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Marine general orders removal of Confederate items at bases

The Marine Corps commandant has ordered the removal of all Confederate flags, bumper stickers and other similar items from the service's bases

28.2.2020

All Confederate flags, bumper stickers and similar items must be removed from Marine Corps bases, according to a new directive from the commandant.

The Marine Corps commandant has ordered the removal of all Confederate flags, bumper stickers and other similar items from the service's bases

WASHINGTON -- All Confederate flags, bumper stickers and similar items must be removed from Marine Corps bases, according to a new directive from the commandant.Berger's memo provides no details on the Confederate order, but simply directs “the removal of all Confederate-related paraphernalia from Marine Corps installations.” But the plan would cover flags, signs and other Confederate symbols.



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Yesss!!! Burn all that crap Aren’t there more important things they should be concerned about other than political correctness? Blacks and Latinos nor LGBTQ should fight for this Racists sexists Antigay country ! Since even did the Marines become political snowflakes And, will Trump overrule him? Bring back David Wright, until then BoycottABCNews

Yahoo Good Thank you General. ⚓️🇺🇸 WINNER TakeOutTheTrash Can we get a Big YeeHaw from the real patriots that love the USA.

Top U.S. Marine orders all Confederate symbols be removed from Corps basesCommandant General David Berger gave the order as part of a string of forward-thinking initiatives. Semper Fi 150ish years too late. CMT this does not mean you can not have them in your house LindseyGrahamSC senatemajldr you can keep you any Supremacist. icons on your property only. TheJusticeDept

RushFreedom It’s about time Remove the traitors also Trump will reverse this soon. But I think he's fixin' to pardon a few more war criminals first. Let’s destroy history. Duh As they should be, as they represent another country, not the USA. Good! Should’ve never been there. The confederate flag and all other related images are symbols of a army defeated by the Federal Government. Including the confederate statues and monuments. The Confederacy still hopes to “rise again.” They are still our enemy.

We do not raise the flag of the enemy. Especially in our home.

Top General Orders Removal of All Confederate Paraphernalia From Marine BasesOrders included deploying more women in combat leadership roles and extending parental leave to same-sex partners. Unfollow! What do you expect when it's leader green lights it The military’s gotta be infested with fascists on the best of days, right?

VintageKnits Trump weigh in on that yet? Wait for it. You mean this one being held by this absolute inspiration of an American? All in favour for the USA! All in favour for Democracy ! All in favour for Anti-Populists ! All in favour for Anti-Demagogues ! All in favour for Anti-Totalitarians ! All in favour for Anti-Charlatans ! All in favour for Anti-Racists ! All in favour for Anti-Extremists !

Better a century late than never 😒 Yes!!! Guess the Civil War never happened! Terrible for our history - ProudSoutherner The same should apply all over Anerica. They're nothing but symbols of treason, hate and prejudice. Should be banned from all public property, as a violation of the equal protection clause.

Wait! We need a directive for this this? In 2020? We’re more broken than we know.

Confederate-related paraphernalia must be removed from all Marine installations, commandant ordersThe highest-ranking officer in the US Marine Corps has ordered Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from all Marine installations 😳😳😳😳 Will that include all democrat propaganda or just the flags ? I bet realDonaldTrump overrules and allows the confederate flag to stay as a right of the wonderful racist

GOOD. Good. Get rid of all know racism symbols and mark any white supremacist as terrorists 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 Americans thank you ! 🌊 Wow kicking and screaming into the 21st century. But it’s long over due Thank you, General!USMC DeptofDefense That's a real shame. What a bunch of pu$$ies. What is flabbergasting is that the order had to be given at all...

You’re FIRED!!!

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Good I must say, having perused some of the responses to this news, I am a little horrified about where we are as a country. Long overdue. Symbols of rebellion against the United States do not belong in any US military environment. Soon to be ex commandant, unfortunately. Good because Marines would have also demolished and mowed those lame fks down back then.

Hopefully the Southerners wont be the only minorities stripped of their culture. That's just stupid. Thank u Good, thank you. Let's keep those things in museums and books for people to visit and read.

Top General Orders Removal of All Confederate Paraphernalia From Marine BasesOrders included deploying more women in combat leadership roles and extending parental leave to same-sex partners. Unfollow! What do you expect when it's leader green lights it The military’s gotta be infested with fascists on the best of days, right?

