Students from one Iowan high school recently apologized to the principal of another Iowan high school when people found their choice of red, white and blue attire offensive.
Supporters of the Des Moines North High School basketball team, many of whose players are from refugee families, were offended when fans of Valley High School’s basketball team wore red, white and blue last week, The College Fix reports.
“This is an example of BLATANT racism,” said Ty Leggett, a Valley High School alum, on the Valley High School – WDMCS Facebook page. “ALL participating should have been pulled and banned from ALL VHS extracurricular events for the remainder of the year! As a parent, I’d be mortified that my son or daughter thought this way, acted in this fashion and refrained from taking a stand against this 21st century inexcusable behavior!”
And they justify it by saying the rival high school had a lot of “refugees” in it (and I begin to suspect the left is beginning to use “refugee” as a broad euphemism for “illegal immigrant”). And I’m like, if that’s the case, you’re saying that the people the left is bringing into the country by the planeload are offended by the sight of the flag of the country they are moving to?
Now if this were one isolated incident, it would hardly be proof of the left’s hatred for the United States. But it’s just one fractal in a mosaic. Students at a high school in California were also suspended for wearing patriotic apparel. A South Carolina high school banned American flags from football games. Obama refused to wear an American flag lapel pin while campaigning. A liberal college in Massachusetts removed the American flag from its campus. The Democrat Party didn’t even display the American flag at their convention (until they were called on it).
One will search in vain for an example of a leftist saying to a Social Justice Wanker whining that the flag represents racism and makes her feel unsafe, “Bullshit. You’re in America. This is our flag. Deal with it.” It simply doesn’t happen.