Mississippi Flag discussion. It’s coming down.

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  1. DUCKMOUTH

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  2. Marbles

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    Only know one person in that group and it’s an older gents. As I said in the other thread. Let’s not assume a flag named after the longest serving segregationist senator behind Strom as the currents replacement.
     
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  3. DUCKMOUTH

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    This a good one below. This guy wants to recruit the “LBGTQ and Marijuana Advocates” to help.


    “Here's another thing, and y'all might kick me out of this group; but here goes....

    Most of the folks that go along with changing the flag, are the Democrats; and I mean the old school Democrats who are just party voters.

    Their Party, PROMISES things like...

    Legalizing Marijuana...

    Equality for women, minority races, and LGBTQ ....

    And so on and so forth....

    We're going to have to do MORE than just show off rebel flags, and keep looking like "red necks".

    We're going to have to start snowing that our State is GOOD, and our Flag is GOOD.
    If that means reaching out to the LGBTQ community, the minority community, the Marijuana advocates.”
     
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  4. The Banks

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    Is mike leach a member?
     
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  5. Corky Bucek

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    Yes
     
  6. b0ne5

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    Welp, the only good thing about living in Arkansas is that I’m not in Mississippi.
     
  7. DUCKMOUTH

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    Probably comparing Apples to Apples. North West MS and South East Arkansas are pretty much the same thing.
     
  8. EdmondDantes

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    No one, in my experience, takes flags more seriously than southerners.
     
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  9. Lyrtch

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    makes sense

    they have a lot of experience waving them
     
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  10. Pelican Grove

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    I can’t believe this flag hasn’t been changed yet. People still holding on to that racist old flag are so delusional.

    The Stennis flag looks awesome.
     
  11. marcus

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    And pom poms.

    “It’s NAHT a pom pom it’s uh SHAY-KER!”
     
  12. wes tegg

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    I wrote the two Mississippi representatives I know today urging them to vote to change it. You’re welcome for my service.
     
  13. AIOLICOCK

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    This deserved more likes, and I apologize to you lyrtch on behalf of tmb.
     
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  14. DUCKMOUTH

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    Nothing says southern pride like a Pontiac with a confederate plate on the front.

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  15. DUCKMOUTH

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    same. Shot a couple emails to them and then to some appointed folks in state leadership positions
     
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  16. Z

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    I don't know if everybody that flies Confederate flags/displays Confederate emblems is a racist, but every racist I've ever known does.
     
  17. TC

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    We got it off the state house lawn. You can do it MS
     
  18. Redav

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    I assume they are
     
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  19. Lenin

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    I dont even remember what the flag looks like

    *looks it up*

    yeahhhhh thats not a good look there buddy
     
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  20. Z

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    To some extent I agree. I've got some distant relatives that are super big into the historical part of it--reenactments and all that weird stuff. I don't think they are overtly racist, but I never can seem to get them to understand what that emblem means to other people. They just brush it off as a big misunderstanding.
     
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  21. Hoss Bonaventure

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    No where in MS compares to NW Arkansas. The areas you mentioned yes, but MS has Oxford in that area and there isn’t a place in Arkansas in that area that can compare.
     
  22. Z

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    My wife has family in NE Mississippi. I've never been to a more forsaken place just absolutely proud of redneck racism.
     
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  23. 40wwttamgib

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    TIL the Civil War wasn't started over slavery and it was just those aggressive northerners being dicks :airquote:
     
  24. DUCKMOUTH

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    The MS Coast is nice. Great fishing, food, nice casinos, etc.

    I like NW Arkansas as well
     
  25. sem

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    Anyone from Maryland is a REALLY close 2nd.
     
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  26. wes tegg

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    Maryland’s flag is awesome.
     
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  27. wes tegg

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    Maryland’s flag even has a special kind of staff/mast it’s supposed to be flown from.
     
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  28. DUCKMOUTH

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    State pride just seems stupid me. I don’t see any point in it.
     
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  29. Asmodeus

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  30. Tiffin

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    Please inform
     
  31. Marbles

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    Agree. I think one thing I enjoy about the state is that because we all tend to be a slower pace here is that national crisis aren’t typically felt that badly here.
     
  32. marcus

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    Our flag is the best and it’s a pennant so fuck you.
     
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  33. duc15

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    I automatically assume someone is a racist if they fly it. There is no other reason
     
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  34. TC

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    :out:
     
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  35. Lyrtch

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    i grew up in a bunch of different states and i think it made me extra abrasive towards obsessive pride in the completely outside your control birthplace
     
  36. Redav

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    It's really fucking dumb
     
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  37. Lenin

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    I’m sorry youre from mississippi bro

    I would think state pride is stupid too
     
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  38. 20/20/20/20

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    Is city pride stupid? Country pride? I don’t really see how state pride is different than either of those. If you think they are all stupid, I get that.
     
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  39. DUCKMOUTH

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    I do. All is dumb. It’s ok to want to improve all of the above, but to have some unwavering loyalty to any of those just seems dumb.
     
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  40. Lyrtch

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    team all are dumb

    to clarify, if you have an affirmative case for the pride that's fine, but the reflexive defensiveness and over the top pride that isn't based on anything is dumb
     
  41. TC

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    College pride is the absolute dumbest. Am I right?
     
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  42. El Tiburon

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    These debates always remind me of the South Park flag episode where the residents argue that “it’s heritage, not hate,” but the flag features a bunch of white figures hanging a black figure.
     
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  43. timo

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    No.

    Need to get rid of this:
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  44. Josey Wales

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    My guess is some people co-opt the flag as something other than its racist past, but idk how that mental gymnastics works. It’s fucking rooted in a civil war fought over slavery.

    Pick something else to celebrate “southern culture”...like a yeti or vineyard vines logo
     
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  45. Josey Wales

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    I can understand being proud of having strong communities, education, healthcare, etc in a state you reside in. Especially since you’re paying taxes into those systems.
     
  46. BuckeyeRiot

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    Illiteracy.
     
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  47. DUCKMOUTH

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    Well yeah. That’s wanting things that matter to be better that affect you.
     
  48. Josey Wales

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    You can be an educated, single adult, with good private insurance and a solid job, and still be either embarrassed of or proud of your states offerings of things that don’t have a substantial effect on your quality of life. But I don’t disagree with your point either.
     
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  49. wes tegg

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  50. wes tegg

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    But, I think that the purpose of using it, unification, really sets it apart from other Confederate symbolism. The black/gold Calvert banner was that of the Maryland unionists. You haven't seen either one used independently since they were combined in the flag.