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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Trump did not make the flag divisive. You did

September 11th marks the 20th anniversary of Bill Ayers stomping on a flag on the front page of the New York Times under the headline, "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen."

In politics, there is no such thing as a coincidence.

7 years later, Ayers's star pupil was headed for the presidency in a race against a Vietnam War hero turned crook turned sellout. McCain's purpose was to lose gracefully to Barack Hussein Obama.

Ayers was not a war protester. He was a militant communist who wanted a revolution. Vietnam was his excuse. He tried to kickstart the revolution by bombing the Pentagon. On the lam for years, his daddy's money hired lawyers who got the charges dropped.

He said, "Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country."

Decades later, his only regret was that he failed to blow up the Pentagon.

The Times story began, "''I don't regret setting bombs,' Bill Ayers said. 'I feel we didn't do enough.'''

Hours after publication, 19 Arab versions of Bill Ayers brought down the Twin Towers and severely damaged the Pentagon.

Timing is everything in politics. The message from Ayers was clear. The enemy (al-Qaeda) of my enemy (the USA) is my friend. This is why the American left embraces people who call for executing homosexuals and stoning women who are raped.

But enough about history. Liberals hated the American flags for as long as I can remember, burning it with glee in the 1960s. Ayers stomping the flag was about as shocking as a rapper dropping an F-bomb or using the N-word.

After 60 years of their anti-Americanism, liberals want to blame President Trump for their hate.

Sue Walsh wrote, "Trump weaponized the American flag. Will it ever be a unifying symbol again?"

Hahaha.

George Washington weaponized the American flag. He had Betsy Ross stitch up the red, white, and blue banner that would rally his troops in battle.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

Walsh wrote, "This past weekend, Americans all across the country flew the American flag in celebration of July 4th. It’s a shared symbol of our country’s freedom, but the meaning behind the stars and stripes is increasingly fragmented.

"When I look at the flag, as a designer, I see a collection of visual elements: stars, stripes, colors in an asymmetrically designed composition. It’s a piece of graphic abstraction—it conveys ideas rather than events or objects. As we are taught in grade school, the stars represent the 50 states and the stripes represent the 13 original colonies. However, that’s often where our shared agreement on its meaning ends."

The American flag is beautiful. 

She does not acknowledge that.

Instead, she said, the flag rallied America after 9/11. Perhaps. But ABC refused to allow its personnel to wear American flag lapel pins. And the newfound patriotism died by spring.

She wrote, "A mere 20 years later, the meaning of the flag has fractured once again, its meaning illusive. It no longer functions as a unifying device for our country, but as a way to categorize people by their political leanings. At his rallies, former President Trump and his supporters waved the flag high, while railing against immigrants, threatening the media, and denouncing anyone who didn’t support them. On one strange but memorable occasion, Trump hugged the flag tightly, grinning from ear to ear with his eyes closed, while he kissed it and said, 'I love you, baby.'

"Embracing the flag during Trump’s presidency could feel like you were also embracing his racist, hateful comments. In 2019, Republicans were twice as likely as Democrats to say that flying the flag was important to being a good citizen. For many, the flag became a symbol of division."

Democrats threw the flag on the ground and stepped on it, just like Bill Ayers. Then they voted in lockstep with him for Obama, a man whose allegiance to the nation is merely transactional. 

Republicans embraced the flag and still do. In the Civil War, Democrats were loyal to a different banner. Republicans remained true.

The American flag is still doing its job. It is still rallying Americans. If that disturbs Walsh, Ayers, and the rest, they should move to some other country.

I suggest Red China.

58 comments:

  1. I have a flagpole in front of my house and fly the flag every day. For patriotic holidays I'll fly the Betsy Ross flag and a Gadsden flag.

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    1. After the fraudulent election and usurpation of the Presidency and many seats in Congress by the Democrats, I now fly only the Betsy Ross flag. If I flew the regular American flag, I'd have to fly it upside down as a distress signal.

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    2. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
      .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  2. Babylon Bee had a headline..."Olympics to begin with the ceremonial lighting of the American Flag."

    That may be an inexact quote.

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  3. Southern Democrats seceded from the USA.
    The KKK was created by Southern Democrats.

    No Republican Ever served in the Confederate Army.
    No Republican EVER owned a slave.

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    1. Interesting third point. Evidence? Remember it was often ships from the north that brought slaves from Africa to the South. Just because they didn't keep them as slaves doesn't mean they weren't complicit.

