As I watched on TV that day live, the storming of our Capitol building in Washington D.C., I was struck by how many different flags and banners there were.
Besides the Confederate flags and the Gun Rights flags……wait gun rights? Do we still have that in this country? Seriously? How many more people must die before we change this?
You want to protect your home? Ok. You want to go hunting? Sure. But you don’t need an assault rifle, and you never have.
Now, back to January 6th, The analysis of the flags revealed SIX different white supremacist groups were there that day……SIX groups of people. Did you know that?
One of the flags was Nazi. You remember the Nazis. We fought against them in World War II. Millions upon millions of people died around the world because of them.
There were no Antifa at the riot. That’s another right wing extremist lie, proven to be false by our own FBI. What is Antifa? A group of people, an organization that are ANTI-facist.
You remember the facists, we fought against them in World War II. Millions upon millions of people died around the world because of them.
I’m not extreme in any way, in fact I call myself a moderate now, but I would rather have a cup of coffee and a danish with an Antifa person, than a right wing extremist any day. Hands down, not even close.
My flag is the United States of America.
P.S. By the way if you want to confront Asian hate you need to stop the extremists on the right. It’s always been that way, and always will be.
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26 thoughts on “Flags and Banners”
I’m in total agreement, Nico.
Thank you Elle! Peace my friend and wonderful blessings.
To you as well. 🙂
You speak the truth that people need to hear.
Thank you Pam! Too often humanity makes allies of the wrong people. Conservatives and especially conservative people of faith have lost their way for sure. Peace and wonderful blessings to you.
I did not no about those flags on the Capitole , Nico:: Incredible.
Yes, it was one of the worst days in our history. Thank you Michel. Peace and wonderful blessings to you and your family!
Absolutely!! I’ll never understand the hate. I’ll never understand the radicalism. I’m independent. You might like my post, “In the Middle”. I will never define myself by a political party and I’m ashamed at the amount of hate that has been hiding and then reared it’s ugly head the last 4 years. It’s so sad. Thank you for speaking the truth. 💚
Thank you Karla for your encouraging comments! My wife is independent and many voters are now. If I remember right I think it is close to 50%! I will check out your post, for sure. I too can’t stand the hate we’ve been dealing with, sometimes calling itself “Christian”. Anyway, peace and wonderful blessings to you.
You’re very welcome, Nico. Thank you for allowing to share my views on this great post. I’m glad to hear the percentage. I’ve been an independent my entire adult life. Peace and blessings to you and yours!
I agree with you completely about gun rights, guns are more harmful than they are good.
Yes, exactly! Thank you so much! Peace and wonderful blessings.
I don’t usually bother reading anything on American political subjects but you captured my attention from the beginning. Australia actually has a ‘Shooters, Fishers and Farmers’ party and a logo. I’m not aware of a flag. Our laws are strict but there’s always those who have a law unto themselves and how they get their hands on guns such as assault rifles are still a mystery even with our tough border security. Can America find a way to eliminate such weapons? Can Australia? I sure hope and pray so.
Me too Chrissy, we need to! Only the police and military should have them. Here I think we have a strong gun lobby, that supports an industry making billions! The people have to demand it. Our demographics are changing as a nation and someday I believe assault rifles, which are only made for war, will be gone completely. We are becoming younger and more diverse, and that means new laws. Thank you for reading and your wonderful comments. Peace and blessings to you and yours.
Felt good reading from you. I am usually speechless when responding to such hatred, just feels sad.
Yes, living here is not always roses. I love my country but we have a long way to go. Thank you for reading! Peace and wonderful blessings to you and yours.
Well stated, Nico.
Thank you Frank! Peace and blessings to you my friend.
Nico, when these people stormed the Capitol we sat here (= in Germany) in front of the TV, horrified but unfortunately not surprised. 😟
Not surprised after four years living with Trump’s influence as POTUS and not surprised because – as we’ve talked about a couple of weeks ago – the influence of the Third Reich is still strong in our country *and* worldwide.
The Neo-Nazis marching against your administration are the same Neo-Nazis marching against *our* administration these days. They’re becoming stronger and more violent again and it’s so horrible to see that happening. 😟
My friends and I trying our best to stand united against hate, prejudice and racism over here. And it’s so good to know that you and your friends are doing the same. Thank you. 🌸
Thank you Valentin for your excellent comments and insight! Except for those that did this horrible thing I don’t think America was expecting it. Yes, and the ex president was always too friendly with Vladimir Putin. We have some American white supremacy groups going back more than a hundred years ago. We are improving with Biden but on the gun issue it is going too slowly. Peace and blessings to you all over there. Thanks again.
Would you believe that some members of Nazi-sub-groups within the German police (!) were also part of the Ku Klux Klan? I’m mentioning this because of the “American white supremacy groups”… Unfortunately there are connections everywhere- 😱
And, yes. Regarding the gun issue and the latest mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado I agree. Way to slowly. This has been going on for too long. Columbine should have been a *final* wake up call… Yet, nothing has changed. I still hope for the best, though. 😟
Thank YOU! VVN
Yes, I do believe there are connections. Some here believe freedom means having whatever guns you want. Wrong! Peace my friend. Have a great weekend.
The “would you believe” was more of a rhetorical question. Of course I know that *you* know. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend as well. VVN 🌸