Just as Colin Kaepernick knelt at the anthem in protest of racist white men gunning down innocent unarmed black children simply because they are black, it’s essential to understand the impact one has when they protest injustice in powerful ways. By kneeling at the flag, Kaepernick showed his disdain for the country, as he should, since as a black man himself, he had to endure one of the hardest lives imaginable.
If there’s one thing us moderate and reasonable liberals and Democrats understand, it’s that the American flag used to stand for freedom for all. Ever since Donald Trump become president, the flag now represents hatred, white supremacy, racism, sexism, misogyny and xenophobia and those ways of thinking are NOT permissible.
So what do you to to a symbol of oppression and hatred? You defeat it. You destroy it. Just like Colin Kaepernick, you send a message that you will not tolerate such divisiveness.
That’s why liberals are removing the stigma behind burning the American flag. It is in no way disrespectful and in fact, should be encouraged. The blue wave is coming for the Mid Term elections and nothing says were on the right side of history like burning a symbol of oppression, divisiveness, hatred and xenophobia – the American flag.
Until the Democrats take control of the presidency, the house and the senate, the American flag stands for hatred and bigotry and should be dealt with accordingly.
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