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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:42 PM

14. Not so sure about that........

"I know isn't a popular view."

It just might be a "popular view," but unlike you, some may be afraid to state it for fear of being called "commie" or some other nasty name - the price you pay for speaking out.

Many facets of the issue here. Like you are saying - the "reverence, fawning, adoration" - bothers some because they know that "some" who served were there because they had no choice - they weren't driven by a "noble cause" - they needed a job or were there because they just didn't know what else to do.

Another bothersome part is how this "fawning" seems to have become so "political" - and the RepubliCons have laid heavy claim to the right to be the true "Patriotic Americans." Such bullshit! Again, just because you don't stand up and cheer veterans when they march by in their ill-fitting uniforms (on their way to the VFW to get soused and tell old war lies) - does that mean you don't love your country? Veterans, just like any other American, come with many different thoughts and beliefs, and should be commended, respected, thanked, and allowed to continue to lead a normal life in a great country that honors and allows great diversity and opinions, as well as different opportunities to serve.

And the flag. If you don't wear an American Flag lapel pin - does that mean you HATE AMERICA? Look at how the flag has also been claimed by "true Americans" - flags surrounding campaign signs that say "DRAIN THE SWAMP" - which is finally being done if you consider the "swamp" as being prisons and BunkerBoy is draining them by pardoning half of his campaign and office staff.

Does anybody ever want to throw something at the TV when they run a commercial for the groups asking for donations to "Help the Vets?" Isn't it pathetic that our own government will not provide sufficient support for those that did serve and now need help. Forget the parades and fly-overs of every football game and sporting event. Take that money and help those that DO NEED THE HELP!!!!
Don't fly Mike Pence from Indianapolis to California because he left a game early (hell, it hadn't even started!) because a football player chose to kneel to show his concern for civil rights. Let Pence work a full shift at a VA Hospital lifting soldiers who lost limbs and can't kneel or stand. THAT is showing your concern for VETERANS!

Much of this carries over to the issues of the police also. Just as so many "TRUMP" campaign signs were surrounded by American flags, many "Support our Police" signs and black & blue flags (is that even legal?) that represent supporting police were also in great strength around those same campaign signs. So if we don't show the "blue" flag or don't have a "Support our Police" sign in our yard, will we have to wait longer for a response call or does it mean that we "support our criminals?"

These are indeed strange times - one wonders how our own ancestors as well as the "Founding Fathers" would look at all of it.
We have to hope that our new administration will be able to arouse the support of a majority of Americans and get us on the road to truly "Make America Gr......." - no, sorry, can't even do that. It was a campaign lie and something else that wrong-minded people threw at anybody that dared questioned motives and beliefs.

We can be better than that.

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