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    2. Just as most Southerners didn’t own slaves, most Northerners enable the shippers. Maybe they
      came from the North for reasons other than
      commerce?

      Your implication, with all due respect, seems simplistic.

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    3. CORRECTION: Most Northerners didn’t enable the shippers.

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    4. Importation of slaves was illegal after 1808, so I doubt many Republicans were involved in importing slaves.

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    5. And that means JACK SHIT to them.

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    6. (I am new at posting here but have been lurking for over a year, so forgive me if I do something wrong.)

      As to the comment "No Republican ever owned a slave," that was a statement of fact made by Dinesh D'Souza.

      It's a statement of fact because he made it to leftists, most of whom are professors who would most likely love to make him eat crow by proving him wrong, thereby forcing him to take it back.

      And yet not a single one of them can refute it.

      Oh wait--!

      One student possibly from the University of Michigan said....

      "Gotcha! Ulysses S. Grant!"

      Unfortunately, not really.

      You see, Ulysses Grant DID inherit a single slave. On his WIFE'S side.

      But alas, at the time, he was a Democrat. He didn't become a Republican until later.

      It's almost like with Donald Trump, when he made the observation about what SOME women would ALLOW him to do talking to Billy Bush. He was a DEMOCRAT when he did all those things they were ranting about before the 2016 election....

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    7. Hey unknown, President Trump's party is immaterial, the FACT that women would shelve their dignity is what is pertinent. PDJT would in all likelihood never have taken any of them up on it, he is a germaphobe.

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  4. Ask my Cherokee Grandma about $20 bills...

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    1. Read your history loser, Andrew Jackson adopted an orphan Indian child and raised it as his own. Those nagging little facts… And I doubt you have a Cherokee grandmother.

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    2. Andrew Jackson also teamed up with other Indian tribes to fight the renegade sub-clan that they found was a common enemy, I believe it was the red blankets, maybe red arrows. He didn’t fight all Cherokee’s.

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    3. Andrew Jackson also teamed up with other Indian tribes to fight the renegade sub-clan that they found was a common enemy, I believe it was the red blankets, maybe red arrows. He didn’t fight all Cherokee’s.

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    4. No one gives a damn about the opinions of conquered peoples. Quit your whining and be thankful we left any of you savages alive.

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    5. Damn Gator, are you still driving that 1971 Ford Galaxie 500???

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    6. Jackson used then screw Ed the five tribes royally. Choctaws bailed his arse out at the battle of New Orleans.
      Yes my Grandma is.her family were harassed by that Democrat Business man's Klub the-Klan when they came to Oregon.

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    7. My grandmother was only a quarter Cherokee but she learned from her mother not to handle $20 bills. Always asked for tens at the bank.

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    8. Oh, refusing to use $20 bills is so subversive. You show the man. Get fucking serious. No matter who helped at the battle of New Orleans Andrew Jackson lead and won itby choosing to make the defenses and have the British come to him

      and even though it was far after the Treaty of Ghent, it was a huge shot in the arm for American pride in the fact that we could actually be a country and be the biggest naval power on earth.

      Borders move and change all the time, countries and people are conquered. I respect the native Americans heritage But like it or not our history is our history and we’re all Americans now so get used to it.

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    9. in my ancestors came over from Ireland in the 1850s and we’re pissed on by those that were here before them, and I’m not crying about it. I have nothing to do with slavery or pressing Native Americans to get off my back. My grandfather came from Ellis Island in 1903. Screw reparations. And I’ll handle any $20 bill I feel like

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    10. in my ancestors came over from Ireland in the 1850s and we’re pissed on by those that were here before them, and I’m not crying about it. I have nothing to do with slavery or pressing Native Americans to get off my back. My grandfather came from Ellis Island in 1903. Screw reparations. And I’ll handle any $20 bill I feel like

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  5. “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,
    But spare your country’s flag,” she said.

    "Barbara Fritchie," by John Greenleaf Whittier.

    American kids once had to memorize that poem

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  6. My Alma Mater, the University of Illinois Chicago, hired Bill Ayers. And is still paying him a pension. I won't donate a nickel to a school that would have anything to do with this traitor.

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  8. First, don't call him Bill. I had an Uncle Bill and a cousin Bill. I've also known a lot of men named Bill.

    They were all good men. William Ayers is not.

    Second, St John of Hanoi was no war hero, as the nickname given him by his fellow inmates in the Hanoi Hilton, Songbird, indicates.

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    1. You also had an uncle named Jeffrey. Did uncle Bill and uncle Jeffrey influence your decisions in life??? Asking for a friend....

