And yes, there were plenty of Iranian flag burnings by conservatives in 1979. And a handful of Soviet flag burnings throughout the cold war. So it's no good to complain that all the bad behavior that comes out of political gatherings is fomented by liberals. As you've seen, such a claim is simply a lie, and also a poor one.
Originally Posted by Kobie; (thread flushed)
Patriotism is probably the single most defining and universal aspect of the modern American "Conservative" movement, and it always has been.
Seriously, try and come up with an example of any self respecting American "Conservative" burning an American flag in contempt, and showing respect to a foreign flag in its place. I dare you.
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Someone being so disillusioned with America that they'd burn a flag instantly becomes "not conservative"? The WBC prattles on about how God hates America because we're decent to homosexuals. Guess that makes them a bunch of libs.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
In theory it's probably possible to be left-wing AND a ridiculously racist asshole murderer like roof
But this guy seemingly identified with two (three?) extremely racist governments from the past, and to my knowledge they were mainly conservative in nature - albeit nothing any conservative these days would touch (at least not publicly, but then no one is racist publicly these days, if they're in politics)
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Ayup. The minute you throw "God and country" to the wind, and espouse the overthrow of our Constitutional Government (which is exactly what he was doing by burning our flag, and trying to start a 'race war') you forfeit all right to be called "Conservative," and you cease to have any affiliation whatsoever with the ideological movement as it exists in the American political mainstream.
Again, I dare you to find anyone of consequence in modern Conservativism who either agreed with this kid, or condoned his actions. You're simply not going to find such a thing.
2. I don't see too many folks pointing out African Americans as a whole as being a problem. There are, however, some significant problems in a number of African American communities and those problems do indeed get pointed out.
3. Trayvon Martin bit off more than he could chew when he attacked Zimmerman. He made his choice and paid the price.