Originally posted by traderonwallst
reply to post by neformore
purports to represent?????? Tell that to the millions of Americans throughout history that gave their life to defend a hill where that flag stood.
Tell that to the millions of Americans who fought bravely under that flag. To some people, like myself, the flag is not a piece of cloth and I am
offended that others feel that way. The flag represents the freedom of all Americans. Freedoms that were given to you simply because you were born
here (or moved here legally and became citizens). These freedoms were afforded to you because people felt an obligation to defend and in some cases
attack an enemy to gaurantee those freedoms. If you are an American you do a dis-service to your fellow Americans fighting around the world to
protect your freedoms at home. If you are not an American, I understand your disdain for us. Please do not refer to my flag as a simple peice of
What does that flag now
Can I also tell the same Americans who gave their all for this country the truth about why they did it and who they did it for? Because what a lot of
them thought at the time (let us not forget) was a completely different story. It was the same "noble cause" spritzed up with this great patriotic
music and glamour, parades and celebrity quotes and all the rest of that great american plastic BS that is not the truth.
Nothing has changed.
Same bull, different day.
Today, we're "spreading democracy", and STILL
"liberating the iraqi people", and all that other bunk. "Mission Accomplished" right?
And far as freedom goes, I beg to differ. We see examples of our freedom every day in the paper where pregnant woman are tazed, soldiers are blown to
pieces by people who resist illegal occupation, and politicians create complete catastrophes built on greed, lies, and scare tactics on our dime...and
get away with it!
Who's free? If I were free, I could choose to not pay for this crap and not be thrown in prison for it. Maybe I don't want to be a part of buying
weapons to kill people. Maybe I know a little about that. Maybe it sucks?
And there is not one soldier fighting to protect our freedoms at home. That's a lie! On the contrary, while they think they are fighting for our
freedoms at home god bless them, their leaders who lied them to where they are now are taking our freedoms away here.
While I love my country, I sure as hell am not proud to be an American in any way as of late. What example do we currently have to be proud of in the
presence of our international peers?
Man, I am proud we're broke. I'm proud we've destroyed our credibility. I'm proud we're in such hock that our industry is in shambles and I have
to learn a second language to get microsoft support from "bruce". I'm proud that our cars are overpriced junk. I'm proud that we have no control
over elections and that once again, another jerk is going to do their part toward screwing up our credibility even more.
And most of all, I'm proud that marine recruiters stooped so low as to come to my 9 year old child's school today with their captured saddam iraqi
dinar souvenirs and their BDUs like it's cool to solicit young impressionable children to do the bidding of their psychotic masters in killing other
people for their wealth and resources.....something the people you are mentioning can totally relate to I'm willing to wager.
Yeah I'm pretty fed up one might say.
It sickens me that all it takes to make today's people think history was something it was not, is to play walter cronkite's voice over some scratchy
1940s music with dramatic footage on the history channel.
I am sorry that I know better than that. And truth be told, I don't have to explain myself to the people you mentioned. They learned it the hard way.