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    Give me a frickin' break!

    Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus | Fox News

    A group of university professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American flag at the University of California, Irvine – because they said Old Glory contributes to racism.
    “U.S. nationalism often contributes to racism and xenophobia, and that the paraphernalia of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate,” read a letter obtained by the website Campus Reform.
    That folks think this kind of crap is helpful at all to our society indicates just how unrooted in reality we have become. I say it is time these tenured professors got their sorry butts back out into the real world.
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    Re: Give me a frickin' break!

    This might be appropriate.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
    "Truth isn't Truth" - Rudy Giuliani

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    Lol
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    Re: Give me a frickin' break!

    It makes a change for us to be exporting some of our stupid PC Laws over to the US for a change, instead of importing all their Litigation crap.

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    It may or may not be known by now that I am anti-nationalism, anti-patriotism. I agree with those professors. We don't display the flag all that often in Sweden. Americans will say it is because we are neither patriotic (that's true) nor nationalists (difficult to say) and that we are ashamed of our nation ….... rubbish!

    Let's face it, the U.S. indoctrinates it's citizens (note how tolerant I am by avoiding the use of “brainwash”) all through their lives. Expressions like “un-American” and “anti-American” and “God bless America” and “This great nation of ours” and “Leader of Democracy” and “Leader of the free world” are heard on a daily basis in the U.S. In my 68 years on this planet I have never heard once a Swedish expression about Sweden used in comparable terms.

    But let me stick to the subject. We do not fly the flag over Swedish universities. The flag is not displayed in, on, or in front of our schools. I honestly don't think that we have the flag planted at the airport either.

    Yes I know, none of that proves that the American flag represents racism but it does represent brainwashing …. I mean political/national/patriotic “indoctrination”. More power to the professors of U.C.I.


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    Re: Give me a frickin' break!

    Native americans might have a point about it being symbolic of oppression and conquest.

    I could see that maybe with the confederate flag it could be taken as racist.

    Storm in a teacup?

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    Re: Give me a frickin' break!

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    Native americans might have a point about it being symbolic of oppression and conquest.
    Yes they do.

    At the same time, with great honor served our country Code talker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    I could see that maybe with the confederate flag it could be taken as racist.
    Me too.

    Learned a long time ago not to bring that up.

    Depending, one could look forward to a long drawn out lecture or an azz kicking.

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    If the American flag represents “racism” then I honestly don't think it does so only at the university. So the bottom line is to fly the flag or banish it from being displayed anywhere. Personally, I think the flag ought only to be flown in front of government buildings and perhaps the homes of citizens who want to fly it. I wouldn't allow it in front of privately owned companies. But I suppose universities ought to be allowed. When I see the American flag I don't think of racism. I think of all of the illegal wars the U.S. has committed so never mind historical acts of slavery and racism ….. what about today? The flag ought to represent its country's behaviour as it is right now. Do something good for a change and the flag will represent that.

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    Re: Give me a frickin' break!

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Yes they do.

    At the same time, with great honor served our country Code talker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But they, as with the blacks, came home again to the same old racism as when they left. There's no honour in that. They were paid as much honour as the Nazis paid to decorated German Jews of WW I.

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    Re: Give me a frickin' break!

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