reply to post by Gseven
Why yes....I am serious. Are you? What part of that video makes you believe he was promoting anything peaceful? What part of that video
showed police brutality? Wait, I'll answer that....NONE! So everyone here is tripping over themselves to support a guy who is provoking the police,
and inciting disruptive behavior, with no evidence to support what he has claimed they've done.
I wonder how willing you are to look at a few things from my point of view – just for a minute or two
you're questioning who and what he says he is – but you completely miss what he’s saying
what he’s saying is less important to you than what he’s wearing – which in your book is such a problem that it moved you to say this:
As a former Marine, this guy is completely out of regulations, not just in small ways, but in really huge NASTY ways.
g.) He is inciting a riot....IN UNIFORM AND ON CAMERA!!! HELLO!! NO military service member is allowed to go on camera in uniform and speak
with any sort of political overtones AT ALL.
He’s American first – and I promise you that, at least for the time being – Americans are very much allowed to go on camera and say whatever
How was he inciting to riot? All he did was plead for restraint?
I think you think protesting is in and of itself a bad thing – and un-American. We should never ever question authority?
We should never speak our minds? This would be un-patriotic?
d.) His blouse is not only unbuttoned, but it's clearly too small.
Friend – if I had just come back from active duty – after having witnessed or been involved in some of the things he was likely to have seen and
done – I might do a little extra stress snacking myself
The cammies would be the only choice left to me
He’s not provoking the police – he’s reasoning with them. By the way – they work for him. Maybe you don’t see that part, but – there it
As trained officers of the law – they shouldn’t allow themselves to be provoked in a situation like this – they have a job to do. They’re
human – and they’re not evil – I don’t believe anyone is saying that they are
You’re missing the most important part of this entire drama. They have a job to do – keep order. These officers have done nothing – but that
doesn’t make this gentleman wrong – and the one thing I’d like to ask of you is to go back, watch that video and look at each of the faces of
each of the officers caught on film in this one video
What emotions do you see?
Why didn't they arrest him?
You'll have to do better than that. Pride and patriotism have nothing to do with this. Watching a Vietnam vet in a wheelchair stand up on
his own while pushing away helping hands, when he hears his national anthem, with tears running down his cheeks....THAT'S pride and patriotism, my
friend. THAT moves me.
Watching any ordinary American citizen - or citizen of anywhere actually – serviceman or not – stand their ground and beg for restraint in a tense
situation – a situation where actual citizens have gathered to protest against things they think are hurting the people...
this is what moves me