Originally Posted by Reality Check
This is really unbelievable....
The poster simply asked about artistic opinions on a piece of decoration....
Then no less than a MODERATOR basically flames him....
No one could possibly believe this represented any form of support or justification for real piracy... Get Real... It is decor not a declaration of war... it is simply a form of expression in pure fun.
You can not say you do not support political correctness and apply it is this case!!
The post was about a piece of nautical decor... it is just a decoration flag.. don't take everything so politically whether you "think" you are not... or not.
lighten up a bit... you appear to have driven the poster away with all the condemnation over a very silly point stretched to the extreme and beyond
I have to disagree with you on two points:
1. I did not attack greenman
2. I dont think greenman felt attacked.
What you did was assume that greenman posting
his artistry had something to do with my opinion about flying the Jolly Roger off of a boat. There is no connection.
Read carefully what I said again. I did not flame anyone. Notice that what I did say is that everyone has the right to fly whatever flag they wish. I also said I understand the two sides of the issue.
Also, greenman later replied, "I think flying a Jolly Rogers now is similar to middle aged Dentists buying
a Harley and Leathers." ...which I thought was pretty funny
and shows no signs of feeling like he was attacked. In fact, he tends to agree that it is at the very least, a rather geeky thing to do. Do you now believe me? I clearly was not attacking him personally or "flaming" him, as you accuse me of.
I stated my opinion on the subject matter without attacking anyone. As a member
, I do have that "right" as defined by the Rules of the Forum as long as it is done respectfully and in good taste.
On this other issue, if anyone wants to take offense at my opinion
, it needs to be those who do fly the Jolly Roger off their boat. I have no idea if the original poster even has a boat. We should not be getting bent out of shape about people voicing their opinions in here anyways. Voicing ones opinion is one of the purposes of this forum. I don't like the idea of flying that flag, others are not bothered by it. Can we agree to disagree?..and leave it at that?
Do we have the same definition of political correctness? My definition of political correctness are ideas that come from the political Left that define what you should and should not do. Does saying "people should be allowed to fly whatever flag they want" define what people should and should not do? No, clearly not.
I finished up my post saying to greenman that "Both (flags) are very creative designs and I applaud your talent." ...which I genuinely do.