Right-wingers conflate nationalism with patriotism. But they’re not the same thing. Patriots love their country because it does good things; for nationalists it
Thank you for your honest thoughts and I can understand your point of view and in deed your flag should be respected as the flag and all who have fought and lived for it.
However, I do not believe these current actions are meant to disrespect the Flag, but is to disrespect the Holder of the Highest Office in America, your President.
The Flag has earned respect, but your President has not and respect needs to be earnt. Unfortunately your President does not appear to respect anyone and will lambast anyone who does not agree with him. This may be OK, but I believe not, in business, but not in the political areana.
In politics one needs to understand other people, situations and negotiate accordingly.
While discrimination and prejudice have been around for many years, even centuries, now is like never before. Now people are required to use methods which would never have been used before, especially to make a peaceful protest and in that context the Flag has been the means and will continue while Trump affronts himself in the way that he does.
He brings out the worst in people by his whole demeanour and if he continues in that way only more worst will come, not only within America but the World over.
Peace in, not only, our life time is what we all want, but also in the life time of our children. So by some disrespecting the President, they are endeavouring to maintain respect for all our children and hopefully peace will be obtained and be ever lasting.
You know, this wasn’t my plan for my first real blog post here in the new home, but as I read through various sources, it’s time to give my feelings a voice. So here goes!
I grew up in a family where my great-grandfather served in the military, 2 of my grandfathers did as well, several cousins have (or currently do), and my brother just retired out of the service. In my life I’ve met various veterans and had to opportunity to speak with them. I understand the sacrifices that they made in various situations. They put their lives on the line for not just their families, but for all of the United States – stranger or not, born here or came here, no matter what race, creed, or religion. They spent nights and days for months and even years away from their family to keep us safe. They missed…
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