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  1. One of the busiest designs I know was ironically made briefly in the 16th century. It's the banner of the Pilgrimage of Grace, an uprising in medieval England.
  2. Yes it was a mistake. Before you make such a decision, you should vet all options you consider the best. The most qualified person might not necessarily be a (black) woman.
  3. Yeah, as someone who loves animals I agree, but it's a too complex design I think. While I agree on this, I also think that could be a future issue for the Supreme Court. I don't know all messages of US flags and seals in detail, but if there is no display of religious messages yet, someone could bring up the question if this is legal under the separation of church and state.
  4. Qin Mobley's or Dante Johnson's are the best from the presented options.
  5. It does. As I stated "what a good fight means to me", so yes it's subjectively
  6. ??? I mentioned Grieve because you mentioned a good fight, so I tried to elaborate what a good fight means to me by giving an anecdote. I did not compare him to the Confederates.
  7. @Patine Regarding the "good fight" I remembered Dominic Grieve's independent campaign to the House of Commons after he was sacked by the Tories due to not share their Brexit stance. If I were a resident of Beaconsfield constituency I probably had backed Grieve's reelection campaign despite disagreeing with him on Brexit as well. At least he had demonstrated enormous integrity by standing up for his own believes while facing huge disadvantages on a personal level. That's what I consider a good fight. It's clear that Confederate leaders were traitors on the one hand, but I still think it's legitimate to not favor renaming military bases from which the US had won tremendous victories overseas.
  8. Yeah but the "Thomas-Strategy" could be from my playbook, even in a world where the pandemic doesn't exist. As you might have noticed I am very much interested in the Supreme Court stuff, so I am not endorsing this way because I am want to cover things up. Additionally I think, it would be sad to drop Pence, but I also understand why people think Haley would be a better running mate. I'd still be concerned if evangelical voters would accept this move. Same goes for a move towards BLM and a surprise comeback from Condoleezza Rice as running mate. A smart move on one side, but a bad at the other.
  9. Both strategies are quite interesting. Regarding the SC, I'd reach out to Thomas and ask if he could announce he's retiring next summer. If Trump does not win, Thomas would still be able to revise his decision afterwards.
  10. It was indeed similar. That's the reason why I would not automatically condemn most grandfathers and great-grandfathers in Austria, ''just because'' they served in the Wehrmacht. I myself, can't imagine me serving in any army but if I had lived in the Second World War, I had probably become a deserter or a soldier in the Wehrmacht - fleeing to the Americans, British or French as soon as they had arrived, which might have not been good for my family as they would been persecuted probably...
  11. I would disagree with the wording of "justified" and "a good fight". I certainly would not have argued for secession in the first place. However, the problem which I am concerned about most arises afterwards. If your state secedes, even against your will, what options do you have left? Going to the North with all your family is nearly impossible without money and connections. If you do not enlist in the CS army you might get shot anyway, so some might argue you and your family are most safe if you try to survive the war fighting. I don't make the point here for the CS general but for the ordinary farm boy.
  12. It's true but it does not necessarily mean I agree with grouping the Confederate flag with the Nazi flag. These are completely different eras. By talking about the Rhodesian flag you mean this one, right? I had to look it up.
  13. Thanks, I appreciate you saying that as I know we might largely disagree on the issue itself. Regarding the flag I have to elaborate a bit. Personally I like the first two flags of the Confederacy, which are similar to the current flag of Georgia and were used until 1863, way more than the "battle flag". By saying this I talk solely from an artistic perspective. The stainless banner resembles a flag of truce. Years ago I bought both a US flag and a Confederate battle flag, because as I said the Civil War got me into all the US stuff. Therefore this also very personal to me although I have no other known connection to the Civil War. I personally did not view the flag as racist. I do appreciate reading about the Civil War era on hand but I am not a racist myself. So I believe it is possible to differentiate these things. I think many people who served in the CS Army might not have been bad people. They defended their home states and most people might have been not educated about the broader issues. Many generals are also viewed positively in the South, because they fought in the Mexican-American War bravely. Saying that slavery existed under the Confederate flag is true, but if one argues this, we would also have to acknowledge that slavery existed under the first US flags for nearly 100 years. The Union Jack is also not out of favor, although it was used in the Empire, which ruled large parts of Africa and Asia in a colonial manner too. Belgium and France ruled in a colonial style under their modern day flags or at least very similar versions of it. Attacking the Confederate flag does not make much sense to me, regarding the fact that other nations did also commit awful things under their flags. It seems hypocritical to me, but I would not endorse changing any other flag as well, because as said I do believe one can differentiate between the colonial era and the flag itself. Furthermore, in this great article you shared - this kind of information at one site is tremendous - they say the following "They also rejected any school textbook that said slavery was the central cause of the Civil War". I do not know why this is supposed to be wrong or even a racist assumption. Years ago people used to make fun of those people who said the Civil War was solely fought on the slave issue - an episode of the Simpsons even covers this aspect briefly. I was told Lincoln went to war because he wanted to preserve the Union, not free the slaves (at least until the third year of the war). Additionally, his Emancipation Proclamation did not free slaves in the rebellious states. I'd argue slavery was not THE, but one central cause of the Civil War. That's not racist, it's just not true otherwise. I do as well to be honest and I fear we'll reach a time you won't be able to say this without being labeled a racist. People need to learn to differentiate things. I also like the Confederate uniforms more, but that does not mean I'd defend slavery as righteous. Awesome!!! While I don't think lynching jokes are funny, I had had no objection to wear the Confederate flag on a shirt when I read about the Civil War first. I believed it shows my interest for history and many people here would have not known the flag anyway - I also read many believe it's just a sign to gain the image of a rebel. I would not wear one today, because it's not worth doing so anymore. I have no interest in being called a racist just because I love history. On a certain level this is sad, but it can't be helped.
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