The Red Cross should go!

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    When will these PC nut jobs wind their necks in and STFU! Now we have a Labour politician calling for the Red Cross symbol to be banished because he says it has links to the Crusades. The English national flag is also a red cross on a white ground. How long before these misguided fools get round to banning that in case some should find it offensive?

    I'm sick and tired of these weak-minded bleeding heart liberalists who would have us going round treading on eggshells lest we offend minorities. Significantly, it isn't the ethnic minorities who find these things offensive.

     
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    Even I knew that.

    This twat (note, note sexist, using the British slang this time) should be sacked purely on the grounds of stupendous ignorance.
     
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    I think the fellow looks a little like John the Baptist; should we expel him from parliament?
     
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    I've a better Idea. Send him into a war zone as a medic. Let him wear the red diamond instead of a cross and he can discover for himself how long it takes for him to get his arse shot off.
     
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    Color me confused, but if they take out the red ... cross, what will THE RED CROSS be called? :confused:

    The whole thing is just stupid.
     
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    $bullseye.jpg :eusa_whistle:
     
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    and you wonder why I support sterilizing the feebleminded...
     
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    Actually, the Swiss flag was influenced by the Genoese Flag (which is also a red cross on white). An alliance of various italian states (+ the pope) once fought off Emperor Barbarossa, in the pivotal battle they rallied around a rather large cross (Carracio Standart) and held of repeated Imperial German Cavalry charges. The war was about who was the boss of the Empire (the Emperor or the pope) and the majority of Italy supported the Pope for totally non religious reasons (Barbarossas sacking and burning of Milan had a lot to do with that).

    At the time of their formation, the Swiss were in a war against the Habsburgs as well as against some Swabian dukes who were descendants of Barbarossa. The Swiss picked their flag as a reference to the Carracio standart, and by extension to "beeing free from foreign(German) domination".

    Conclusion, the only country with the right to complain about the Red Cross would be Germany, since the red cross references an Anti German Symbol.
     

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