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Mon May 25, 2020, 10:18 AM

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.

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Reply Why do the Trump protesters always have to wrap themselves head to toe with the American flag? (Original post)
katmondoo May 2020 OP
Ohiogal May 2020 #1
cloudbase May 2020 #15
TheBlackAdder May 2020 #27
Moostache May 2020 #2
Cracklin Charlie May 2020 #3
Arkansas Granny May 2020 #4
Squinch May 2020 #5
Tommy_Carcetti May 2020 #6
dalton99a May 2020 #7
ChicagoRonin May 2020 #8
Mel May 2020 #9
Liberal In Texas May 2020 #10
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #11
Jamastiene May 2020 #14
AllaN01Bear May 2020 #16
jberryhill May 2020 #12
ProudMNDemocrat May 2020 #13
dalton99a May 2020 #18
dawg May 2020 #17
GoCubsGo May 2020 #19
Nay May 2020 #20
Wounded Bear May 2020 #21
RT Atlanta May 2020 #22
leftyladyfrommo May 2020 #23
UTUSN May 2020 #24
mfcorey1 May 2020 #25
tblue37 May 2020 #26
Midnight Writer May 2020 #28
brooklynite May 2020 #29
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4887123 May 2020 #31
msongs May 2020 #32
kskiska May 2020 #33

Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:20 AM

1. They have ruined the concept of patriotism

for me. Especially when you see them wrapped in the confederate flag or a Rump flag along side the American flag.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:52 AM

15. True. Patriotism (and religion) have been corrupted.

It's not enough to be patriotic or religious; one must be seen acting in a way so that others think you are.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:50 PM

27. The same way the least pious persons wear larger and more garish symbols--to convey prejudgment.

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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.


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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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:20 AM

2. Interspersed with the Gadsen and Confederate flags...

They are domestic terrorists and should be MONITORED, FOLLOWED and ARRESTED when they plot or foment violence.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:21 AM

3. Me and my daughter call them "The Flagetts".

I have no idea why they do it.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:24 AM

4. I guess it's so people won't confuse them with us America hating libtards.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:24 AM

5. Because deep down, they know they are disrespecting all the things they

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:30 AM

6. As the saying goes, "Patriotism is the last refuge for a scoundrel."

Like everything else in their life, itís bald overcompensation.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:33 AM

7. It's the same small word salad: Liberty Freedom USA Patriot Constitution

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:34 AM

8. The clothes (or flag) make the man

The less of a man there is, the more clothes you need.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:34 AM

9. Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:34 AM

10. Identifying strongly with the symbol of the country psychologically gives them license to have

their bigoted racist jingoistic thoughts expressed openly.

"See, I'm for the country, so you better be for what I stand for."

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:37 AM

11. they also call themselves patriot and have no idear what the word means.

what they do is in violation of the flag act . hem

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #11)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:51 AM

14. When companies pander to them and sell things with American flags on them, like napkins, plates, etc

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.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #14)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:09 AM

16. when i go into walmart , i see a whole row of aperal and it makes me sick.

honors to ur aunt.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:41 AM

12. Because they ran out of toilet paper

 

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:44 AM

13. The same who wrap themselves in the Confederate flags.....

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.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #13)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:32 AM

18. But they must celebrate their HERITAGE

even if their great-great-grandfathers fought for the Union


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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:13 AM

17. Many of them see the flag as a symbol of power.

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 11:45 AM

19. Because they hijacked it for their official uniform.

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:10 PM

20. Because, to them, a symbol is much more powerful than any reality. nt

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:12 PM

21. It's called "jingoism" and over the top brand of "patriotism"...

that tends to be exclusionary and discriminatory.

It's the ultimate "us v them" statement.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:14 PM

22. these are sad people unfortunately

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:21 PM

23. That's the redneck version of haute couture. nt

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:23 PM

24. Wearing it is desecration.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:27 PM

25. Democratic patriots should march one day immersed in display of the flag. Therefore

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:29 PM

26. They often have both the US flag AND the Confederate battle flag. nt

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:13 PM

28. Carl Jung says the symbol becomes more important than what it represents.

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 01:31 PM

29. Because we let them...

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:08 PM

31. I Watched

 

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.

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 02:27 PM

32. because swastika flags are hard to get? nt

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Response to katmondoo (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 07:19 PM

33. People in other countries don't walk around with flag pins

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).

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