Stirring 'Ragged Old Flag' Super Bowl Commercial Labeled a 'Slap in the Face' to Kaepernick

  
Via:  donald-j-trump-fan-1  •  2 months ago  •  37 comments

By:   Joe Saunders

Stirring 'Ragged Old Flag' Super Bowl Commercial Labeled a 'Slap in the Face' to Kaepernick
a stirring, three-minute salute to Old Glory that aired before Sunday’s Super Bowl was getting treated by some social media commentators as a deliberate slam to the NFL’s anthem kneelers. For the leftists, of course, it was taken as pure propaganda. But for the sane majority of the country, the Fox video of “Ragged Old Flag,” featuring Medal of Honor recipient Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, was like a shot in the arm.

That was a beautiful tribute to old Glory our beautiful American flag.  It was so moving to those of us who love our country and open displays of patriotism and nationalist pride.  To those who think it was a slap in the face of Kaepernick and his ilk, I say good.  Slap em again harder, harder.  I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the republic for which it stands.  One nation, UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  God bless America 


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For the ultra-woke, a salute to the flag is now a personal assault.

In what might be the most repulsively reflexive moments of anti-American feeling among a disturbingly vocal segment of the population, a stirring, three-minute salute to Old Glory that aired before Sunday’s Super Bowl was getting treated by some social media commentators as a deliberate slam to the NFL’s anthem kneelers.

For the leftists, of course, it was taken as pure propaganda.

But for the sane majority of the country, the Fox video of “Ragged Old Flag,” featuring Medal of Honor recipient Marine Cpl.  Kyle Carpenter , was like a shot in the arm.



Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash to start the Super Bowl? Inject it into my veins please  pic.twitter.com/267yyG2YOo — Jackson Mahorney (@jacksonmahorney)  February 2, 2020


In case anyone missed it on Sunday, or just wants to see it again, here’s the Fox video:

It’s one of the most popular pieces by country icon Johnny Cash, whose spoken-word ode to the Stars and Stripes was released in April 1974, a year when a bona fide impeachment investigation (as opposed to today’s  partisan impeachment sham ) was roiling the country’s politics and American military involvement in Vietnam was heading toward its dispiriting end.

Despite the years that have passed since then, the imagery in the video that aired Sunday — from military monuments to archival footage of protesters burning the flag — couldn’t help but resonate with current controversies.

And that, of course, meant some liberals took it completely the wrong way — like it was a Super Bowl-sized dog whistle for racism in the United States.

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But try as liberals might, it’s not easy to find racism in either the words or the video.


Do you think this video was aimed at the anthem kneelers?


Starting about the 1:20 mark, in fact, the 10 seconds or so of a black Union soldier carrying the flag while Cash intones “the South wind blew hard on that ragged old flag” is pretty much a direct repudiation of the Confederacy — and the theories of slavery and white supremacy that the Confederacy’s Democratic Party overlords proclaimed.

Fortunately for the fate of the Republic, the audience that was elated by the Fox presentation was a good deal larger than the snowflakes who melted down at the sight of patriotism.

And many were convinced that Fox was sending exactly the kind of message they could relate to — one that directly answered the anthem kneelers and the most famous face of the protest movement, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“This old flag was a wonderful slap in the face @Kaepernick7,” one wrote. Considering the insults patriotic Americans have been subjected to in past Super Bowls ( Beyonce , anybody?) and the soft-core porn of  Sunday’s halftime show  with its political messaging, what Fox did is more than commendable.

A salute to the flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, isn’t a political statement, it’s a statement of fact, whether the  anthem kneelers  understand it or not.

American citizens owe their liberties to Founding Fathers who established this country, to the men — and sometimes women — who have fought through the years to make sure it remained free, even when that meant killing fellow Americans.

Johnny Cash recognized that. The vast majority of Fox viewers recognized that.

For the vocal but small segment of the population that didn’t, it’s well past time that the ultra-woke wake the hell up.


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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1    2 months ago

Starting about the 1:20 mark, in fact, the 10 seconds or so of a black Union soldier carrying the flag while Cash intones “the South wind blew hard on that ragged old flag” is pretty much a direct repudiation of the Confederacy — and the theories of slavery and white supremacy that the Confederacy’s Democratic Party overlords proclaimed.

Fortunately for the fate of the Republic, the audience that was elated by the Fox presentation was a good deal larger than the snowflakes who melted down at the sight of patriotism.

And many were convinced that Fox was sending exactly the kind of message they could relate to — one that directly answered the anthem kneelers and the most famous face of the protest movement, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“This old flag was a wonderful slap in the face @Kaepernick7,” one wrote. Considering the insults patriotic Americans have been subjected to in past Super Bowls (  Beyonce  , anybody?) and the soft-core porn of   Sunday’s halftime show   with its political messaging, what Fox did is more than commendable.

A salute to the flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, isn’t a political statement, it’s a statement of fact, whether the   anthem kneelers  understand it or not.

https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/49390/stirring-ragged-old-flag-super-bowl-commercial-labeled-a-slap-in-the-face-to-kaepernick

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1    2 months ago
whether the anthem kneelers understand it or not.

thank god I missed it, along with a one hour game that takes 5 hours to play. the right to protest is as absolute as the right of religious players to kneel after a touchdown or launch into some bible blabber in the post game interview. 

