Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Model: 1982 GL1100 Interstate
My problem here is that the entire message is lost. The original problem was black kids getting shot by trigger-happy cops. Or one just pissed off by a knucklehead maneuver. In some cases that the officer did feel threatened. I hope that I am never in that position; shooter or victim. The racism continues and it never seems to get better. It has to change in the little hard drive in each head.
But it has morphed into disrespecting the flag, which it never was actually. It's funny but I see the flag being mistreated a lot. It's on beer cans, it's being waved without lights at night in countless yards, and during bad weather. People throw a torn one away in the trash. It used to be waved at half mast for true national mourning but now if the local school board president dies, down it goes.
When the anthem is played at ball games we all stand up. Do we stand at home when we hear it? Put our hand over our hearts? Nah. Different I guess when you can't show your patriotism to the crowd. Character is what we do alone. Bitchin is what we do in public.
I could care less if someone decides not to watch football. I served, even in Viet Nam, for someone to do exactly what they want to do. I don't pretend to speak for every person that serves in any capacity. Only about 5% of living Americans ever served anyway so there are not that many of us. I say stand up, then ask the Chicago Bears to link arms with the Chicago police and head down to south Chicago and straighten out some tails. Get some kids some jobs, back in school, teach people how to use a condom or the pill. Get people off the government teet.
More than showing respect to the flag, show respect for each other.
I couldn't fix my brakes so I made the horn louder
Motor started to knock. Turned up the radio.