I wrote my opinion as answer to Pandamasque, almost whole A4 page, 490 words, took me a while. Nothing vulgar, nothing confronting or insulting to poster, just personal opinion about background of use of flags, with wider analysis, and it got deleted.
If you're going to continue with such moderating than ban posting, and allow only voting with Yes or No on topic subject. It is insulting to treat opinion of regular members in identical way as spam/scam posts. Some issues require in-depth analysis, mentioning of historical links etc. Not all can be explained by yeah or nah.
Locking would be acceptable, but this wiping of someone's effort to explain his viewpoint is insulting.
Please no PM from mod. on this one. I might delete it without reading just as mine and others posts were.
This is my post that got deleted just as if I've used profanities or posted porn content:
Pandamasque, I don't get your philosophy.
The thread is about flags which are symbols of nations.
There is more than plenty to live for, for family, for loved ones, for friends, for the possibility to live life by doing noble things and become enlightened person with developed ethics rather than just remain simple unethical creatures that we were born as.
Killing is justified only in self-defense, defense of weaker etc. That is the only unfortunate occasion when a person has no choice but that unwanted one, and war has nothing in common with it. The only affected by war are poor, while the ones who benefit are only rich.
Killing for country is a crime. No order is excuse. Wars are organized robberies hidden behind nationalistic fairytales.
Let me explain it trough example - you've probably familiar that thousands of allied pilots, tank crews and soldiers including civilians were killed by "famous" Krupp 88mm cannon. Among killed were many US soldiers, while the fact that is rarely mentioned is that certain rich citizens from the US who were shareholders in Krupp, made a fortune stocked in Swiss banks. That is the nationalism and patriotism without a shiny mask. No one ever arrested them, put them on trial, took money away and distributed it as aid for the families of killed US soldiers.
The western world has said NO to that in the late 60s. Abolition of compulsory draft in the USA marked a new era. Unfortunately, brainwashing done by media and religion still generates enough dogs of war who are ready to go and kill anyone they are told to kill - for salary. That is not defense organized by department of defense, that is murder organized by department of defense.
Not all people are delusional by nature, some are, and in developed societies that trend is rapidly decreasing. 90 years ago western countries had no problem to attract people to go voluntary in the great war. A few posters, slogans and other patriotic bs was enough to get them into trench slaughterhouse. Today, something like that would be impossible. Just think of it, how many people in EU would leave their job and take rifle to defend idiotic policy of some warmongering politician? That works only in dictatorships nowdays.
In the world where a person who revealed this crime shown on video is held because of it chains by the country that claims to be the leader of human rights and democracy, while it also tries to put behind the bars or kill another person who enabled it to be seen globally, instead of being given Nobel peace prize, we should be very worried about our future.
That is why I think that flags painted on fighter planes, tanks, embroiled on uniforms, and waved by those who commit crimes such as previously mentioned, shouldn't be part of F1 that was always informal circus, promoting cosmopolitanism, sportsmanship, human virtues and knighthood.