Comments: Flag Post

Pissing off a patriot is never a good idea. And when did it become *okay* to "protest" always and everywhere???

At funerals, in front of hospitals, during parades... People used to remember that there is a time and a place for things. Not *every* time and *all over* the place.


Posted by Richmond at November 15, 2006 03:22 PM

The people who build America are one of the groups of Americans that make defending the nation worthwhile.

And I'll point out - since you're too modest to - that you're a veteran yourself.

Thank you for your service.

Posted by Harvey at November 17, 2006 11:34 PM

If it's ok for people to protest unpopular wars by burning flags, then can I protest school prayer by burning a cross?

Washington (part 2) is up on my site.

(miss you buddy)

Posted by Sarah the Penguin at November 17, 2006 11:50 PM

The "Huey" was actually a UH-1 I believe but I get what you were saying.

Posted by Realist at November 19, 2006 04:56 PM

But though I understand what you are saying, I don't much agree and that's being polite. People who have almost a religious-like reverence for the flag should take a little time and read up on some of the despicable things that flag has been attached to. America has a long, LOOOOOOOONG history of brutalization, imperialism, genocide in the name of "manifest destiny", coup-fomenting, democracy-crushing assholery that smears that flag with more filth than any protester ever could. And I would MUCH rather see that flag wrapped around some hippie than see it wrapped around atrocious policies both here and abroad so as to stifle criticism as it so often is used for. If you would like to see someone shot as you said for using the flag in such a manner than you, sir, are about one bumper sticker away from the armband, jackboots and the whole Nazi nine yards. Get a grip.

Posted by Realist at November 19, 2006 05:05 PM