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msmcghee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-03 05:54 PM
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34. Any Canadians reading this?
I've always wanted to say this to some of my Canadian friends, especially the ones who seem to enjoy displaying the cute southern US confederate flag decals on their vehicles - perhaps they see it as some kind of an "in thing".

The confedrate flag is not some cute historical memento from the good old days. As you can see from reading this thread it represents a terrible period in our history and is offensive to most Americans (*who are not biggots or racists).

Of course, any Canadians reading this (on DU) are probably sensitive to this issue already. Perhaps you could tell me why so many other Canadians find this flag cute or nostalgic - or whatever.

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  -AARRGH! I HATE Confederate sympathy! Fixated  Aug-21-03 02:28 PM   #0 
  - You actually called him a fucking traitor?  Rex   Aug-21-03 02:30 PM   #1 
  - ...  Fixated   Aug-21-03 02:35 PM   #7 
     - Argh, sorry to hear that, I hate fighting with friends and family  Rex   Aug-21-03 02:39 PM   #11 
     - A fight with your parents?  Yentatelaventa   Aug-21-03 05:48 PM   #33 
  - LIke flying a swastika  DBoon   Aug-21-03 02:31 PM   #2 
  - Mules were treated better than a lot of slaves.  Why   Aug-21-03 02:33 PM   #6 
  - THAT flag is one of MY pet peeves!!!  Rick Myers   Aug-21-03 02:31 PM   #3 
  - Same. That flag makes my blood pressure go up.  chimpymustgo   Aug-21-03 06:55 PM   #36 
  - Who cares what kind of flag he's flying  Superfly   Aug-21-03 02:32 PM   #4 
  - ...  Fixated   Aug-21-03 02:36 PM   #9 
     - Actually  Rick Myers   Aug-21-03 02:39 PM   #12 
     - Yes, and you can also tell him that he has ugly shoes  Superfly   Aug-21-03 02:41 PM   #14 
        - ....  Fixated   Aug-21-03 02:43 PM   #18 
           - Just be careful  Superfly   Aug-21-03 02:45 PM   #22 
  - I've been considering getting one of those bumper stickers..  rabid_nerd   Aug-21-03 02:33 PM   #5 
  - It's not just about the civil war/ winning vs. losing...  alaine   Aug-21-03 02:43 PM   #19 
  - And remember, she also wrote an essay after  liberalhistorian   Aug-21-03 02:59 PM   #28 
  - I want one of those! (n/t)  MissMillie   Aug-21-03 02:44 PM   #21 
  - I love it when../  tedoll78   Aug-21-03 02:35 PM   #8 
  - Yes, and just what heritage is it that they're talking about?  Brotherjohn   Aug-21-03 02:43 PM   #16 
  - "95-degree 100% humidity days?"  liberalhistorian   Aug-21-03 03:01 PM   #29 
  - If they're serious about heritage...  JHB   Aug-21-03 02:44 PM   #20 
  - AARRGH! I HATE Iraqi sympathy.  DarkPhenyx   Aug-21-03 02:39 PM   #10 
  - Too bad you didn't have this sticker to show him  proud patriot   Aug-21-03 02:40 PM   #13 
  - ...  Fixated   Aug-21-03 02:42 PM   #15 
  - "You Lost, Get Over It"  VermontDem2004   Aug-21-03 02:43 PM   #17 
  - About Confederate Flags  Captain Absolut   Aug-21-03 02:52 PM   #23 
  - And the Swastika is still used  Superfly   Aug-21-03 02:55 PM   #24 
  - Bonnie Blue  Captain Absolut   Aug-21-03 02:59 PM   #27 
  - Believe it or not  Yupster   Aug-21-03 05:40 PM   #32 
     - It is an ancient Zuni Indian symbol  Logansquare   Aug-21-03 07:04 PM   #37 
  - It is sickening, is it not?  Skittles   Aug-21-03 02:57 PM   #25 
  - I feel the same way about traitors who fly the US flag  leftofthedial   Aug-21-03 02:57 PM   #26 
  - So do I!  cherryperry   Aug-21-03 03:19 PM   #30 
  - Perhaps some poetry?  Yupster   Aug-21-03 05:33 PM   #31 
  - Any Canadians reading this?  msmcghee   Aug-21-03 05:54 PM   #34 
     - To a lot of people it means nothing more than being a rebel  Bandit   Aug-21-03 06:23 PM   #35 

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