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So is your issue with the fact that these people are exercising their right to Free Speech or do you have a problem with them actually believing in something.
The fact that this nation no longer thinks that it needs a moral compass is a part of the problem with society.
These people feel strongly in what they believe and it bothers me not that they voice their concerns. It is their right.
The lack of pride in our country is what will ultimately lead to its downfall
I'm sorry if it's not to your liking, but symbolism for nationalism or even tribalism goes back several thousand years of human history.
I tend to embrace tradition that predates history as I know it.
I'm certainly not going to take on the hubris of believing I'm in any position to declare the beliefs of others to be a 'ruse'.
Coincidentally so does war and all the tragedy it brings. I guess thats okay? Its always gone on and everyone does it…
Thats how we set aside our reason and individuality and adopt the mob mentality, or what some might call "Nationalism".
I didn't declare the beliefs of others to be a ruse. I stated that a ruse was perpetrated on them.
You know, all those kids wouldn't be so quick to pick up a rifle and shoot others in far away lands if they hadn't been molded to it from early on by such Icons as a flag.
In real terms... I don't like war, I don't favor war..but I'll accept war and for two very important reasons. First, most innovation in human history has, through one means or another, come from war or preparation for war. Perhaps not always the finished product but underlying tech is often rooted in the boom of conflict from modern society back to the Greeks and their mystical Fire.
Second..... We think we have population problems now? Europe would look much closer to India or China for wall to wall people if 10's of millions hadn't passed in World War I and II, had gone on to breed more, and exponentially, those spread to breed more and onward to present day.
You can say it's just a few tweets, but lets not forget the Superbowl fiasco, that was far more than just a few tweets.
I just hope that the people making the show or the station execs don't put forth some kind of apology saying how they regret the decision and how now someone get's fired over this, etc. etc.
Please tell me they are going to stand their ground and tell these f**ing cry babies to just change the channel to Pat Robertson next time then!!
I'm so sick of everyone saying sorry because they say something some Fundi doesn't like because of their mythology. I mean just grow a pair for once and don't give in to yet another group of whiny non-thinkers.
Just this once.....Have some dignity and self respect......come on, ya know ya want to.....