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Hippie Demands All POW/MIA Flags Be Taken Down, Claims They Are Offensive and Racist

Well it’s pretty clear by now that nothing and no one is safe from the hippie hatred of 2015.  They appear to have reached another new low, as one of their leaders, Newsweek columnist and renowned hippie, Rick Perlstein has most recently directed his hatred at the American soldiers that served in the Vietnam War.

Perlstein has emphatically demanded that all of the POW/MIA (representing American soldiers that were Prisoners Of War or Missing In Action) flags be taken down in the US, claiming they are all offensive and racist.  In his extremely hate-filled article in Newsweek, Perlstein rants uncontrollably about what the flag “really” means and what it represents in his disturbed mind.



Funny, during Perlstein’s entire vicious rant, he rarely mentions any actual Prisoners of War or credits or even speaks of any American soldiers themselves, but did manage to throw in a dig against Donald Trump.

The article begins with this paragraph –

You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.

Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about the POW/MIA flag.


It really only gets more offensive from there.  I shudder to think what an American Vietnam vet or even worse, a former POW would say after reading this Newsweek piece and subsequently meeting Perlstein face to face.


If the hippies keep having their way this year, by 2016 there will be no flags of any kind left.

33 Comment(s)
  • Nanny
    August 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I read the article. I stand by my post.

  • MacGyrl
    August 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Did any of you actually read the article? It said nothing about putting down the Vets and soldiers. It was giving the history of where the flag came from and the hypocrisy of the Governmernt. Mr Perlstein knows his stuff though he shouldn’t have used the word Racist he did apologize at the end of the article for offending so many who misread his article. So many opinions here that are negative based on not even reading or looking further into what this was all about. But then again, America loves that short sighted spin.

    • Kbella
      August 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      No, none of them read the article. Well, Nanny claims to have and sticks to his comment. Ok.

  • August 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Just another american hating communist jew!!

  • August 13, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Perlstein? Thats a hippie name? No Hes a jew

  • Wabbitt
    August 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I didn’t read the article (because fuck that clickbaiting douchebag), but I’d be willing to bet that he says the POW/MIA flags are racist because those soldiers wouldn’t have been lost if they hadn’t “illegally been over there killing innocent Vietnamese civilians.”

    Can anyone who read it confirm or deny?

    • Kbella
      August 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      That’s not even remotely close to what he is saying.

  • Jill
    August 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I DEMAND this be considered an act of treason. I DEMAND this man be put to death via firing squad and I DEMAND the firing squad be a compilation of Veterans, POW’s and active Military. These are my DEMANDS., and I DEMAND you follow them.

  • Nanny
    August 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    People like this dude think they know what’s best for you and me because they are more enlightened than you and me. They want to control all aspects of life, from what we can/can’t put in our own bodies, what things we can own, how we pursue our own happiness. They are NannyStaters. Page 1 in their playbook says “ban ban ban ban ban” because they know best.

    Boston’s mayor is trying to ban chewing tobacco at Fenway Park, which, last I checked, is a private business establishment, not a city park. I would enjoy seeing that bearded cop handing out tickets to big leaguers making millions. “Yeah, I’ll piss $250 at you, Marty, hold my dip while I get out the checkbook.”

  • BobnMic
    August 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Embarrassing story by this guy slamming our men and women who protect all of us. Our protection we get unfortunately Includes him so he has the freedom to write and put his demended mind on display.

    2015 can not get of out here anytime sooner. It’ll go down as the year of anti-police and now anti-military by these freaks. It is disgusting and I am embarrassed. Changes from the top can not come here fast enough. Unfortunately we all might have to suffer through this again all the way until Tuesday November 8, 2016.

    That day can not here fast enough.

  • KimK
    August 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

    This asshole couldn’t handle boot camp nevermind fighting in a war and taken prisoner. What a disrespectful hateful DOUCHE. Nibe picture of NIXON in the back ground. Go live in the middle east, please.

