I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united…wait I forgot the rest.
As you can see, this is a tell-tale sign of my ignorance. But sometimes, ignorance is bliss.
My grandparents, on the other hand, hang U.S. flags from their veranda. And no, they’re not the crazy people with a strange addiction to the United States of America. Mmmm, gotta get more of that patriotism!
They do it because everyone else does. Because everyone in their apartment complex also waves their flags from their verandas.
Which brings me to my point…
Why don’t I?
I’m not gonna burn the flag. The U.S. has done some great things over the last few years. For example, regardless of your political preferences, we did make history when we elected the first black president. And we demolished DOMA. And we did all this other stuff that I can’t think of right now but I still think is important but give me an hour, okay?
I’m not gonna burn the flag. But I’m not gonna wave it.
(to be continued)