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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RussP, Jun 2, 2020.
This topic is based on Civil Liberties. Those discussions belong in the Political Issues Forum.
And another thank you here.
I don't quite understand how my thread on people's flags being mysteriously burned at night, was inappropriate for the Okie Corral. We don't know that the "flag arsons" were related to G. Floyd, or any other political motivation for that matter.
If there was a town where cats were suddenly being lit on fire, or where Christmas trees were being stolen, I wouldn't say for sure there was a political motive behind them. Maybe it was an anti-religion or Satanic cult. Those aren't politics.
Other than a political statement, what reasons would people have to burn the flag symbolizing America?
Thanks for responding, Russ. Other possible motives could be:
---simple teen-age vandalism, which needs no political underpinning at all, unless you're gonna claim that ball-batting neighborhood mailboxes is a political statement of opposition to America's Postal System as a political institution. Or that placing the bag of cow poop on doorsteps and lighting it is meant to send a political message against America's cattle ranchers as an institution.
---If a poster were to post, in the Okie Corral, a link to a news story about burning crosses being found in some front yards, should that thread be kicked out of the O.C. because it's obviously political? Is the subject of hating blacks to the point of threatening them a political thing? Howso?
And if the flag arson were indeed the work of America-haters, is hating America necessarily political? Maybe they hate America for any of numerous apolitical reasons, such as the climate or the cuisine, or the pathetic efforts of city officials to control Floydophile riots in our cities. Ineffective peacekeeping isn't a political issue, since a person of any political leaning--or no leaning at all--can be a proponent or opponent of effective or ineffective law enforecement.
If a thread discussing a spate of cross-burning crimes could stay in the O.C., then why not a thread discussing a spate of flag-burning crimes?