Posted on Aug 11, 2015
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There is a lot of controversy over the confederate flag being flown in the United States. I want to know what your feeling about the Mississippi State flag being present during military ceremonies since it has the confederate flag sewn into it. Please remember to be polite in your responses as we are not here to bring disrespect to anyone's race or beliefs.
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1SG Hhc First Sergeant
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No issues. I try not to let trivial things bother me. For one side, it's a symbol of hatred and for the other side, it's a symbol of heritage. We expend a lot of mental bandwidth on things that don't matter. Inequality (due to race, religion, sexual orientation, etc, etc,) is a real problem in America. We should spend less time talking about symbols and more time listening, caring, understanding, and healing the wounds of our past. Cause lets be honest, the problem isn't the flag - it's just the media's flavor of the week.
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Outstanding response 1SG. This is a conversation I overheard before a COC as the flag was present and I know a few people that were offended
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SSG (Join to see) - Unfortunately the attention flags are getting are drawing focus away from real problems. And when the media stops caring, and this whole thing fades from the public's collective conscience, the real underlying inequality problems in America will still exist - just as they've existed for years. That's what bothers me. It's like a magician's slight of hand. These flags are a shiny object for people to focus on.
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I was thinking about replying to the topic but I don't think I can beat this response. It is a great one, 1SG.
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Well said 1SG.
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SCPO David Lockwood
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America get over this flag thing. I get it and the rest of the world gets it, it represents hatred (for some). It's our history like it or not. It's not a shining moment in our history but move forward. Let it represent the past and learn from it so this period does not repeat!
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COL Jean (John) F. B.
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SSG (Join to see) -- The whole Confederate flag issue is BS. So it offends some people... got it.

The Gay Pride rainbow flag offends me. Is it banned? The Obama logo offends me. Is it banned. The Ohio State Buckeyes, Auburn Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies, Tennessee Volunteers, Michigan Wolverines, etc., etc. flags, logos, etc. offend me [not really]. Are they banned?

Why do we continue to beat this dead horse?
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