2 thoughts on “Speaking for reverence for sacred items …

  1. I have always hated all of the flag clothing that americans seem to love. However, one thing I have learned (now in the middle of my 6th decade) is to not judge patriotism using trivial symbols like this. All of us are different. What blows my hair back isn’t the same as the person next to me. It’s hard to maintain objectivity when people are so crass (like the flag people in you post), but who am I to judge their motivations and patriotism? While I find manym many people to be shallow, unthinking, and basically undeserving of the greatness we have in America, I can’t be the judge. I can only make sure I move through my life respecting others and my country, despite the unaware people dominating the spaces around me. Sometimes its hard, no its always hard, but it’s the only way to maintain sanity in our country today.

    1. Thank you I agree. Furthermore, I probably have a meaner case of hardening of the attitude. We have civic responsibilities that include critical thinking, striving for common sense and an ability to wade through or ignore bullshit so we can help do something about the bullshitters.

      If I could fire and replace them all I would … but I can’t. However, there’s no requirement to sit quietly in the tavern while the blowhards waste everybody’s time and money with political silliness. We ought to stand up to grand-standers, bullies and drugstore cowboys – no matter the color of the ice cream on their boots.

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