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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?
I'm not sure if I get the sympathy for slaves of pirates.
I get it, but I am not sure if I believe it. Do people not fly the Union Jack because of how England treated Indians (from India)... Or would you refuse to fly American flag because of how we wiped out indigenous people and kept slave trading going until the mid 1800's?
There are lots of flags (countries) that forced people to fight under the flag...
The pirates were egregious, but if you read "Under the Black Flag" for many men, the pirate life was illegal and horrible, but for some, that was their best alternative
A lot of activities during that time were horrible. At times the pirates were better off than other sailors
That said, if you really are concern about the actually history of a pirate flag (which I don't believe most people.. or at least myself try to portray ).. but if that is what concerns you when you see a pirate flag. I understand. and that would mean the discussion is moot, because are no longer talking about lame.
And at that point, many many flags are bad. If you fly a cocktail flag you are being insensitive to alcoholics.
I'm not trying to belittle the sympathy.. just asking how far would one carry this sentiment out.
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