Re: An insult to Rosa Parks
- From: "Razzbar" <glakk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 9 Nov 2005 15:30:27 -0800
> Folks are missing the point about the confederate flag being displayed at
> the event Razzbar referenced (and perhaps it is to their credit that they
> do not know about such things). The confederate flag is a well-known
> symbol used by white supremacists, which by its very use conveys a message
> that blacks, browns, and jews had better beware. It's not about historical
> slavery, it's about current and very alive hatred.
It wasn't an "event". It was just a guy sitting at a table schlepping
flags. It was unfortunate that he used the state and federal flagpoles
as a "clothesline" to hang his flags on. I think this in itself is
disrespectful to the flags on the pole. The confederate flag was just
one of many flags on display. I just think it was cheesy to use the
-real- flagpoles as part of the display of his commercial schlepp.
> Let us not forget that Idaho is home to several white supremacist groups.
No, let's do forget it. Old man Butler is dead and his Aryan Nation is
gone. The land has been sold to settle a lawsuit against him and his
goons. Those doofusus were always an embarassment to the people of
Idaho. Whenever they'd invoke their constitutional rights to have an
assembly or parade in town, they were always outnumbered by several
times by citizens demonstrating against him.
Those "several groups" (I can only think of one) were just in the
northern panhandle of the state. It ain't clan country here at all. In
the Boise area, there is a large refugee population of all kinds. All
things considered, Idaho is one of the least racist places I've lived.
And that guy wasn't with any political group. He was just schlepping
flags. I rekon most of them will be used as curtains in the student
ghetto that surrounds the campus. I didn't see anything sinister with
his act, just ignorant and insensitive.
> There is not a shred of doubt in my mind that the intention of the
> person(s) who displayed the confederate flag at Boise state university was
> to send a message to, and perhaps to recruit, those who would hate and
> harm others.
I'm sorry I gave you that impression.
> What is appalling is that it was allowed to remain there all day. I don't
> think it was a failure to connect the dots, as Razz does. I think the dots
> were very well connected (pun intended).
He was there the next day. He isn't there today. I don't know how many
days he was there. I rekon they'll bring in the bloody wrecked car
again pretty soon like they do a couple times a year, to warn students
to DRINK (moderately) but DRINK but just don't drive after YOU DRINK.
This college is so lame.
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