Cork Nazis fly Confederate flag at GAA matches, local pols say no political intent



The_SR

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Good letter in today's Examiner from coaches and captain in Cork GAA, supporting the county board's stance against the flag. Can't find it online.
But. But. It's pc gone mad, innit
 

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I have found recently out that my Celtic cross avatar is also a "racist symbol". Why is it in the list of available avatars on Politics.ie then? LOL
 

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The stupidity of this OP hurts my head.

A confederate flag is not a Nazi flag.
No.

It's a flag for a bunch of supremacist losers.

Ironically, it has that in common with a swastika.
 

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Great solution to this one.

Cork's colours with a splash of blue and white - what better than your Union Jack?



Let them both be flown with pride on Sep 3rd when Cork's Minor team compete in the All-Ireland Hurling final.

And no shyte about what they represent, please.
 
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No.

It's a flag for a bunch of supremacist losers.

Ironically, it has that in common with a swastika.
Absolutely right ... what better to replace it than the British flag, which represents imperial might and victory?

Some use the Union Jack when they are embarrassed to fly the Stars-and-Bars. LPT: When showing pride in your Southern heritage, fly the Union Jack instead of the Confederate flag. They look practically the same and the British flag is nowhere near as controversial. - Imgur
 

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Good letter in today's Examiner from coaches and captain in Cork GAA, supporting the county board's stance against the flag. Can't find it online.
Smart move, because there a few black schoolboys coming through as good hurlers and footballers.

Flying a pro-slavery emblem would be a stupid act by their supporters.
 

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We need to see more support and solidarity with Israel in Ireland for their fight against the Palestinian terror mobs and their Islamic cousins.

We also need to see more support and solidarity for the Palestinian victims of the Irish and EU left.

I'll put this forward at the next local cumann and see the lay of the land.
 

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John Mitchell was an active campaigner for slavery. He promoted it as a good thing for the enslaved and the slaver.

He wanted to reopen the slave trade.

He has a statue to him in Derry, a park named after him and several clubs.

At the least the statue should come down and the GAA clubs be renamed.
 

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John Mitchell was an active campaigner for slavery. He promoted it as a good thing for the enslaved and the slaver.

He wanted to reopen the slave trade.

He has a statue to him in Derry, a park named after him and several clubs.

At the least the statue should come down and the GAA clubs be renamed.
There was a real enthusiasm from the warrior class to get the flags banned. The sense of moral authority was inspiring.

The campaign was on and the lecture was being lectured.

But when there is a statue to a man who actively campaigned for slavery as a good thing for all races and after whom several GAA clubs are named there isn't a peep.

I'd written that a key consideration was it's all about the opportunity to wag the finger, the chance to lord it over others and very little to do with the topic at hand.

Well where is the committee established to bring down the Mitchell statue in Derry?

Where is the petition to have clubs named after Mitchell renamed?

There was so much fury about a flag that was waved with no racist intent though it was connected to a country that was racist.

But silence about a man who actively campaigned for slavery.

It's all about the ego isn't it lads. The topic is proxy.
 
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The fad has passed it seems.

There were lads here spitting about that flag and calling anyone he said it was only a sporting thing all types of names.

They knew it was offensive and they were going to do something about it.

But a statue of a pro slaver in Derry and several GAA clubs named after him doesn't get them excited.

So all the talk in this thread . All the outrage was just blowing steam to feel better than the rest.
 

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The fad has passed it seems.

There were lads here spitting about that flag and calling anyone he said it was only a sporting thing all types of names.

They knew it was offensive and they were going to do something about it.

But a statue of a pro slaver in Derry and several GAA clubs named after him doesn't get them excited.

So all the talk in this thread . All the outrage was just blowing steam to feel better than the rest.
Welcome to land of preening pseuds.
 

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Welcome to land of preening pseuds.
That's likely correct. They were spitting so they were.

But a statue of a man who was unambiguously racist and pro slavery and actually campaigned to keep slavery and lost 2 sons in that fight.

Nah, that's different.
 

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The GAA is signed up to SARI and various anti racism movements, so a valid argument could be made on that front.

But you are making a logical fallacy here. If they are the same then the Cork fans are making a political stance in the way the Dubs are with the Palestinian flags. Which is a racist point.

Which is it?
Like, look at this guy.

There are clubs named after a man who campaigned for slavery for the benefit of black people!!!

Will the SR be writing to Croker?

Will he be asking for the statue to come down?

All sh!te talk isn't it.
 

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Great solution to this one.

Cork's colours with a splash of blue and white - what better than your Union Jack?



Let them both be flown with pride on Sep 3rd when Cork's Minor team compete in the All-Ireland Hurling final.

And no shyte about what they represent, please.
We have two Southern Cross flags just after arriving this morning which will be flown with rebel pride.


The battle flag of the republic is going to be out in full.
 

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The southern cross will be flying proudly on Munster final day. The battle flag of the Cork Rebels.
 

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Oh look another pointless thread brings the pearl clutcgers out
 


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