Coast Guard Member Flashes White Power Sign on Live TV

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  1. 14thDoctor

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    https://www.theroot.com/coast-guard-member-flashes-white-power-sign-on-live-tv-1829080594

    But it doesn't mean anything! It's harmless!

    The Coast Guard disagrees. :async:
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    You’re pretty gullible.
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    And you're terrible at gaslighting. This is why you can't keep a woman. :(
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  5. Chad Kardashian

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    I didn't realize that show started airing in the last few years!

    But all joking aside, you're a god damn moron. That post is like pointing out that these American kids are doing the Heil Hitler salute so obviously the hand salute has no racist/white nationalist/Nazi meaning.

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    Or that the swastika symbol has been used in Eurasian cultures for thousands of years, so someone using the symbol today means it doesn't represent Naziism.

    Symbolic meanings change, and it's suspect when someone deliberately goes out of their way to flash a white nationalist symbol. :shrug:

    It's not 100% clear what he meant by it, but it's clear he did it intentionally knowing the camera was there.
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    It’s obviously caught on that it makes liberals pee their pants whenever someone flashes the okay sign.
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    And that's why the Coast Guard pulled him? :chris:
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    Tanking your career to own the libs. #winning

    On the plus side, at least he had a career to tank. You should talk to your guidance counselor about what those are.
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    He sure showed us.
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    Even if this were 100 percent harmless, the military doesn't take too kindly to people doing crap like this. A whole department of Airmen got demoted and/or fired over this re-enlistment video that went viral, for example.

    Fun fact: after WWII, the Navajo tribe (who had also used the swatika in their art and culture, signed a pact agreeing to retire such symbols and to not use it every again.
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    Sorry, but this is getting ridiculous. You guys know how intolerant I am of racists, but any person who may or may not move their hand in a certain way is now a dead cert Nazi? Come on. This is intellectually insulting.
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    No, no, no.... The military and the Navajo are just a bunch of leftist PC cucks. Federal Farmer told me so. :async:
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    No one is saying he's a Nazi. They're just saying he made a white power sign on live television, for which there's proof he did.
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    Yeah, no doubt that he knew exactly what he was doing.

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    What makes you think it was one and not the other? Show your work. :chris:
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    same question can apply to you.
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    Yeah, I'm always giving the "ok", sign sneakily, pretending I'm itching my face, and with the three fingers together, thus fudging away the "k", part.
    That's a totally normal thing people do.
    And there's totally normal reasons to do it.
    Y'know, rather than just openly give the "ok", sign, or a double thumbs up without sneaking.
    Cuz people don't do that.
    That would be weird.
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  20. 14thDoctor

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    Nope. You want to challenge the consensus here, you make your own arguments. I'll wait. :bailey:
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    White power people seek out things they can do that seem normal and like they have nothing to do with their cause, and are common enough for doubt in what they are doing. Remember pepe the frog and how a bunch of white power assholes used that symbol?

    Had the guy used it in a rescue op where he was signaling ready I would probably excuse it as it may have been necessary as a hand signal to confirm things are ok, but given the context I think it is best for them to be proactive and move him from rescue. You don't want scared people in danger running or working against rescue because the coast guard ignored this.

    I hope they investigate him and if he has no racist sentiment out there restore him, but I have a feeling they probably know what he meant because he has history of statements. Guys like that tend to have other evidence. People who would flash a sign for white power would probably have other evidence of racism being they are looking to promote it. He might also be a guy who endangers his team through lack of safety protocol and this was a good reason to put a screw up away from the danger zone.
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    That is no doubt a signal with no purpose. Yes, he deserves his trouble and hopeful discharge.
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    damn that air force reenlistment with the dinosaur hand puppet was a little weird but I'm not understanding the outrage. :shrug: In the army you can (or could when I was in) reenlist pretty much any way you wanted to, if the commander or other officer doing the ceremony agrees to it and there's nothing unsafe about it. I almost reenlisted once with a bunch of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders when I was stationed in Korea. Long story, you had to be there. Anyway dig this:

    https://taskandpurpose.com/weirdest-reenlistment-ceremonies/
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    so you say it has no purpose, yet he still deserves the full punishment as if it did have racist intent. :unsure: You know I'm not even going to ask what your reasoning is...it would probably just piss me off or confuse me anyway.
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    Ahh yes, the classic "I was just using the N-word all over Wordforge for the lulz" Federal Farmer defense.
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    The nutty left has been lying about white power nonsense so often lately it is hard to believe much of it. More often than not you are simply dealing with an obsessed person who has a low I.Q. and who always sees what he wants to see without stopping to consider more likely alternatives. They have never heard of Occum's razor.

    Rorschach tests were designed for such psychological obsessions.
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    I meant non racist purpose. Context, learn to use it.
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    Did you read the article I posted about how the ok/white power hand sign started as a joke, but then actual white supremacists started using it ironically then sincerely?

    Here's another link:

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your...ture-gets-kicked-off-hurricane-response-team/

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    The problem with your nonsense is it predates your nonsense by many, many, many decades and the vast majority of people don't in any way mean it that way or in any way even know about such trival fringe nonsense.

    You might as well try to approriate common pronouns and then, stupidly, claim anyone who doesn't use xe is a white supremacist. That is just babbling out of idiots.
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    Wait, have people been discreetly flashing the ok symbol on television for decades and I just didn't notice? :async:

    Or are you just hypersensitive to claims of white racism, so you dismiss everything as a conspiracy? :chris:
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