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    2. I don't fault John McCain for cracking under torture.

      I fault him for selling out Americans after he was no longer under torture.

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  9. Quick quiz for LibCommies, including the bastard trolls that continue to pollute this site:

    When CW2 begins, we should choose as our standard:

    A) The ISIS flag
    B) The Hammer and Sickle
    C) The ChiComm Star
    D) The Rainbow fag - I mean flag
    E) A mashup of All of the Above

    We’re keeping Old Glory. Duh.

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  10. Don suggested Red China. I suggest Lower Slobovia, Al Capp's worst country. (Li'l Abner's cartoonist.)

    My flag is on my front porch, day and night (lighted).

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  11. My home state of birth is Texas, We have had many state flags, but the we are known for, the
    Lone Star is what we fly proudly. I was a teenager when Mr Ayes was running around bombing innocent Americans, radio statios etc... in fact his Group the Weather Underground had an offshoot splinter cell in the Houston area where I grew up. One of its sick and twisted members, Russell Rector, lived up the street from me and was arrested by the KBI one summer day when I was 13 years old. He was a punk and so is Ayers. Oliver Stone glamourizes these miscreants, I don't and never will. The US flag means far more to me and everyone I associate with, so these radicals looking to pull it down, turn their backs on it, or disrespect either it or an old 92 yo WW11 vet playing the anthem on his harmonica, beautifully I might ad, are just wasting their collective breaths trying to rewrite our history using CRT.




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  12. My home state of birth is Texas, We have had many state flags, but the we are known for, the
    Lone Star is what we fly proudly. I was a teenager when Mr Ayes was running around bombing innocent Americans, radio statios etc... in fact his Group the Weather Underground had an offshoot splinter cell in the Houston area where I grew up. One of its sick and twisted members, Russell Rector, lived up the street from me and was arrested by the KBI one summer day when I was 13 years old. He was a punk and so is Ayers. Oliver Stone glamourizes these miscreants, I don't and never will. The US flag means far more to me and everyone I associate with, so these radicals looking to pull it down, turn their backs on it, or disrespect either it or an old 92 yo WW11 vet playing the anthem on his harmonica, beautifully I might ad, are just wasting their collective breaths trying to rewrite our history using CRT.




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    1. Ayers and his gang used to run from the FBI. Now, they just run it.

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  13. The Democrats have hated the American flag from the days of slavery when they fought against it during the Civil War.

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  14. Scum Like Ayers thrive while hating this country. Ayers disciple Sotero becomes president while hating this country. I hope This latest Convulsion of America hating wakes enough people Up to realize the enemy is behind the gates.

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  15. 'I suggest Red China.'

    Naw, I suggest North Korea. I think that country is a perfect fit for these people.

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  16. In retrospect, blowing up the Pentagon doesn't seem like such a bad idea. I'd add the J. Edgar Hoover building, Langley and the NSA server farms in Utah and Maryland to the list...

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    1. All fine choices, I hate to say it but I'd add the capitol building. If we visit and they call it insurrection, then level it, we don't want it. By far the majority of people in there hate us anyway.

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  17. We are seeing a hostile takeover of America by democrat terrorists and their master plan is horiffic
    .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  23. I used to fly the flag continuously until someone came in the middle of the night and destroyed my new Jeep. I still fly the flag but only at "approved" times. So far i and my property have been spared further destruction but who knows how long that will go on.

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  24. If you've never experienced goose bumps while viewing the US flag, I'm sorry for you. That flag means a million different things, those that see evil have so much hate in their hearts because it starts at home, if you hate yourself, you won't like much anything.

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    1. Completely agree Big Dick Johnson, I really don't understand the other side...what is it they want in this world? Where do they think things are going? Ultra rich, I understand. Useful idiots, not so much...

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    2. My simple opinion. They have no idea what they want, they are a giant tent and that tent is full of people with one common unfulfilled need. There is something missing in their lives, they are drivin by a desperate urge for, something. Lots of us say they're nuts, they are. Self loathing, self hate, call it what you want, it is a mental conditional that they don't understand, they can never be happy. Anyone who appears to them to be better than they are is an enemy. We as a general rule, conservatives are happy, they don't understand and they feel seething hate. Their big tent is full of insecure hate, we see how racist they are, they are everything they call us and hate us for, their tent allows them to hate, us, its encouraged.

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  25. The fact that Ayers lived for decades without hiding in fear for his life, and in fact was openly promoted by the system, shows that America has been a sick and dying country for a long, long time.

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