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Sun Nov 21, 2021, 12:55 PM

A neighbor just put up a large black flag on his porch.

I know the signal is they consider themselves in wartime and there will be no mercy for those they see as the enemy. Democrats, BLM, left organizations, liberal churches, schools, vaccine clinics, etc…are their enemies.

NewHendoLib posted a while ago that he was noticing American flags popping up more in his area. I am in that same area and noticed the uptick in my neighborhood. Also confederate flags and now these black flags.

Madison Cawthorn reps our district. Mark Meadows before him. Cawthorn told these people to be armed and dangerous.

I just warned the Unitarian Church what the black flag means that their neighbor is flying. They get vandalized a lot - every time they put up their rainbow flags and other inclusive signs.

This feels different. This is Trump, Mike Flynn, Steve Bannon, and Madison Cawthorn readying the Q Qrazies and far right extremist nutcases for local violence against their own neighbors.


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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:00 PM

1. Good to know who to watch out for. If anything happens to the UCC watch and see if they

Leave their flag up.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:26 PM

81. Tell your local UUC church to install video cameras that cover the front and also the parking lot

if they don't already have them

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Response to vlyons (Reply #81)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:34 PM

101. They said they do.

👍🏽

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:02 PM

2. Cawthorn should be nowhere near Congress.

He’s the very embodiment of toxic masculinity and should be expelled. Sorry you’re having to deal with crazy neighbors. I’m lucky to live in a Democratic neighborhood but our outer county is red and has a lot of “Fuck Biden” flags.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:34 PM

86. +1000

 

WTH is happening to this country? It's like the effing Twilight Zone all of a sudden. Well, not really all of a sudden, it has been creeping up on us over the past number of years but it seems to be accelerating and it is now quite alarming.

I am also lucky that I live in a very blue area of a blue city in a blue state in a blue region and do not witness this kind of thing in my daily life, but if I even caught a whiff of it, I would find it very disturbing. I don't know how any concerned liberal/democrat puts up with it. It's really hostile and unacceptable.

If things don't start to turn around in this country soon, we are done. There is no doubt about it. But we keep saying that and nothing happens. Are we just in denial or have we just been stunned into passivity?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #86)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:36 PM

126. I'm sorry to admit that I am now worrying about this way too often.

I’ve seen a couple of tumultuous eras come and go (including the Vietnam War protests, the Watts riots, and other, lesser events. And I do not remember it ever getting to this level. Vigilante justice is now a very real thing and not some “oh, you’re just going overboard, worrying over nothing…” stuff.

This is no longer “worrying over nothing.” These are seriously concerning and even menacing.

And tremendously discouraging.

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Response to calimary (Reply #126)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:50 PM

138. Very disturbing, calimary.

 

You are right. I have not lived through those previous eras, but even I know enough to know that this is the worst we have seen in a long time and it is only a matter of time before everything combusts.

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Response to calimary (Reply #126)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:20 PM

149. Same feeling.

Never felt it breathing down my neck before.

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Response to blm (Reply #149)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:22 PM

161. That's actually a pretty accurate way to put it.

“Never felt it breathing down my neck before.”

Totally get that.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:05 PM

3. Take care, blm.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:40 PM

150. Perhaps the neighbor is warning others that there are roaches and other vermin in the building.

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Assholes check in, they don't check out!



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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #150)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:01 PM

197. Or they're a punk rocker

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:06 PM

4. That would be my cue to clean my shotgun on the porch

when I knew the neighbor was home. Yup.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:58 PM

73. A little target practice never hurts.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:10 PM

5. Incredibly scary

Given the timing, I wonder if the Rittenhouse verdict has given those black flag neighbors further validation that they can act on the anger their leaders engender. Crazy that they have even put a name to the future apocalyptic war they feel will be fought - the Storm. This is NOT the America we grew up in for all its many flaws! Stay safe! It amazes me that - even as they act out - people like Cawthorn, MTG, and others don't seem to face negative approval in their districts.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:14 PM

6. Please be careful and observant BLM.

Obviously ignoring these people is not the answer. They are actively provoking violence. Deeply disturbing and depressing.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:15 PM

7. What does a black flag mean?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:26 PM

10. Good question

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:28 PM

11. Only info I ever hear bout this "flag" is on this site.

Never seen it.

Just came back from that same area this week…saw no Confederate flags or “black” flags.

I see American flags in plenty of places, and if we’re getting offended by them, well, not sure what to say about that.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:32 PM

13. Never seen it? Never heard of it outside DU?

 

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Response to PTWB (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:39 PM

17. Nope. I live in a very red county, with land in an even redder county. Have yet to see one.

Just came back from visiting my sis up in them that hills the poster referred to…didn’t see nary a one.

