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  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 6:55 am
    Link: What Makes A Man Wear This Outfit? - Not a racist bone in this guy`s body.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:06 am
    The south will droop again?
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:08 am
    inbredding
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    muffledduck Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2012 at 7:17 am
    What a pole.
  5. Profile photo of alsobored
    alsobored Male 18-29
    347 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:30 am
    what`s that flag mean again?
    I`m assuming it`s something offensive, in which case that guy might actually be pretty badass.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:31 am
    Being a member of the KKK.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2012 at 7:41 am
    I`m assuming he has lots of black friends.
  8. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

    @ alsobored - that flag is the battle flag of the Confederate Army. Some people say it stands for slavery which is completely false. It`s even part of the state flag of Mississippi.

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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:03 am
    It doesn`t "stand" for slavery, no.

    And I fully expect to see A and others in here shortly defending the flag.

    But it`s exactly the same as the swastika, in that both are not directly racist but are commonly used by racists to promote/further their cause.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:03 am
    *AJ
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    April 12, 2012 at 8:09 am
    @Gerry1of1

    Why don`t you tell me what the Confederate army was so pissed off about, and then tell me what they were really fighting for.
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    hauswyfe Female 30-39
    280 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:39 am
    And he`s not even at WalMart...
  13. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:41 am
    A flag cannot be racist. Only the flag bearer is to blame.

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Eat my dick buiadh.

    Hindu use the swastika. Does that make them Jew hating fascists?

    That`s what I thought.
  15. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:45 am

    maddux32 "Why don`t you tell me what the Confederate army was so pissed off about, and then tell me what they were really fighting for."
    The southern states {the Confederacy} wanted to secede and be a seperate nation. The northern Union said `No Way` and forced them to remain a part of the the United States.

    In 1862 Lincoln threatened Confederate states that he`d free their slaves if they did not return to the Union. None did so in 1863 he signed the Emancipation Proclomation. Abolishion of slavery was a result of the civil war, but not the cause of it.

    The Dukes of Hazard had the Stars & Bars on the General Lee and no one ever called them racist.

  16. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:45 am
    It`s a historical symbol, nothing more.

    It`s the racist non-nice individuals (probably this guy) who tarnish it that we need to focus on.
  17. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Don`t forget Gerry, the Emancipation Proclamation did nothing to free the slaves in the north. That had to be done by a separate proclamation, years later.

    It was a political gamble.
  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:51 am
    A flag cannot be racist
    How about this one?
  19. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Well Lazy, that piece of cloth in and of itself is NOT racist.

    It`s not a recognized historical national flag either.
  20. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6638 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:55 am
    That is not how to respect a flag.
  21. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 8:57 am
    It`s not a recognized historical national flag either
    Neither is the flag of the south.

    ... sorry, I tend to make generalizations when I`m 99.99% correct.
  22. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:01 am
    "Neither is the flag of the south."

    Yes it is.

    You`re saying that it has no part in this country`s history? Riiiiiiiight.
  23. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:03 am
    "Abolishion of slavery was a result of the civil war, but not the cause of it."

    Gerry,

    I have heard this point before and there is some validity to it, but in the end I have to disagree in that if there was no slavery there would not have been a Civil War.
  24. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:06 am
    Otto: You`re right. If it weren`t for slavery, there would not have been a civil war.

    Look deeper though.

    The North wanted to tax slaves at a rate of 3/5 of a person, and the South wanted a slave to count as a full person.

    The South did not have enough representation to get it done, and the measure to say a slave (black person) was 3/5 human was passed. The South saw this injustice, and seceded.

    So you are right. Without slavery, there would have been no war. I am also right in saying that if the North weren`t so racist, there would also be no war.
  25. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Otto, yes, slavery was a bone of contention between the states. But the Constitution allowed it under Article 1, Section 2 that stated a black persons counted as only 3/5 of a person, not a "whole person". The idea being if they`re not a person, they can be property. The Confederates did not like the federal government telling them what to do. Remember, the Union was formed as a loose `club` but States were supposed to rule themselves. Similar to the European Union of today.

    The State vs Feds problem is not unlike what we face now with gay marriage, states legalizing pot, and immigration problems. States Rights vs Federal Authority.
  26. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Auburn, Lazy - Confederate Flag
  27. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:18 am
    uhmerikin: Yeah, and?
  28. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:38 am
    @Gerry

    The reason the Confederates didn`t want to become part of the union is because Lincoln was going to free the slaves, and the Confederates didn`t want to give up the free labor that had been monumental to their economic growth in the cotton industry. The slaves were paying for those big plantations and if you took them away, it would cut drastically into profits. The Confederates had an enormous economic interest in not joining the union and keeping the slaves captive.

