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30-03-2014, 04:58 PM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2014 05:05 PM by T.H..)
pledge refusal
In my state this video has caused an uproar with the "I am more patriotic than you" croud. Maine https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-Knyjb2v2ro

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30-03-2014, 05:39 PM
RE: pledge refusal
My fav youtube comment was "Communists exist in all levels of Gov. Time to deport them!"

Deport them where exactly?

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30-03-2014, 06:24 PM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2014 06:48 PM by Tartarus Sauce.)
RE: pledge refusal
The pledge of allegiance is fucking stupid, and the whole "under god" part is the least of its problems. It's more reminiscent of the brainwashing routines done in authoritarian regimes than something you would expect to find in a federal republic. That's pretty much all it is: brainwashing for blind patriotism.

Quite evident from the ignorant, judgmental, emotional responses it produced from the comments section (although this is the standard for youtube comments). I love how they are labeling the two who refused to participate as "bullies" and "communists" for not participating. You know, for something that all these supposed "patriots" cherish so deeply, you would think there would be a bit more enthusiasm for reciting the damn thing. When the fuck was the last time anybody witnessed a pledge performed with exuberance? People tend to treat it like a chore, reciting it in a disinterested, monotone voice.

But honestly, if you want to recite the pledge, then fine, but stop trying to make it obligatory in governmental and educational settings. If you really cherish America as a "free republic," you really shouldn't be pushing for mandatory recital of a propagandistic message.

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30-03-2014, 06:45 PM
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Quote: If you really cherish America as a "free republic,"

They don't really. It's just a slogan.

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30-03-2014, 06:47 PM
RE: pledge refusal
(30-03-2014 06:45 PM)Minimalist Wrote:  
Quote: If you really cherish America as a "free republic,"

They don't really. It's just a slogan.

That statement was really more in reference to the blind patriots.

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30-03-2014, 07:01 PM
RE: pledge refusal
(30-03-2014 05:39 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  My fav youtube comment was "Communists exist in all levels of Gov. Time to deport them!"

Deport them where exactly?

To Oz.

It's a tradition.

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30-03-2014, 07:13 PM
RE: pledge refusal
(30-03-2014 07:01 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(30-03-2014 05:39 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  My fav youtube comment was "Communists exist in all levels of Gov. Time to deport them!"

Deport them where exactly?

To Oz.

It's a tradition.

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I prefer the deport them to the hangar in which they hid creationist evidence for creation.

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30-03-2014, 07:17 PM
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(30-03-2014 07:13 PM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  ...
I prefer the deport them to the hangar
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Nah! Hanging's too good for the unpatriotic bastards!

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31-03-2014, 08:48 AM
RE: pledge refusal
This should have been shown also. What a waste of time.... and this is on a local level. Sad




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