Even the tfg flags have come down, though I do occasionally spot a bumper sticker.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:42 PM

20. I've seen the black flags in Iowa, Michigan and Arkansas.

 

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Response to PTWB (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:00 PM

36. Yikes, Glad I don't live up there. nt

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Response to PTWB (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:53 PM

90. Berkeley Springs WV also which is a tourist town

My sister called me terrified when her neighbor put one up a couple months ago.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:55 PM

27. This black flag went up yesterday. 2nd one I've seen near me.

Why is it important to you to express disbelief? Because YOU didn’t see one it can’t be a real thing the extremists are readying.

So, Flynn, Bannon, and Cawthorn are talking to……no one.

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Response to blm (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:58 PM

34. Did I express disbelief?

I simply said I hadn’t seen one.

Tad sensitive there, eh?

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:01 PM

38. Perhaps you didn't mean

to sound mocking. Perhaps you didn’t mean to sound a tad insensitive.

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Response to blm (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:03 PM

39. Lol, still waiting for someone to post a pic of one of these in an actual neighborhood.

People say they’ve seen them in various states, so if they’re that common, one wouldn’t have to take a pic in one’s own neighborhood. But no pictures yet…

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:16 PM

43. Go online. You can get hats, t-shirts etc . Lots of information about black flags. nt

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Response to Biophilic (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:32 PM

84. I need to look around to see if I can find the right-wingers talking about this

I'm thinking this will be mostly in the totally batshit QANON klan. I haven't seen any mention of black flags yet, but I've been mostly avoiding those cesspools for my sanity. If this is a thing, I'm curious to find if it's the majority of them, or just a couple extreme extremists within the extremist. It's also useful to have it in their own words, and not just other people (us, reporters, etc...) talking about what it means to those people.

I'm going in. If you don't hear from me in a few days, please send rescue.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #84)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 08:46 AM

183. I found this in google...

What Does An All-Black Flag Mean?
To this day, there does not seem to be one specific symbol behind an all-black American Flag.

In general, black flags are used by enemy forces to signify that enemy combatants are going to be killed rather than taken prisoner—essentially, the opposite of the white flag used to represent surrender. This is also sometimes referred to as “give no quarter.”


[link:https://www.showallegiance.com/blogs/news/what-does-it-mean-if-an-american-flag-has-different-colors|]

This feels like what they're trying to convey.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:31 PM

53. Oh, ya got me.

I just made it all up.

Nothing like that could ever happen here in Meadows and Cawthorn’s district. They have no followers here ready to react violently.

I was just funnin’ ya. Now you can move on pleased with yourself for calling me out for my lie.

Skim away.

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Response to blm (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:40 PM

63. Welcome to Debunker Underground

 

Where the debunkers always only go in one direction...

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Response to blm (Reply #53)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:31 PM

83. That poster was fully informed about this a day or so ago & still chooses to mock

It makes one wonder, doesn’t it


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Response to Hekate (Reply #83)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:33 PM

85. "Fully informed?"

Are you being serious right now?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #83)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:08 PM

106. Yes, it certainly does. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #83)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:31 PM

167. +1

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 07:06 AM

177. Oh so you do intend to be mocking.

I’m just curious why you seem determined to debunk this black flag thing.

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Response to blm (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:42 PM

151. They did not sound mocking or insensitive to me.

This is a very large and diverse country, and some things that are very common in one area may be unheard of in another. For example, when my daughter was a teenager, we took a trip to see an old friend of mine in Arkansas, and my poor kid was completely freaked out by all the confederate flags on people's cars and such. I felt bad that I didn't think to warn her about that stuff (but proud to have raised a kid who was so appalled by it). It just didn't occur to me to prepare her for it, I guess because my husband and I have spent enough time down south that we just take that stuff for granted when we're down there. It didn't occur to me how it might look to a 17 year old who had spent most of her life in the Chicago area.

Getting back to the black flags, I don't think I've ever seen one of those myself, and I would love it if someone would be so good as to explain exactly what they are and what they mean. Among other things, I'm not even sure if we're talking about a flag that is solid black, or if "black flag" s shorthand for something else. I tried gogling "black flag," but the results were confusing.

EDITED TO ADD Thanks to other posts down thread, my questions been all been answered.

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Response to blm (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:36 PM

88. For the record. I've not seen it either.

And due to that fact took the other post as curiosity on what that thing looks like and how prevalent is it getting elsewhere. Not disbelief or doubt. Maybe I took it that way because I too would like to know.

For my own edification, I typed "black flag" into Amazon. Pages and pages pop up.... on prime even. Maybe I could ask why Amazon is promoting murder, hate and treason but that might be a stupid question ....

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:12 PM

78. I've seen some in my very red county

In fact, I just wrote* an LTE to our local daily about the desecrations of the American flag I see in my ruby red, super "patriotic" county.

Brought up the black flag, the black and white flag with the blue stripe, the black and white flag with green and blue stripes, and the combination of the American flag and the Confederate battle flag. I played dumb, like I didn't know what the others stood for and decried the desecration of "Old Glory."