    I fully understand that the Confederate flag does not stand directly for slavery, or racism. However, it has become a symbol of hate, and those who continue to advance it as a national symbol that lost all meaning in this country 170 years ago do so overwhelmingly as an overt message of "**** you" to the black community.

    All this is to say that it is illusory to say, "well, you know it doesn`t really stand for racism." Maybe it didn`t then, but it does now.
  29. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
    @Maddux: So that`s why a southerner invented the cotton gin, which drastically cut back the number of slaves needed to manage a cotton farm.

    The result of it was a huge number of slaves were either freed, or sent back to Africa.

    If Southerners were so racist and dependent on slaves, then why was it Jefferson Davis who said that slavery was not sustainable as an economic policy? Why was it Robert E. Lee that supported measures to lessen the dependence on slaves?

    Why was it the Lincoln who freed the Southern slaves, but kept the Northern slaves bound for years afterward?

    Propaganda. The victors write history.
  30. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

    @ maddux32 - Gone With The Wind is not historicly accurate. The average slave owner lived in a log cabin not much better than the slave quarters and owned 1-4 slaves, not an army of them. Also, in Virginia Old South only 1 in 4 people owned a slave, or 3/4 of the population did not own slaves however you want to look at that.

    Free Blacks also owned slaves but no one bothers with that info. In 1860 Louisiana, the largest number of slaves owned was 152 by a free black woman and widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who jointly owned a large sugar cane plantation. But somehow racism and slavery is a "white thing".

  31. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:58 am
    @auburnjunky

    It wasn`t sustainable because it wasn`t going to last. If you have an endless supply of free labor, you`re going to make huge profits...but you also understand that the supply is going to dry up, because those stubborn bleeding hearts keep trying to pass legislation giving slaves more and more rights.

    Sure, the Cotton Gin was an enormous boom for the cotton industry, and it sped up production, increased profits and all of that. And yes, it had the effect of lessening the need to maintain steady slave labor, but it did not eliminate altogether the economic interest for the Confederates to keep slaves captive. F R E E L A B O R. Even with technological advancements, the civil was was fought because the Confederates did not want to join the union because they would have to free their slaves and they would make substantially less money. Cotton gin, or no cotton gin.
  32. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:01 am
    "F R E E L A B O R."

    Excluding the price to buy the slaves, and feed them, and house them, and care for them.

    Analysts have come to the conclusion, that while the slave owners did save money by owning slaves, it wasn`t gargantuan.

    It wasn`t as much of taking advantage of cheaper labor, as it was supplying workers that were needed. The available workforce was too small.

    Wait, this sounds familiar! lol
  33. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:03 am
    @Gerry

    Sorry, I`ve never seen Gone with the Wind. And knowing that there were slave owners who were middle class citizens just means that they were even more interested in not freeing the slaves, because they of all people could not afford to pay anybody employees wages.

    Also, the fact that 25% owned slaves doesn`t mean that slaver wasn`t a huge motivation in going to war with the union. Hell, it`s 2012 and the one percent are the ones passing all the legislation. Lets get real. What kind of argument is that?

    The fact that there were blacks who owned slaves is completely irrelevant. Completely. It adds nothing, and takes away nothing from anything that I said regarding the current symbolism attributed to the confederate flag.

    And yes, slavery/racism is a white thing. It doesn`t become diverse just because "some" black people owned slaves. Should we get a proportional percentage on that?
  34. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:05 am
    @auburnjunky

    I get that, but in the aggregate, compared to paying an employee fair wages, maybe the savings weren`t enormous, but I`ve seen people go into a murderous rage when told that Netflix was raising prices a few dollars a month.

    Taking in the aggregate, the savings might not have been gargantuan, but they would have been substantial. Substantial enough to go to war rather than join the Union.
  35. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:10 am
    Agree to disagree.

    Government schools taught you one thing, personal research taught me another.

    It`s all good in the hood homie.
  36. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    "And yes, slavery/racism is a white thing"
    Say what!
    How about we just say "slavery is bad" and not make it a "white thing" ? I mean, who do you think we bought the slaves from? Who went out in the wilds of africa and kidnapped them into slavery? HINT: It wasn`t the arabs. All races were involved in slavery.

    And racism being "white"...anyone of any race can be racist. Example: "Viva la Raza!"
  37. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:16 am
    @auburnjunky

    It`s always good in the hood...unless your in it!

    And if you have research to the contrary, I`d love to hear it. Everything I`ve ever read regarding the motivations surrounding the civil war have centered around economics. Maybe their motivations were unjustified because smarter analysts with the benefit of hindsight have better information, but the motivation ultimately was money.

    But what do I know....books can be wrong.
  38. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:18 am
    @Gerry

    I didn`t say it, you said it. Rather, you brought it up. Rather....you know what?

    I`m not doing it.

