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Nothing torques off a red-blooded American – of any color – more than folks taking advantage of the privileges and freedoms this country has to offer and then disrespecting Old Glory. There are many names called and loyalties questioned. Still, deep down, this behavior is downright offensive to those patriots who understand and appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears spilled to give these ungrateful Marxists the right to be so obnoxious.
Ugg, BLM Again
Nowhere was this more apparent than the recent nonsense posted on Facebook by the Utah chapter of Black Lives Matter. Despite the constant whining – or perhaps because of it – they are coming close to not mattering anymore to a lot of folks unless they clean up their act. Here’s BLM Utah’s latest anti-American rant:
“When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around. When we see this flag, we know the person flying it is a racist. When we see this flag, we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred.”
That went over as well as expected. Patriots across the nation weighed in — and most politely just told BLM Utah to get the heck out of dodge, so to speak. Other flag-waving folks were not as kind. One gal in Savannah, GA, defended the stars and stripes. “I’m black, and my American flag flies. Am I racist against my own? This is stupid,” said Melinda Cambits.
Bob McLean of St Paul, MN, took offense: “Let us totally understand this twisted thought of the American flag being a racist symbol of the USA. Think this over carefully & remember that many brave, patriotic men of all colors have made the Ultimate Sacrifice while going off to war… are you then saying they died under a Racist Flag?” And James Burette in Mount Vernon, KY, summed it up in one brief statement: “Hatred is in the mirror.”
Old Glory Forever May She Wave
Of course, Lex Scott, the chapter president, said it was all to prove a point, telling Fox News that other groups “co-opt” the flag, and no one gives a hoot. “Ever since we put up the post, our page has been flooded with hatred from people who fly the flag. And we want to thank those people for proving our point,” Scott said – not that this explanation makes a lick of sense.
One unnamed social media voyeur brought the big guns to the battle and asked: “Why are people so messed up about this? Black Olives Matter. They are excellent on pizza. End of discussion, you vegetable haters.” From Globe, AZ, Rick Corso saw an opportunity: “It’s that easy to get you to avoid us? Lol… Could have said something sooner!” Flag sales must be skyrocketing.
One Utah man drove an excellent point home:
“The American Flag literally stands for ‘Liberty and Justice for All.’ Not ‘Liberty and Justice for Caucasians, or Democrats, or Republicans, or any other individual group.’ The American flag should be the one thing that all people can unite under. We as Americans should be fighting for peace, liberty, and justice for all people. Asian, African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, everybody. No exceptions.”
For most, she’s still ‘a grand old flag,’ she’s a high-flying flag, And forever in peace may she wave.”
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