Friday, May 7, 2010

Video: Flag Flap Teens: "I Never Thought That I'd Be On National TV For Wearing An American Flag Shirt"


The kid is right, this incident in California never should have happened. The reason why he is on TV today is because so called educators have failed to educate. By giving legitimacy to anyone who feels offended, rather than intellectually challenging the reasons behind their offense, the Mexican- American students now feel that they are somehow disrespected.  They feel they are disrespected because some of their fellow Americans refuse to suppress their First Amendment rights so that the Mexican American students can feel pride for a country their parents fled.

None of this would have happened if the educators had simply pointed out that the Mexican-American students are American too and that taking offense at someone wearing the flag of the country their parents chose to come to is a rather nutty idea. The result of educators fostering this nutty idea:
Gateway Pundit: Hispanic students march down Monterey Road in Morgan Hill on Thursday morning asking for respect after Live Oak High School Principal Nick Boden ignited a controversy Wednesday by sending home five students who wore American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (Photo by: MorganHill Times Staff)
MorganHill Times reported:
About 200 Hispanic teens are marching in Morgan Hill yelling “We want respect!” and “Si se puede!” in reaction to a controversy ignited when the Live Oak High School principal effectively sent four students home for wearing T-shirts with American flags on them during Cinco de Mayo.
Mexican-American students felt the students were being disrespectful on the only day they celebrate their heritage while students sporting red, white and blue said it violated their First Amendment rights.
Six police cars and a Morgan Hill motorcycle officer have been cruising alongside the large group as it marches.
The group – mostly high school students – walked out of school this morning after the story of four students who were sent home because they wore American flag T-shirts went viral on TV and online. Many wear red, white and green and two large Mexico flags can be seen at the front of the line.
The students say they want people to know they’re proud of their heritage and they believe wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo is disrespectful.
The celebration of diversity only celebrates our divisions rather than our unity. 

Via: Hot Air

10 comments:

Mats said...

The "celebraty diversity" nonsense is just a way to prevent the advance of the Christian worldview. People in islamic cultures don't "celebrate diversity". I know very few non-westernized nations who want to "celebrate diversity" by comitting cultural suicide.

SirKnob said...

I think the point everyone is missing, is the Mexican-American students, do not want to be Americans. They want to be Mexicans living in the United States. Therein lies the problem. Their parents did not come here to be Americans. They came here to get the benefits that living in United States offers them. I have known immigrants all my life. The majority of them used to take pride in gaining US Citizenship, as many do still do. But, in watching groups like LaRaza one quickly learns that they take no pride in being American. They do not want to be Americans. They want the US to become Mexican to suit them.
Though they run from Mexico because of its' political corruption, they ask for the same corruption to take over here.
It is the same with California liberals that flee California to a Conservative state, then try to change it into California.
What was it someone said about the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting a different outcome?
Have a great day all.

ozzie said...

It's the insecurity and "victim" mentality. Always defensive because they are always told they are victims, so they react negatively and take it as a personal thing (unless there was incitement).

This kind of story always bugs me because it makes us look like whiny little britches. The cure is education, not indoctrination.

49er16 said...

I remember when I was in high school, the Mexican-American students walked out of school in protest. I can't remember what exactly they were protesting, but the school marked them down for truancy and gave them all one day of detention for it.

Of course I grew up the right part of California where they wouldn't be tolerated. Heck, even their parents were mad at them.

Clifton B said...

Mats:

Diversity is just one of those words that sounds nice so long as you do not seek the true definition. It is just like Hope and Change. Sounds nice, but pretty ugly when put into action.

Clifton B said...

SirKnob:

I think the point everyone is missing, is the Mexican-American students, do not want to be Americans. They want to be Mexicans living in the United States...

and the celebration of diversity has made this sentiment quite acceptable.

Clifton B said...

Ozzie:

The cure is education, not indoctrination.

Education is most certainly the cure, but good luck getting it from our public school system. In our public school system, emotions always trump knowledge.

Clifton B said...

49er16:

That sort of behavior is encouraged today, because no one wants to offend anybody.

o3man said...

I am Latino and love USA. The problem is that Mexicans feel the USA stole "their" land. They think that "Alta California" is an occupied territory which they will one day reconquer. Also on the list is Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and of course - Texas. They feel they are not "illegal aliens" we are.

ozzie said...

On the note o3man left-

I have to say that what I've learned (I have not read on the subject), a false attack on the US was staged in order to force a takeover of the land. I think that the act was complete and pure evil, but what is now is so much the opposite of that time. What I mean is that this land is so much better off than Mexico is- TRUE-

They want to come here because of the prosperity America provided, not the prosperity that Mexico could have been because Mexico is corrupt. We are heading there as well, but right now this is the land of opportunity even as bad as things are.

I don't diminish the anger, but I want to be realistic and want others to realize that were it not for America, those "disputed" areas would be in as much disrepair as Mexico is. It is all about management, and Mexico has failed miserably.

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