*I'm part of a project with our local Democratic party where some of us ghost-write letters and others sign. It's been very successful and is driving all the Republicans crazy.

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Response to mcar (Reply #78)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:54 AM

188. Go you! Thanks for doing this!!!

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:57 PM

121. I live in a blue state and a purple county, and I've seen them. Here's some info:

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Response to chia (Reply #121)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:25 PM

124. So important

I've had inklings of this, but your link provides important information not generally known

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Response to Alice Kramden (Reply #124)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:38 PM

127. Pretty sure I got the link for that from DU a while back. I've argued online for years with people

just like this, and that is how they talk. Sure some of them are armchair warriors, but some of them are ready, willing, and able. They see you and me as the enemy in the very literal sense of the word.

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Response to chia (Reply #121)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:20 PM

159. This helps a lot!

As I said in an earlier post, googling "black flag" pulled up several variations, which left me a little confused. That mashup video makes it clear that not all "black flags" look the same, but all have the same meaning and are meant to send the same message.

I still don't recall ever seeing one, but I will damned sure be looking, and if I do see one I will recognize it.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #159)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:29 PM

165. Good. Googling black American flag would get you more hits. I've seen them myself, on big pickups

around here. Here's more info:

Bucks County’s own local militia leader T.J. Kosin posted a video on TikTok of who appears to be his fellow militia member and wife taking down a red, white, and blue American flag and replacing it with a desecrated, all-black one.


Why is your neighbor flying that all-black American flag?

No telling how many fly it just to self-identify themselves to their like-minded tribe, but if I had a neighbor with one, I'd pay attention. Of course, if they had Qanon flags and Trump flags, I'd pay attention too...

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Response to chia (Reply #121)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 10:34 PM

172. A bit more info, some of it contradictory.

Unlikely it was flown in the Civil War by the Confederates; more likely it's from paintings in 1955 and a whole lot of reich-wing revisionism.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/verify/what-do-all-black-american-flags-mean/65-042fc092-d29d-4ec5-9ed1-2b0a08cc6f53

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Response to NullTuples (Reply #172)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 10:47 PM

173. Hey thanks, I learned a new word: vexillologist. :) Frankly, I think those likely to fly a black

flag are also willing to make up their own history for it, or run with that narrative unquestioningly.

But it's good to know the factual history re: no relation to the confederacy although I don't think the black flag wavers would care.

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Response to chia (Reply #173)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 10:51 PM

174. Good point, it's not like their subculture puts a high value on objective truth.

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Response to NullTuples (Reply #174)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 10:53 PM

175. + a million...

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Response to PTWB (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:45 PM

104. I've never seen one (Denver area). Not expressing skepticism, mind you.

 

I'm just one data point.

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Response to UnderThisLaw (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:04 PM

40. Lol. nt

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:06 PM

156. Thanks for this.

This is the kind of information I've been wanting. I just wished the article would have included a picture of exactly what they look like.

I've done some more googling, and I'm still confused about what they look like, because I've found so many variations. I've found everything from flags that are so dark you can barely see the stars and stripes, while others are black and white or black and gray (with black where the blue and red would normally be). Do these all have the same meaning/significance?

NOTE: I am not trying to mock anyone or sound disbelieving. I just want to be able to understand EXACTLY what people mean by the term "black flag." I have never seen any of these flags anywhere but the internet myself, but I have absolutely NO doubt that they exist and are scary.

EDITED TO ADD Thanks to other posts down thread, my questions been all been answered

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 07:14 AM

178. me neither. I'm in Ga, so I'll see old confederate flags but no black ones.

The confederate ones have been around forever. My high school had them on the band uniforms back in my day

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:35 PM

15. Black flag: Understanding the Trumpists' latest threatening symbol

In one troubling new development, Trump supporters have begun flying all-black American flags, in an implicit threat to harm or kill their opponents — meaning nonwhite people, "socialist liberals," Muslims, vaccinated people and others deemed to be "enemies" of "real America." As media critic Eric Boehlert recently noted, the liberal opinion site Living Blue in Texas is sounding the alarm about the specific meaning of the black flag and the Republican-fascists support for terrorism and other political violence. That post, "Are Your Republican Neighbors Planning on Killing You?", merits lengthy quotation:

It didn't take long to find hundreds of videos where these Trumpers and so-called patriots were hanging black American flags. ...

Black American flags are the flags that mean "no quarter shall be given." They are the opposite of the white flag of surrender.

According to the people on TikTok and the Sun (British tabloid), the black American flag originated in the civil war and was flown by the Confederates.

It means that they will not surrender, will not take prisoners, and are willing to die for their cause. It means they will execute their enemies.

Who are their enemies? Pretty much any non-Conservative. You know, Democrats, Liberals, LGBTQ, BIPOC, and the vaccinated. ...

So, we're the enemy, and they're openly professing to want to execute us. … So, why are they doing this

Covid vaccinations, mostly. They believe that Joe Biden has declared a civil war on them by mandating that employers with over 100 employees and the military have vaccinations.

