Now I know what you must be thinking... (especially people who have been reading my blog for any amount of time) "Oh no here she goes again." You had to know I was going to have something to say about this whole debacle, didn't you?
Have you ever stopped and actually read the words of this simple yet profound pledge? Most people don't. Most people just rattle it off without really taking the time to connect with the true meaning of what this pledge actually means.
Let's look at it. When someone says these words they are saying they will never serve another country and will always stand by it's people. We acknowledge it is a nation under God - the creator of all of us and provider of our unalienable rights as human beings. As well, it implies we cannot be divided and all of us have the same liberty and justice. Yet, for some reason we can't say it in school anymore. We almost never say it. Now our country is more divided than ever and our schools have more crime and evil than ever and our courts are more corrupt. Why? What is happening? Where did we go wrong?
In 1942 The US Congress enacted that this would be the official pledge of Allegiance for America and our flag. It is intended to be a reminder of how important it is and how valuable being an American Citizen really is.
According to the US Flag Code, the Pledge "should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present and not in uniform may render the military salute. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute."
However this pledge and the flag of our country has been under attack for many years for a number of reasons. Most recently I was disgusted and completely appalled to see what has been happening during this election season. Not only have there been brain-dead celebrities who like drones are making public "pledges" not to their country but to President Barack Obama. Jessica Alba and many others are literally asking voters to "pledge to Obama"
Now, check me if I am wrong, but didn't they do the same thing with Hitler back in the 30's??? Look how well that turned out. Now, I am not saying Obama is Hitler or will ever do what he did. However from a social standpoint it is just not right that anyone would ever pledge such a thing to any "person". Yet he doesn't condemn it because I think in his narcissistic noggin he enjoys it.
What bothers me most about this is that not only do these celebrities who go along with the masses of others in order to be seen as "cool, hip or trendy" because Heaven forbid if in Hollywood you are a conservative or even worse a republican and you can never be a Christian because that would be just unthinkable. Libertarians were probably birthed out of this very need to not be a total lib and somewhat still be seen as "cool" by those who would otherwise blacklist them from ever working again, joking... Greek girl knows the definition. I guess what they don't understand is that they can't see past their ego and pride to realize they are causing such divisive behavior and being seen by youth as so-called role models and acting in such a moronic manner. To say it is disturbing to me hardly even begins to cover it.
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I wonder where the apology is for this?
Now, let's not forget. Last week Obama and his campaign found it was a good idea to create a new flag for his campaign. Now, even though I am a blonde I am not dumb enough to not realize this is no "official" flag replacement but really??? Not only does this flag look erily similar to bloody finger drags along a wall - a - hem like seen in a most recent attack in Libya, but what's worse is that it includes his campaign logo.
So now you have all of Hollyweird pledging allegiance to their president and oohing and ahhhing over his idiotic and insensitive flag.
Okay, I know what you are going to say "what about freedom of speech"? Yes, you would be right to ask this. However, when we have thousands of soldiers on the front lines (not allowed to use Real Ammo I might add) who have sworn to protect and uphold this country and our constitution and to serve under a specific flag, our official flag and our Commander in Chief finds it appropriate to arbitrarily create a substitute flag that suggests a pledge to him?!?! I just gotta ask, what in the hell was he thinking?!?
Back to the celebrities. Don't they realize what they are doing? Don't they see how their very industry is under complete attack? The freedom of speech that they hold so dear is on the verge of being stripped from them. Because meanwhile as they are worried about free choice, fairness, free birth control and equal this and that, there is a stupid 20-minute film on Youtube called, "Innocence of Muslims" being used as a scape-goat for a worldwide uprising of Muslim extremists who have killed and injured many Americans while attacking and destroying our embassies abroad. It is so bad of a film and was loaded months before these attacks that coincidently happened on 9/11... Really? All the uproar is supposedly due to the offensive nature of this film. If Obama has his way with his recent apology tour our soldiers will be pledging allegiance to him and not our flag and our Hollywood elite will be completely censored. That is of course, unless it offends Christians - because that's always okay in their book and by their standards.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that this is just another sign of how much out of touch Obama and his swoon of Hollywood elites really are. It is never cool to change the United States Flag, and the American people do not pledge allegiance to anything but our Country! So on November 6, let's make sure we tell them just what we think. Because in my humble Greek opinion... it's a bunch of Muckery!
Blessings, Love & Music ~