How do throwing rocks and frozen water bottles at cops, looting local businesses and chanting “we ready for war” fit into so-called peaceful protests marking the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown? Yeah, I have absolutely no idea either.How about stomping on an American flag? Still no freaking idea.
But apparently, at least one protester feels stomping on this symbol of our nation’s hard-won, precious liberty is relevant to the message they’re attempting to convey in Ferguson, Missouri.As shown in a video tweeted Monday evening by Indianapolis-based reporter Patrick Calvert, things got tense when a veteran confronted this flag-stomping protester.
“I fought for this flag,” the man told a small group of demonstrators. “What’s he doing to my f***ing flag?”“We’re doing this to your f***ing flag, n*****,” a protester grinding his feet into the flag responded.
“What does my flag have to do with this?” the man demanded.
“It’s about what your flag represents that’s doing to us,” the protester responded.Watch the exchange (warning — strong language.)
— Patrick Calvert (@MidwestPatrick) August 11, 2015
First, appreciate how the “N” word has become an all-purpose expletive blacks can apply liberally to whomever they choose.Now, wouldn’t you love to ask the protester what, exactly, the American flag is “doing to” him? Notice how he calls it “your flag”; clearly, he does not have any sense of pride or ownership of this great nation (yeah, I know, the first clue might’ve been him stomping on the flag itself). Perhaps someone might clue him into the fact that flags don’t do anything to people; people do. And maybe someone might direct him to look into some of the policies people — namely, Democrats — have put into place that may affect him in not such great ways.
I’d also love to ask this guy what, besides stomping on American flags in the street, HE’s actually doing to try to make a difference in this country or world? I bet if we asked that veteran, he’d have a pretty clear answer.
Better yet, rather than asking the protester these questions, how about telling him, if he hates what this flag represents so much, he’s welcome to get the **** out of here!