Outrageous Outrage of the Day

What, me worry?5/06/2010 12:32:32 pm PDT

re: #474 celticdragon

Uh, which German Flag? There is an awful lot of clothing that uses the current FGR flag on it, including sports and outdoors wear, soccer shirts etc. The current FGR flag is not associated with Nazism, and I see no problem wearing it on any particular day. Now, wearing any shirt with a swasitka is risible and can (and should) be banned from an academic environment. Earlier versions of the German flag from the Weimar Republic, the War Ensign or Marine Jack are going to be de facto associated with German militarism and again be a problem with school discipline . Much earlier obscure flags are almost certainly not going to be found in apparel except as (rather cool looking) coats-of-arms and are not going to be obviously German in the first place unless you are an expert in the Thirty years War.

I didn’t use swastika, because that would be offense at any time, so I picked the German flag, but I could have used the iron cross which isn’t quite as inflammatory as a swastika, but would still be insulting on Holocaust Day.

These kids were being inflammatory. It was obvious from their parent’s statements who could have at least expressed an apology for insulting someone else even if it wasn’t the children’s intention. But you see, it WAS their intention to use the flag as a club to ram it over the heads of the Mexican students. “Screw you, Mexican, and your Cinco de Mayo! We’re Americans and damn proud.” That makes me pretty ill.

This is Mexico, not Iran. This isn’t the freakin Ayotollah. This is all about the AZ legislation and a bunch of white families who don’t want THEM here.