I fly an American flag. Sometimes I fly different flags that have flown over this country since the Revolution. But, mostly I fly a modern American flag.
Because I do, Mara Gay, New York Times editorial board member said this over the past weekend about flying American flags and I will be sharing my thoughts about what she said.
I SAW, YOU KNOW, DOZENS AND DOZENS OF PICKUP TRUCKS WITH EXPLETIVES AGAINST JOE BIDEN ON THE BACK OF THEM, TRUMP FLAGS, AND IN SOME CASES, JUST DOZENS OF AMERICAN FLAGS, WHICH IS ALSO JUST DISTURBING, WHICH ESSENTIALLY THE MESSAGE WAS CLEAR,
“THIS IS MY COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY. I OWN THIS.”
WOW. Poor thing. How terrifying! After all, in all the years of our country, no one has ever flown flags with expletives about Presidents. People were always so polite about President Trump and his supporters. Remember? Me either.
No wonder she was so upset. But if you look at the end of her statement flags with expletives didn’t set her off the edge. It was that dreaded American flag, and not ONE but DOZENS of them.
And, apparently, people who fly them are claiming that we own this country and no one else can be here.
That’s interesting. If we want to take her statement to it’s ultimate conclusion and logic, the very act of flying a flag of any kind, is a person’s attempt to show ownership of our country. So, I guess that Gay Pride flag means that Gay people think they own this country and I don’t. I guess that Black Lives Matter flag means that BLM supporters think they own this country and I don’t. So, if you fly a flag of any kind at all according to Ms. May, you’re NOT inclusive and accepting of others in your country. Should all flags be banned because they are discriminatory? And I mean ALL flags. Every last one. Even the cute ones Grandma puts out on her grandchild’s birthday? Doesn’t that flag make it seem like Granny owns that grandchild?
It couldn’t possibly signify anything else like love and pride. Mara says so.
Let’s read some more of her ” insightful” comments.
THE REALITY IS HERE THAT WE HAVE A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION — I DON’T KNOW HOW BIG IT IS, BUT WE HAVE TENS OF MILLIONS OF TRUMP VOTERS (Over 74 million, Mara) WHO CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT THEIR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS ARE UNDER THREAT BY SIMPLE VIRTUE OF HAVING TO SHARE THE DEMOCRACY WITH OTHERS.
No, Mara. That’s not we believe is the threat to our Democracy. First of all, you can’t “share” Democracy. Democracy means to “share governance.” So, just by being what it is, it is shared. None of us, Trump Supporters, Stupid MSNBC Commentators, “share” it. It is shared by definition.
But, if you really want to see what Trump supporters are worried about, look at the way you, Mara, and your friends, are stripping away the rights of the people in this country, bit by bit. You are the ones who are promoting the unequal application of the law, of rights, etc. based on race, political and religious beliefs and any other silly whim of the week you have.
I THINK AS LONG AS THEY SEE AMERICANNESS AS THE SAME AS ONE WITH WHITENESS, THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE. WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET EVERY AMERICAN A PLACE AT THE TABLE IN THIS DEMOCRACY, BUT HOW TO SEPARATE AMERICANNESS, AMERICA, FROM WHITENESS. UNTIL WE CAN CONFRONT THAT AND TALK ABOUT THAT, THIS IS REALLY GOING TO CONTINUE.
Okay, this word salad is really bad. First, there is no such thing as ” American-ness.” It is a word you pulled out of your ass-ness. But, the best part is that you want to get every American a place at the table in this Democracy, except for those damn White people. So, what you want is for all the people who are classified as White excluded from the conversation where you confront the problem. That doesn’t sound like Democracy to me. It doesn’t sound like a Representative Republic form of Democracy, which is what we have. It sounds, Mara, like racism. And Tyranny.
Plus, will you exclude all Whites? Gay? Trans? Mixed? Liberal? Marxist? Read what you said Mara, because this is what you said.
But wait, there’s more:
AND SO UNTIL WE’RE READY TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION, THIS (What? Flag Waving? Free speech?) IS GOING TO CONTINUE. WHAT REALLY IS CONCERNING TO ME AS WELL IS, IT’S NOT JUST DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS. ( I have to agree with you there, those Democrats in Congress are very concerning. They are awful.)I THINK THERE’S A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS, EVEN SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES IN JOURNALISM, WHO ARE INVESTED IN SOME WAY IN PRETENDING THAT THIS ISN’T THE THREAT THAT IT IS. (What, flying an American flag? Free speech? ) THAT IS THE REAL CONCERN. BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE TRUMP VOTERS WHO ARE NOT GOING TO GET ONBOARD WITH DEMOCRACY, THEY’RE A MINORITY.( You really believe that, Mara? If so, what are you so afraid of?) YOU CAN MARGINALIZE THEM, LONG-TERM. ( Sort of like Mao did millions of his people, or Hitler did the Jews and other minorities. In other words, Mara, you wish to KILL US? That’s what Marxists mean by “marginalize.”BUT IF WE DON’T TAKE THE THREAT SERIOUSLY, THEN I THINK WE’RE ALL IN REALLY BAD SHAPE.
Wow. That went off the rails at the end. We went from hoards of flag waving Trump supporters to Trump Voters being a minority to Trump Voters being such a terrible threat that we must be killed.
And it all started with AMERICANS flying AMERICAN flags and that triggered her so much she went on MSNBC to senselessly prattle on about it.
Well, Mara, let me help you out a little.
I don’t fly my American flag to show ownership of this country. I fly it to show pride in my country and show thanks to the people who built it and died for it. I fly it to show my freedom and the freedom of all Americans, even stupid ones like you. I fly it because I refuse to give in to people like you who have no gratitude, no appreciation for how much this country and its people have done for you. There are many other countries in this world where you would be killed for your speech, your sexual orientation, your race, or all three.
Yes, Mara, you have the right and freedom in this country to put your stupidity and ignorance on full display to the entire world. And you did a good job of it.
Let me give you a suggestion. Next time you see dozens of American flags flying somewhere, get down on your knees and express your THANKS to GOD for allowing you to live here.
Here is a link to other responses to Ms. Gay’s comments:
Be sure to read some of the responses she got on Twitter and her stupid answer back.
It seems she may have misread the situation since the flags were on Long Island and she lives in Manhattan. As Bill O’Reilly said, she lives in her Progressive bubble drinking Mojitos and crying about the evils of White Americans.