Yes, they say civil war, and they say it's already started. But, unfortunately, many of them also live in states where masks and vaccines are required by state governments, healthcare, and law enforcement.

An alarming number of military members have been making Tik Toks talking about how they are being discharged because they refuse the vaccine. It's alarming because there is probably an equal number of guys on there talking about the civil war plans and actively using Tik Tok to recruit these military and ex-military members.

The biggest message they have been sending out is, "it's time" or "the time is now." ...

Although showing guns on Tik Tok is supposed to be against community guidelines, they show lots of videos of their guns, shooting them, wearing them, or sitting on their bed.

They primarily use Tik Tok as a recruiting tool and let others know their willingness to commit violence. Then they tell people to message them or where to find them on Telegram.


However you interpret these videos posted by Trump followers and other neofascists — which could be mainly performative — [link:it is clearly true that the American right is increasingly willing to accept or condone violence as a means of expanding and protecting their social and political power|it is clearly true that the American right is increasingly willing to accept or condone violence as a means of expanding and protecting their social and political power.] (Salon did not find licensed news photographs of these flags, and has made the editorial decision not to reproduce the images mentioned above, which are easy to find on social media.)

https://www.salon.com/2021/10/12/black-flag-understanding-the-trumpists-latest-threatening-symbol/

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:41 PM

18. Lol, tik tok and The Sun?

“According to the people on TikTok and the Sun (British tabloid), the black American flag originated in the civil war and was flown by the Confederates.”

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:42 PM

21. If you read the article they state that they can't confirm if it's a thing.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:21 PM

46. I'm not sure what you find so funny.

I've seen black American flags in Up-State NY, not far from Rochester. Am I going to photograph them?
Hell no. What for.

Just for kicks..
https://www.amazon.com/Black-American-Flag-3x5-Embroidered/dp/B08PB7JXS2?th=1


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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:31 PM

51. Thanks for posting that

I've never seen an all-black flag like that. What I thought people were referring to as "black flags" are American flags that look like they've been printed after the color cartridge ran out.

Like this




I've seen a lot of those. Mainly in the back windows of pickup trucks, sometimes taking up the entire window. But so far I haven't seen the all-blacked-out American flag.

I agree, it's not funny at all. They had their "liberal hunting licenses" a few years ago, and are clearly itching to start opening fire on us.


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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:34 PM

55. I have also seen solid black flags.. no strips or bars-- just BLACK....

which is an anarchist symbol

Also, the black american flags with the one blue line supporting cops is just as bad...

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #55)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:36 PM

59. I see those cop ones a lot

usually that is a small bumper sticker.

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #55)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:39 PM

128. I saw that stupid blue line flag on a t-shirt worn by a cashier at the gas station today.

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #46)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:55 PM

70. Amazon sells these flags?????????

It is more than obvious they don't care about anything but revenue.......Holy Crap

What other obscene and or racist items do they hawk?????????????

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #70)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:39 PM

89. Amazon will take down racist and antisemitic items if notified...ON EDIT

Occasionally DUers let the rest of us know to make alerts, and it works.

I was pretty stunned by the presence of the black flags, but left without reporting abuse at that time. I should go back — I hope others will.


ON EDIT: I can no longer locate a place to complain about a product or vendor. I hope others can.



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Response to Hekate (Reply #89)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:40 PM

110. I have a few minutes, I'll give it a shot..


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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #110)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:42 PM

111. Thank you, and please share!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #111)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:16 PM

157. Couldn't find any place to report the flags.. only in the "Questions" section

is there any place to write anything, except a review.

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #157)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:54 AM

189. Same here. Plus now I've got black flags listed in my browsing history.

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #46)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:00 AM

184. Jeebus, look at the comments of that Amazon link... nt

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Response to Whatthe_Firetruck (Reply #184)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:25 AM

187. Yes, I saw some of those.. scary !!

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:26 PM

108. Kind of like the laughable social media sources for the 1/6 insurrection. Did you disbelieve those?

As they piled up, many DUers took notice. Somehow we were proven right the day the US Capitol was overwhelmed by the mob.



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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:53 PM

142. How is it that you are amused by

RW extremist threats of violence?

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 07:22 AM

179. The Sun is the only reference to the civil war that I found on the internet

And none of the civil war buffs around here have ever flown one or posted one on FB.
Must be a new thing to try to be "cool"

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:21 PM

47. They're not giving each other covid fast enough.

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Response to housecat (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:34 PM

54. My sentiments exactly.

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Response to housecat (Reply #47)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:16 PM

99. It would be lovely if they'd just hurry up and die. Sorry if I've just offended anyone.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #99)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:02 PM

144. Offended? The thought of it

just cheered me up.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #99)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:43 PM

152. Not offended AT ALL..

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:44 PM

134. I see... thank you. I suspect that most of it is empty posturing.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:07 AM

191. So if "the vaccinated" are included on their enemies list

They do know the list of vaxxed includes TFG, right? 🤔

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:45 PM

23. Once upon a time the black flag was used by Anarchists

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Response to DBoon (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:49 PM

66. An all black flag IS an anarchist symbol...

... these flags are black tinted (monochromatic ) AMERICAN flags.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #66)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:07 PM

96. From post 32 it looks like an all black flag

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #66)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 11:21 PM

176. +1. The black flag has always been the anarchist flag,

also associated with punk rock... most of which has usually stood against the RW/conservatism/fascism/racism etc.

