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The Real Flag Outrage? When Bigots And Liars Hide Behind Stars And Stripes

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  • As for the American flag, the Stars and Stripes; the Red, White & Blue: it is only a symbol of patriotism if it is waved by people who are true patriots: people committed to the welcoming, inclusionary, open-hearted, non-discriminatory, freedom-for-all theme at the heart of this country’s identity.
  • I don't get all choked up about yellow ribbons and American flags. I consider them to be symbols and I leave symbols to the symbol minded. George Carlin.
  • Related: No Two Sides about It, Mike Pence. Confederate Statues Must Come Down, But Not For the Reason You Think.

Lorraine Devon Wilke, HuffPost 

09/27/2017 | The flag, the Bible, the cross, the ring, the badge, the collar... we are a country rife with symbols, literally wrapped and weighted with the pomp and pageantry of the many things we’ve chosen to identify our beliefs, our memberships and positions.

These symbols are designed to represent ideals, signify philosophies, advertise status, be unspoken statements. Those who wear, bandy, raise and wield them do so because they wish for their memberships, their affiliations, their support of the symbolized groups or ideals to be known. Lorraine Devon Wilke, Contributor, Sass & Sensibility:  Author, artist, and cultural commentator, Lorraine Devon Wilke, shares her unique take on everything from the inflamed landscape of politics and evolving social mores, to the ever-changing influence of media, entertainment, and art.

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No Two Sides about It, Mike Pence. Confederate Statues Must Come Down, But Not For the Reason You Think, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: No Two Sides about It, Confederate Statues Must Come Down.
  • The whitewashed compromise that brought the nation together after the Civil War was based on a deliberate forgetting of the truth
  • Part 2: Mike Pence’s defense of Confederate memorials is actually really scary.
  • Mike Pence says we shouldn't try to erase our history. He's right, but not for the reason that he thinks he is.