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Culture Austin mayor takes a stance against flags by not going to a parade in a bold moveUpset about Confederate flags in Texas, lol.

Discussion in 'Articles & Happenings' started by Y2K Baby, Aug 9, 2018 at 5:40 PM.

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  1. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/aus...e-flags-will-fly_20180312074435227/1031401220
     
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    #1 Y2K Baby, Aug 9, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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  2. Swore this said autistic mayor at first.
     
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  3. Meanwhile in Washington state...

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    No fucks given... not even by police.
     
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  4. Haven't we already been through this whole autistic screeching about the confederate flag before? Just seems like another dipshit trying to drum up outrage out of thin air so he can score brownie points with his voter base
     
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    SadClownMan I'm probaly going to hell for that.

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  5. Who cares? All the veterans are dead now. It's a shameful period of American history.

    Monuments and the like should stay, but it shouldn't be actively glorified or anything.

    On that note:

    I don't like the Sons of Confederate Veterans/UDC. They're racial rabblerousers on the order of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, but for white people.
     
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  6. I mean, that applies to a lot of them being celebrated though.
     
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  7. For what it's worth Confederate veterans were considered repatriated to the US. Is he under the impression that you had a lot of choice in choosing which side you fought on? Because at the start of the war most didn't have that luxury. Some did get to choose and some changed sides during the war (punishable by death, per Company Aytch). But the luxury of choice was a very rare one. You may as well have asked to choose your place of birth.

    No Civil War soldier was born under the stars and bars.

    And that's my Shelby Foote impression for the day.
     
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    #7 The Shadow, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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  8. I can't believe a mod edited out my snarky comments. I'm going to protest this entire website until this is changed. Also, fuck veterans.
     
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  9. It's Austin, the wanna-be California city of Texas.

    I'm surprised he didn't try this sooner.
     
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  10. Confederate veterans have been legally considered US veterans since like the 20s.

    It's also extremely shitty taste to give a middle finger to your constituents and states' history over pointless virtue signaling, but I expect nothing more out of CURRENT YEAR politicians.
     
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  11. Mayor in this town means diddly shit to be honest. Hell I never even care who is the mayor except for the one who assaulted a guy about 10 years ago who was one of those Mayors Against Illegal Guns fags.
     
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  12. Be careful, someone will cite Snopes and tell you you're full of shit. What ACTUALLY happened is that the US government was trying to rebuild good relations with the former Confederate states and extended all the benefits afforded to US veterans to them. So they were like "hey, you're all veterans! You get all this money and benefits! That's cool, right?"

    But Confederate veterans were like "yeah, nah, fuck off, we weren't veterans of the United States military we were Confederate soldiers" because the "THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN" sentiment was strong. So the US government said that was cool, you can be Confederates, but we will still give you all these benefits anyway and recognize Confederate cemeteries and landmarks. We won't say these are landmarks of the United States, but of the Confederate States.

    It's just a naming game. Confederate veterans got the exact same benefits and recognition under the law as Union veterans, but they dropped the "United States military veteran" bit from all the legislation because Confederate veterans were offended and told them to fuck off, they didn't want 'em.

    As for Austin, it's not even really Texan anymore. It's loaded with immigrants from the west coast and other states because the idiotic state government thinks "more businesses = more jobs for Texans" when these businesses just bring their current employees into Texas and not assimilate. When I was in Houston, there was a guy from LA I worked with and he was bitching that his kid wanted a diesel truck for his 16th birthday instead of something more environmentally friendly.
     
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  13. Gotta love Eastern Washington.
     
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