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Posted By: Imright, 6/16/2023 1:22:02 PM

A Marquette University professor said the American flag makes him “anxious” in a National Public Radio interview Wednesday. Philosophy Professor Grant Silva told an interviewer with WUWM, an NPR affiliate station in Milwaukee, that he feels “anxious” when he sees an American flag. In the interview, Silva described how “excessive imagery” of American flags is borderline “nationalism.” “I also get a little bit anxious around the excessive imagery of the flag in part because in my experience, patriotism quickly slips into nationalism,” Silva said. “Especially the simplistic version of patriotism, the flag-waving, my country love it or leave it kind of attitude. That is just a hop, skip and a jump away

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Reply 1 - Posted by: coyote 6/16/2023 1:28:30 PM (No. 1493317)
that's right, pal, so walk light.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bmoc 6/16/2023 1:29:59 PM (No. 1493319)
Marquette isn't that far from Canada. Take care going through customs. Idiot.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mseegal 6/16/2023 1:31:42 PM (No. 1493322)
This professor makes me anxious.....for the future of America!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Moritz55 6/16/2023 1:33:17 PM (No. 1493323)
So “nationalism” is automatically a negative thing? Certainly it CAN be negative if pushed too far, but so can internationalism. “America First” and “Make America Great Again” are just common sense.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/16/2023 1:34:58 PM (No. 1493324)
Then Move!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 6/16/2023 1:37:33 PM (No. 1493326)
I know of a red flag with five gold stars on it that you would absolutely love. Please get in touch and I will reimburse you for your one-way ticket.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: kono 6/16/2023 1:38:01 PM (No. 1493327)
The philosophy professor seems not to have considered the way the gender ideology flags do precisely to others what he claims causes him anxiety when patriotic Americans fly our nation's flag. I see the same "our country, love it or leave it" being shoved in my face every "pride month" (which, recall, began as "gay pride day" and spread to fill a whole month. And does anybody believe that it will stop there? It will be 24x7x365.25 before long; count on it.)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: clipped wings 6/16/2023 1:38:02 PM (No. 1493328)
General comment: It appears that NPR is constantly searching for ways to denigrate the USA. The organization should be defunded. As for the prof:IMO he should hop, skip and jump to Canada—or elsewhere.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kate318 6/16/2023 1:41:41 PM (No. 1493330)
Marquette. ‘Nuff said.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rama41 6/16/2023 1:52:41 PM (No. 1493335)
I feel anxious every time I think about my tax dollars funding NPR.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 6/16/2023 1:56:29 PM (No. 1493336)
International flights leave this country every day. Purchase yourself a one-way ticket to the dictatorship of your choice and start packing. I'm sure you would be welcomed at the University of North Korea!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Skinnydip 6/16/2023 2:00:01 PM (No. 1493339)
Professor, to relieve your anxiety I'll buy you a first class ticket on Biden's new train across the Indian Ocean where you can resettle and live happily ever after.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rather Read 6/16/2023 2:01:41 PM (No. 1493340)
I work in academia. My first dean died recently. He was in the Air Force during World War II and flew over 30 missions over Nazi Germany. He was a gentleman and a scholar. This man is an ignorant coward.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared 6/16/2023 2:02:16 PM (No. 1493341)
You can still leave the US without 'Letters Of Transit', unlike some countries which have 'less unsettling' flags.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 6/16/2023 2:07:17 PM (No. 1493342)
Leave! We don’t need your kind here. If you don’t feel comfortable in Our Country then pack your bags. May I suggest North Korea, China, or Yemen…
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Reply 16 - Posted by: rochow 6/16/2023 2:08:54 PM (No. 1493345)
This little dip@it associate prof. should just pack his bags and go back where he came from.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/16/2023 2:11:32 PM (No. 1493347)
Shut up and take a Valium.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chiritwo 6/16/2023 2:32:43 PM (No. 1493351)
What a sissy boy. My uncle died at 18 defending his country. If the flag causes him anxiety, there's no way he could fight to protect his family. Just grow up and do us all a favor and leave for what you preceive is a better place.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Norway 6/16/2023 2:46:06 PM (No. 1493357)
If that is not his flag then this is not his country.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/16/2023 2:46:08 PM (No. 1493358)
Drop dead.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mifla 6/16/2023 3:22:03 PM (No. 1493379)
Feel free to leave. Just remember, not every country pays people to do next to nothing to earn a living.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/16/2023 3:26:11 PM (No. 1493383)
Love it or leave it is right. So, Professor, since you obviously don't love it, GTFO.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 6/16/2023 3:30:00 PM (No. 1493387)
Comrade Silva obviously would prefer the old Hammer and Cycle Flag. That would surely send bodily fluids down his legs.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: paral04 6/16/2023 3:37:53 PM (No. 1493391)
If he finds our flag so distressing, maybe he would like to live in Venezuela and "feel safe". Where is this guy from anyway?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: franq 6/16/2023 5:08:26 PM (No. 1493427)
Never heard of him.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Venturer 6/16/2023 5:57:18 PM (No. 1493458)
Find a flag you like better and you will get all the volunteers you need to help you pack your bags and go there.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Geoman 6/16/2023 6:10:59 PM (No. 1493465)
Why go to Canada when he can simply off himself where he is in Wisconsin? That would make a more powerful statement than his whiney America bashing. He should do it before July 4, to save himself the trauma of having to witness the country celebrating its founding and successful fight for independence.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 6/16/2023 6:24:32 PM (No. 1493477)
Then the arsehole should go crawl back under the slimy communist rock from which he emerged.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/16/2023 6:35:02 PM (No. 1493489)
Well that means you MUST be Deported to North Korea for a remedy. Good Luck with that...Triggered isn't what will happen as you are a SLAVE!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: udanja99 6/16/2023 7:12:50 PM (No. 1493515)
One of the millions of wonderful things about this country (so far at least) is that no one will try to make you stay here. GTFO, professor.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Italiano 6/16/2023 7:42:50 PM (No. 1493528)
Pride flags cause me nausea.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/17/2023 3:26:54 AM (No. 1493669)
His emotions, his choice, his responsibility.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: mifla 6/17/2023 4:49:35 AM (No. 1493699)
Liberal college professors should be seen and not heard. Especially when the adults are talking.
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