Just five or ten years ago, this kind behavior would’ve been absolutely unheard of.
A group of so-called “activists” that wish to have the New York Police Department disarmed immediately planned a demonstration during which they’ll burn dozens of American flags just days before the 4th of July.
Spurred by the Charleston, South Carolina shooting, they claim that Dylan Roof was not a “isolated factor,” but that the shooter is a “product of a consistent pattern of state-sponsored terrorism and radicalized dehumanization in America.”
The obviously misguided nature of this group is reflected in the fact that they initially planned to burn the confederate flag but later switched their focus to Old Glory.
A post on the “Disarm NYPD” Facebook page elaborated on the treasonous plot:
“We find it a sign of the times that people can care so much about a piece of cloth, while at the same time be so quiet about black churches being burned all over the country,” the post said. “Perhaps this is the great difference between us and the so-called ‘patriots’. While they express their loyalty to symbols, we express our loyalty to the lives of the oppressed.”
The post goes on, saying “We do not believe the ideals of America are anything to be revered. We are building something that will be much better than America. While the so-called patriots yell that we should just leave, we instead choose to dream. We dream of what real freedom looks like: freedom from paramilitaries occupying our communities, beating and killing our sons and daughters; freedom from our communities being destroyed by the speculative capital of gentrification; freedom from mass surveillance; and freedom from systemic racism.”
“So, we will burn the American flag, a symbol of oppression and genocide, and in the same action, dismantle our stunted, cynical expectations of what is possible in the world,” the statement says. “The current trajectory of history is unsustainable. It is completely unrealistic to desire things stay as they are, and more unrealistic, even abominable, to desire to ‘go back to our roots’. We, the dreamers, are the true realists. We know things can’t continue this way, so we commit to building a better world. A world better than America.”
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