Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Lil Wayne Desecrates American Flag; A Veteran Responds
Outrage swirled as a video of rapper Lil Wayne trampling on an American flag was released on the Internet. Wayne defended his actions in a post on Facebook.
"It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled 'God Bless Amerika'. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America," he said. "In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground." the rapper posted.
Last week the Home and Garden network received complaints about using an American flag as a table decoration.
It is the editorial position of The Truth Is Viral that the American flag is not a table decoration, and regardless of what the end product of Lil Wayne's video may look like, it is never OK to purposely let an American flag touch the ground, much less trample on it.
While the men currently in control of the government are apparently clueless as to what the flag represents, or if the reader of this missive has forgotten, the flag - The one that drapes the caskets of those who gave their final measure of devotion for it - represents the blood and bandages of all who fought for the ideals that were set forth by the Founders; that all men are created equal. This sentiment is echoed when we pledge allegiance to the flag, the ending phrase being, "...with Liberty, and Justice, for All."
No matter how far the Republic has fallen, as we approach the 4th of July, Independence Day 2013, let us keep in mind what the flag represents and remember those who died for those ideals. Let us have one symbol left to rally around, something that represents the best of America and Americans, something that we don't throw away when we're done with it. Something that we treat with respect.