    I know that slavery is not a white thing, you know that it isn`t a white thing. I understand that it`s a global thing, I understand that the United States is not the center of the universe...I get it. Lets not get caught up in that.
  39. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Just as a point of reference, not that I am still arguing the point...

    in 1860, it cost an average of $1600 to buy a slave, and $1000 a year to insure the slave. Add another $1000 a year for food, shelter, and medical care, and you come to a cost of $3600 the first year, and $2000 each additional year after that.

    Over 10 years (arbitrary time period) that comes to a cost of $21,600 to own one slave.

    Average wage of the time for a free man? $20 a month, or $240 a year. Over 10 years? $2400. (This is all based on money of the time)

    So, that being said, I take back what I said. It wasn`t about the money. It was about the hands available.

    There simply were not enough free men to do the jobs needed. Not saying slavery was good, not at all, but "slaves" were needed to make this country what it is today.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:23 am
    I`m sure those #s aren`t 100% accurate, but they are ballpark. I searched Google for the info, and did it quick without cross referencing. Just trying to get a handle on the topic.
  41. Profile photo of maddux32
    maddux32 Male 30-39
    926 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:26 am
    @auburnjunky

    I`ve never seen those numbers, but I just have to say, what`s the liklihood that 20,000+ over 10 years was actually being spent on a single slave. Were they actually being insured? And who`s to say that they weren`t cutting corners as much as possible when it came to living expenses. I`m curious as to what the actual numbers were. Like if there was an honest accounting somewhere of what was actually spent to maintain a slave on a yearly basis. I ask the insurance question, because if insurance was really that expensive, it would have been cheaper just to buy another slave.
  42. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Just a good ol` boy, never meanin` no harm, beats all you ever saw been in trouble wit` the law since the day he was born...
  43. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:35 am
    "I am also right in saying that if the North weren`t so racist, there would also be no war."

    aubernjunky,

    I agree with your point. One thing I find interesting is usually the symbols of the losing side of civil wars are outlawed, I am glad we live in a country that did not do that.
  44. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Back to the original question, "What makes a man wear this outfit?"

    A lack of exogamic relief.
  45. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:38 am
    Okay, I found another text that said slave insurance was around $150 every 10 months.

    Still more expensive than hiring someone after you factor in healthcare and room/board. I do acknowledge though that there could have been cost cutting.
  46. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:39 am
    @Otto: Amen. Freedom of expression is an unalienable right, thank goodness.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 10:51 am
    @Gerry: Probably an education of no more than 3rd grade.

    Or blindness, and really really mean friends.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:23 am
    There`s a severe lack of guns in this picture.
  49. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:32 am
    @Atrayu4u, Its called *concealed* carry.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Is that what you guys call "redneck"?
  51. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    maybe all his other clothes were in the laundry...
  52. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    It`s about southern pride,folks.If he was wearing white sheets and pointy white hat,it would be racist.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    Maybe he`s in some sort of show.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    what makes a man wear this outfit?
    stupidity
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    highonhuffin Male 40-49
    180 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    He`s a roadie for Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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    redfeldblood Male 13-17
    16 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    how do you do that!
  57. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
    911 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    i bet that`s one tolerant, open-minded fellow indeed.
  58. Profile photo of frenchroast
    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    His white hood and robe at dry cleaners?
  59. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    What makes a man wear this outfit.

    He was born in USA?
  60. Profile photo of ivran
    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    @maddux32
    I know I`m going to get framed for this, but here goes:
    Actually slavery and race had absolutely no connection to begin with if you look at how we got the slaves. African slaves were sold by their own country to the United States. Therefor, initially slaves weren`t slaves because their skin was black. Slaves were slaves because they were sold as property and people didn`t really like the idea of the property they paid money for turning into free people and wandering off. If I had to guess, the racial issues came later on as a way of justifying mistreating humans.
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    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    flamed*
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    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    There are some southern black folk that wear this kind of stuff, so I don`t really see how you can argue that the confederate flag is racist.
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    Darkolin Male 30-39
    54 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    The South Wanted a super hero too.
  64. Profile photo of ExtraCredit
    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
    451 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 8:10 am
    ivran:
    Do you actually believe your own BS?
    Perhaps it is better to get an education prior to attempting to school others.
  65. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 8:21 am
    @Extracredit: What did he say that was wrong?
  66. Profile photo of mackin
    mackin Male 30-39
    210 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    "I don`t really see how you can argue that the confederate flag is racist."

    Bad troll is badly trolling. If you can`t see the connection, you`re clearly ignorant. You very well know the connection between the Confederacy, slavery and racism. You might not agree with the argument, which is your right, but that`s a different way to express your ignorance altogether.
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    mackin Male 30-39
    210 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    To answer the poster`s question, I`m seriously guessing he`s a Rodeo Clown.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    April 15, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Maybe he really liked the Dukes of Hazzard TV show, especially the General Lee?

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