Flag Appreciation Thread

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am

SOMN really take ammunition seriously....

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:56 am

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by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:57 am

Moggy wrote:SOMN really take ammunition seriously....


Damn right.

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by rinks » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:59 am

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by RichardUK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:01 am

Moggy wrote:SOMN really take ammunition seriously....


SONN was a tyrannical regime, ammunition was something we all had to take seriously

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 am

I'm also a fan of the flag of Europe. Simplistic but striking.

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by Hyperion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:41 am

The Olympic flag as well for the same reason

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by abcd » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 am

I recommend this Ted talk below. It's all about flags and how terrible some are.

It's quite funny and worth a watch.

https://www.ted.com/talks/roman_mars_wh ... edcomshare

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:51 am

I don't think I have a favourite flag (oh alright it's South Africa, lovely design) but I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.

I don't mind the Union Jack, but it's stained by the blood of the Empire period so it's not something I feel particularly patriotic about.

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by Drumstick » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 am

Preezy wrote:I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.

And they seem to be the same people that are part of the Blue Passport Brigade, the Save the Poppy Party, etc.

In terms of flags I've always been quite partial to the Isle of Man variant.

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:05 am

Preezy wrote:I don't think I have a favourite flag (oh alright it's South Africa, lovely design) but I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.


I never realised that Preezy was Emily Thornberry's GR account.

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by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:07 am

Preezy wrote:but I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.


I usually hang one up during the world cup, a lot of folks do that during the tournament.

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:13 am

Other than for football, I have only ever known one person who displayed the flag of St George on their home. And he was probably the most racist person I have ever met.

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 am

Vermilion wrote:
Preezy wrote:but I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.


I usually hang one up during the world cup, a lot of folks do that during the tournament.

I have less of an issue when it's done during a World Cup or Euros, although again I'd question the need to do it, the players can't see your support. It's when you see them year-round and not connected to a sporting event (surely the only thing that actually gets this country to share a common goal) that I dislike. It's almost sinister.

Maybe I'm overthinking it.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:16 am

Moggy wrote:I never realised that Preezy was Emily Thornberry's GR account.

You strike me with one hand...

Moggy wrote:Other than for football, I have only ever known one person who displayed the flag of St George on their home. And he was probably the most racist person I have ever met.

Then caress me with another...

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by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:20 am

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:I never realised that Preezy was Emily Thornberry's GR account.

You strike me with one hand...

Moggy wrote:Other than for football, I have only ever known one person who displayed the flag of St George on their home. And he was probably the most racist person I have ever met.

Then caress me with another...


Preezy, you should know me well enough by now to know that even though I might be 100% agreement with you, I will still take the piss if I can spot an opportunity.

I have to treat you mean to keep you keen.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 am

Moggy wrote:I have to treat you mean to keep you keen.

It's working :datass:

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by jawafour » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:32 am

Preezy wrote:but I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.

I kinda get your thinking, Preezy, in so far as some ignorant, racist people did/do take to flying the English flag as a symbol of their own twisted perspectives. But why do you detest the flag itself rather than those ignorant beliefs? Why not fly it as a symbol of the more welcoming ideals that other folk have? It feels like it'd be a shame to allow a group of thugs to hold sway over a powerful symbol; of any country, not just England.

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by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:36 am

jawafour wrote:
Preezy wrote:but I can say with absolute certainty that I detest the English flag of St George. It's been totally hijacked by racist chavs in white vans and council houses that hang them out of their windows for some reason.

I kinda get your thinking, Preezy, in so far as some ignorant, racist people did/do take to flying the English flag as a symbol of their own twisted perspectives. But why do you detest the flag itself rather than those ignorant beliefs? Why not fly it as a symbol of the more welcoming ideals that other folk have? It feels like it'd be a shame to allow a group of thugs to hold sway over a powerful symbol; of any country, not just England.

I just can't separate the two anymore, unfortunately.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:42 am

jawafour wrote:Why not fly it as a symbol of the more welcoming ideals that other folk have? It feels like it'd be a shame to allow a group of thugs to hold sway over a powerful symbol; of any country, not just England.


A flag by itself doesn’t show welcoming ideas though. To somebody looking at it on a house, all they see is what they think it represents. Is the average person from an ethnic minority or an immigrant looking at Preezy’s house and thinking “Oh, there is a guy that has welcoming ideas!” or are they thinking “Oh, there is a guy that loves his country just a bit too much”?

I wouldn’t say I detest the English/British flag, but I completely understand why people do not want to fly it. It just seems utterly pointless to me to want a flag outside or on your house.


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