posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:58 PM
Oh no, West Point. I do see the difference. A flag pin or a patch on a cap is quite different from a model displaying the American flag in a
disrespectful manner. First of all, she is being objectified, because she demonstrates that only "one type of person" could be patriotic (after
all, I'd be hard pressed to see if you would have picked a Latina, Asian, Native American or a African-American woman to wear a bathing suit
displaying the flag, would you? After all, blonde, blue-eyed women are not the only American citizens in this country you know).
The model reflects the fascist appropriation of the "homeland" that the POTUS lovingly talks about. After all, you can argue that there is an
"American" ideal that is being displayed in your avatar. Comparing it to Germany under Hitler, he also had an "Aryan ideal" that he wanted to
project. He too used blonde-haired, blue eyed women to display the notion of the perfect Nazi female. Do you not agree?
Are you not trying depict patriotism by using the "perfect" American female--especially by her wearing the insignia of the American flag?
Secondly, I truly do think that you are being disingenious to the argument by arguing against the rights of another American citizen to use the flag
as he sees fit. After all, both he and you are both debasing the flag--depending on the different opinions of people in this thread.
Think about this way. Has Miss America (or Miss USA) ever wore a bathing suit with the American flag?
But to tell you the truth, it is seen in this light:
You are not teaching a civics lesson.
The teacher is teaching a civics lesson.
So, who is better? You, who is debasing women and displaying the flag in a degrading manner?
Or he? Actually teaching his students something about Free Speech?
Again, I ask, what exactly are they training our young officers to be? Women-haters who are supposed to be protecting the entire country, in truth
they only want to protect the rights of nearly one-half of the population?
That's why things like Tailhook happen, by the way.
After all, your simple demonstration relates to the rest of us that you really are paying lip service to the rights of the Constitution. You are not
being a staunch defender of it--not by word or deed if you have to pick and choose whose rights you have to defend.
[edit on 24-8-2006 by ceci2006]