well golly Jeffrey Blankfort you sure got a slow fuse. i never said i "proudly
defend"ed anything. Remember i said IT DON'T MEAN SHIT!
But i reacted instinctually not rationally with not wanting to see a flag burned out or
respect for those who died for or as native american warriors say "behind" the flag.
It seems not only David Horowitiz but you too are an expert on my momma and what she
believed. i don't think so. i know all of what yer talking about since i was 10 years
Some good old boys tolerate me but you are mixing things up a bit. "honor the warrior
not the war" puts me right in with the Vietnam Veterans Against the War group, you
betcha! Honor the flag,well i donno about that. i did tie a yellow ribbon on the tree
in front of my house when my nephew went off with the airborne to the Persian Gulf and
kept it there until, thank god, he came back home. But we dont hang flags or burn
flags at my house.
As far as trying to be "holy" i got nothing to prove and "holy" is a strange word to
use to someone who is not religious at all. Remember i was raised by Communist
Atheists and unlike Mr Hororwitz have yet to "denounce" my parents and their beliefs.
Things are often not what they seem. i just happen to believe in "respect" and civility
how bout you?
As far as holes are concerned we are all in the same hole, make a lttle room eh, its
crowded in here.
cheers, country joe mcdonald
Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:
> I preface my response to Joe McDonald's defense of the
> US flag and flags, in general, because it is the US flag that he so
> proudly defends from the fire of legitimate protest that symbolizes the
> genocidal sanctions that have been carried out under a UN Security
> Council that is virtually in the pocket of whatever administration is in
> place in Washington.
> Frankly, Joe, I think you have to take some time out and study the same
> history that informed and inspired your mother
> Yeah, honor the warrior and honor the flag. That puts you right there
> with "the god old boys."
> When you tried to be the holiest of the holiest, Joe, you end up digging
> yourself into a hole.
> Jeff Blankfort
-- "Ira Furor Brevis Est " - Anger is a brief madness
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