…red, a big x on it, must be a confederate flag! Someone take it down before it gets to the children!
ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride.
Greg and Kjersten Offenbecker, who own The Nordic Pineapple in St. Johns, outside Lansing, took Norway’s flag down last month after being accused of promoting racism, the Lansing State Journal reported. They are replacing it with a vimple, a type of long, pennant-shaped flag that can be seen displaying various designs across Scandinavia. The Offenbecker’s vimple will have the colors of the Norwegian flag — a red background with a blue cross superimposed on a white cross — in a nod to Kjersten Offenbecker’s grandfather who was born in Norway.
The colors of the Norwegian flag are similar to the Confederate flag, but the patterns and symbols are different. The Confederate flag is red with a blue “X” containing white stars.
The two aren’t even remotely the same. For people to get upset about something because they don’t understand it is bad enough. I think to get upset because you can’t be bothered to do any type of research shows just how much your 2nd grade education failed you.
You probably shouldn’t have dropped out of the 2nd grade.
Like it or not, the confederate flag is a part of our history. It represents a bad time in American history but that doesn’t mean that you need to remove it from the current culture just because it makes you pee your pants. What’s that? It doesn’t make you pee your pants? Then WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR MALFUNCTION?