fullafroalchemist said: How do you feel about the photos circulating lately of the United States flag being burned after the shooting in St. Louis? Being raised in an Air Force family all my life, I am trying so hard to ignore the knee jerk reaction that I was taught about that kind of symbol and focus on the actual, real issue that sparked an action like that in the first place. What do you think?
I think the unjust loss of human life is more important and upsetting than the burning of an inanimate object. I’ve never been very patriotic, but these days I don’t exactly feel safe or proud of this country. I doubt Mike Brown or Vonderrick Myers family shed any tears over a burning flag. Maybe the American Flag will feel more like a symbol of peace, freedom and justice when it stops being open season on black people. Black lives matter. But for some, not more than a flag. That’s the problem.