What regressives don't want you to know about Betsy Ross flag

  
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What regressives don't want you to know about Betsy Ross flag
This “racist” flag, by the way, has been flying proudly in San Francisco, that hotbed of bigotry, since 1964, right outside city hall, apparently without once tripping the hair-trigger sensitivities of Bay Area liberals.

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Colin Kaepernick kicked up a massive dust storm by complaining when Nike put the Betsy Ross flag on the heel of a shoe. You’d have thought by the hue and cry from the regressive left that they had used the Nazi swastika. 

Nike means “Victory” in Greek. It is supposed to symbolize masculine strength, a determination to conquer against all odds and to take on the biggest, baddest bully on the block without flinching. But Nike, forgetting all about the spirit that won our freedom from the British, collapsed like a cheap Bedouin tent in a stiff desert breeze. 

Michael Eric Dyson, a regressive professor at Georgetown, actually did compare the Betsy Ross flag to the swastika and made the flag virtually a symbol of the KKK by comparing it to burning crosses. 

This “racist” flag, by the way, has been flying proudly in San Francisco, that hotbed of bigotry, since 1964, right outside city hall, apparently without once tripping the hair-trigger sensitivities of Bay Area liberals. It was featured prominently at the second inauguration of that noted racial bigot, Barack Obama, again without triggering anyone. 

Here’s what regressives do not want you to know about the Betsy Ross flag: They do not want you to know that Betsy Ross, as a Quaker from Philadelphia, was a committed abolitionist who never owned a single slave, not ever. 

They do not want you to know that the 13 original stars in a circle symbolized our national oneness. We were no longer 13 separate, detached states, but a union, a single political entity united under the banner of liberty. The United States was a “new constellation” in the universe of nations.

That’s all the Betsy Ross flag, adopted as our first national flag in 1777, was about. 

As writer Jane Hampton Cook says, “The first flag of the United States was not about slavery. It was about unity.” 

Regressives also really, really, really do not want you to know that African Americans fought for this flag from the first battle of the war for independence, at Bunker Hill, to the last battle at Yorktown. 

Peter Salem, a free African-American, took out the British major who fired the first shots of the war at Bunker Hill. Salem went on to fight the British for another four years. Eventually, African-Americans comprised about four percent of the Continental Army. The Betsy Ross flag was their flag too. And it still is. 

Our final victory at Yorktown was made possible by an African slave by the name of James Armistead. He was a servant to Britain’s Lord Cornwallis, and his intelligence as an American spy alerted General Lafayette that taking Yorktown was possible. (Armistead became a free man after the war, and changed his name to James Lafayette.) 

The only changes made to the Betsy Ross flag since 1777 have been the addition of stars to represent the admission of new states to the union. We saw no need to alter the basic design of the Betsy Ross flag after the Civil War because slavery was outlawed under that flag. It was the under the newest version of that flag that Union soldiers fought and won the Civil War to bring to an end the abomination of slavery, our nation’s original sin. 

In other words, we are still living under the Betsy Ross flag. And it stands, just as it always has, for “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Long may she wave.


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Heartland American
1  seeder  Heartland American    2 months ago

“African Americans fought for this flag from the first battle of the war for independence, at Bunker Hill, to the last battle at Yorktown. 

Peter Salem, a free African-American, took out the British major who fired the first shots of the war at Bunker Hill. Salem went on to fight the British for another four years. Eventually, African-Americans comprised about four percent of the Continental Army. The Betsy Ross flag was their flag too. And it still is. 

Our final victory at Yorktown was made possible by an African slave by the name of James Armistead. He was a servant to Britain’s Lord Cornwallis, and his intelligence as an American spy alerted General Lafayette that taking Yorktown was possible. (Armistead became a free man after the war, and changed his name to James Lafayette.) 

The only changes made to the Betsy Ross flag since 1777 have been the addition of stars to represent the admission of new states to the union. We saw no need to alter the basic design of the Betsy Ross flag after the Civil War because slavery was outlawed under that flag. It was the under the newest version of that flag that Union soldiers fought and won the Civil War to bring to an end the abomination of slavery, our nation’s original sin. 

