I Called Out Hypocrites Throwing a Fit Over Respecting the Flag, Here are Their Disgusting Responses

The other day I wrote an article and put together a video on my YouTube channel calling out the hypocrisy of these so-called “patriots” who claim to be “offended by the disrespect shown to our flag” from the NFL players who chose to kneel during the National Anthem.



All I did was point out that, while all these people claim that they care about respecting our flag, I didn’t see many people protesting companies that sell the American flag depicted as floor mats, napkins, bikinis, boxers, flip-flops, thongs, or in any other way that clearly isn’t exactly the most respectful of ways to treat the Stars and Stripes.

Predictably, the reaction I saw from these types of people was, well, ridiculous.

Within hours I was inundated with hateful, insulting comments from these people who were clearly upset that I exposed their hypocrisy. To call many of their responses “ignorant” doesn’t even do them justice.

The only way I feel I can adequately convey the stupidity I witnessed from these people is to simply let them speak for themselves.

So, with that said, here are a few of the most idiotic comments I’ve received in the roughly 24 hours since both the article and video were published (all edits to profanity were done by me):

Hey moron, shirts, shorts, napkins or whatever else are not a flag. You are clueless and their is no racial inequality do a fact check. Wow your stupid.

This guy is a f*cking dumb*ss liberal that is still pissed that Hillary didn’t win.

Yeah there selling these patriotic items but there not boycotting the flag. Who ever made this video is one dumb f*ck get your head out of your ass snowflake.

You in your mommas basement stupid.

U idiot a napkin is a different thing than wiping ur face with a real flag! And these people wearing flip flops, bikinis & shorts, shirts is showing their patriotism by buying & wearing it! I can tell U are not much of a Patriot urself, never served in military, never went to a elementary, middle or high school that said prayer & our pledge of allegiance to the flag before school! Nah U are not a Patriot urself dude ur a younger generation raised by the liberals that are all about the sh** thats wrong with this country!

The empirical data is in: Ni**ers comprise 14% of the population but commit a whopping 63% of the overall violent crime. Sub-saharan africans have an average IQ of 68 (clinical mental retardation). 82% of whites murdered are commited by ni**ers. Whites are 25X more likely to get killed by a black guy then a black guy getting killed by a white. BLACK LIES MATTER

how stupid can you be a waste of 8 min

It is the MEANING of the flag to MILLIONS, you morons, that they are disrespecting. They show disrespect every time they take the knee. Just like it would show disrespect to MLK if someone walked up to his grave site and pissed on it. It’s a show of DISRESPECT!!!!

These low IQ apes belong on their knees, and should stay down there.

There were a few more, but they involved borderline threats, along with colorful language, so I reported those. One person wished ill-will on my family, hoped I dropped dead, and swore if they ever saw me out in public they’d see how brave I was.

Though I think these are more than enough to show the kind of ignorance I’ve seen from these so-called “patriots.” However, I did find it rather ironic that one comment proclaimed there’s “no racial inequality” in the United States — as two other posts were horrifically racist. And I have no idea what pointing out the hypocrisy of those who don’t mind disrespecting the flag in other means has anything to do with last year’s election.


I also like how those who did try to defend desecrating the flag by walking on it, wearing it as a thong, or a napkin seem to think that because they don’t find that offensive, there’s nothing wrong with it.

Here’s what the 4 U.S. Code § 8 – Respect for flag actually says:

The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

That’s not me making up some set of rules, those are a few of the actual rules set by U.S. Code in how the flag should be treated.

It literally says the flag should never be used as a “receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything,” as “apparel,” as a “costume,” or “impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard.”

So every single one of these people defending American flag napkins, bikinis, thongs, flip-flops, shorts, or any other way than a flag treated in the manner outlined by this U.S. Code is only proving how ignorant they are about how to properly respect the flag.

They’re also proving their hypocrisy by attacking those who kneel, claiming they won’t tolerate anyone who would disrespect our flag in such a way, all while finding it perfectly acceptable for others to show blatant disrespect for it as per 4 U.S. Code § 8 – Respect for flag.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Facebook to let me know what you think.

And if you’d like, check out my commentary which prompted those reactions below:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Mary M McGrath Cares

    Allen, I am a regular reader of your fact based, opinion article. I am not surprised at the reactions you received. I have also received negative reactions from my own family, as I support the peaceful protests against police violence. I suspect the message is lost as I’ll bet that when a story airs in regard to innocents being gunned down by police, these people change the channel. Granted, the videos are often graphic, and not for the weak of heart. When these crimes go unpunished, I’m lost in my search for justice. No one goes to jail, yet the shooter was often guilty enough that the cities must pay out millions of dollars to surviving families. Just makes no sense. Will these cities have to go bankrupt before Americans realize our police systems need an overhaul? As a stout anti-racist, it is more than obvious that African Americans are dying on our streets unjustly. One would have to be blind not to see it. Should this be on the other foot, and the victims were white, my guess is there would be many more joining the peaceful protests for justice and freedom for all who hold a birthright under the protection of our flag. This has never been about disrespect, this has always been about wanting a country where we are all treated under the law. Personally, I would like to see the huge monitors in the stadiums show the many videos of these murders while our anthem played. I suppose it wouldn’t be appropriate for young viewers, but it would show what the protest is truly about. Thanks for sticking to the truth and taking the wrath.

  • E.A. Blair

    “… or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard.”

    Which theoretically makes flag-imprinted postage stamps illegal. Part of the problem is that Title 4, Chapter 1 of the United States Code carries no criminal penalties for its violation, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere.