Of course the national symbols belong to the Right. The Left not only supports invasion, occupation, and rule by foreigners, but increasingly consists of actual foreigners.
The New York Times appears to have ceded one of the most conspicuous signs of patriotism – the flying of the US flag – to Republicans, saying it may no longer unite people because it's seen as a symbol of conservatism.
"Today, flying the flag from the back of a pickup truck or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person's political affiliation in a deeply divided nation," the Times said in an article on Saturday, the eve of the US Independence Day holiday.
The article went on to say the flag has become "alienating to some," after it was embraced by supporters of former President Donald Trump. "And it has made the celebration of the Fourth of July, of patriotic bunting and cakes with blueberries and strawberries arranged into Old Glory, into another cleft in a country that seems no longer quite so indivisible, under a flag threatening to fray."
Conservatives pounced on the article as an admission that their side now owns American patriotism. "Agreed," self-described Christian traditionalist Theophilus Chilton told the Times on Twitter. "If you love your country, you're probably on the right."
It's all-too-characteristic of the few actual Americans on the Left to claim that they can be a) patriotic, b) anti-nationalist, and c) favor subjugation to foreigners, but that's because they are literally insane and are unable to see the contradictions inherent in the narrative-recitations that pass for their "thinking".
The real problem is less the anti-Americanism of the Left, but rather the false patriotism of the conservatives, who mindlessly repeat the foreign propaganda that "America is an idea". Of course, all the ignoramuses who insist that "posterity means anyone living in a geographical location" or "nationality is paperwork" should seriously consider rethinking their false and stupid position given that it it is shared with a dementia-addled Leftist.
I’ve often said that America is the only nation in the world founded on an idea. Every other nation in the world is founded on the basis of either that — geography or ethnicity or religion. You can define every — almost everyone else based on those characteristics, but you can’t define America. I defy you to tell me what constitutes an American. You can’t do it. We’re an incredibly diverse democracy.
- Joe Biden, July 3, 2021
Challenge accepted: An American is a descendant of the mostly British men who settled the Thirteen Colonies and fought the War for Independence that is celebrated today. Americans are the Posterity of the Preamble, whose rights are articulated in the United States Constitution, whose "British brethren" were described in the Declaration of Independence, and whose forefathers declared Independence from the King of England. No one else is an American, regardless of what ideas they claim to believe, where they reside, or what paperwork they carry.
Anything else is not only a lie, but a lie that has been weaponized for over a century to weaken and destroy the American nation.
In the event you don't understand the importance of the distinction between American Posterity and not-Americans, I suggest reading the Posterity debate between a civic nationalist lawyer who was attempting to defend the "America as Idea" proposition and a humble game designer who happens to read a little history now and then.