As you stated, the Trumpers are flying blackened American flags as some type of 'declaration of war' against the left/PoC/BLM etc - iow it has the opposite meaning of the anarchist flag, which was about upending the traditional order.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:19 PM

107. Check out the photo on Amazon. It is the Stars & Stripes made with all-black fabric & thread

In no way is it the Anarchist flag.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:43 PM

133. I'm familiar with the anarchist flag. This is... something else.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #133)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:26 PM

163. I know

I am sad that the flag used by Bakunin is now used by neo-fasctists

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:00 PM

37. I thought is was a warning: "Danger -- My place has cockroaches! Exterminator is

applying poison. Do not enter this property -- Danger!"

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Response to NCjack (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:04 PM

41. Yep, the ant and roach killer with the same label was my first thought, too.

Fitting, since many of them refer to non-members of their rancid cult as "vermin."

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:08 PM

77. "No Quarter"

Though it's possible it means different things to different people, but I'm not an optimist. No Quarter in wartime means no prisoners, only corpses.

You think that when it comes down to it, we're all people, we're all Americans, we're neighbors, etc. You feel safe because that's always been how it is. If I'm in any kind of confrontation I can find a way out because I don't want to hurt anyone and I recognize our common humanity, there's no reason for anyone to harm me.

The black flag means someone on the other side would probably just kill me, and is probably actively fantasizing about scenarios where they could do that.

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #77)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:51 PM

119. Just like after the KR verdict, the white supremacy groups were saying things like

Kill them and stack them up like cord wood.

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #77)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:42 PM

132. Probably empty threats. Keyboard warriors and flag flyers.

What a bunch of childish.... snowflakes. They'd run crying to mommy if they ever actually had to see combat or participate in a resistance.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #132)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:07 PM

145. Hmm. That's what a lot of people

said before 1/6 about "stop the steal" extremists.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #145)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:53 PM

154. Most of them would've backed down if the police

had responded with real force. Have you seen most of them? There would have been some of the Oathkeepers and other groups that might have fought it out but the vast majority would’ve backed off.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #154)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:26 PM

164. I'm doubtful that a crowd of that size

operating on mob rule dynamics and filled with what they considered "patriotic zeal" would have backed down. More likely they would have doubled down and escalated the violence.

Dismissing them as cowards is a mistake. They are deluded, but are fanatical zealots.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #164)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:29 PM

166. When that lady got shot,

it stopped a whole crowd of them dead in their tracks and they backed off. That’s what should’ve been done right when the barrier was breached.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #166)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:47 PM

170. True that people backed away from the shots

at that point. But police and security were vastly outnumbered. There were armed people among the militia attendees and hidden arms nearby.

Remember the videos of Officer Goodman leading a mob away from where Pence was hiding? What do you think would have happened to Goodman and the people he was protecting if he had fired into that mob?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #145)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 08:00 AM

180. And those people in law enforcement who ignored the threats are guilty of incompetence, at best.

People organizing to attack the U.S. Capitol on a specific day and time is a different level of threat than some moron flying a defaced flag from their front porch.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:29 PM

82. It means "no quarter given," as on a battlefield where you intend to slaughter even those who ....

… have surrendered.

If you’re curious (as I was) you can look it up on Amazon. It turns out to be a best-seller, highly rated, with multiple vendors.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #82)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:39 PM

129. Ok, that's horrifying. I get it now.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:36 PM

115. It is flown in place of the confederate flag

or along with it to signify no quarter. If they don’t like your views, they will fight you to the death. They are everywhere and some are hidden behind American flags and you won’t see them if the wind is not blowing.

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Response to Maggiemayhem (Reply #115)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:40 PM

130. Wow. I didn't know this. Thank you.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:21 PM

160. The first meaning I saw was that it meant support the police, with the blue line.

The first meaning I saw was that it meant support the police, with the blue line.

Now it has morphed into white supremacy and terrorism.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:33 PM

168. Read this ...

https://livingbluetx.com/2021/09/domestic-terrorist-next-door/amp/

Black American flags are the flags that mean “no quarter shall be given.” They are the opposite of the white flag of surrender.

"... the black American flag originated in the civil war and was flown by the Confederates."

"It means that they will not surrender, will not take prisoners, and are willing to die for their cause. It means they will execute their enemies."

