Mike Russell

Mike Russell

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NY Times Writer 'Disturbed' By 'American Flags.'

Some liberals have a new strategy. Cry racism or discomfort every time they don't like something.

New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay took that approach on her guest spot on MSNBC's Morning Joe. She said, 'I was on Long Island this weekend ... and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens & dozens of pickup trucks w/ expletives against Joe Biden...Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing."

Watch the clip here.

Let's break down her statement.

I saw, you know, dozens & dozens of pickup trucks w/ expletives against Joe Biden.

Pickup trucks have become a liberal dog-whistle, code for dumb, redneck, Trump voters. This from the crowd who wants everyone to accept Black Lives Matter Flags, Rainbow Flags, and flags of other countries flying everywhere in America. They put murals on streets in every city for the social justice cause du jour while screaming for the cancelation of people who posted something on Twitter 10 years ago when they were 17 years old. This is what freedom is all about. The right to express yourself, including the ability to fly the American Flag on your redneck pickup truck.

Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing.

This is classic totalitarian thinking. Whatever I don't like is 'disturbing.' The world should acclimate to me and my likes and I shouldn't have to tolerate anything that makes me uncomfortable. That's what a safe space is. Safe spaces are cropping up on college campuses across the US where the American Flag is most certainly not allowed to fly because the Flag is 'offensive' or 'disturbing to look at.

Gay goes on to say, 'the message is clear, this is my country, this is not your country.' It's as if those Long Islanders knew Gay was coming and they put American Flags on the back of their trucks just to annoy her. This is also classic, 'it's all about me.' It's also classic, 'this is about race' and those Long Islanders don't like people like me.

How can she possibly know what any of those truck drivers are thinking? Perhaps they love the freedoms most Americans take for granted. Freedoms our founding documents say are 'self-evident' and 'unalienable.' Perhaps those who dare to fly the Stars and Stripes are thinking about the hundreds of thousands of Americans who willingly went to war and died to preserve those freedoms. It certainly doesn't mean those pickup truck drivers think America is only for them or people who look like them (and how do we know what those truck drivers look like?). They could just want to stand up for those freedoms. Freedoms Maya Gay gets to enjoy despite being disturbed by them.

That's why people like Gay want to do away with certain freedoms. The right to speak freely and the right to own a firearm make her uncomfortable. So, she'd prefer to create a 'safe space' instead of learning how to deal with her discomfort. Ironically, dealing with your own discomfort is another path to self freedom.

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