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Comparing a pirate flag to a Swastika is non-sense. The swastika still has symbolic meaning today, and is still used in some circles. a pirate flag does not carry the same depth of meaning, as no current pirate fly the jolly roger. The jolly roger has a greater association with Disney than with current piracy.
The swastika is a symbol of good luck. Why not make it cute again?

If the Disney marketing department wanted to take the job on, within a few years a whole bunch of people who like these things would be buying Disney products with swastikas on them.

Hey, personally I don't care if you want to fly your streaked panties up your mast. Flying a pirate flag tells the observer something about your attitude, which they will interpret based upon their own attitude and thinking. Pirate flag supporters might think they're telling the world "See what a bunch of fun people we are!!!!"

Some observers will agree with that and scoot right over to raft up and party.

Some of us will look at it and think "oh crap. Probably should go find someplace else to anchor to get rid of these bozos before the jet ski's and loud music start up."
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Good one Rob. I was thinking of the "Martini Glass"! had not seen this one before! If you can't run with the big dogs...

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The swastika is a symbol of good luck. Why not make it cute again?
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I must say pirate flags make me slightly uncomfortable - especially when there are no kids on board

If I was coming into a marina and there were two places to tie up - one with a boat with a pirate flag on it and one without I would head for the space furthest away

might a suggesat a telerubbies flag as an alternative?



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The swastika is a symbol of good luck. Why not make it cute again?
Let's just hope no Hindus or Buddhists tie up next to you.

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Have to be amused about the lack of outrage over nazi flags... well in comparison when the point was made that opinion of things change over time.... and I suggested how we view slavery now, is different then in the olden days. That what we consider right and wrong changes.




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I am partial to flying this flag myself:

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Have to be amused about the lack of outrage over nazi flags... well in comparison when the point was made that opinion of things change over time.... and I suggested how we view slavery now, is different then in the olden days. That what we consider right and wrong changes.




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It's not a lack of outrage. If a Buddhist, Hindu or Jain flies a swastica it has nothing to do with nazi Germany or white supremacists. That symbol was there for centuries before nazis stole it for a few short years. Now one may see it on tv, but, to be honest I don't think I have ever seen one in person outside of Asia.

It is still displayed throughout much of the world without a single thought of nazis or or white supremacists.

Hitler could have chosen a crucifix for the symbol and that would not have changed the way most Christians displayed or cherished that symbol.

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It's not a lack of outrage. If a Buddhist, Hindu or Jain flies a swastica it has nothing to do with nazi Germany or white supremacists. That symbol was there for centuries before nazis stole it for a few short years. Now one may see it on tv, but, to be honest I don't think I have ever seen one in person outside of Asia.

It is still displayed throughout much of the world without a single thought of nazis or or white supremacists.

Hitler could have chosen a crucifix for the symbol and that would not have changed the way most Christians displayed or cherished that symbol.

And none of this has anything to do with my 5"x8" nylon "surrender the booty" burgee.

Wasn't referencing your post.. in fact.. I don't know what others around the world see in the svastika, but I understand that it is a symbol that means many different things .

My reference to the others who brought in nazis and the swastika and those who give that a pass....

sorry for the confusion



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Wasn't referencing your post.. in fact.. I don't know what others around the world see in the svastika, but I understand that it is a symbol that means many different things .

My reference to the others who brought in nazis and the swastika and those who give that a pass....

sorry for the confusion



At least you spelled it correctly I was afraid if I spelled it with a V someone would accuse me of typing with a German accent.

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