Those BLM people have their reasoning wrong about why the American Flag is a Symbol of Hatred. BUT THEY ARE CORRECT IT IS A SYMBOL THAT HAS BEEN MUCH HATED THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR GREAT NATION AND THAT IS A FACT!
Guest Editorial by David Wright
The Barbary Pirates were perhaps the first to really hate our flag. They forced our nation to pay tribute for passage through the Mediterranean Ocean and still captured many of our merchant ships and sailors holding them in horrible conditions. They even captured one of our Naval Ships and its crew in their supreme arrogance and contemptible hatred of our nation and its flag. So, Lt Presley O’Bannon leading seven Marines and two Midshipmen from their ship the USS Argus joined a force being led by US Diplomatic Counsel General William Eaton. The force was composed of a large number of hired Barbary Coast Arabs, Turks, and Greek mercenaries who Eaton had hired to form a small army supporting Hamet Karamanli the brother of the Bey of Tripoli and to place Hamet on the throne. This small army marched 500 miles across North Africa’s desert from Egypt and attacked the capital city of Derna in what Libya is today.
The mercenaries led by Hamet attacked from the weak side of the city while Eaton leading O’ Bannon’s small Marine Force and Greek mercenaries attacked the strong side of the city charging and overcoming the artillery battery that controlled the entrance from the sea forcing the city to surrender. For the first time in our nation’s history the American Flag was raised in time of war on a foreign soil. Hamet was so impressed by the Marines, who suffered three wounded or killed, that he presented to Lt O’Bannon a Mameluke sword. A copy of that sword was adopted by the then Commandant of the US Marine Corps and is still worn by all Marine Officers in full dress to this very day.
The Bey signed a treaty with American Diplomat Tobias Lear ending this 1st Barbary War. The American Flag was hated with a passion by the bey and would return in the 2nd Barbary War and drive the Bey from his city and throne.
The next major hater of our flag occurred in the late 1930’s and 40’s when the Nazi’s hated America and our Flag with a passion, as did the military forces of Japan.
Again, our National Colors landed in North Africa and drove east meeting the British 8th Army and defeating the North African Corps of the Nazi’s.
Next our National Colors laded on the shores of Sicily and then Italy, while in the Pacific our National Colors had to be destroyed to prevent their capture in the Philippines, on Wake Island, and several other places. But it was soon landed on Guadalcanal while it fought the Imperial Japanese Navy on our US Naval ships. We came close to being forced off the island and our Navy driven off. As bad as the fighting by the Marines in the jungles ashore the US Navy lost more Sailors and Officers than the Marines lost but, in the end, our National Colors flew in victory.
Those colors then began their seaward journey landing on islands and defeating Japanese land forces while the Navy protected the landing forces and launched raids by their fast aircraft carrier forces culminating with the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and Japan’s humiliating total defeat.
In Europe our national colors stormed ashore on the beaches of Normandy on D Day and once they broke out of the beach heads launched the swiftest attack on land the world had ever seen led for Patton’s 3rd Army armored forces. Ultimately Hitler killed himself and our National Colors rose over Germany destroying all things Nazi.
Throughout history enemies of the United States who have hated our Nation and our National Flag have learned it does not flee and its honor is sustained by the love the Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guard men and women who it flies over. The villains of history have fallen in defeat beneath that flag so yes it has been a hated and reviled symbol.
It is just that Black Lives Matter is so busy attempting to tear apart our nation they have failed to note that a great many Black Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsman have, though often treated badly in the times they lived in while in our military, none the less added glory to our flag. They bled and died alongside whites, Hispanics, American Asians, and Native Americans. Together in Vietnam and the recent desert wars we all learned the bloodshed in a foxhole cannot be identified as black, white, red, yellow, or brown. Combat breeds a brotherhood that cannot be broken and one that Black Lives Matter is an affront to.
It was the Stars and Stripes that Black Lives Matter so hate that marched through the south freeing their enslaved ancestors. Ancestors who joined the Union Army, or followed those armies digging trenches and anything they could do to aide and assist that Union Army to defeat the South. As Dr Martin Luther King gave our flag a place of honor in the front of his church and at his famous “I HAD A DREAM” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Monument in DC proclaiming we would resolve our divisions when we all joined together, and not continue as divided races.
Black Lives Matter is a radical group who hate our nation and all its symbols.
I have absolute confidence that BLM is not representative of the majority of Black people across our great nation. I also believe that President Nixon correctly gave a name to most of our citizens – “The Silent Majority!” I see that silent group are beginning to turn their attention to the assault on our very way of life of all races in our nation. The looting, burning, destruction of property, and fearful government elected officials failing to uphold our laws and abusing our law enforcement forces. The cauldron is simmering and when it reaches a boil it will erupt restoring our nation, government, religion, schools, and way of life meeting violence with violence until once again we stand together as AMERICANS and CITIZENS where each and every life matters regardless of the color of one’s skin. UNITED as our great Republic has existed since its birth by revolution!
US Marine Gunny
Reply to Editorial from Vincenzo “Vince” Bevilacqua
Eloquent, historically accurate, passionately driven. Adding to the Barbary operations was the surge and barbaric warfighting of the hegemonic moves by Islam to conquer, seize and plunder the Maghreb. Crusades that so many people who think they know so much about. Interesting enough, as expected, they also demonize the Knights Templar as an equal or worse barbaric force. The expected rhythm those who fight evil are always despised and hated by those far removed, comfortable, arrogant. They are fed lies that are orgasmic and are convinced these are eternal truths. After all, the information operations assure they find no conflicts.
Removed and aloof Americans are selfish, arrogant, smug, smart assed and tempting their own fates, and scour and excoriate those of us who gave everything we had and the traumas and sacrifices that we knew would come then, and later into old age. Even those on active duty who have placid jobs assured of no eye to eye with the demon have mouths to run now and prefer sexual perversion and its militancy over selfless service. Their desire come before all else and you’ll just have to tolerate it.
The South Africa they all told us was an apartheid state and the Saviour was Mandela, but one thing they forgot was he was Russia’s man. Within weeks, black supremacy and barbaric tactics unleashed, well planned and executed. White genocide, across hundreds of square miles. Property, valuables, seized, conquered, plundered, and the white people culled. Nothing has been reported to us, completed censored and concealed. The maddening silence of those complicit with Satan.
As I write this, Cuba and South Africa are exploding in what appears to be freedom revolutions, people craving to be free from totalitarian governments. In Central and South America, Russia and Iran have moved in unchallenged yet again. Venezuela is conquered, pacified, and laid waste. Americans during the sacking of that country were all gushy and gaga in the liberal, gourmet, and cultured interest in embracing the possible egalitarian miracle occurring. Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Obama, all had a love fest. Innocent Blood was smothered. The Hollywood wealthy Bourgeois crew, the very same of McCarthy, used their skills to mock opposition and make it palatable.
Since January we have given our own demise out of calculated approval. There’s a rock song from the 70s by Public Image Limited: THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET
And our Biden government stance and response? The Capitulation at Irvine
WE HAVE BEEN DEEPLY BETRAYED
None of them can hide from Almighty God. They will rue they day they devised and executed evil plans.