In other words, we are still living under the Betsy Ross flag. And it stands, just as it always has, for “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.””

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

What ignorant fools those mortals be who bitch about that flag.

You will need not remind me to never buy or wear anything NIKE.

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1  pat wilson  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 months ago

Check your investments and mutual funds, NKE may be there..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  pat wilson @2.1    2 months ago

Investments?   Mutual Funds?   LOLOLOLOL   You think I have investments and mutual funds? 

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.2  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.1    one month ago

You don’t have investments in a retirement account? 

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.1    one month ago

Bummer if you don't

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Heartland American @2.1.2    one month ago

I have no assets of value - I gave all to my children and ex-wife on or before our divorce.  The most valuable items I have now are my camera and computer.  My Canada Pensions and what my wife earns enable us to live in relative comfort here in a modern well-furnished leased apartment in an upscale area, but in Canada I'd be a pauper.

I still have fond memories of owning a home in an exclusive area of Toronto and a lakeside country home, two cars, a boat, shared ownership of a Florida golf condo with my brother, and investments, but then an income tax debt of almost a million dollars leading to bankruptcy changed all that.  But sometimes new and interesting adventures, especially late in life, can be as valuable and appreciated as being wealthy.  I have posted photos of many of the wonders I've seen here, sharing the adventures with all of you.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.4    one month ago
But sometimes new and interesting adventures, especially late in life, can be as valuable and appreciated as being wealthy. 

Is that ever the words of wisdom!


BTW, there is a new Barbie doll coming out. It's called "Divorce Barbie". It comes complete with it's own accessories as well as all of Ken's possessions! jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.5    one month ago

The best business-promoting car licence plate I ever saw was on a Jaguar owned by a female divorce lawyer:  "WAS.HIS"

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.7  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.6    one month ago

Sounds like she took pride & pleasure in her work!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.7    one month ago

It's a great advertisement that she's successful at what she does.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.9  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.4    one month ago

A decent number of Americans retire in foreign countries where the cost of living is less and their social security checks can go much further.  I had friends who once considered and even visited Belize and Costa Rica before deciding to stay here for other reasons.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Heartland American @2.1.9    one month ago

My brother considered Costa Rica because of its excellent health system, but then settled in Manila.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.11  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.10    one month ago

Manila is a good choice.  Most modern conveniences are available, lower living costs, English spoken commonly enough and for those of us from America, we share the same date for Independence Day.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Voted up! Great article and the perfect response to those who hate this country like Kaepernick

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

I’m glad that you liked it. It’s exactly right about our flag. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4  Vic Eldred    one month ago

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”

― George Orwell, 1984

 
 
 
Heartland American
4.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    one month ago

“Michael Eric Dyson, a regressive professor at Georgetown, actually did compare the Betsy Ross flag to the swastika and made the flag virtually a symbol of the KKK by comparing it to burning crosses. 

This “racist” flag, by the way, has been flying proudly in San Francisco, that hotbed of bigotry, since 1964, right outside city hall, apparently without once tripping the hair-trigger sensitivities of Bay Area liberals. It was featured prominently at the second inauguration of that noted racial bigot, Barack Obama, again without triggering anyone. 

Here’s what regressives do not want you to know about the Betsy Ross flag: They do not want you to know that Betsy Ross, as a Quaker from Philadelphia, was a committed abolitionist who never owned a single slave, not ever. 

They do not want you to know that the 13 original stars in a circle symbolized our national oneness. We were no longer 13 separate, detached states, but a union, a single political entity united under the banner of liberty. The United States was a “new constellation” in the universe of nations.

That’s all the Betsy Ross flag, adopted as our first national flag in 1777, was about. 

As writer Jane Hampton Cook says, “The first flag of the United States was not about slavery. It was about unity.””                       We can not surrender the present to them.  

