Why do the Trump protesters always have to wrap themselves head to toe with the American flag?
And as if that is not enough they shout USA, USA while excessively waving the American Flag. I see this and I see Trumpers who sicken me so much I won't even buy stamps with the flag on it. Traitors to our American principles, everyone of them.
for me. Especially when you see them wrapped in the confederate flag or a Rump flag along side the American flag.
It's not enough to be patriotic or religious; one must be seen acting in a way so that others think you are.
They cannot sell the way they are based on actions or words, so they do it through symbolism.
They are hoping that the symbolism forces a prejudgement in others to reinforce their image.
It's the same way the most traitorous people have screen names with Patriot in them.
It's the same way people of average intelligence have Locical, Thinker or other word in them.
They are domestic terrorists and should be MONITORED, FOLLOWED and ARRESTED when they plot or foment violence.
insist they stand for.
Everything with Donny Bodybags and his cult is projection. Everything is opposites day.
They wrap themselves in appearances of patriotism because they were taught they should have it, but they know deep down they just want to ruin everything our country stands for. That's why they love Donny Bodybags so deeply. They actually HATE everything that makes the United States the United States.
Like everything else in their life, its bald overcompensation.
their bigoted racist jingoistic thoughts expressed openly.
"See, I'm for the country, so you better be for what I stand for."
what they do is in violation of the flag act . hem
they are also going against US Flag Code. When my aunt, a veteran, first got MS and could still walk with a walker, she would stop and get the flags the flew off cars into the road. She was sickened by them. Said most of these faux "patriots" wore silk drawers and weren't man enough to serve and should not call themselves patriots. She was right.
They are demanding the low waged workers SLAVE for them, taking all the risks, even DYING for the cause of their personal GREED and HEARTLESSNESS.
even if their great-great-grandfathers fought for the Union
They love the idea that the United States is a superpower - able to impose its will on others through sheer military and economic might. As individuals, they may feel week and helpless, like a small twig. But bundled into the collective, they are part of something immensely more powerful, and they find this very comforting.
Go Team Go! Time to take it back. Buy the flag stamps. Put them on upside down. It's appropriate, as the country is in distress.
that tends to be exclusionary and discriminatory.
It's the ultimate "us v them" statement.
and my belief is that for the most part those folks have nothing going for them. They need a 'team,' if you will, that they can get behind.
it was our brothers and sisters who bled on many foreign soils for the freedom that rightwingers ,who pimp the flag, act like they own.
To them, the flag represents patriotism. They use the flag to label themselves as patriots, while ignoring the actual responsibilities of a patriot ( or even the basic responsibilities of a citizen).
Similarly, wearing a cross while acting very non Christian.
Like a kid wearing a sports jersey to label themselves as athletes, while not being remotely athletic.
In their mind, the symbol is more important than what it represents.
One of the mistakes some liberals make is to go the opposite direction and publicly disparage the US or engage in flag burning for whichever policies they're opposed to. That allows the conservatives to step in and be the pro-American Party.
I watched an episode of Unsolved Mysteries yesterday. There was a scene from the 60s of KKK members driving in their cars. Each car had both the American and rebel flag. It fits right in today's world in some places. I live in the northern part of Illinois. There are many rebel flags around here. Unbelievable.
or obvious symbols of their country, or shout the name of their country over and over, bragging that they're the best in the world (unless they're at an Olympic event or some other sporting venue).