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #168)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 08:01 AM

181. Thanks.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:09 AM

186. google black American flag

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:16 PM

8. We're sort of impartial....

To our homeowners association, then again when some tried to fly trump & other assorted flags, they got on their case quickly

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:22 PM

9. Be vigilant...

keep your head on a swivel.




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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:30 PM

12. It's good to know who your enemies in the neighborhood are.

Over the last few years I have new neighbors all around and often wonder which of them will nut-up.

You could respond with a yard sign...

5/9/1865
Get Over It.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conclusion_of_the_American_Civil_War

General Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia, while Major General John Brown Gordon commanded its Second Corps. Early in the morning of April 9, Gordon attacked, aiming to break through Federal lines at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, but failed, and the Confederate Army was then surrounded. At 8:30 A.M. that morning, Lee requested a meeting with Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to discuss surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia. Shortly after twelve o'clock, Grant's reply reached Lee, and in it Grant said he would accept the surrender of the Confederate Army under certain conditions. Lee then rode into the little hamlet of Appomattox Court House, where the Appomattox county court house stood, and waited for Grant's arrival to surrender his army.[3]

Got up at 6:00AM, attacked at 7:00, got their asses handed to them by 8:30...

But, then again it may be best to lay low.
stay safe.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:20 PM

45. Excellent idea: "You could respond with a yard sign... 5/9/1865 Get Over It."

Maybe a picture of Lee handing over his sword.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:17 PM

158. Tell them::: Thank God you republicans won that war back in the 1860s.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:33 PM

14. The American ISIS flag. nt

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:36 PM

16. It's cute how these fascists think they can take us without a fight. I know a lot of liberals

just waiting for a chance to defend themselves against some of these assholes.
A lot of Trumpers are going to be very surprised that all these "peacenik hippies" will gladly plant them in in the ground. in self defense.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:41 PM

19. Before going outside , take several chill pills

Don’t tip your hand to reds or ambivalents

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:43 PM

22. Is this why the GOP is predicting this to be a landslide election?

Their tearing down the government and killing their neighbors is what "America really wants?
WTF

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:58 PM

33. From now on they will *always* predict landslides before to help bolster cries of "fraud" after. It


It will be the perpetual lie.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:08 PM

97. They don't give a rat's ass what America wants.

They consider themselves "America". We are dealing with violent extremist terrorists. That's the bottom line and we all need to realize that before we really get caught off guard.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:49 PM

24. I got together with friends on Friday.


And told them I did not know what these Trumpers/hard right folk are capable of. My friends are liberal, but they were a little upset. I tried to change the subject.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:50 PM

25. I do worry more as each day goes by that GUNS will be used more and more

WE will be forced to decide what OUR answer will be, if they steal the elections through ILLEGAL State legislatures move to deny Americans their VOTE COUNTS! Truly SCARY times ahead. WE are getting plenty of WARNINGS of what they intend to do! Be READY! VOTE like our life depends on it, Then if they steal it look out!

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:52 PM

26. Is it an actual black piece of fabric or an American flag with a black stripe across it?

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:57 PM

32. All black.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:15 PM

147. It's an American flag dimmed by black tinting.

You can see it on display at Amazon.

The stars and stripes on some of them are so dimmed that it looks like a black or dark gray flag, but the stars and stripes are faintly visible.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #147)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 09:25 PM

162. Ah. I have seen some. My neighbors still have Trump flags up.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

28. The coup continues. In plain sight and growing. Justice please. Bannon, Meadows, all others

flaunting subpoenas. Lock them up for Chrissake.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

29. So put one out yourself...

CoOpt that shit in the same manner they’re permitted in the media to co opt their own image.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:18 PM

148. But not a black flag. Put up the traditional

American red, white, and blue flag which belongs to all of us. They don't own it.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

30. Be prepared. The day their civil war starts, sneak in and swap it for a white flag


"Their" civil war because I think it is mostly their fantasy.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

31. Isis flag? NT

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:09 PM

42. perhaps a cue to proudly fly the American flag....

not letting these fucks co-opt anything. However this isn't one of those black American flags....hate those. Luckily not seen in these parts. Driving through rural Wisconsin last week, I saw plenty.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:18 PM

44. without water

the fires of war seem possibly among our citizenry. I pray not, but keep your powder dry. And just remember, they bleed out and die also. They are not the majority. So far nothing to fear.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:24 PM

48. If we give them hospital beds and anti-viral meds for the "hoax" then we're fools

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:27 PM

49. Go ask your neighbor

if that's the new gay flag.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:27 PM

50. Well this may upset some people here but our side needs to arm themselves.

The right wants blood.

A lot of us on the left guns but not enough.

The rightwing crowd are cowards.

If they knew bullets would fly the other way they would think about it.

We are dangerous time now.

The right wing crazies are ready to roll

Still time to visit a gun shop.

