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Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:06 AM

I'm putting up my flag tomorrow

Last edited Sun Jul 3, 2022, 02:08 PM - Edit history (3)

I have been going back and forth on this for weeks

I put up my flag every national holiday. Iím not a vet , but there is still a very basic naÔve belief within me that still believes in this nation.

The almost daily horrible rulings from the extreme supreme fucks has, at times, make me break down and weep out of frustration.

Over the last several weeks I have been in this funk of shock and depression that, I believe, many on this site can relate to.

I think of all the great things and terrible things this nation has done over the centuries weíve been in existence. But I like to think, regardless of the right wing fascist attempts to turn back the clock, we, as a nation, try to continue to push the ball forward.

Yes, we lose ground from time to time, but, we recover and eventually continue forward. Sometimes in the face of overwhelming odds.

While we have in our history times of incredible cruelty, we have, it seems to me, have tried, often in ham-handed ways, to repair those same cruelties.

This is what makes America different (NOT exceptional. Because other nations have used us as an example since and, sadly, have done better jobs at it).

We are a nation of a many voices and, as such, sometimes lose the clarity of rational thinking due to the din of the haters.

We are complex as much as we are simple.

We are loving as much as we are hateful.

We are brilliant as much as we are dumb

We are that example that, not just we can do better but show the world what is possible.

Without the U.S., just think how this world might have been? How many nations adopted our basic freedoms? How many nations united against those who continue to do evil? How many nations still look up on us for help and inspiration? Many many many.

We are going through hard times now, and itís easy to just throw in the towel. Maybe itís part of who I am or because I was brought up in this country, but I know, I wonít always feel down, I know that I will; stand straight again and refuse to throw in that towel

I know there are more good people than there are bad.

I know that the majority of the people of this nation want to be safe and free to live as they want.

We are many, they are few

I will not allow the bastards to win.

That is why Iím putting up my flag tomorrow.


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Reply I'm putting up my flag tomorrow (Original post)
Javaman Jul 2022 OP
onecaliberal Jul 2022 #1
fantase56 Jul 2022 #3
Freddie Jul 2022 #4
AlexSFCA Jul 2022 #2
RustyWheels Jul 2022 #5
Baked Potato Jul 2022 #6
usonian Jul 2022 #7
Tree-Hugger Jul 2022 #8
Sewa Jul 2022 #9

Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:10 AM

1. I'm not even a real person who can think for myself or decide my own healthcare. So no.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:13 AM

3. This.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:29 AM

4. Yes indeed

Us livestock canít make a decision like that.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 11:11 AM

2. 100%, we are the patriots, not insurrectionists

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:12 PM

5. Upside Down

Mine is flying upside down... I will put it back to upside up, for tomorrow, July 4th, in celebration of our nation's birth, but then right back to upside down.

Tomorrow may be the last time I fly the flag upright.

We need to win the mid-terms, hold the house and get at least 53 in the Senate. The get rid of the filibuster, the Senate is tilted to the minority smaller states anyway, then expand the supreme court, pass voter legislation, gun reform, strengthen Social Security, and universal healthcare with 50 votes + VP, if that's what it takes to save the country.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:29 PM

6. Thank you! It is so important to Stand Your American Ground..

They are trying toÖ divide, marginalize, degrade, demean, undermine.

They want to push Democrats aside as if we arenít Americans.

They want to define what it is to be American, even as they themselves are failing the country at every turn.

Iím in! Donít let them win!

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 12:50 PM

7. Ready!

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 01:02 PM

8. Yep

It's my country and my flag. I will be attending a parade - it's really a classic car parade and they give candy to the kids like it's Halloween. I'll be taking my kids to see fireworks as well because they live them and it's been a tradition with my patents all our lives. This is the first year without either of my patents alive and I'm not talking that tradition away from my kids.

Before any "but, but..." I'm a woman of childbearing age. I am no one's livestock. I'm an American. I will fly my flag and watch my fireworks. I do so in protest of the fascists as well as the doomsayers.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Sun Jul 3, 2022, 01:18 PM

9. My flag will be up on the 4th, too

We still have a Democratic President and control Congress 💀🤙

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