Jeeves
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:14pm
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Can't you read?

"In spite of the explanations, those who oppose claim that ANY application of the confederate battle flag is offensive. They have a right to that opinion"

Yeah, that's what I said.

"He changed his display in a manner that HE feels is nonoffensive. That does not mean that the observers feel that it is nonoffensive."

Yeah, that's what I said.

"AGAIN, who makes the determination."

Again, the actor determines the intended meaning.

"It appears you are expecting the confederate flag carriers, post explanation, to simply acknowledge that their display is still offensive..."

If others find it offensive, then it is offensive to them. That is entirely unconnected to the intended meaning of the protest, however. Some protests are meant to be offensive and turn out to be merely dumb. Others are meant to be inoffensive but still offend some. That's the nature of human communication. All we can do is to adjust out protests as best we can to convey our meaning without extraneous offense. Kaepernick has tried to do that. Clearly, he has failed with some people and succeeded with others.

"Yet, you appear to be expecting the OBSERVERS to simply accept that Kapernick's display can no longer be considered offensive."

Where did I say that? It is definitely the opposite of what I wrote.


  • Again, and again, and again.Sprout, Wed Sep 27 1:02pm
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    • Answered and answered and answered — Jeeves, Wed Sep 27 1:14pm
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