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For One Hour, Activist Successfully Takes Down Confederate Flag at State Capitol

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Ultimately stunts like this don't really change anything. But it was still very cool to see:

    As Nikki Haley and the SC lawmakers continue to drag their feet on taking down the confederate flag that is still hanging up at the State Capitol building today (even after the shooting), a few activists decided to take matters into their own hands.

    One guy pretended to be a construction worker, while another, a woman, scaled the pole and took down the flag herself. She was promptly meet by security, and arrested in a peaceful manner as soon as her feet re-met the pavement.

    I wonder if this will help expedite the process in any way?

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I thought it was great, but I don't know if it will change much of anything. The South Carolina government could have moved to take the flag down ASAP, but instead put it off until other business gets taken care of. Forgive me if I am a bit pessimistic, but I have a strong feeling they are just waiting for the cameras to leave and hope that everyone forgets about it soon.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    jaredsxtn Wrote: I thought it was great, but I don't know if it will change much of anything. The South Carolina government could have moved to take the flag down ASAP, but instead put it off until other business gets taken care of. Forgive me if I am a bit pessimistic, but I have a strong feeling they are just waiting for the cameras to leave and hope that everyone forgets about it soon.

    If I'm not correct....most of our founding fathers were slave owners.....do we have take down their statues aswell??? Honest Abe refererreed Cock fights. Will PETA demand his statues to be brought down. Change the behavior...not the relics.

    Again...the problem with Americans. PUSSIES.

    Before one can change he must see the ill in himself, but all I ever hear is how great we are

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote: I thought it was great, but I don't know if it will change much of anything. The South Carolina government could have moved to take the flag down ASAP, but instead put it off until other business gets taken care of. Forgive me if I am a bit pessimistic, but I have a strong feeling they are just waiting for the cameras to leave and hope that everyone forgets about it soon.

    If I'm not correct....most of our founding fathers were slave owners.....do we have take down their statues aswell??? Honest Abe refererreed Cock fights. Will PETA demand his statues to be brought down. Change the behavior...not the relics.

    Again...the problem with Americans. PUSSIES.

    Before one can change he must see the ill in himself, but all I ever hear is how great we are

    I think this issue will only create the opposite; more confederate flags than ever will be flown in the south. Nothing will stop that. Even in FL there are plenty of pickups with these flags; so things will either escalate or stay as they are.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Dutch Wrote:
    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote: I thought it was great, but I don't know if it will change much of anything. The South Carolina government could have moved to take the flag down ASAP, but instead put it off until other business gets taken care of. Forgive me if I am a bit pessimistic, but I have a strong feeling they are just waiting for the cameras to leave and hope that everyone forgets about it soon.

    If I'm not correct....most of our founding fathers were slave owners.....do we have take down their statues aswell??? Honest Abe refererreed Cock fights. Will PETA demand his statues to be brought down. Change the behavior...not the relics.

    Again...the problem with Americans. PUSSIES.

    Before one can change he must see the ill in himself, but all I ever hear is how great we are

    I think this issue will only create the opposite; more confederate flags than ever will be flown in the south. Nothing will stop that. Even in FL there are plenty of pickups with these flags; so things will either escalate or stay as they are.

    Again...Americans are Pussies. We cry about everything. We're only concerned with our "fragile emotional issues"....Oh, and taking down that flag would mean so much to me....because it requires absolutely no work or sacrifice. It's that flag...not me. Take it down...I'm offended.

    What a goddamn joke we have become........Oh, I got to go....tonights Kardashian episode is about pussy farts. I bet 15 million will be tuned as myself

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    L.A. Citizen Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote: I thought it was great, but I don't know if it will change much of anything. The South Carolina government could have moved to take the flag down ASAP, but instead put it off until other business gets taken care of. Forgive me if I am a bit pessimistic, but I have a strong feeling they are just waiting for the cameras to leave and hope that everyone forgets about it soon.

    If I'm not correct....most of our founding fathers were slave owners.....do we have take down their statues aswell??? Honest Abe refererreed Cock fights. Will PETA demand his statues to be brought down. Change the behavior...not the relics.

    Again...the problem with Americans. PUSSIES.

    Before one can change he must see the ill in himself, but all I ever hear is how great we are

    I think this issue will only create the opposite; more confederate flags than ever will be flown in the south. Nothing will stop that. Even in FL there are plenty of pickups with these flags; so things will either escalate or stay as they are.

    Again...Americans are Pussies. We cry about everything. We're only concerned with our "fragile emotional issues"....Oh, and taking down that flag would mean so much to me....because it requires absolutely no work or sacrifice. It's that flag...not me. Take it down...I'm offended.

    What a goddamn joke we have become........Oh, I got to go....tonights Kardashian episode is about pussy farts. I bet 15 million will be tuned as myself

    Yes L.A. indeed we concentrate on stupid pieces of "cloth" but forget what we are doing in the world around us with our "flag" ; big ass Kardashians are more important than feeding the poor all over the world; if you bomb them then you don't have to feed them; a super American solution.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I think what is going to happen is that there will be a backlash of defiance by those Americans that support the Confederate battle flag. They will do battle on their front lawns and porches by displaying the flag every day as a symbol of their "oppression" by those that want to take away their "freedom". Maybe neighborhoods will get together and have a "parade of flags" to drive down...lots of flags...huge flags. They will fly the flag in the back of their pick-up trucks, at their places of work, and at their "church" gatherings, along with catchy slogans like "don't tread on me."

    I have no basis to make this prediction other than my gut reading of the "old South", which remains defiant some 150 years after the Civil War. Watch the news.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    They will fly the flag in the back of their pick-up trucks, at their places of work, and at their "church" gatherings, along with catchy slogans like "don't tread on me."

    Are you a prophet?!

    I got a really good laugh out of this today. A police sanctioned, confederate flag waiving, parade of trucks. But karma...it's a bitch.

    Watch until the end and everyone will surely have a good laugh.

    **Warning** There is cursing on this video, so it is NSFW or anyone who doesn't like to hear curse words.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I think what is going to happen is that there will be a backlash of defiance by those Americans that support the Confederate battle flag. They will do battle on their front lawns and porches by displaying the flag every day as a symbol of their "oppression" by those that want to take away their "freedom". Maybe neighborhoods will get together and have a "parade of flags" to drive down...lots of flags...huge flags. They will fly the flag in the back of their pick-up trucks, at their places of work, and at their "church" gatherings, along with catchy slogans like "don't tread on me."

    I have no basis to make this prediction other than my gut reading of the "old South", which remains defiant some 150 years after the Civil War. Watch the news.

    Schmidt, Exactly how I think about it as I said before.