I do not expect the police or military protect me.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:31 PM

52. my wife and I just took a walk down the soon-to-be Ecusta trail from Turley Falls to All-Star

aside from the birds everywhere, the beautiful morning, Shaw's Creek burbling away next to the trail, we passed by lots of yards with TFG flags - and right next to them, American flags.

It may not be happening everywhere in the country, but the US flag is being hijacked by TFGers - equating patriotism/support of our country with support of TFG. It's pretty scary - seems to be some covert sort of inner circle/club thing going on.

We are off to visit our daughter in Seattle for Thanksgiving - got to get together for a cup of coffee and a proper chat some time soon.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #52)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:35 PM

57. ✔️

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:35 PM

102. Thank you for posting, good article.

Really like the author, now back to Salon to read more of his articles!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Reply #52)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:01 PM

94. I think it's scary that I have to wonder who is going to attack people that they consider liberal

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:36 PM

61. The police will write down names, phone numbers and addresses...

…of those who call to complain.

White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement

A little-read FBI report from 2006...

http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/402521/doc-26-white-supremacist-infiltration.pdf



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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:38 PM

62. Do we have recourse?

Will police officers protect us from that implicit threat? Do we have a militia that will protect loyal Americans from the armed rebellion?

I feel like the bullies have more protection than their victims.

I never thought my views on civilized conduct would be threatened by sludge who want to kill off the U.S.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:40 PM

64. Just found this - the phenomenon is certainly happening in the area I (and blm) live in

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:47 PM

65. Just be on alert around those types of people

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:52 PM

67. Reply.


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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #67)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:54 PM

68. I'll ask Lee Ving to come visit and bring FEAR

and beer, of course.

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Response to blm (Reply #68)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:56 PM

71. +1

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #67)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:42 PM

131. "TV Party" !

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #131)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:51 PM

139. He's got nothing better to do. . . .

Than sit around and have another brew!!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #139)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:53 PM

141. Used to hear this on the radio back in the day


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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:54 PM

69. Black AMERICAN flag...

... these flags are black (monochromatic) AMERICAN flags. An all black solid black flag is an anarchist symbol.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #69)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:58 PM

92. +1

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #69)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:56 PM

143. You can see the black stitching on the black stripes etc...

when looking more closely at it.

(saw a more close up photo, maybe here earlier in the week, or elsewhere)

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 02:57 PM

72. Hmmm....smells like Ya'llqaeda.

I feel your pain. I use to live in western NC during one of my career stops. Beautiful place and Asheville is great, but the hinterlands are inhabited by....well...I'm sure you're aware. Haven't been back since and have zero intention of ever going back for exactly the reasons you mention. A significant portion of the population is bat fucking shit insane. Not sure if it's bad moonshine from old radiators, the inbreeding or too much Jebus. Take your pick.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:02 PM

74. The flags of hate and fear. n/t

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:02 PM

75. I just googled "Where can I buy a black American flag?" Frickin' Walmart sells them!

They're all over Amazon, too, of course.

I thought defiling the American flag was illegal. And it pisses me off, too, that the reich-wing was co-opted the American flag. I think we should all display one and take back the flag.

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #75)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:47 PM

105. I thought defiling the American flag was illegal.

Why would you think that? It's protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #105)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 07:02 PM

198. Well, there's a US Flag Code that prohibits letting the flag touch the ground, so I thought

displaying it all blacked-out would be illegal, too.

But now that I think of it, people did burn the flag to protest the Vietnam War and that was protected by the First Amendment, so I guess you're right. Thanks for making me think further about this!

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #198)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:47 PM

201. It's not a crime to violate the US Flag Code.

Flags are property. We can do whatever we want to with flags that we own. Conservatives used to make noise about wanting a Constitutional Amendment to change that, but they've apparently given up on that and have wholeheartedly embraced the opposite.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:06 PM

76. That means you feel threatened, right?

You should, as I understand it now, be able to shoot your neighbors because you feel threatened by them. Especially if you happen to be white.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:20 PM

79. They are forming militias.

Just like the Proud Boys cutting through the emergency exit on the NYC subway yesterday.

Law enforcement is on their side. Not all of them.

I am expecting it. I am still putting out my Dem signs next year. Fuck it. I'm old. If I can't put out campaign signs for my candidates it's not worth going on...

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #79)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:48 PM

137. Wait...

Proud Boys in the NYC subway yesterday?!

(I slept much of the day)

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:24 PM

80. Thank you for notifying your neighboring UU church

Yes, they are at special risk.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #80)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:59 PM

93. That is just sick

 

When peace loving organizations are at risk for being simply that - peace loving. How fucked up!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #80)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:02 PM

95. This church is not far

from the house with the flag. About 1/10th of a mile.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:35 PM

87. And this one of the reasons I own guns

Because they are pushing a civil war. Better believe if they want it. I'll be taking them with me. Won't live in fear of these people.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #87)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 03:57 PM

91. Same.

I’m not a gun toter but I do own a couple and will defend myself from any would-be Meal Team 6 Rambos. I also will continue to put my campaign signs up in my yard. Fuck them all.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #91)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:22 PM

123. Likewise

No fear.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:12 PM

98. My neighbor displays one

And he's a cop. It flies next to his thin blue line flag.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #98)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:17 PM

114. I've viewed that thin blue line flag as also offensive.

It is not a RWNJ trump humper symbol?