The stars and bars is a symbol of cultural pride and resistance. It's a part of our heritage as Americans. This just makes me more pro-south. HE NEEDS TO GO So not even on a t-shirt you are wearing or on your personal car? That's leadership. Iran should just nuke us now. Good going. Absolutely! 👍 🇺🇸 MAGA AmericaFirst

What took so long? Was not expecting the Marines to be ahead of the curve on a social issue. Meanwhile at Fort Lee and Fort Hood

Top U.S. Marine orders all Confederate symbols be removed from Corps basesCommandant General David Berger gave the order as part of a string of forward-thinking initiatives. Semper Fi 150ish years too late. CMT this does not mean you can not have them in your house LindseyGrahamSC senatemajldr you can keep you any Supremacist. icons on your property only. TheJusticeDept

Wonder when Donald will step in? Waiting for Trump to chime in. batlaw55 It’s about damn time. Confederate soldiers were given the same honors and veteran status as union soldiers. Why I don't have a problem with it to me it represents the south not racism, I'm Hispanic I grew up thinking that as did alot of people my age. I've met a few people that have that flag or fly it couldn't be nicer if they tried. And yes they were white blond hair and blue eyes.

Thank you!!!!! Everyone loves 1st amendment viewpoint discrimination. Ummm... it’s about time I guess Rainbow flags and paraphernalia ok though right general?

He needs to be removed As an African American veteran I was very disappointed when I walked in my commanders office to meet him for the first time while at ft bragg and saw a huge CONFEDERATE flag in a frame on the wall with civil war memorabilia. I thought, he would prefer me being a slave or maid. Reminds me of when Obama ordered all crosses removed from Chaplin tents. He also made sure there were no crosses behind him when he spoke.

An order that should have been in place since 1861..... Can we remove transgenders too? 'It is a symbol of treason!' The entire USA was founded on treason, what is your point? unconstitutional I don't come from a military family, so pardon my ignorance, but is it fairly common for military folks to fly the flag of the enemy in their living and work spaces? I'm trying to picture Russian barracks with the Nazi flag, Korean bases flying the rising sun pennant...

AntifaBernie is next? BernieBros Black Shirts? They all already ginning up the propaganda mill hardcore: Mao and Che' would be impressed... Why is this even a thing in2020.Its progress but damn the war was 200 yrs ago!People were still in some form of slavery into the 20th century!Trump is trying to erase Obama b/c racism is alive and well in America despite giving ppl healthcare and saving the country.

He would rather our soldiers fly the rainbow flag. That’ll send a real message to China. 🙄 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 They need to be removed from all military installations. And watch how many of your fellow military members get angry. You’ll see who’s really for you and what they stand for🥴🥴 We are doomed. Its a freedom of expression issue....

It’s about time. I'm personally fine with private individuals waving whatever flag they so choose - but this is 100% the right call. I like the flag actually. It helps me identify the losers. I wonder how many US veterans had this symbol on them while fighting in WWI WWII Korea Vietnam et al. ?

Soft Now itll just be harder to identify the racists.. About damn time. Glorifying the enemy is not the military’s job. Demo's want to Demolish America DEMO'S NEW Cuckoo's Nest This is gonna trigger a lot of Southern jarheads 🤣 Like it should have happened 75 years ago Good I understand why, given their cultural hegemony, the left is eager to exercise power. But they're foolish to think that can't change. If the pendulum swings and an American Bolsonaro bans LGBT bumper stickers, supporters won't have a defense.

constitutionsue U MEAN THEY ALLOWED ENEMY FLAGS? ISIS TOO? (I mean THEY have 'heritage' too!) Overdue

Ban gay flags too? 🤷‍♂️ GeneforTexas Lee opposed Confederate monuments The USA defeated that flag in battle and accepted it's surrender. So it sounds reasonable that it should not be displayed at military bases or in the USA. Remove commander, Preserve all history for future generations? How long before Trump fires him? I’ll say two days after it’s enforcement has begun

You mean the flag of “owning people is my right” and “killing American soldiers is fine” ? Donnie’s gonna be vewy angwy. We are the USA not the CSA. To be honest, I can't believe this is not a rule already in place, that hadbeen in place for several decades. Good! Why the hell is that flag even in use? They wanted to succeed from the union! It’s unAmerican. Get rid of it.

Definitely good to get rid of that symbol of slavery. But, but, but, Trump is President!!! Good. They lost. They shouldn’t get flag privileges Will they be replaced by russian flags? By orders of the cinc's boss? White Southern men should not fight for a government that hates them, that goes double for all German Americans in the armed forces.

As it should be. Thank you. 👏👏👏 Can we remove the Israeli flags too? Question (from a hard thinking news organization:) why does this have to be done, in 2020? What does it mean? And what has he seen to make it necessary? (Ok, a bunch of questions) The Democrats history should be erased!

