Scenario One… Let’s say your spouse is abusing you. Whenever you confide this to anyone they mindlessly remind…
“Marriage is for better or for worse.”
Scenario Two… Let’s say your nation’s leadership is abusing its citizenry. Whenever you point that out to anyone they mindlessly remind…
“Our country right or wrong.”
Unbending religious dogmatism and uncritical patriotism do very little to improve, respectively, hostile conditions within our home life and homeland.
We must first admit problems DO exist and next raise full awareness. Until that happens the abuse goes unabated.
San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick understands this. Do you?
God: “Thou Shalt Not Kill”
Pastor Allen Joyner: “They should be shot!’
“They” meaning Americans not standing for the National Anthem… e.g. San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick.
1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech… or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Joyner: U.S. troops should shoot protestors.
Joyner’s 2nd Amendment “solutions” drew raucous cheers from his targeted audience… impressionable high schoolers. Ergo, he had fomented campus violence.
White Alabaman Joyner’s violent “solutions” re a Black Lives Matter issue also smack of racism.
Throughout American history there’ve been serious flag problems. The Confederate Flag represents a revolting era… Caucasians enslaving and slaughtering Blacks.
Old Glory’s gory, genocidal past includes… the massacre of Native Americans, nuking of Japanese and annihilation of Muslims.
This flag flips off American Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBTs, the Impoverished, Aged and Ailing. As such, it’s little more than a Made in China, red, white and blue hunk of fabric.
It shouldn’t shock us when American athletes Megan Rapinoe and Colin Kaepernick don’t stand for a flag with a shameful past… a flag, which doesn’t stand for ALL Americans.