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Response to consider_this (Reply #114)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:42 PM

116. That is my understanding as well

I do not engage him in anything unrelated to our HOA.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:23 PM

100. Our neighbors two doors down....

....put up a large solid black flag in their front yard, and my husband and I had no idea what it meant.

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Response to Blue Dawn (Reply #100)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 04:38 PM

103. What state?

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:30 PM

109. I'd rather kill you than admit I'm wrong.

It looks like they’re willing to commit atrocities. I wonder how many days of a killing spree it takes to return to sanity. Anyone know?

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:46 PM

112. I mean...TFG (That F*cking Guy) is selling 'em through his online store...

Does it get any realer than that?

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Response to LowerManhattanite (Reply #112)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 05:47 PM

113. I should be shocked.

But, I’m not.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:47 PM

117. Did it have stripes as well?

One of the three obvious trump humpers very close to us, but tg not in seeing distance, who are still flying flags and th crap has had a black flag with blue lines I believe, for over a year now.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:49 PM

118. A neighbor of ours, a few blocks from us, put one up about 6 months ago.

He was a total Trumper, Trump signs & flag.

Thankfully, the house was a rental & they moved away after a few months. These folks want an actual shooting civil war.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #118)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:17 PM

122. They do, and why it can't be ignored.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 06:54 PM

120. That's not good. Please be safe.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:26 PM

125. My take on what it all means

more hot wind and tough talk from Meal Team Six incel sissies who always cower out of an actual fight.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:45 PM

135. if we feed the hungery , take care of the sick and eldery , give homeless ppl showers ,

we are considered liberal?
we are just doing his work.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:47 PM

136. Madison Cawthorn needs to be removed from congress as a threat.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 07:51 PM

140. Stay safe, blm !

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:14 PM

146. Good luck.

I’m fortunate that I’m getting out of here soon.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:49 PM

153. yes

I am seeing solid black flags in northeast PA

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Response to larwdem (Reply #153)

Sun Nov 21, 2021, 08:55 PM

155. Creepy times.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 08:07 AM

182. I'm east of you in NC, and the same thing is happening here. North Carolina's rednecks are

hoping for another civil war. These folks want a do-over.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:09 AM

185. Our new militia fucks near neighbors were flying an American flag upside down.

It's now rightside up. Wonder if police told them to fix it? They had it flying upside down for months, ever since the day they moved in.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:59 AM

190. I have not seen one...yet

I live in a blood-red area of a blue state - blue stripe and red stripe American flags, pickup trucks still flying huge Trump flags/F**k Joe Biden flags. None of my neighbors have taken down their Trump 2020 yard signs that have been there since the election.

When the black flags go up, I won't be the least bit surprised.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:58 AM

192. My neighbor put up a black flag, too.

At least I thought it was solid black until I saw it in brighter light and noticed it's the American Flag, only in slightly different shades of black.

This neighbor installed multiple flags on her front yard soon after moving in:
> A Gadsden (Don't Tread On Me) flag
> A thin-blue line "Cops Lives Matter" flag
> A "Spirit of 76" flag
> An American flag

Then she installed the all-black American flag a few months ago. I joke that her yard looks like she found a sale at an Insurrection Surplus Store. But it really pisses me off. `Just glad she doesn't fly a Confederate flag.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:28 AM

193. I do not walk my dogs in my neighborhood, anymore

I live in central WY. Many new people moving into the area from out of state. Saw a black flag hung about a month ago...sent chills through me and had to look it up to see what it meant. No, I will not go take a picture to prove to anyone what I saw. Now, we have F Biden, Impeach Biden and Tfg is my president flags from hanging from houses. Sunday afternoon in the park there were a group of young boys hanging around. One was a big kid with what I think was a play gun that might shoot nerf balls, but he was carrying it like Rittenhouse carried his rifle at the protest. The visual was upsetting to me and came directly home. I do not feel safe in my small town. I am mad as hell at what has happened to uour country. Happy Holidays, everyone Peace

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:28 AM

194. Yesterday the guy parked next to me had a "Fuck Biden" sticker

And a "Fuck you if you voted for Biden." I had not seen that one yet. I'll be honest that for a brief minute I considered committing an act of vandalism. But there are too many cameras at in the store parking lot. Besides, I think that's what they want. So I just headed on my way.

But I'm happy that people are being so honest about their hate. It makes it easy for me to keep track of them, avoid them and if they own a business, to boycott them.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:34 AM

195. Simply put it means stay away

A true symbol of today's hateful times.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 08:40 PM

199. The house with that black flag should have a drone overhead.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #199)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:10 PM

200. I agree

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