  • Adam
    August 13, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Hmmm no tan, shitty facial hair, small shoulders, no discernible muscle mass, bad posture… ladies and gentleman what we have here is a classic beta male. Observe the beta male in its natural surroundings – some kind of “foody” establishment with an open MAC laptop. This guy is a like a checklist for chicks to friend zone.

  • Mark Lederer
    Mark Lederer
    August 13, 2015 at 2:16 am

    How can we be expected to take this seriously? Im tired of this bullshit. Get on a plane and get the f out of the country. Take your stupid unamerican bullshit elsewhere.

    • Corvinus
      August 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

      The joker is a walking stereotype

  • Money bags
    August 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Ah ha ha ha haaaaaah! The shitbag lives matter bunch and their white butt swabs are a fucking joke’ cops have had enuff the citizens have had enuff’ the whole world thinks they’re a fucking joke

  • Finnish Goalie
    August 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    He’s drinking Coke? How corporatist.

  • Publius
    August 12, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Time to slap down these freaks. Literally.

  • oneopinion
    August 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Irony? Geesh if I’m wrong. Whose portrait is hanging on the wall behind Mr. Perlstein?

  • Spankster
    August 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Mr pearlstein
    Please forword your email and I’ll give you my address. You are welcome to come and take down anything I have on my property. No Demanding it” just come and try to take it down,. I won’t be holding my breath. As Stalin said you are an “Internationalist “. And a stain on the people of the world

  • GoneWest
    August 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    These hippies will never quit. They will never wave the white flag because it’s white and thats racist.

  • oneopinion
    August 12, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve read the word “pernicious” twice in less than six months and both times on this blog. That’s my new word for 2015. Where has JDub been lately anyway?

  • Woo Town
    August 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Yes, there will be one flag that they want to see the white flag being waved to I’ve in to every whimsical demand of the moment.
    “Do what we say, exactly when we say it, or we won’t shut up.”

    That’s OK I have earplugs.

  • Sissy Hankshaw
    August 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I feel like you forgot to finish this article…I mean, I”m not gonna actually click on the link to read what this dude wrote…I was hoping for a synopsis.

    • TMnT DEK
      August 12, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Exactly, cmon turtleboy I don’t want to give this guy clicks with his bullshit spiel . Give us a synopsis so you get the traffic and not that hate monger.

  • Boo Boo Bobby Gibbs
    August 12, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    How the fuck….

    What the…..

    How can POW/MIA possibly be racist

    • Kbella
      August 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      It’s not and Perlstein wrote an addendum to the article admitting that he should not have used that word. You should read the article to fully understand what he is trying to say. Small government folks would probably agree with his point of view.

      I happened to listen to a little of the Jordan Levy show yesterday afternoon and some Turtleboy reader who is clearly not very bright, got on to spout off about how the “hippies” are calling the POW/MIA flag racist and when Jordan asked him to elaborate all he could do was sputter and keep repeating the word, “hippies. ”

      He did not represent the Turtleboy Nation well at all.

  • marco shark
    August 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Rick Perlstein is the type of Liberal to cut his own d*** off because someone told him it caused micro-aggression and oppression.

  • danny
    August 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    It’s getting disgusting u just wanna bitch slap em all

  • Bob McCabe
    August 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    This is such bull shit. There are still soldiers that are now classified as MIA/KIA from WWII. My great uncle was one of them. I was told when I visited Metz in 2005 that are still finding body parts and working to identify them. They recently found a group of 30 marines on one of the islands in the Pacific and brought them hom.

  • Chris From Georgia
    August 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Rick Perlstein can go fuck himself!! What a worthless piece of shit he is.

  • marco shark
    August 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I was hoping this was satire. Fuck this guy with a broom stick.

    • marco shark
      August 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      yeah, I get angry when you attack those who served.

  • RSoxGuy
    August 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Come and try to take the POW/MIA stickers and flags off of my vehicles and property. Try it. That veteran hating pussy will find his reading glasses firmly relocated up his ass in a hurry.

    Its asshats this this jackoff that the pendulum has stopped its leftward motion is about to swing hard and heavy back to the right. Enjoy it while you can libtards. Your time is done.

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