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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 10:30 AM
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165. There are more repressive flags in the world than that one.
You only have to look at the old black & white photos of the Klan
that have been posted in this thread to see that.

Do you think the dumb kid would have been banned if she'd worn the
stars & stripes? If not, why not? ("Because we're patriots dammit!")

How about the Japanese flag? They've fought against the Union more
recently than the Confederacy did ...

How about the British flag? That's another old war that you are proud
to have won. You beat "us" fair and square (well, more like "insurgent
tactics" really but who's counting?)

Do you think the dumb kid would have been banned if she's worn a dress
based on the Iraqi flag? The Afghani flag? The Iranian flag?

No, on second thoughts, these wouldn't be recognised as anything
other than pretty patterned cloth as the people protesting this have
such a pathetically insular mindset that they cannot comprehend that
their own beloved rag on a pole is far more tainted than the one they
are protesting.

Yes, the kid is dumb. Yes, her parents are exploiting her to get some
money. No, the flag in itself is simply not worth the fuss.

But hey, it makes for better news than civilians dying in Iraq.
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