@neatslob My school stopped requiring students to recite the pledge back when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. Even back then I questioned its validity. If you only recite a loyalty pledge because you have to, then you don’t really mean it. And even if you did recite that pledge for all the world to see, it didn’t stop you from being a Soviet spy. All it really ever did was make gullible people feel better about the Cold War.
I’d ask why you’re conflating public protests with public displays of nationalism, but we all know it’s because you have no real argument and you want to alter the subject. Again, those public displays are relics of a bygone era in which people needed to show their neighbors they were better than those darn commie Ruskies. It’s nationalism, not patriotism. Just because you were programmed to make those public displays without thinking about it or questioning its validity doesn’t change what it is.
@jlocke Why do you even feel the need to make those public displays? Why isn’t the pride you feel in your heart good enough? No, you make public displays as a display of status. That’s not patriotism!
The letter head’s Nazi styling is a nice touch.
jlocke A need to publicly demonstrate one’s “patriotism” isn’t a form of patriotic pride. It’s pathetic and outdated nationalism left over from the old ideological rivalry with “commie pinko Ruskies.”
Hell, I’ve seen video of a black guy getting shot even though it was the white guy next to him that was acting up.
Yes, well we all knew this was inevitable. Watching “conservative” white guys react to Colin Kaepernick is like watching Katlyn Jenner realize most of the privileges she was granted as a “conservative” white male athlete was stripped away the moment she came out. Not a pretty sight!
Rich people make too much money to express an opinion that differs from Republicans and poor people are too unimportant for Republicans to care about their opinions that differ from Republicans, and the middle class who express differing opinions are unpatriotic. Eventually you have to start wondering if the Republicans just want to stifle dissenting opinions. Funny how the party of personal freedoms operates more like the Soviet Union’s old politburo, isn’t it?
Hey, make sure you never attend a banquet, conference, or Carnival Cruise. You wouldn’t want to be accused of being connected to some rando who happened to sitting at the table you were assigned to.