SO apparently, I Offend People
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I posted on a random message board thread. I don't remember which now- It's been at least a month. Instead of replying to my question/statement, someone asked me why I had an upside down flag as a picture and if I was "anti-America." What's more is that she didn't want an explanation to maybe-I don't know- understand it/me better. She wanted a yes or no to being anti-America. SO, me being me, I couldn't just say yes or no. I very politely and simply explained what an upside down flag stands for and why it is my picture. I heard nothing back.... until now.
She decided to send me a PM telling me that there were political groups I could join to "let off steam" and to PLEASE take my flag down because it offended her. Mind you, I have not come across this woman's posts anywhere else but the one place originally mentioned (that I have noticed), so I am really not too sure how I could be constantly offending her with my horrendous profile picture. But she also proceeded to tell me that from looking at my blog post comments, I have offended other people as well. From the comments left on my blogs that I can see, I have never once seen anywhere my picture or comments have offended people. I'm not saying they haven't. I'm sure those whom I have offended have simply not commented. But there is nothing stated anywhere that anyone is truly bothered by my pictures or my words. I simply suggested that maybe she was misreading people's comments if she thought I offended them. I also suggested that she block me if I am that offensive with a picture she is refusing to try to understand- or at least hear the "other side" about.
What it comes down to is this. I have no problem listening when you want to tell me I offended you with something I said or did. Sometimes I say and do things without thinking it through thoroughly, and this has inadvertently hurt some. I never TRY to hurt or offend people, but I FULLY believe in speaking the truth and not holding things in.
I am a Constitutionalists. I believe this country should be run according to the constitution. I believe the American Flag is a sign of freedom, honor, and Patriotism. I also believe this country is in the biggest sh!t-hole it's been in since it's inception 236 years ago (and before)! We need to be aware of this, we need to stand up for this, and we need honor those who have died for this by showing them a sign that they did not die in vane! I will not sit by idly and watch my country be torn apart from the inside and not voice my opinion about it!
I WILL fly my flag upside down because we ARE a people in distress! And if you are offended by my dedication to what this country stands for- freedom for ALL; no matter religious or political affiliation, race or ethnicity - then YOU are the one who is anti-America, and YOU are the one who is most offensive of all!