posted on Aug, 29 2016 @ 06:55 PM
As you're probably aware, the new "contreversery," that's hitting the nation is the dude who didn't stand during the national anthem.
I'll be honest, I don't really care about celebrities nor athletes, and don't see their opinion as being any more "credible," than any average
Joe, but others seem to hold a different belief.
I won't bother rehashing the details of this "event," but there's a point to be made here that is seemingly glossed over.
Many people are "absolutely outraged," at the fact that this dude didn't stand during the national anthem.
I have to say it, and I know it's not a popular opinion, but here we go - yet again - with the PC crowd.
From the people crying out that "if you don't stand for the national anthem, you can get the # out!," have we not had enough of censorship and
dictating to fellow free Americans what they can and cannot do?
I'll be honest I'm biased - I hardly see an issue with this, and while I was in school, I never "put my hand over my heart," and I NEVER recited
"the Pledge of Allegiance." If one has a problem with that... perhaps they should consider moving to a country that has forced flag worshipping and
I jest, of course, but this is the attitude of the PC-crowd that has to fake outrage anytime anything "un-American," happens. What is truly
un-American is stifling the freedom of free adults because one doesn't necessarily agree with them, especially in this case considering it was a
harmless act that was not aggressive in the least.
Perhaps the rant forum would have been more appropriate, but this "event," (the reason for quotations is that it's hardly an event), but I'm
getting so tired/annoyed with people faking outrage over very menial non-events.
Freedom of speech should mean something more than a political hit-piece and talking point. It should be a value to be upheld even when and ESPECIALLY
when one does not necessarily agree with it.
Those who want to take away others freedom of speech should have no quarrel when it comes to others taking theirs away. Whether it be in the form of
guns, or something as stupid and trivial as not standing during an anthem, it stands to reason - freedom is freedom.
The PC crowd that wants to stifle that freedom, and twist and distort it under the guise of "offense," should not be taken seriously, and those who
stand for principles of individualistic freedom should stand behind those who refuse to stand for the national anthem - even if you disagree with it.