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Response to needledriver (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 04:09 PM

12. I may be the only one, but I agree with you.

I don't agree that the Betsy Ross flag is inherently a hate symbol, or that it stands for racism and slavery.

The only reason it would become such is that we surrender it to the right wing, and I, personally, have no intention of doing that. I don't think we should concede the Gadsden flag either.

I think that Nike made an appallingly bad decision to put the flag on a shoe in the first place, but the way they've handled the aftermath has been even worse.

They've basically handed the RW red meat on a silver platter, and they are going to milk it for all it's worth, and benefit from it politically.

From some of the accusations flying around here lately, I'm as good as advocating waving a swastika around or burning a cross on somebody's lawn, but no, I don't think we should just surrender our national symbols to a bunch of fascists.

Rant over, and waiting for the accusations.

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