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I think it's a little early to be calling it an invasion or war because one American citizen incorrectly flew a Mexican flag above our own. Seriously, this is a minor news story on a slow news day in fairly small town from the looks of it. It's just one more thing for people who are already pissed off about illegal immigration to fume over and that's why it is getting wider play.
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I think it's a little early to be calling it an invasion or war because one American citizen incorrectly flew a Mexican flag above our own. Seriously, this is a minor news story on a slow news day in fairly small town from the looks of it. It's just one more thing for people who are already pissed off about illegal immigration to fume over and that's why it is getting wider play.

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I think it's a little early to be calling it an invasion or war because one American citizen incorrectly flew a Mexican flag above our own. Seriously, this is a minor news story on a slow news day in fairly small town from the looks of it. It's just one more thing for people who are already pissed off about illegal immigration to fume over and that's why it is getting wider play.

For some background, it happened here in Reno on an immigration march day.

I agree, it's small news. I don't think it's incredibly incredible.

However, I *DO* beleive that the person flying the flag knew exactly what he was doing. That's what I'm arguing about.
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For some background, it happened here in Reno on an immigration march day.

I agree, it's small news. I don't think it's incredibly incredible.

However, I *DO* beleive that the person flying the flag knew exactly what he was doing. That's what I'm arguing about.
I thought he did fly it deliberately during the march to show solidarity with the marchers, which is why I think it falls under freedom of speech, but I don't think he realized that it would be so offensive to other Americans. Or that it could possibly be illegal in some way. That's why I don't think it's the end of the world or a sign of something larger or more sinister on behalf of Mexicans.
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I'm sorry but I do think this is a button pushing story that's intended more to rouse emotion than to actually inform people of anything really important.
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I'm sorry but I do think this is a button pushing story that's intended more to rouse emotion than to actually inform people of anything really important.

button pushing story? yeah, because that guy organized the pro illegal rally just so he could tear down the mex flag in front of cameras amitite?

I thought I said Dont be an idiot.
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button pushing story? yeah, because that guy organized the pro illegal rally just so he could tear down the mex flag in front of cameras amitite?

I thought I said Dont be an idiot.

It's getting play on TV and elsewhere because it is a button pushing story. If there weren't so much drama already wrapped up in this issue then some dude cutting down another dudes flag would not be a story that would even get play on a local news cast.

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I thought he did fly it deliberately during the march to show solidarity with the marchers, which is why I think it falls under freedom of speech, but I don't think he realized that it would be so offensive to other Americans. Or that it could possibly be illegal in some way. That's why I don't think it's the end of the world or a sign of something larger or more sinister on behalf of Mexicans.

He'd been flying it that way for a week and he had been told by people that it was offensive.

I never suggested he wasn't free to fly his flag that way. I suggested that he knew it was offensive to Americans and chose to do it anyway.
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From my viewpoint, not being an American, it all seems incredibly petty and childish on both parts.

While I do not understand the importance of the flag in America, its very easy to tell as a foreigner that it's treated seriously and flying it wherever they can is what patriotic Americans do - this Mexican man knew fine and well the shit this would stir up, theres no question of that.

Showing solidarity with the marchers is one thing but this is just provoking those, as crazy as they may seem to me, patriotic Americans. That vets little speach was so cheesy it made me cringe.

The flag doesnt carry nearly as much importance here as it does over there and I doubt anyone would bat an eyelid at such an occurance unless it was on a government building. In the states its a completely different story, especially with the immigration shitstorm raging at the moment out there - basically both parties are retarded in my eyes but you're kidding yourself if you believe the Mexican guy didn't realise the confrontation this would cause.
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