Just now doing this?!? No Some of those “similar items” are the Marines themselves. so much for freedom of speech eh Sir? THANK YOU .. America has no more Room for K K K Hate .. Trump has done Enough to Destroy us! TAKE THAT HATE DOWN! Wait till the Deplorables get this news in their NRA spews feed... I wonder if they'll fly the rainbow flag now.

Weren’t historically military schools and bases placed in strategic areas in case of racial uprisings? Well done, Marines!

No Confederate flag was flying over any base. If it was seen at all, it was on someone’s private property. This isn’t the “win” you think it is. 👏🏽👏🏽 It's about damn time. If this is true, all I can say is FINALLY!! Why these symbols were ever allowed to have prominence is disgraceful. We need a national confederate museum so our children can learn from our past. Teaching the good and bad of our history is equally important.

Good grief... what if they’re from the south? So dumb. This is some Germany shit. 👏👏👏👏👏 Sick, he hates history Trump will change that order. Wow, it only took, what, 150 years? marines should be more focused on correcting the shameful behavio and tradition of so many of their Grunts raping and beating Okinawan civilians in Japan and well find that most of these thugs in uniform are POC. the marines are more concerned with fighting ghost in the past

SelimSeesYou Him down next? Where will this pattern of looking at history through today’s absurd leftist “moral lens” end. By today’s standards all founding fathers would be “alt right” racist. The marines have no business dictating what flag someone has on the POV. This is bullshit ❄️ SelimSeesYou The south seceded from the union due to many factors and slavery was only a minor one. In fact Lincoln would have never went to war with the confederacy had it been for just slavery he’s quoted as much as saying and he never supported the emancipation of slaves. Are we tearing

SelimSeesYou The south seceded from the union due to man factors and slavery was only a minor one. In fact Lincoln would have never went to war with the confederacy had it been for just slavery he’s quoted as much as saying and he never supported the emancipation of slaves. Are we tearing MSRegiGirl That face

SelimSeesYou So on a private vehicle you are not allowed to have a symbol of heritage? What about puertorican and Mexican flags? The US was at war with Mexico more recently than the civil war. The confederacy is part of US history and part of many southerners noble lineage SaraWhe16082519 “How dare they remove flags from an enemy army that fought against the USA 🇺🇸 and lost ! “ - 😂

Maybe bout time we just rewrite USA history and erase all past good & bad..starting to look more & more like ending in original “Planet of Apes” movie when they find a white baby doll buried and hidden away with other artifacts so apes would never know White man ever existed..!! SaraWhe16082519 “They took out jobs” - “TEYTOKORJBZZZZ !!” - 😂

Trump will fire him in 3.. 2..

saying bye bye to a little more of our freedom every damn day While we’re banning free speech, let’s ban the gay pride flag, the trans pride flag, any BLM, flags, Antifa flags. Identify politics will eventually catch up to those that are virtue signaling. Enjoy the consequences. Eww the big bad Flagg hurts me in the feelz get over it people, you’re the ones that have turned it into a symbol of hate.

About time!!!! NoHateTV 米海兵隊が南部連合旗(南軍旗)を隊内から全て排除するの、適切な処置だね。日本の海上自衛隊も 旭日旗 を廃止すべき。レイシストに弄ばれた結果ヘイトスピーチの象徴に堕ちてしまったから、国民・国土・民主主義の盾たる自衛隊には相応しくない😟 ヘイトスピーチは違法 NoHateTV Wow, US Marine Corps is gonna ban all Confederate-related paraphernalia! So, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force also should abandon the Rising Sun mark because it has been made into a hateful symbol by Japanese alt-rightists (netouyo). antifafacists

And also remove it from the heart. Jillsey11 Just now? Does this include the Mississippi flag? We can't support these many women's rights it will be the end for every man

Yes!! What about heritage? The republican party was invented to free the slaves and democrats were pro slaves, so will the democrat party be taken off the voting list and all similar items including democrat nominees be banned too? i'd claim religious discrimination Sickening those were present before representing USA

Oh no❗ Not the bumper stickers😎 Jillsey11 Can't believe they weren't already?! And I know Damn whatever happened to the first amendment? How about if we add a dishonorable discharge to that What about Lynyrd Skynard albums?

Amen. Conferences lost the war for slavery and inhumanity to man. Atlanta, Jackson were destroyed, Vicksburg surrendered and the South was destroyed. It was 2 preserve the Union that we have today. And that’s worth preserving at any cost. sullysfca 45 will reverse that order. Just wait. Bout time! Good, they lost the Civil War.

