It's the nation's birthday today and some people have called for a national day of flag burning as a protest of the proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit flag desecration. TWC saw a call for outright theft of flags...
I hope people burn flags that they stole from stupid fascist people's yards, from car dealerships and from the federal building of fascism!
I never see the flag as a symbol of oppression. Rather it is a symbol of the vision of a few DEAD WHITE GUYS who breathed life into the only country on earth that explicitly recognizes that the individual is supposed to be superior to the state.
That doesn't always flesh out in practice as well as we would like, but it's a step up from everywhere else and the US is running way ahead of whoever is in second place, which is exactly why we all still live here.
But okay, if you insist. As long as you bought and paid for your own flag and you don't set my stuff on fire in the process go ahead and burn it.
But if you light it up on a public street instead of on your own property, be prepared to accept the consequences of your behavior.
Now, I realize that victims of public
indoctrination er, ah, education sometimes have a tough time with the concept of consequences arising from your choices (or cause and effect for that matter), but when your act of protest provokes exactly the enraged reaction you were hoping for, somebody just might decide to slap you upside the head (that person may also be large). Of course, you'll be screaming that they're just fascist nazis, which is another concept that eludes you entirely.
Meantime, the rest of us will be celebrating the birth of a country that holds these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The Wine Commonsewer