Friday, November 7, 2008

Finally Proud to Fly the Flag

--Posted By Shane to Take Our Country Back

In Seattle they've finally found a reason to be proud of this country. The victory of Obama has them thinking about scrawling a flag on construction paper and maybe even putting it somewhere it can be seen, but that would take courage, and Seattle is no place to look for class or courage:
"The thing that's kind of astounding to me is I never ever would have cared to own a flag," said Rosemary Garner, 42. "This is the first day in my life I actually feel this funny sense of pride about my country. It's a very foreign feeling, but it's a good one."
Real pride:
"It's just a rare feeling to feel that type of, I don't know, national connection," said Noah Kriegsmann, a 33-year-old builder from West Seattle. He feels that Obama's win will help America's standing in the world, and he bought a flag to fly on his truck, though he admitted it felt strange to see the flag in his hand.
"I have just historically felt shame for what the symbol of this country is internationally. Being in someplace like Morocco, and Canadians have their flag on their backpacks -- I would never ever do that," he said.
There was one McCain supporter, but...
"I voted for McCain, but I'm not sour grapes," said her friend, who did not want her name used. "I've tried to be supportive of all our presidents, whoever it is. It is a hard job -- and worthy of respect."
The only common sense that could be found came from a flag maker:
"People around here don't fly flags like they do on the East Coast," said Seattle flag maker Carol Anderson, who hails from Rhode Island but has lived in Seattle for seven years.
The Star-Spangled Banner should transcend political party, said Anderson, who supported Obama.
"I don't care whether it's the Fourth of July or whatever. This country's at war. You'd think that you'd see a few American flags flying. Were they not flying the flag because they don't like George Bush? I mean, give me a break. It should represent more than who's in office. The flag itself to me has always represented an honor."
And so it goes. Throughout this country there is one thing that has been proven this election season. Democrats, and liberals in particular, are for the most part intolerant, childish and prone to fascistic impulses. Many studies will tell you that those on the left wallow in hatred and envy, and that explains a lot of unAmerican attitudes easily found there. As one who follows politics closely, I'll be watching Barack Obama closely for what he does on the federal level, but I'm no fool. The real danger can be found in the mindless hordes of leftist followers who are eager to abandon America and her ideals if it can profit them in some way. They are the ones who enforce the dogma on the street, and like Woodrow Wilson's thugs who jailed, beat and murdered those not deemed sufficiently patriotic enough, the glazed eye liberal you pass on the street today may be the black shirted fascisti you will be fighting tomorrow. They'll certainly fight for their freedom to shut down any opposition. WIll you fight to invite them to try?


  1. My oldest daughter is one of those Moonbats. She believes that Bush should be charged with War Crimes, that this nation should follow International Law and that Obama will cure all the nation's ills. I'm still wondering where I went wrong.

    I will give Obama enough rope to hang himself. If he starts heading to the far left, he'll fail. But the same goes for those on the far right. We need a middle of the road course to pull through. I don't see the Democrats doing it.

  2. I guess your daughter hasn't discover that laws ain't worth the paper it's scribbled on unless you have the means to enforce it.

    Obama's a socialist, once she experience socialism, I doubt that she will like it or those who advocate it as much.

    In my opinion, she's an idealist without having reality infringing on her ideals yet. She'll come around. I got out of that mindset when I was around 12, when I realized that all the stern warnings delivered by the U.N. didn't even slow the momentum of the Killing Fields. We all get that moment of clarity, reality hit like a sack of hammers thrown by drunken monkeys.

    From what I've read so far, some of the people who voted for Obama are now seeing the man for who he really is, I hope that this will be the moment of clarity for them.