Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2968

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958
Banning the Confederate Flag....... - Page 2
Welcome to the ClassicVanHalen.com.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11
    No cheer******s allowed!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    28,415
    Okay, now TVLand is banning their Dukes of Hazard re-runs, due to the general Lee (or whatever
    their car was).

    This is why i'm becoming less & less interested in being a proud Liberal.
    Both sides just go too far in pushing their agenda.

  2. #12
    Love ya moms......
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    4,006
    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Okay, now TVLand is banning their Dukes of Hazard re-runs, due to the general Lee (or whatever
    their car was).

    This is why i'm becoming less & less interested in being a proud Liberal.
    Both sides just go too far in pushing their agenda.
    The country just gets stupider and stupider by the minute.
    I read today where some "activists rights" group wants Kid Rock to remove the Confederate Flag from all of his shows now.

  3. #13
    Like Mike
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    6,338
    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Okay, now TVLand is banning their Dukes of Hazard re-runs, due to the general Lee (or whatever
    their car was).

    This is why i'm becoming less & less interested in being a proud Liberal.
    Both sides just go too far in pushing their agenda.
    Yeah, that's too far.

  4. #14
    No cheer******s allowed!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    28,415
    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    The country just gets stupider and stupider by the minute.
    I read today where some "activists rights" group wants Kid Rock to remove the Confederate Flag from all of his shows now.
    I always figured Kid just used that as a nod to Lynyrd Skynyrd, anyway.

    I know some people view it as offensive, but just don't look at it or associate with people
    that use it.

    I'm tired of these witch hunts by the media & on social media.
    Not just the flag, but anything remotely not PC.

    My niece wants to change the world, is planning on a college related trip to India.
    I made a comment about how that is the last place i'd want to go, if i was a young woman,
    and she told me my comments were incredibly offensive.

    This kids are so idealistic & naive, today.

    This world is brutal & fucked up.
    I'm sorry.
    You can't change it.

  5. #15
    No cheer******s allowed!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    28,415
    I've become the crusty, old blue collar uncle!

    I used to be the "cool" one.

  6. #16
    Love ya moms......
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    4,006
    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    I always figured Kid just used that as a nod to Lynyrd Skynyrd, anyway.

    I know some people view it as offensive, but just don't look at it or associate with people
    that use it.

    I'm tired of these witch hunts by the media & on social media.
    Not just the flag, but anything remotely not PC.

    My niece wants to change the world, is planning on a college related trip to India.
    I made a comment about how that is the last place i'd want to go, if i was a young woman,
    and she told me my comments were incredibly offensive.

    This kids are so idealistic & naive, today.

    This world is brutal & fucked up.
    I'm sorry.
    You can't change it.

    Well I have to agree with everything you said especially the last bit. Doesn't mean it cant keep me from screaming out about it on a consistent basis though.

  7. #17
    Band Manager
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,717
    Once something is deemed offensive this is pretty much how it's gonna end. It's nothing new.
    Same reason Amos & Andy or old Charlie Chan movies don't air much anymore. More recent... some South Park and SNL episodes don't air.
    I just watched a Starsky and Hutch episode where they were in black face. I couldn't believe it.

    It some cases it's overkill, but in others (the flag) I don't think it is. It's basically the equivalent of flying a Nazi flag. It's that offensive. Blacks were lynched and killed for decades, and most of the people doing the killing were flying those flags. I don't think white people understand how offensive it is.

  8. #18
    Like Mike
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    6,338
    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    It some cases it's overkill, but in others (the flag) I don't think it is. It's basically the equivalent of flying a Nazi flag. It's that offensive. Blacks were lynched and killed for decades, and most of the people doing the killing were flying those flags. I don't think white people understand how offensive it is.
    It should be banned from political institutions. But banning it from a historical context is something that hasn't even happened to the Nazi flag.

  9. #19
    Band Manager
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,717
    It's never gonna be completely removed. That would be pretty tough to do. I was just making the comparison that it's associated with hate, like Nazi material. Keeping stuff like that in the public eye isn't gonna help with race relations or help us move forward.

    When I watched that show in 1978 I had no idea it was hateful. I just thought it looked cool. It sends a confusing message to kids as well.

  10. #20
    Dance Baby!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Peoples Republic of Seattle
    Posts
    6,073
    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    I never really understood the history behind that flag.
    I always associated with Lynyrd Skynyrd's live album from '76 & Zakk Wylde's Les Paul from the 90's.
    I guess a lot of people consider it offensive, but it is a slippery slope.

    Some psycho shoots up a church and suddenly they are banning flags?
    Come on, deal with the issue head on instead of just being politically correct.
    All this will do is further divide people & make the racists more racist.
    Nobody likes being told what they can & can't do.

    Maybe i'm just not understanding the symbolism of it all, i have no idea anymore.
    Great post, unchained. My thoughts exactly.
    Daniel (1994-2013)

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Confederate Flag Les Paul
    By DivebombInc in forum The Guitar Shop
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: December 12th, 2008, 10:07 AM
  2. Banning members
    By unchainedguitars in forum Feed Back to Webmaster
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: November 2nd, 2008, 04:06 PM
  3. DESK   FLAG
    By Prettywoman5150 in forum Non-VH Related Stuff
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 3rd, 2001, 06:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •