is it racist to fly our flag !!!

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by Queasy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:01 pm

AJay wrote:
Queasy wrote:You're as racist flying an aussie flag as you are gay by flying a rainbow flag.
Actually no, If flying the aussie flag makes you racist, then flying the poofter flag means you discriminate against straight people. It is a display of pride, not a protest.
You have proved the point I was trying to make precisely! See, you don't have to be gay to fly a rainbow flag. The use of rainbow flags has a long tradition; they are displayed in many cultures around the world as a sign of diversity and inclusiveness, of hope and of yearning (source Wikipedia).

It's all about perceptions. You instantly perceive someone carrying a rainbow flag to be a 'poofter', which may or may not true, and many will perceive people carrying an aussie flag to be racists, which may or may not be true. Some will be, some won't be.

Simply carrying an aussie flag doesn't change you into a racist any more than carrying a rainbow flag makes you gay.



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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by nomad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:41 am

The Aboriginal people still consider Australia day as invasion day, so that’s why they get upset. Maybe they were confused (im guessing that they were Aboriginal people)

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by grumpy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:47 am

wally gator wrote:Put the AUSSIE flags on my car today, within 2 hours got a gob full for being racist and told you should take them off !!! THEIR STILL ON MY CAR, AND WILL STAY THERE........ Your thoughts ?
What the f...k next time just give them the thumbs up sign with a big smile. Our part of the world is def not the same place it once was.

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by got-none » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:10 am

well i will be putting two aussie flags on my boat now to show how proud to be a aussie i am, only in this country would you get told off for showing your own flag.

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by bushie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:43 am

I don't need to fly the flag to show I'm a racist red neck. Most people already know!

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Post by Toxic » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:13 pm

Thats the Flag that pays them DOLE money and everything else. If they don't respect the flag and what it stands for, give it all back.
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Post by dirtyruiz » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:22 pm

Probably jingoistic but not necessarily racist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4AchHTN-XQ

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by MOUSE » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:37 pm

Def not racist, just patriotic
My old man & my grandfathers all fought under that flag
It is something to be very, very proud of
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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by UncleD » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:37 am

I think it's understandable that some Indigenous folk feel excluded by the day and flag....it does contain the flag of the foreign nation which colonized them, the effects of which many still suffer today. The yobo image that some portray, increasing number of Eureka Stockade flags and 'F-off we're full' stickers doesn't help either.

I applaud the many indigenous folk who flew the Australian flag yesterday....this is a very significant gesture towards reconciliation. I am of European descent and my identity is inseparable from the flag but out of respect for indigenous people, I also fly the aboriginal flag as a sign of unity. It's a shame there weren't more around yesterday.
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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by BenH » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:33 pm

People use the word racist to describe many situations, shame those people have no idea of its true definition.
"Racist" for flying the national flag, yeah makes sense :roll: :roll:

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by Davey D » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:04 am

Well thats not good, Ive got the Aussie flag stuck on my shoulder everyday, Was wondering why i always got weird looks haha.
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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by Bottom Bashing Bloke » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:36 pm

wally gator wrote:Put the AUSSIE flags on my car today, within 2 hours got a gob full for being racist and told you should take them off !!! THEIR STILL ON MY CAR, AND WILL STAY THERE........ Your thoughts ?
Well maybe you should remind those people that its our flag and if they dont like it they can F off back to there Sh!t hole of a country they come from and then get bombed by someone. Then insert a lot of racial slurs towards them.

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by cunno » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:35 pm

Bottom Bashing Bloke wrote:
wally gator wrote:Put the AUSSIE flags on my car today, within 2 hours got a gob full for being racist and told you should take them off !!! THEIR STILL ON MY CAR, AND WILL STAY THERE........ Your thoughts ?
Well maybe you should remind those people that its our flag and if they dont like it they can F off back to there Sh!t hole of a country they come from and then get bombed by someone. Then insert a lot of racial slurs towards them.
Whilst I defend the right to display the flag, this sort of cr.p is pretty counter-productive.

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by ponyplay » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:36 pm

cunno wrote:
Bottom Bashing Bloke wrote:
wally gator wrote:Put the AUSSIE flags on my car today, within 2 hours got a gob full for being racist and told you should take them off !!! THEIR STILL ON MY CAR, AND WILL STAY THERE........ Your thoughts ?
Well maybe you should remind those people that its our flag and if they dont like it they can F off back to there Sh!t hole of a country they come from and then get bombed by someone. Then insert a lot of racial slurs towards them.
Whilst I defend the right to display the flag, this sort of cr.p is pretty counter-productive.
particularly seen they where australians by the sounds of story

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Re: is it racist to fly our flag !!!

Post by Ben Jam » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:49 pm

cunno wrote:
Bottom Bashing Bloke wrote:
wally gator wrote:Put the AUSSIE flags on my car today, within 2 hours got a gob full for being racist and told you should take them off !!! THEIR STILL ON MY CAR, AND WILL STAY THERE........ Your thoughts ?
Well maybe you should remind those people that its our flag and if they dont like it they can F off back to there Sh!t hole of a country they come from and then get bombed by someone. Then insert a lot of racial slurs towards them.
Whilst I defend the right to display the flag, this sort of cr.p is pretty counter-productive.
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