The Flag of False Patriotism
“America, love it or leave it?” A convenient statement, and nothing more.
It’s a lie. Nothing but a goddamned lie.
Patriotism is not at all what you think it is.
True patriots relish in the power of a country’s citizenry, those of us who elect officials into office, up to and including the President of the United States.
False patriots parrot presidential vernacular, and in so doing define themselves as sheep bereft of discriminating thought. Such parroting in 2020 includes but is not limited to public or private spouting of the following terms: “TDS” (“Trump Derangement Syndrome”), “Fake News,” “Fake News Media,” “Pocahontas,” “Sleepy Joe,” “Crazy Bernie.”
True patriots hold their elected officials to account.
False patriots accept grabbing a woman “by the pussy,” so long as the stock market is performing up to par.
True patriots believe in freedom of speech and expression, and if they want to kneel during the U.S. National Anthem, then they kneel during the National Anthem.
False patriots post photos on their social media accounts holding guns, draped in or surrounded by flags, and clutching The Bible, like Holly Fisher on the left. All at once too; it’s a marvelous trick.
True patriots stray from gimmicks, cults or cult-like behavior.
False patriots storm the office of the Michigan governor while evoking the President’s encouragement, many holding guns, demanding an end to the state’s “stay at home” orders. They’re the jokers on the right, below, not wearing masks today, getting in the faces of cops and other guards under the guise of “personal freedom” …
False patriots are dangerous because they don’t understand the concept.
The President had to nearly hump a flag to get his point across, and more than once, to complete his seduction.
Nice show, Donald.
Let’s examine “false patriotism” from another angle.
When someone expresses the thought that America is not “great,“ the usual response is something along the lines of, “If you don’t think America is great, then leave it.”
Sycophants of the current President of the United States swear by their patriotism, and yet they are buying into someone who is selling “Make America Great AGAIN.” Meaning, of course, at some point he and they believed America was NOT great.
In that event, why didn’t these ”patriots” leave the country when they, technically, should have according to this doctrine?
Answer: Because the very concept is false, and such “patriotism” is nothing more than a convenience, that’s why.
And one more thing on this point.
The origin of Make America Great Again is discussed at length in the above article.
As to that other slogan, America First?
That one was created by the Ku Klux Klan.
If you swear by that one too, what does that make you? After all, I heard once that all men are created equal.
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I’d consider it a compliment.
Lastly, I want to say this to our veterans: Thank you. I love my country because you have made it what it is. I cherish the freedoms for which you, our military, have fought so diligently, sacrificed and died. Every free U.S. citizen is forever in your debt.
You are the most patriotic Americans of them all.
Is our country perfect? No. And that’s okay.
Nothing is perfect.
To those others who need gimmicks to be accepted as part of a group, you are as false as your patriotism and your flag is a piece of cloth.
My family has accepted a folded flag in honor of a passing.
The two flags may look the same, but the meanings are entirely different.
Patriotism is a wonderful thing.
False patriotism is a joke.
Thank you for reading.
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