Turn it up!
Forced patriotism is Nationalism practiced by every fascist and dictator in history, after they beat down the free press of course. Sound familiar?
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson
” Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first.” Ambrose Bierce
If you do not know Ambrose Bierce, google him. He was a like minded contemporary of Mark Twain but much harder.
I noticed that the announcer says “PLEASE rise for the National Anthem” in both NBA and NFL. Now though still using PLEASE it is “Please rise of the National Anthem or else.”
If you do not understand that it is because of Donald Trump’s racism then you too are a racist.
And yes, I stand by that entirely.