This is this idiots priority? A General with nothing important to do. Are there any other flags , stickers, etc... on the post? SelimSeesYou What a joke Thank you. SelimSeesYou I mean most marines are southerners. I think the confederate symbols are more appropriate. Hood, now let's do Air Force, Army and Navy.

Good.

Mermaids4Kamala That’s not the confederate flag though. plesbilongmi Why is there any paraphernalia there except the US flag and unit flags/symbols at ANY military base? Good job USMC !! 😍 Patrici20765403 This should’ve been done a lonnng time ago, in all branches of the military. You cant erase history with an order. You cant undo what you've already done. America is still just as racist today as it was back then.

This is just now being enforced? 🤦🏾‍♂️ Bravery......not. Yeah I think that war ended. Good idea.

Now we need to remove the Confederates from the White House and Senate. No participation trophies in the Marine Corps Creating an Orchestral Sound Track for Game\\Animation\\Movie\\Audio-book etc. Inside my gig theres all the description. go_finger Disgusting rewriting history! Thank you!! Finally a man of Character!

I don't understand how people believe flying the confederate flag doesn't represent racism. Mind you yes people loosely use the word racism these days but come on, The confederates fought to keep slaves. Good. Hooah Thanks for present your awesome Don't ask, don't tell went by the wayside and here we are.

This is a step too far when it comes to private property. Gov property... eh ok. Private... come on Navy infantry! can I leave this here? Thank you, General, for doing what's right. Trust the Marines -- Semper Fi! Call them rednecks and jarheads if you like - but u best pray you never need them. Trouble is one day the pendulum will swing the other way - homos and yankees might want to move out of the way.

Stupid! And Trump will try to intervene somehow, I’m sure. That is bull if you know the real history of the flag you wouldn't be removing it. America's heroes.! This is awesome.! 👏💪🙏💙 Ooorah.! Shout out to the soldiers who fight for the 1A but don’t get the 1A. What about tattoos? Know an Army Sarg. who got confederate flags tatted on his arms just to keep from being sent back to Iraq; and it worked. No longer the best and brightest enlisting...

RobertAlai Wah! Thank you, Marines. This one? I’m surprised anything but the American flag is allowed to be shown Bravo Wait a few hours Trump will make it mandatory Good 👏👏👏👏 💯

Did these people forget the confederates are basically traitors who lost to the United States of America? Good. It’s the flag of traitor’s. Is it not? The redneck jarheads will be big mad. Oh well. Excellent news....but that shit should've been gone years ago! I'm good with that. It's the US army is not the Confederate army. History belongs in the past or in a history book.

Surely no one could argue that an enemy flag of the Marines should still be flown. You'd have to be an idiot to think otherwise. Or a traitor. Interesting We should not have to tell US Marines not to display flags and regalia of an enemy of the United States. 🗣☝🏽 Question WTF TOOK SO LONG ⚠️ it’s 2020 🤬🤔❌😶

Semper fi!

Yep that will make the world a perfect place. It means absolutely nothing m_bednarz1992 a to ciekawe. Now remove all the Confederates. There are only two places where it is fine to wave the Confederate flag. 1). Historical Civil War monuments where it was originally flown. 2). Painted on the roof of an orange '69 Dodge Charger.

What about truck nuts? Long overdue so much for freedom of expression Surely no one could argue that an enemy flag of the Marines should no longer be flown. You'd have to be an idiot to think otherwise. Imagine that! We only had to wait 155 years for the flags of the losing side, the side that revolted against the United States, to be removed. How nice.

Hell nah thats yalls call

ABC NEWS. THANKS! Sincerely Shellie Gary. Mother of wokeness! Gotta make room for the male officers in women's dress uniforms and lowered standards for sake of equality. Im agaimst this Will not happen if yall do not want it 2 hollah can appeal that How long were they there? Great move This makes perfect sense.

This is good. Good. You don’t like it? Leave.

Progress. 🤔🤔🤔 we love to see it How about all across the nation should apply the same in Australia- one flag for all, ban all the others! Badass. How long before trump fires him? 2020. Time moves on without us. We're glad to see some are catching up to where society was 50+ years ago. First that's limiting free speech and second he's not the commander and chief

Good Why were they allowed this long? thank you sir They years too late!😡 Good job! Anybody wanna tell the class why they were there in the first place? Nazi flags aren’t allowed in Germany so... makes sense to me. Good. It’s the flag of a country that fought us. It’s like flying the Nazi flag. What the hell took so long.

caldev3 GREAT NEWS, GOTTA KEEP PROFESSIONAL IN THE MILITARY, 35-10 ALL THE WAY😈

Speaking as a Yankee, the confederate flag is a symbol of a period in the history of the United States and not our arm forces. He needs to be fired for playing that PC bullshit. Trump will demote him for this 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ He must not read history, he must be a liberal ! Good. White Nationalism and White Supremacy are evil and should not be glorified. truth

Only took 150 years to do the right thing Wow that’s racist Why join the military in the first place?🤔 No one alive today knows nothing more than what is in print or internet regarding the civil war. Why all the hate today about a war that ended long ago and we became the United States of America. Stop instigating hate.

