I guess I'm of mixed emotions on a couple of fronts with this. Consequently, I have several thoughts...
1. As much as I'd just love to stomp mr. hat dude into a puddle of goo, they do have a right to protest despite how angry it makes me sometimes.
2. I'd probably support their alleged 'cause' a lot more if they were protesting something real, something which actually happened. Instead, they're
protesting something they "think" is going to happen (in the future), which is pretty much BS and peer induced hype in my opinion.
3. I salute mr. FEDEX driver for doing the right thing and for standing up to a bunch of punks disrespecting the flag he likely fought for. At least
he's got some honor and courage.
4. I'd probably feel a lot more passionately about flag burning incidents if I didn't know there is about a 99.99% probability the flags these punks
are burning were manufactured in China, not the USA.
5. I'm not a big fan of more laws and regulation (at all), but I do believe there should be a law against burning the national flag. I just feel it
is wrong, and this is my heartfelt opinion.
6. Fundamentally I have an issue with the burning of an item symbolic of the founding documents which form the basis of this country and the freedoms
granted under them. Freedom of speech and expression in this case. Specifically, I believe it shows a great deal of ignorance on the part of these
protesters. The symbolism of burning the flag stems from protests like those over the Vietnam War. In those cases the protesters were making a
statement that the "actions" of the US government were anti-American and not in line with the values of the Constitution, hence burning the flag. In
this case the protesters are just burning the flag to get attention. There's a difference, a big one in my mind. They're burning the symbol of their
rights to protest and free speech...ignorance.
7. I'd bet $100 mr. hat dude doesn't have the slightest idea what the word "fascist" means, and/or doesn't mean.
8. I'd like to see these punks go try this same stunt in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, a place where there truly is "fascism". But, no, they want
to "protest fascism here" (to quote mr. hat dude). Why? Because it's one hell of a lot safer than doing it someplace like NK, that's why! Again,
pretty ignorant and contradictory IMO.
edit on 1/28/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)