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Can anyone explain what the Black and White American Flag with the blue strip means. (Original Post) progressive nobody Aug 2020 OP
Russia onecaliberal Aug 2020 #1
Blue Lives Matter (police) flag LonePirate Aug 2020 #2
It's A Signal To Fellow Pedophiles, Sir The Magistrate Aug 2020 #3
LOL mzmolly Aug 2020 #11
I've heard that too Bettie Aug 2020 #13
😆😂 live love laugh Aug 2020 #20
I think the blue line is to "support police" Freddie Aug 2020 #4
Blue Lives Matter? pdxflyboy Aug 2020 #5
It means you're a bootlicker. StrictlyRockers Aug 2020 #6
I feel like we need to come up with another term for 'bootlicker'. aidbo Aug 2020 #29
I have no problem with boot fetishists! StrictlyRockers Aug 2020 #32
That's the "Blue Line" flag. As in the police... Zoonart Aug 2020 #7
I don't know for sure but there is one ChazII Aug 2020 #8
It's more against BLM. The new confederate flag. LakeArenal Aug 2020 #33
Yikes! The new confederate flag?? The family that moved in ChazII Aug 2020 #37
It's a pro-cop flag... GReedDiamond Aug 2020 #9
Police support flag that is popular among right wingers. Blue_true Aug 2020 #10
It is a violation of the US Flag Code exboyfil Aug 2020 #12
Agree. LakeArenal Aug 2020 #34
I have seen it on some cop cars A HERETIC I AM Aug 2020 #35
It's the anti-BLM "Blue Lives Matter" flag... Wounded Bear Aug 2020 #14
Thank you for the explanation. progressive nobody Aug 2020 #15
They fly that flag Ohiogal Aug 2020 #16
Come near us and we will make you black and blue Miigwech Aug 2020 #17
It means you support fascism. SergeStorms Aug 2020 #18
And racism... Buckeyeblue Aug 2020 #23
Only one thing to know PJMcK Aug 2020 #19
It's a pro pig flag. roamer65 Aug 2020 #21
Lol aidbo Aug 2020 #30
OMG. roamer65 Aug 2020 #31
Blue lives Matter. kacekwl Aug 2020 #22
It means you support cops. Even the murderers and racist if they wear blue. Ferrets are Cool Aug 2020 #24
the blue line helps hide the swastika tenderfoot Aug 2020 #25
It's a desecration of the American Flag supposedly to support police officers. nt. Mariana Aug 2020 #26
That thin blue line shit is a rip-off of "a thin red line" Lars39 Aug 2020 #27
It means "Cops Are Infallible Demigods Who Have The Right To Shoot Any Black People Aristus Aug 2020 #28
It's very popular as a replacement for the Confederate flag. Alex4Martinez Aug 2020 #36

The Magistrate

(95,244 posts)
3. It's A Signal To Fellow Pedophiles, Sir
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:05 PM
Aug 2020

Or so I have read on the inter-tubes....

(It's a 'yay cops!' bit of swill --- thin blue line)

 

aidbo

(2,328 posts)
29. I feel like we need to come up with another term for 'bootlicker'.
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:23 PM
Aug 2020

Because I feel like we are smearing bootlicker fetishists (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_worship ) who don’t deserve it.

Fascism enablers? Authority worshipers? I don’t know. Maybe I’m worrying about it more than I need to.

ChazII

(6,204 posts)
37. Yikes! The new confederate flag?? The family that moved in
Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:17 AM
Aug 2020

a few years ago is new to this neighborhood. Most folks were the original owners who then sold or left the house to one of their children. Thank you for letting me know that this is a new confederate flag.

GReedDiamond

(5,311 posts)
9. It's a pro-cop flag...
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:06 PM
Aug 2020

...the blue stripe represents how the fuzz are a "thin blue line" between order and chaos, or some such bullshit.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
10. Police support flag that is popular among right wingers.
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:07 PM
Aug 2020

The white stands got good and the black bad. The blue line is supposedly the police that protect the good from the bad. The sheer imagery is full of racist connotations.

exboyfil

(17,862 posts)
12. It is a violation of the US Flag Code
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:09 PM
Aug 2020

in my opinion. No organization has the right to coop the US Flag. They can do it because of the 1st Amendment, but people should be smart enough to call them on the behavior. It has no business being displayed in public buildings.

A HERETIC I AM

(24,365 posts)
35. I have seen it on some cop cars
Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:05 AM
Aug 2020

I’ve seen it as a small sticker on cop cars in various jurisdictions in Florida.

Of course it’s bullshit.

There is no such thing as a “Blue Life” as no one is born a fucking cop.

More bullshit pushback from the oh-so-put-upon white authoritarians who just can’t stand it when their fragile world is sent a teetering

Wounded Bear

(58,641 posts)
14. It's the anti-BLM "Blue Lives Matter" flag...
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:12 PM
Aug 2020

brought out to "support" police and deflect from Black Lives Matter.

It's an attempted co-opt of the BLM movement.

 

Miigwech

(3,741 posts)
17. Come near us and we will make you black and blue
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:15 PM
Aug 2020

but ' magawhite, you're al'right' ... 'Black, dead by daylight'

Lars39

(26,109 posts)
27. That thin blue line shit is a rip-off of "a thin red line"
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:16 PM
Aug 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(1998_film)

The novel's title alludes to a line from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Tommy", from Barrack-Room Ballads, in which he calls British foot soldiers "the thin red line of heroes",[3] referring to the stand of the 93rd Regiment in the Battle of Balaclava of the Crimean War.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Balaclava

Basically, the police view their fellow citizens as the enemy.

Aristus

(66,316 posts)
28. It means "Cops Are Infallible Demigods Who Have The Right To Shoot Any Black People
Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:17 PM
Aug 2020

They Want To And If You Disagree, You're Un-American".

They'll tell you something different, but that's what it means.

Alex4Martinez

(2,193 posts)
36. It's very popular as a replacement for the Confederate flag.
Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:10 AM
Aug 2020

It's literally a FUCK BLM flag and I have seen two neighbors who formerly had confederate sticker or other crap now sport this flag on their garage and sticker on their window or bumber.

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