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Old 10-08-2006, 02:07 PM #1
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Columbus Day and my alternative

October 9th, as everyone knows, is Columbus Day. What this means is that radical hispanic american groups across the country are going to rise up and demand an end to the celebration of a man they say committed genocide. Me, I don't care about Columbus Day. I still have class. I still have to work. The only way it affects me is that the post office and banks are closed, which is a real pain in the rear. Since Columbus Day is so controversial and so many people claim to be offended by it, I have come up with a new holiday that we can celebrate instead:

NO MORE CHE DAY!

Thats right. For those of you who don't know, the anniversary of the death of communist murderer and capitalist marketing icon, Che Guevera, occurs right around the same time as Columbus Day every year. We can celebrate the day with fireworks, the burning of communist flags, going to church to pray for an end to communism and socialism, watching classic anti-communist movies like Red Dawn, and activities of that nature.

Join me in standing up against genocide and murder! Celebrate NO MORE CHE DAY on Monday, October 9th this year!
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:25 PM #2
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:40 PM #3
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Was this thread intended to start a fight?

One thing that has always bothered me about the historical revisionism that goes on with people like Columbus is the way their detractors try to measure behavior according to modern day moral and political ideals. Right or wrong, in 1492 the prevailing view was that non-christians (i.e. the native population of America) were less than human. Obviously that wasn't moral based on our current standards, but it was the prevailing view at the time. 500+ years later that view seems barbaric, but it doesn't minimize the achievements of Columbus, at least in my opinion.
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wait

theres a CHe day?

you gotta be joking me
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I think I might burn one of these flags:




what do you think?
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theres a CHe day?

you gotta be joking me

No No No. This was intended as a joke. Because every year a bunch of people get all anal about a holiday that hardly anybody in America really cares about. Since nobody cares about Columbus day anyway and because it offends so many people, I was jokingly suggesting a new holiday - "No More Che Day" to celebrate the death of murderous anti-American communist guerilla, Che Guevera.

In other places I have posted this, it has been funny because more liberals came out against having a "No More Che Day" than a "Columbus Day", which raised the quandry of why people are less offended by a celebration of genocide than they are about the celebration of the death of an enemy of the United States.

Apparently, my rather dry attempt at humor went over everybody's head.
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I think I might burn one of these flags:




what do you think?

I think this is the United States of America and if you want to burn one of those flags you have every right to do so as long as you are the one who paid for the flag and nobody elses property is set on fire in the process.
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I think we should celebrate all major genocides.
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I think this is the United States of America and if you want to burn one of those flags you have every right to do so as long as you are the one who paid for the flag and nobody elses property is set on fire in the process.
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if it is the USA flag no you shouldnt burn it, if you hate the country enough to burn its flag than GO SOMEWERE ELSE.
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I think this is the United States of America and if you want to burn one of those flags you have every right to do so as long as you are the one who paid for the flag and nobody elses property is set on fire in the process.
unless the conservatives keep thier firm grip on america. the you wont be able to burn US flags cristain flags or things of that nature.
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hey, burn a christian flag if you want, i wouldnt like it, but this is america, as long as you dont burn our flag, i dont care
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unless the conservatives keep thier firm grip on america. the you wont be able to burn US flags cristain flags or things of that nature.

I am about as conservative as they get. No REAL conservatives condone these flag burning amendments or any of that other nonsense. Unlike some Neocons, I am far more concerned with protecting what the flag represents than the flag itself. So many so-called "conservatives" these days are stupid. They think that protecting the flag will make the country a better place and they fail to consider that all protecting the flag is going to do is set a new precedent for limiting symbolic political speech and open the door for liberals to attack all sorts of views as "hate speech". I am a Republican and will vote Republican in November - but my party is on thin ice. Their performance during the last congress has been inexcusable. If they run someone like Guliani for President in 2008, that is really going to be the last straw.
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I think this is the United States of America and if you want to burn one of those flags you have every right to do so as long as you are the one who paid for the flag and nobody elses property is set on fire in the process.


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if it is the USA flag no you shouldnt burn it, if you hate the country enough to burn its flag than GO SOMEWERE ELSE.
Oh give me a break.
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hey, burn a christian flag if you want, i wouldnt like it, but this is america, as long as you dont burn our flag, i dont care
I say let them burn our flag if they want to. Its not the fabric or the dye or the embroidery that makes this country what it is, but rather, the ideas upon which this country was founded. It may be offensive, but I don't want the word "offensive" to be used by the goddamn liberals when they start trying to ban political speech. Once they do that, Republicans won't even be able to campaign anymore because liberals will just ban anything they say as "hate speech"
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Yeah, those damn communists and their crazy ideals. I think socialism is a great thing, although, it will never be achieved just because humans and socialism/communism don't mix since we are greedy bastards.

As for flag burning, WHO GIVES A ****! Oh no, our flag, everything it stands for! Give me a break, honestly, I am happy to live in America, best country on earth to live, but honestly, it is just the earth and I happened to be placed here. I had no control on my decision to be American, or have ancestors from Ireland and Croatia, how people have pride for things they had no control of seems crazy to me.
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