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I've taken to flying a smiley flag off my topping lift:

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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

That definitely says fun, but would the bullet-hole blood dripping version make it more or less fun?
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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It is never "Lame" to fly the flag of your choice and conviction...



It is only the other guys "perception" that it is lame or not...


Tell that to the slaves who died under that flag.


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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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I think this is a video game analogy that I don't get..

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And at that point, many many flags are bad. If you fly a cocktail flag you are being insensitive to alcoholics.
And my smiley flag is insensitive to the clinically depressed
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I think this is a video game analogy that I don't get..
No. Not at all. Four US citizens on a sailboat were killed by pirates in 2011.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SY_Quest_incident

Piracy is no joke, and pirate flags are lame.
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Hey guys and gals,

I'm new to sailing. Is it considered lame to fly a pirate flag up on my shrouds or stays? Just a small one?

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Flying this flag is ok for short periods of frivolity(for your children's amusement or a cocktail party) but most times it just makes you look foolish as you go about your normal boat activity.

Keep in mind what it truly means: Seriously, you have no allegiance to any sovereign authority and this flag was used to inspire such fear that ships' sailors would just give up without a fight and hope they would not be murdered for fun after the plunder of the ship.

A US Coast Guard vessel can (and has done so within authority) force the strike of this flag on a private boat in US waters. Yes.

Don't misinterpret this - we have hoisted the black flag for special events ourselves but we keep it reserved for that.
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Tell that to the slaves who died under that flag.


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Historically, who was it that first raised the nylon 12" x 18" "Surrender The Booty" flag?

I see your point, I just can't take the silly flag that seriously.

I'm wiling to bet there are NO, yes NONE, as in ZERO, sailboat owners who are promoting piracy by flying some imaginary or even historically accurate novelty flag.

Compare that to the flag of the confederacy and we find those who fly it, not as a joke or as a historical item, but use it as a banner representing division, ill will or worse.

And finally, I don't think the Somali criminals are flying a banner at all, let alone one created by the artists at Disney.

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