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Edited by melanieLovesGames

@no0b0rama said:

@melanielovesgames: Why create a new account to post this crap?

To prevent people from looking at my personal info or profile to make an ad hominem attack. That's exactly what you just tried to do, right? lolz

Posted by EpicSteve

@melanielovesgames: If I believed my government committed an act that would drive me to protest to an extreme degree as flag burning, I wouldn't be a US citizen anymore. It's like I wouldn't buy season tickets for a team I hate. I see flag burning as the most severe non-violent protest one can commit.

Edited by melanieLovesGames

@melanielovesgames: If I believed my government committed an act that would drive me to protest to an extreme degree as flag burning, I wouldn't be a US citizen anymore. It's like I wouldn't buy season tickets for a team I hate. I see flag burning as the most severe non-violent protest one can commit.

Yes I agree. I still have my American citizenship, it's where I was born, and I'm incredibly sad to see the havoc and despair that most Americans face now. With mass foreclosures, unaffordable health care, rampant gun violence, and absolutely hideous neglect of veterans. I still admire Americans for many things, but I hope they stomach the fact sooner than later that their political system has essentially abandoned them, and that the military works for and represents political interests and commercial enterprises, and only uses the American people for employment and service. The real burden of genuine loyalty and genuine patriotism here is acknowledging that there are times in which the flag must be burned and then actually doing so. Not because you simply hate your country, but because you love the people and the traditions of your country so deeply that you will protect them by fighting the grip of the government, even if they do not understand what you are doing and respond, as you do, with hatred and contempt. It is the opinion of and treatment from people like you, and others here, that is the price of being faithful to your obligation as a citizen to dissent when the situation calls for it.

Posted by Zebracal

I fine read good sir. Thank you for posting this.

Edited by Ursus1

This is a touching article. Thank you sit for

Your service and keep gaming!

Posted by Ursus1

This is a touching article. I'm glad to see that something which I consider a big part of my life be of use to people like him. I can totally relate to him not because I'm a soldier but because I too consider videogames my hobbie and use them to escape. Not because my life sucks but because I love gaming. Thank you for your service.

Posted by Wrighteous86

Dude, you're awesome, and you have a unique perspective. Keep this up and you could go far.

Posted by MrSpaceMan

I'm using this blog as a source in my College finals project. I'm doing a bit on how people choose to cope with extreme situations. I'll PM you the project if you'd like.