14 October 2015

Dissing the National Anthem

Whether it's social justice warriors posing as historians or leftists in the media, old-fashioned patriotism and love of country is so passé these days. I'm sure these folks would be so much happier in North Korea.

Hundreds of journalists declined to stand during the national anthem at the Democratic debate at the Wynn Las Vegas, with only 20 out of nearly 400 rising from their seats, some recognizable from conservative media outlets.
That is a sickening display of immaturity, arrogance, ignorance and disrespect. Is it any wonder so many people have no trust in these "reporters" whatsoever?


What you see in the video above is, in attitude, very similar to what you witness in the video below, filmed recently at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:

No doubt, some progressive blogger/faux historian will find "educational value" in such conduct.


Mark Snell said...

What's really surprising is that some of them DID stand.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

True Mark. My grandfathers are spinning in their graves.

Champ Livingston said...

Faux Historian vs. Credentialed Historian...which category do you fall under Richard?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello Champ. Actually, neither. I've been very purposeful here and other venues not to refer to myself as a historian. As a matter of fact, when my last book came out, the editor referred to me as a historian on the back cover. I made them change that. I'm a writer who focuses on history.

That being said, others have referred to me as a historian - I can't help that though, again, I don't encourage it and I do correct it when possible. I'm perfectly content allowing my amateur work speak for itself.

Thanks for the comment.

ropelight said...

Say there, Mr Champ Livingston, are you a real champion of something or are you sailing under false colors. I'm not accusing you of presenting yourself as something you're not, but I am curious. Are you a real champion or are you a champion in name only? Just askin'

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

RL - I wish my blog provided "Like" buttons for comments. ☺

Champ Livingston said...

So asks the man/woman using the name ropelight!

No we all know you were not given that name by your parents...what do you have to hide?

Champ Livingston said...

Also, I was wondering do you stand and put your hand on your heart when at home watching a ballgame and the NA is played?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"So asks the man/woman using the name ropelight!"

Red Herring Mr. L. RL did not show making accusations, you did.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Also, I was wondering do you stand and put your hand on your heart when at home watching a ballgame and the NA is played?"

And yet another red herring. This was a group event, a public gathering. Not quite the same as sitting at home watching privately. Nice try though.

ropelight said...

So, Mr Champ Livingston, can you put aside the tap dance and double talk and just face up to the question? Are you a champion of anything at all or are you claiming titles unearned?

It's a yes or no question. Real champions don't hide from simple straight forward inquires, nor do they embarrass themselves with cheap misdirection tactics.

Really, now, I'm not asking if you stand for the National Anthem, or duck the Pledge of Allegiance, or if you've ever published a book, or done anything of note, historical or otherwise.

So, how about it? Champ or Chump...which category do you fall under?

jessie sanford said...

So Champ/Corey has struck again and if Champ is wondering I do stand and render a hand slaute when the National Anthem is played and recite the Pledge of Allegiance all except the indivisible part.
People i.e. reporters in the limelight should be setting a good example for our children. I have some comrades who will never have the ooperutinty to stand or say the pledge ever again and thats why the reporters should render honors if not for their country then for men and women who have given thier lives for this country.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"reporters in the limelight should be setting a good example for our children."

True, but most of them act like children themselves.

Champ is the typical drive by poster. Ask confrontational questions or make silly accusations and when called on them, make another or disappear. A real lightweight, if you know what I mean.