"There's no question that someone's offended by the Confederate flag being flown on public property," Sabu Williams, President of the Okaloosa County NAACP, said.
So what Sabu? You're going to be offended by a lot of things, that's life. I'm offended by a lot of things Sabu, but I move on. In fact Sabu, I'm offended by the fact that you can be part of a group that is dedicated to the "Advancement of Colored People" but if I joined a group dedicated to the advancement of white people I'd be a racist, a bigot, and a Nazi.
(BTW this guys name is funny :))
To: shuckmaster; stainlessbanner
Before they go telling everyone else they are racist, I want the NAACP to take the racist term "Colored People" out of their organization's name.
To: Michael2001; Paul Atreides
Yes! and Yes!
posted on 06/29/2002 3:47:14 PM PDT
Sabu? Is he a pro-wrestler well known for his harcore, homicidal, genocidal, suicidal ways? The man who brought carnage to ECW. I'm sorry, I had to get that in.
posted on 06/29/2002 3:57:12 PM PDT
by Sonny M
It's a good thing all the important issues are settled that they can now concentrate on silly fluff.
The name is hilarious indeed. Wonder why he didn't change his last name to Nosair or something.
posted on 06/29/2002 7:43:03 PM PDT
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the flag is offensive to blacks and represents a history of hate.
Did it ever occur to these nukleheads that they are in the process of creating there own history of hate.
Note to Sabu, shut up and get over it. Life is full of stuff you don't like. Grown ups say their peace about it or ignore it and get on with their lives.The bottom line is the flag hurts no one. You have no bonafide beef.
posted on 06/29/2002 7:57:09 PM PDT
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posted on 06/29/2002 8:02:56 PM PDT
A lot of things offend people. There are worse things that offend people than a century old flag. Hey I'm sure the NAACLP is offended by mention of God, but going after Him isn't as politically correct as beating up Southerners and crying "racism." Good grief. Whatever you think of the Confederate emblem in Crestview's city seal, the truth of the matter is not ONE black person has died as a result of its being there. Removing it as Sabu Williams wants won't do one iota to address the real problems black people face today and it will create antagonism and conflict where none existed before. The NAACLP has gotten a lot of mileage out of thrashing around in the past at the expense of dealing with the future.
Some flags hold more power than others, it seems. Whenever I express my displeasure at yet another unkempt Birkenstock-clad freak burning an American flag in "protest", some whiny leftist will sneer that "It's only a piece of cloth". I'll be told to "get over it", "get a life", to stop "being a fascist" and that I shouldn't confuse a symbol with a nation.
Rearrange those same bits of red, white, and blue cloth into another pattern and that symbol mystically transforms into a tool of hate and opression. A tool so powerful, so evil, that it can't even be viewed in public.
I'm offended by certain symbols on my daily drive to work. They aren't symbols of cloth, but rather of paint sprayed onto walls, bridge abutments, highway overpasses, and boxcars, marking the territory of the criminals who placed them there. They don't represent evils committed six generations in the past, they are the marks of evils happening now.
Should the good folks who care so mightily that none be offended wish to do something about it, I'll be happy to forward a list of their locations along with a can of turpentine and a box of toothbrushes to erase them. It would be a much more useful gesture than folding a flag that hasn't flown in battle since my great grandfather was a boy, and it will keep them gainfully employed to boot.
Any bets on the likelyhood I'll get volunteers?
It's alledgedly Sebu's right not to have to look at it while violating our right not to be able to see it......(I think I said that right ?)
Seditious Judges, Polidiots and Presstitute idiot savants are using their powers these days to sponsor socialist races among the masses........sick bunch of SOB's all around IMHO.
Stay Safe !
posted on 06/29/2002 11:47:11 PM PDT
"People are afraid they feel intimidated and offended when they see the flag," Felton Barnes of the SCLC said.
I'm sorry that they feel intimidated. But if they are intimidated by a piece of cloth, then I truly feel sorry for them.
There are so many problems within the black communities around the nation. Single parenthood, substandard schools, poor investment knowledge, gang violence, corrupt black politicians, and an overall acceptance of mediocrity abound in the black community just for starters.
Add on such medical problems as AIDS, alcoholism, drug addiction, and poor pre-natal care, and you begin to scratch the surface of the problems and issues that the NAACP should be addressing. But they go for the "easy targets" like the Confederate Flag, and allow themselves to be led around by race warlords like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney and Kwesi Mfume by the nose like a bull being led to the slaughterhouse.
What's even sadder is that there are true black leaders like Kevin Martin, Jesse Peterson, Roy and Niger Innis, J.C. Watts, Ken Hamblin and dozens upon dozens of others who live productive lives. Who live the American Dream. Who do not live in the shadow cast by the warlords and their lemmings.
And my wife's aunt wonders why She-who-must-be-obeyed and I refuse to join the NAACP. Feh.
posted on 06/30/2002 6:45:02 AM PDT
Okay, we compromised. As did General Forrest, we removed the center star from the Confederate Battle Flag. Now the NAACP doesn't have to feel offended, or threatened, or whatever.
And now we can fly it all the time, just to show them how accomodating we can be...
posted on 06/30/2002 1:01:24 PM PDT
The NAACP won't be happy until they've removed "south" from the compass.
posted on 06/30/2002 7:58:33 PM PDT
i USED to be a member in good standing of the NAACP, UNTIL it became a RACIST organization that "tossed out" everyone who was not BLACK & LIBERAL.
we Indians were told that there was NO PLACE for Indians in the naaLcp!
for the Cherokee Nation & dixie LIBERTY,sw
Our founding fathers (God Bless Them Everyone), should have included a clause that the right to Offend shall not be abridged. I cherish my right to offend and intend to preserve it.
posted on 07/01/2002 8:33:58 AM PDT
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