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Fri May 22, 2015, 11:26 PM

"Black artist will burn, bury the Confederate flag across the South on Memorial Day"

More: http://thegrio.com/2015/05/22/artist-john-sims-burn-bury-confederate-flag/

Can you think of a better way for a black man to spend Memorial Day than to burn a Confederate flag?

As was reported in the Orlando Sentinel, an artist will do exactly that, with plans to make it happen in all the states throughout the former Confederacy.

John Sims, an artist from Sarasota, Florida, is honoring the constitutional right of self-expression by staging burnings and burials of the Rebel flag, that troublesome symbol of the Old South that many, particularly African-Americans, associate with slavery, white supremacy and state-sponsored terrorism and lynchings.

“We are in America, and people have the right to fly whatever flag [they want],” Sims said. “And I have the right to bury whatever flag, and to burn whatever flag.”

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Reply "Black artist will burn, bury the Confederate flag across the South on Memorial Day" (Original post)
Jamaal510 May 2015 OP
xfundy May 2015 #1
bravenak May 2015 #2
SusanCalvin May 2015 #3
mindwalker_i May 2015 #4
Chicago1980 May 2015 #5
BeanMusical May 2015 #6
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #7
C Moon May 2015 #9
SunSeeker May 2015 #8
Midnight Writer May 2015 #10
MADem May 2015 #12
8 track mind May 2015 #11
freshwest May 2015 #13
Number23 May 2015 #14
Dr Rise May 2015 #15

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:30 PM

1. This is a great idea.

Perhaps soon there will be multiple people following his lead.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:37 PM

2. We should all do this.

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:59 PM

3. Sounds like a plan to me.

I get so sick of people defending that disgusting symbol.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 12:36 AM

4. He should throw in a couple of bibles

for good measure.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:04 AM

5. Put the flames out by urinating on the ashes.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:25 AM

6. Lol!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:26 AM

7. I like the toilet paper version....

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:49 AM

9. :D !!!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:40 AM

8. Brilliant!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 01:59 AM

10. I look forward to Fox News praising this free speech hero

Just like they did Pamela Geller.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:24 AM

12. Ha ha ha!



I'm sure they'll be right on the case!!!







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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 02:28 AM

11. This is so wrong! I can't belive the people of DU would stand for this!!!!

I mean what a perfectly good waste of a rag i can use in my shop!!!!! I mean seriously, the van needs an oil change, the cat might throw up, plus i have to clean the toilet in the house.


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 10:12 AM

13. I approve. He obviously sees past the 'states rights' and economic charades. It was about slavery.

Racism and slavery was just as wrong then as it is now. I shouldn't be sugar coated the way the Pauls and others of their ilk have done.

The Confederacy's treason wasn't just leaving the Union for the rights of states to determine how to rule within their borders. Nor was it a war for economic supremacy by the Union, but a fundamental rebellion against the Founders' ideal for a future America, better than their own creation, where All Men Are Created Equal. Not just plantation owners and white men. It was pure racism and a denial of human rights.

Totally Not Racist Teabaggers Wave Confederate Flag In Front Of White House



http://mountainsageblog.com/2013/10/14/totally-not-racist-teabaggers-wave-confederate-flag-in-front-of-white-house/

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 06:07 PM

14. Wow. That is one SERIOUSLY smart and courageous brother!!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 08:30 PM

15. I like it ...

 

we should all work on coming up with more creative ways to piss off ignorant and intolerant bastards. I'd like to see if this can get defended somehow by those who would defend a stupid piece of rag.

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