Opinions anyone? The more I hear about it the more I appreciate it. Yeah, sure it's like the tea partiers, except these people seem to be more invested and willing to stay to make a point. It's all Rush and Beck can whine about lately, and despite the few advocating anarchy and communism, the main message seems to be about releasing this country from the strangle hold that business and corporations have on government. It's been a long time coming...

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What's with all of these veterans here?  I am too, Vietnam era US Army.  I'm pro-American.  Doesn't mean I'm Pro-Enron (OK, they are defunct now, deservedly) or pro-Bank-of-America, or pro-AIG, or pro-Blackwater.  Non-sequiter.  Doesn't mean I cant criticize US government cronyism, corruption, and clownism.  Let's have a parade, I'll get out my old uniform.  Maybe not, I would split it out at the seams.


I have no idea if occupy-whatever is useful or not or if I agree with it.  I do think if the economy was working as it should, all of those people might be employed and occupying their jobs instead of some streets.

Hahahahahahahahaha! What an asshole you are, Sassan! I am also a veteran, someone who was willing to risk their lives and defend this great country, but the reference was to me! I'm the "anti-American" here, Park! I served for six years and was a paratrooper in the regular army. And have you served, Sassan? Would you like to take this opportunity to apologize to me, or thank me for my service?

I agree, service alone doesn't necessarily entail that you have the country's best interests at heart. But according to Sassan, being an American means loving the country exactly the way it is, no room for thoughtful critique! He just hasn't got a sophisticated understanding of politics or philosophy, that's all. But I'll educate you, Sassan - a nation, as well as an individual, must be capable of accepting constructive criticism in order to grow and live up to who and what they can be. If you don't understand that, it is no surprise then that you are stuck in an immature stage of mental development.
You stated that you supported the pictures which were blatantly anti-American such as the one desecrating our flag (among others). That's what makes you anti-American.
Lol, you have more respect for a piece of cloth then for the actual real problems we have in this country. It's a flag, it's not a sacred symbol like a religious relic or something. Childish to assume that making a statement of this sort is somehow anti-American. Really, grow up.

It has more than one definition: : "to treat disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously"

And yes, to desecrate a flag is anti-American

@ Sassan K.

A flag is a piece of cloth, a symbol. There's nothing to desecrate.  To value a piece of cloth over the health and well-being of people, both here and abroad, is appalling.  It's a fanaticism that's as bad as the worst types of religious fanaticism.

It's a matter of respect and dignity.

Sassan has more respect and dignity for a piece of cloth than he does for what it stands for. One of the great things that America does for its people is to provide them with freedom, something I think you wouldn't deny. And one of those freedoms is freedom of expression. Just because you don't agree with the message, or think that the vehicle for that message is wrong, doesn't mean that you can accuse people of being anti-American, especially those people who have served while you have not. It is a low form of thinking which regards the symbols of what one stands for higher than the actual principles. And yes, that kind of simplistic thinking is characteristic of fascism.

Have I ever made the claim that flag burning should be made illegal? This is what makes America the most free country in the world: you are allowed to be an anti-American self-hating scumbag. It is my right to express that sentiment as is one's right to be a self-hating and unappreciative scum in that America symbolizes freedom and hope worldwide. It is as simple as that.

Now you are trying to limit my free speech and you are talking about what is and what is not a characteristic of fascism?? Unbelievable.

In addition, my goodness look at the pictures of the other loons. 9/11 conspiracy theorists - people urinating in public - trash piled up in making their encampments a pile of trash - and hence, they threaten violence by not allowing the city to clean it! They in fact have the potential to hurt Obama and Democrats in the elections as Governor Rendell stated in an interview I posted. Simply look at their signs... it is a disgrace.
Oh come on man.  Desecrating an American flag is not anti-American and you know it.  Our constitution specifically allows for this form of protected political speech.  I think wanting to curtail freedom of speech that might offend you is the real anti-American line of thought here.  If you would quit being such a promoter of nationalism, you might realize that America was supposed to be about protecting the liberty of the individual, not the unquestioned worship of the government.



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