Fake outrage works both ways. Take for instance this post from Plymouth that’s been shared almost 3K times since it was posted yesterday.
I smelt bullshit from the moment I saw this because there was no citation posted, and generally the ALL CAPS is a sign that we’re not dealing with a rational person. I feel the same way about flag Nazis that I do about BLM activists – you people have way too much time on your hands to get faux outraged about nothing. This post was red meat for the Murica flag Nazis, and they ate it up.
Quickly the truth began to come out.
Turns out he was asked by the town to take down a large banner for violating some bylaw. Although you can argue that this bylaw is also stupid, he lied when he said that he was asked to take down the American flags because he knew this would fire up the Murica crowd. Turns out the right can self-victimize too.
Some have chalked this up to a misunderstanding.
But you can actually see the banner he was asked to take down in the background.
So he knew what he had to take down, he complied, and then he whined about flags shortly before the 4th of July to rile people up and attract them to his business.
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