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 months ago

And it makes you bitter to hear about players praising God.  That’s sad.  At least Kaepernick isn’t around to make secular progressives proud anymore in the NFL. 

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.1    2 months ago

no, indifferent. product endorsements from professional athletes are meaningless.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Word is Trump was scratching his balls while this segment played on the teevee. 

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

And democrats were scratching theirs when Trumps ad about him accomplishing prison sentencing reform when others didn’t.  That was another beautiful ad.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @2.1    2 months ago

What prison sentencing reform did he accomplish?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @2.1    2 months ago

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Trump   caught disrespecting   national anthem during   Super Bowl party Despite repeated attacks against those who kneel, the president doesn’t appear to take the   anthem   all that seriously. Sky News ...

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.4  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    2 months ago
What prison sentencing reform did he accomplish?

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Tessylo
2.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.2    2 months ago

Just because he signed it doesn't mean it was passed.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    2 months ago
Just because he signed it doesn't mean it was passed. 

WTF???

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Tacos!
2.1.7  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    2 months ago
Just because he signed it doesn't mean it was passed.  

It kinda does. That's the primary way any law gets passed - by being signed by the president. The transformation from Bill to Law is really quite impressive, so I thought I'd give you a short video to watch on the process.

 
 
 
squiggy
2.1.8  squiggy  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.2    2 months ago

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squiggy
2.1.9  squiggy  replied to  Tacos! @2.1.7    2 months ago

They might recognize Bill as Towlie's cousin from South Park.

 
 
 
squiggy
2.1.10  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    2 months ago

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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.1.11  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  squiggy @2.1.10    2 months ago

Way to go conservatives here.  Well said all.  

 
 
 
BeastOfTheEast
2.1.12  BeastOfTheEast  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    2 months ago

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[2nd warning, do not alter, modify or shorten members names without their permission, Thnx]

 
 
 
BeastOfTheEast
2.1.13  BeastOfTheEast  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    2 months ago
Just because he signed it doesn't mean it was passed. 

You're brilliant Tessylo jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  BeastOfTheEast @2.1.13    2 months ago

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
2.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

Nice attempt at deflection.  It failed naturally but that is to be expected.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    2 months ago

I'm pretty sure that not every expression of patriotism is about Colin Kaepernick. People (including football fans) were proud of the country and the flag long before he came along.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
3.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Tacos! @3    2 months ago

For the sane majority of the American people expressions of patriotism are beautiful showings of respect and admiration of our flag and all that it and our country it represents is all about.  It is only the severely woke progressives who think open displays of patriotism are all about insulting Kaepernick and his fans.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  Tessylo    2 months ago

Kaepernick is old news.  Why are you obsessing over him?

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
4.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago

We aren’t.  It’s the progressive left that is.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @4.1    2 months ago
It’s the progressive left that is.

And Kaepernick knew they would!

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @4.1    2 months ago

'We aren’t.  It’s the progressive left that is.'

How so?

I don't see the 'progressive left' bringing him up.  

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
4.1.3  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    2 months ago

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I love Johnny Cash & “Ragged Old Flag” & that was a beautiful commercial that just aired on Fox ... but because of the double meaning behind it - it was basically a fuck you to Colin Kaepernick it’s also one of the most inappropriate things I’ve seen broadcast on this stage. #NFL
2:58 PM · Feb 2, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone
 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
4.2  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago

Gotta make an example out of him for when the next progressive cry baby tries to make a stage during our national anthem. I think the message has been made clear. It's gotta sting a little extra for old Kaeperprick knowing he can't get a job while his old team was just featured in the super bowl. Just a little more salt in the wound lol.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @4.2    2 months ago

Clear as mud.  

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.3  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago
Kaepernick is old news.

It's only been 3.5 months since "Kneel Guy" put himself back in the spotlight, and it didn't go well for HIM ! jrSmiley_55_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
5  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago

"For the ultra-woke, a salute to the flag is now a personal assault"

Fuck them.  

"Do you think this video was aimed at the anthem kneelers?"

I do and I find it hilarious the liberal left has their hair on fire that a REAL ROLE MODEL was featured before the game.

As I said...Fuck them.

 
 
 
Snuffy
6  Snuffy    2 months ago

I don't care that Kaepernick kneeled.

I don't care that Trump scratched his balls.

I don't care that Jay-Z & Beyonce sat during the National Anthem.

I, like many of my brothers and sisters once wrote that check payable for up to and including my life, to support the people of this country and to uphold all of their rights. That includes the rights of people to say and do things that I would hold abhorrent. That also includes my right to ignore those things and not blindly follow the masses after some "media hero".

That Johnny Cash number has always brought an emotional response from me and I thought that commercial was great. I also felt the commercial was to help remind all of us what this country has done for all of us and to maybe make us a little more thoughtful about all this country has done. Even with all the bad that this country has done this is still a great country. Even with all the bad that this country still does and will do in the future we are still a great country. We can still do better, people will always find fault, but we are still a great country. I am always greatful to have been born in this country and will continue to look for ways to help this country and the people in it.

I will not respond to replies to this as while I support the rights of people to have other views as well as the right for people to make an ass of themselves, I also support the right of myself to ignore.

 
 
 
Split Personality
6.1  Split Personality  replied to  Snuffy @6    2 months ago

If it were possible, I would vote that up 100 times.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Split Personality @6.1    2 months ago

Me also.

 
 
 
loki12
7  loki12    2 months ago

256

 
 
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