There are certain traditions we all love about the Fourth of July. Cookouts, beer, ballgames, and fireworks, among a few.
There are other traditions as well, although not so beloved. Protesters burning the American flag has become a staple of Independence Day activities and as predictable as a summer thunderstorm in Washington, D.C.
Aside from the usual “Death to America!” chants and other original slogans, protesters have now taken to answering Donald Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again!” slogan by claiming that America — in addition to being a racist, homophobic, anti-woman, oppressive nation — was never all that great, to begin with.
Far-left protesters burned U.S. flags while chanting “America was never great” outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, just after President Donald Trump gave a July 4th speech.
The demonstrators burning flags were associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party and Refuse Fascism. According to organizers, the groups also burned flags at demonstrations in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Videos shared to social media showed some protesters burning small flags in Washington, D.C. before later burning a larger flag, which was quickly reduced to ashes.
The Hill reports that the protesters developed a catchy slogan to shout.
Far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House on Saturday and chanted, “America was never great” moments after President Trump finished delivering a speech at the “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration.
Video shows the flag being burned in Black Lives Matter Plaza, just outside the White House. Activists can be heard chanting, “One, two, three, four, slavery, genocide and war. Five, six, seven, eight, America was never great.”
I’m sure Hideki Tojo and Adolf Hitler would agree, except they are not available for comment.
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) July 4, 2020
Really now, What do you expect? Slack-jawed Communists and drooling antifa thugs. These people are not known for their smarts and look suspiciously on people who are.
Things got tense at Black Lives Matter plaza when RevCom, short for Revolutionary Communist Party, attempted to burn a few small American flags only for other protesters to run in and confront them.
“This is what they want, don’t give it to them,” someone says. pic.twitter.com/FIby1j7mc7
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) July 5, 2020
They must be running out of statues to tear down. “Refuse Fascism posted on its website that it also created and then tore down a “statue” of Trump outside Trump Tower in New York.”
Mindless, brainless barbarians.
Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but perhaps the numbskulls burning the flag should have gotten another opinion. President Saddam Hussein, what do you think of the slogan, “America was never great”?
Mr. Hussein? Saddam? Boobie?
Indeed, the one constant in American history has been dictators, strongmen, and tyrants all thinking America isn’t that great, only to find out to their infinite sorrow, they were dead wrong — literally.