aug 2012 #17
Deep13 Aug 2012 #33
Scuba Aug 2012 #16
loyalsister Aug 2012 #19
Scuba Aug 2012 #20
loyalsister Aug 2012 #28
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #18
lunatica Aug 2012 #23
loyalsister Aug 2012 #29
WinkyDink Aug 2012 #25
gkhouston Aug 2012 #30
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #31
loyalsister Aug 2012 #32

Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:44 PM

1. Well certainly that person isn't at all shy about

making his/her feelings well known.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

2. a bigoted fundy

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. white supremacist

Driving through rural PA once, I saw a tavern with a Confederate flag flying and a sign that read "heritage, not hate." Yes, in PA, which fought for the Union. Anyway, I read it as "whites only."

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:16 PM

21. This is in a suburb of KCMO

Not exactly a bastion of hate groups. But MO is also not the most progressive state, either.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 04:45 PM

34. This isn't surprising anywhere in Missouri,

 

While not a bastion of hate groups, we have our fair share. Not to mention bigots, racists and white supremacists in large numbers, especially in southern Missouri. Kansas City is also a pretty conservative large city, much more so than cities further east, even St. Louis.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:29 PM

26. Funny-the word I had in mind to type was "Klucker."

As in KKK.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. My first reaction on is that the occupant

of this house is either a member of or sympathizes with the KKK or some similar organization.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:22 PM

24. That is my fear

Actually my first thought was a Christian Identity group.
Not sure how this got started. The logic for the confederate flag was that we had ancestors from the south who fought in the civil war. I don't buy it.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. The person would be an evangelical, (patriot) aka; nationalist, conservative Southerner.

Thanks for the thread, loyalsister.

Edit for P.S. Possibly racist but not necessarily so.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

7. Those would be my thoughts too.

Word for word.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:55 PM

10. That's what I was thinking

There is also a Gasden flag in the garage. I am seriously wondering and worried about what my dad has been up to and who he has been hanging out with.

edit to add
This is in Missouri. The northern most Southern state.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:48 PM

6. probably that a swastika would be too obvious n/t

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:18 PM

22. Like

That one had to be irresistible.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

8. a very confused individual lives there....

...is this a neighbor? "Well, you can fight 'em with conventional weapons--it could take years, and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part..."

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Response to lastlib (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:00 PM

12. Unfortunately it's my dad

The confederate flag has been around for awhile. The Christian flag is new. There are actually some confederate flags around inside the house, too.

My own futile effort would be to boycott family gatherings.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. Not to sound stupid, but what is a Christian Flag? Some countries in Europe have a symbol of a

cross on their flag.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:04 PM

15. A christian flag is very plain

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:33 PM

27. Like, all the Scandinavian countries, for example--

although their crosses are horizontal. Nevertheless, they are Christian crosses as one is supposed to have appeared in a vision in the sky to a Danish king as a sign of his impending victory in combat.

That was probably the last battle ever won by the Danes.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 12:58 PM

11. Once I seen the confederate flag that would say it all. A flag that signifies the greated defeat

in the History of warfare. Any they are proud of that? Hummm.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:02 PM

14. Their swastika flag got lost in the mail?

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

17. LOL

My dad is very patriotic. He thinks of us as being against Hitler, so he wouldn't go that far.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 04:36 PM

33. The owner is too busy to stand on the sidewalk with his middle finger extended. nt

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:04 PM

16. I saw a disturbing bumper sticker last week. The truck had several hunting-themed stickers....

.... but the one that caught my eye said "IF IT'S BROWN, IT'S DOWN".


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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:10 PM

19. Oh that is ugly!!

I guess there would be no problem getting a hate crime enhancement if the owner ever committed a crime against a person of color.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:12 PM

20. Yeah, it's still bothering me.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:33 PM

28. This is certainly bothering me!

I am so thoroughly disgusted that I feel like I want to just eliminate him from my life. But, he is pretty sick and he has done plenty of nice things for me. Not sure I want to just write him off, but jeez!

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:07 PM

18. Chick Fil A has three flagpoles out front?

Sorry, I just hadta

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:18 PM

23. My first thought is Nasty Racist Skinhead Lives Here

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Response to lunatica (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:39 PM

29. Mine too if I didn't know the person

I have known him to be racist, but not at this level. I am wondering if there are any groups that specifically use those two symbols.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:27 PM

25. That Coney Island "Christian flag" is STUPID, and you can tell yer old man I said so.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:43 PM

30. They have too many flagpoles and like fucking with people? n/t

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:44 PM

31. I'd be thinking "dementia".

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 01:47 PM

32. I WISH!!

n\t

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