 
 
 
Krishna
4.2  Krishna  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    one month ago

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”

That is correct-- well, up until the next election in 2020! jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Heartland American
4.2.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Krishna @4.2    one month ago

In 2016 we kept the pledge to Make America Great Again and having accomplished that, in 2020 we are going to Keep America Great! by re electing our great President Trump.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    one month ago

How come some of those who fondly remember every tidbit of colonial American history can't remember slavery, which ended 89 years after the Declaration of Independence?

 
 
 
Heartland American
5.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  JohnRussell @5    one month ago

Wouldn’t this be more fitting on the seed about people today supposedly being apologists for slavery?  The anti slavery movement got a good start in our moves toward independence as cities as well as colonies that later became states began the process toward ending it.  Slavery was common place around the globe across continents, races, and cultures in 1776.  I give our founders credit for recognizing it for the evil it is and beginning the process of eradicating and eliminating it here and elsewhere.  I don’t discard our founding and reject all that our founding fathers stood due to the time in which they lived.  Instead I give them credit for advancing the ball on this issue and creating the circumstances where it would be abandoned here and elsewhere later.  I also recognize that the creator of our original 13 star flag out of which our current flag is, was a religious peaceful woman and an abolitionist.  

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
5.2  Mark in Wyoming  replied to  JohnRussell @5    one month ago

How come some of those who fondly remember every tidbit of colonial American history can't remember slavery, which ended 89 years after the Declaration of Independence?

 maybe because to most , the issue of slavery is a dead issue for them , the slaves were freed, end of story for them.

is there a person alive today that was held in slavery that has to be apologized too?

what about is there a person alive today that held/ owned another person as a slave that needs to be punished ?

If the answer to either or both of those questions is no , then it is a dead issue for some people.

 
 
 
bbl-1
6  bbl-1    one month ago

Betsy Ross flag and all the rest.  Honestly?  War on Christmas regurgitated into another--------------never ending wacko complaint.

Not sure this is true, but I have always been under the assumption that slaves, debtors and others in Colonial Crown servitude were granted freedom and debt release after a specified honorable term in the Continental Army.

 
 
 
Heartland American
6.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  bbl-1 @6    one month ago

Let me guess.  The Betsy Ross American flag was designed by a Russian bot and is a Putin tool to divide America?  

 
 
 
bbl-1
6.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  Heartland American @6.1    one month ago

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bbl-1
6.1.2  bbl-1  replied to  Heartland American @6.1    one month ago

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Heartland American
7  seeder  Heartland American    one month ago

Let’s try to get back on topic.  I’ll assist with this from the seed.

“African Americans fought for this flag from the first battle of the war for independence, at Bunker Hill, to the last battle at Yorktown. 

Peter Salem, a free African-American, took out the British major who fired the first shots of the war at Bunker Hill. Salem went on to fight the British for another four years. Eventually, African-Americans comprised about four percent of the Continental Army. The Betsy Ross flag was their flag too. And it still is. 

Our final victory at Yorktown was made possible by an African slave by the name of James Armistead. He was a servant to Britain’s Lord Cornwallis, and his intelligence as an American spy alerted General Lafayette that taking Yorktown was possible. (Armistead became a free man after the war, and changed his name to James Lafayette.) 

The only changes made to the Betsy Ross flag since 1777 have been the addition of stars to represent the admission of new states to the union. We saw no need to alter the basic design of the Betsy Ross flag after the Civil War because slavery was outlawed under that flag. It was the under the newest version of that flag that Union soldiers fought and won the Civil War to bring to an end the abomination of slavery, our nation’s original sin.”

 
 
 
Sparty On
8  Sparty On    one month ago

Great seed.

Thx!

Maybe there is still some hope for San Fran ....

 
 
 
Heartland American
8.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Sparty On @8    one month ago

Thanks!  I’m glad that you like the seed.  I found it a great explanation of the folly of targeting that flag.  As for San Fran, one can always hope for the best...

 
 
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