Good!!!! How are you gonna serve this country and openly support a racist agenda The Confederacy did not want to be part of the United States. That flag should have been banned after they lost the war. 👏👏👏 Well done! 150 years too late.. but ok Freedom of speech issues Rightly so....just as vile as a Nazi symbol

About time!!! About damn time! If you want to serve, you do so under the one and only flag of this country.

waiting for this to be countermanded from The Orange Order They should at least put all the countries we’ve crushed with the confederacy as well . Miserable failures They can take away all the Confederate items they want! It's not going to change why people have them or their beliefs!! So I don't get this!!!

Those are symbols of traitors to the USA - of course they don't belong there. Trump will be outraged, 4-3-2-... Should have be the rule since 1865 but better late then never. Then I'll be exercising my Freedom of Speech to burn a United States flag, as deemed Constitutional via the U.S. Supreme Court. Seals will be allowed to post pictures of themselves standing next to dead Taliban though!

NoFascistLies Great. Now do all the police departments in the United States! 😧 timwill1962 Peer pressure should've been sufficient. Marines, eh?

Fuck yes 🤟 But but Trump is a fascist dictator! Not sure why the confederate flag would be on a Marine base to start with. jannsloan Good. Sure to be undone by order of ‘President’ Mussolini Trump. NoFascistLies Waiting for Trump to fire him. Good! We have ONE flag! One! Bravo Zulu, Sir. ❤️🇺🇸 UNITED STATES Marine Corps bases.

This will turn into a pissing contest with Southerners. Get the Tanks out and rumble down their streets.

Why would I fly the flag of traitors to the United States at our military bases? The United States Army got into a bloody war with the traitors, put them down, and now they want to fly that flag? I’m sure your fellow black soldiers love that, as well as all the men who died OOORAH! ONLY TOOK THEM 155 YEARS!

Sorry whiteNationalists trump This is what leadership looks and sounds like. Very confused on why there were flags that represented a group of states that committed treason against the United States there in the first place? We fight our country's battles....not the confederacy's battles. SemperFi Anti racism looks sexy on Berger

that is smart. be apolitical usmc usarmy usnavy usairforce the armed forces have which color? that is smart. be apolitical usmc usarmy usnavy usairforce the armed forces have which color? (spoiler shades of green on good days, shades of red on verybad days)

Good. Do that in all branches. Do that in state and municipal buildings and all taxpayer funded sites. Symbol of hate has no place here. Now let's see if Trump overturns the rule. Good! The confederates are the constitutional definition of traitors. They killed more US troops than any enemy ever . The Confederates were traitors that required a hell of lot of sacrifice for the US Army to defeat. Nothing to honor. Displaying its iconography today is intentionally racist.

GOOD RACISM SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED ANYWHERE . Lookin like some real strange ideology evolving here.. history repeating itself in the military. Seems fair to remove the symbol of those who killed United States soldiers. Can't understand why someone, 150+ years on, would want to proclaim their support for the losing side. Must be some self-loathing cultural thing.

❤️ 🤬 I don't want care what you do the Confederate flag is part of history, so keep trying to erase it, you people never cease to amaze me.

Shouldn't have been allowed to begin with. Burn all of the Civil War books too. They might appear pro-Confederacy. That flight flew on Iwo Jima. That flag flew throughout the Pacific Theater. That flag flew all across Europe that flag flew in Vietnam. That flag is important to Southern soldiers. It is not a symbol of racism it's a symbol of how far we've come healing in a Nation. Fire him.

What about the Klansmen who have that stuff in the Marine Corps? 🙌🏾 I am NOT a fan of Confederate flags, etc but I AM an advocate for free speech. People need to pay attention in America because our basic liberties are being stripped away right in front of us. Hitler did the same and the world was slow to notice. We all know how that ended.

Thank you. Cue the tears. Why the fuck would they be allowed there to begin with? The confederacy was a traitorous rebellion against the union, it has no business being honored in any fashion ANYWHERE in this country. FULL STOP.



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