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Student Protesters Rip 2,977 American Flags Out of Ground at 9/11 Memorial (Because Indian)
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 12, 2013 | Hillary Cherry

Posted on 09/13/2013 9:22:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

More than 200 colleges and high schools across the nation participated in Young America's Foundation's 9/11: Never Forget Project. Students came together to establish an American flag memorial on campus consisting of 2,977 flags representing each person murdered in the terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, five student protesters at Middlebury College ripped the flags out of the ground before 3:00 pm. The 9/11: Never Forget Project has been an annual nonpartisan event at Middlebury College for the past ten years. By participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project, students honor the victims of the attacks, as well as honor the American principles for which they died.

Middlebury student groups spent nearly two hours setting up the flag display yesterday morning. The protesters told Ben Kinney, president of the conservative club on campus, they were "confiscating" the flags in protest of "America's imperialism."

The protesters refused to compromise with the students because the flags were supposedly located on an "Indian burial ground and you can't have anything penetrating the Earth."

By removing the display of 2,977 flags, not only did the five protesters disrespect their fellow students who worked hard on setting up the display, but they also took away the chance for other students to remember the victims of the horrific attacks 12 years ago.

These five student protesters should be immediately sent to diversity training regarding respect for others' freedom of speech. What they did was neither noble nor righteous, it was irrational and disrespectful. Each of them should apologize for dismantling a beautiful display honoring American heroes.....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Maine; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: 911; 911memorial; agitprop; antiamericanism; indians; middleburycollege; muslimholiday; nativeamericans; waronterror
Brainwashing.
1 posted on 09/13/2013 9:22:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see their proofs of “Abenaki” anything there.

Of course, ask Chief Homer and he’d say pretty much anything.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 9:24:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The five protestors should have had the crap beat out of them by any actual men present, and should then have been required to replace the flags.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 9:26:03 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

B**chslapping these idiots would have been the proper way to deliver a message to these liberal-programmed fascists.

You MUST treat liberal bullies, the same way you treat any other bully.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 9:26:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Confiscated? It’s theft.


5 posted on 09/13/2013 9:27:08 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: tcrlaf

Exactly correct and Amen.

Until Americans recognize we are AT WAR with the Leftists in this country and fight back by every means at one’s disposal when every line drawn is crossed - we will lose what is left of our liberty.


6 posted on 09/13/2013 9:30:55 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has anybody else noticed that when it comes to these type of actions from the left, the numbers are small. Five protesters, a dozen activists, ect.


7 posted on 09/13/2013 9:33:00 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: dsc

Tou have posted the only correct response to this outrage.

The only thing I would add is that these five dolts should have been submerged (briefly) in a vat of red dye to call attention to their alleged indian concerns.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT by Postman (Flies get too litle credit. They know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ax handle meet hollow minds ..... Diversity as I would have liked to teach these little anti-imperialists ....

Then ask them how being a victim feels !


9 posted on 09/13/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Postman

apologies to all the other posters with correct responses..that’s what I get for responding immediately without reading all the previous posts.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT by Postman (Flies get too litle credit. They know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should have beaten the crap out of the “protesters”.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: dsc
Right on! Give them 30 days doing grounds maintenance around their school, 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
12 posted on 09/13/2013 9:38:48 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Know thy enemy. These people infest colleges like Middlebury, and will continue to vote Marxist until the day they die. Written by one of the perpetrators:

“Statement by Anna Shireman-Grabowski: To the Middlebury community -Today I, along with a group of non-Middlebury students, helped remove around 3,000 American flags from the grass by Mead Chapel. While I was not the only one engaged in this action and the decision was not solely mine, I am the one who will see you in the dining halls and in the classroom, and I want to take accountability for the hurt you may be feeling while clarifying the motivations for this action.

My intention was not to cause pain but to visibilize the necessity of honoring all human life and to help a friend heal from the violence of genocide that she carries with her on a daily basis as an indigenous person. While the American flags on the Middlebury hillside symbolize to some the loss of innocent lives in New York, to others they represent centuries of bloody conquest and mass murder. As a settler on stolen land, I do not have the luxury of grieving without an eye to power. Three thousand flags is a lot, but the campus is not big enough to hold a marker for every life sacrificed in the history of American conquest and colonialism.

The emails filling my inbox indicate that this was not a productive way to start a dialogue about American imperialism. Nor did I imagine that it would be. Please understand that I am grappling with my complicity in the overwhelming legacy of settler colonialism. Part of this process for me is honoring the feelings and wishes of people who find themselves on the other side of this history.
I wish to further clarify that members of the local Abenaki community should in no way be implicated in today’s events. Nor can I pretend to speak to their feelings about flags, burial sites, or 9/11.

Today I chose to act in solidarity with my friend. I understand that this action is confusing and hurtful for many in my community. I don’t pretend to know if every action I take is right or justified-this process is painful and complicated. I do know that colonialism has been-and continues to be-a real and destructive force in the world that we live in. And for me, to honor life is to support those whose existence is a struggle against colonialism.”


13 posted on 09/13/2013 9:41:17 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Hyphenated last name. Wanna bet it’s the name of her two moms.


14 posted on 09/13/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-The Ultimate Terrorist Weapon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Malicious mischief. If they weren’t lieberals they would get jail-time.


15 posted on 09/13/2013 10:06:54 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They need those flags shoved up their asses, and I mean that in a physical sense. Turn their rears into flag planter.


16 posted on 09/13/2013 10:16:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: BlueStateRightist
and to help a friend heal from the violence of genocide that she carries with her on a daily basis as an indigenous person

Really. Which of her close family and friends were genocided? Mom and Dad? Sister? Maybe her BFF?

17 posted on 09/13/2013 10:17:48 AM PDT by wbill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ask those five STUDENTS why they would take white man dollars, education etc. They need to go back to teepees or whatever their ancestors lived in.


18 posted on 09/13/2013 10:18:33 AM PDT by amihow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another story about this, and still no mention of any consequences for the thieves.


19 posted on 09/13/2013 10:20:59 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: LMAO
7 Has anybody else noticed that when it comes to these type of actions from the left, the numbers are small. Five protesters, a dozen activists, ect.

And yet, no conservatives confront them. We have been intimidated by the media and the courts. I fear that Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, 1918–2008, was right when he wrote ...

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If .. .if ... We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation. ... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Save for the T.E.A. Party and Rolling Thunder, conservatives are absent from the field - with the exeception of those patriots in Colorado who effected the recall of those 2 gun-grabbing Democrat state legislators.

20 posted on 09/13/2013 10:40:12 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: Darksheare

All I can say:

“Lets Roll!”


21 posted on 09/13/2013 10:44:52 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: stubernx98

Yeah.
I note that the thieves are known but nothing is being done.

But wear an Obama mask to a rodeo.


22 posted on 09/13/2013 10:46:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The flags were already in and “penetrating” the ground. Does one or two days more make a difference at that point?


23 posted on 09/13/2013 10:52:59 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While kneeling over plucking a flag i would just love to see the look in the prententious dingbats eyes a split second before the steel toe of my left boot plowed into such moonbats face....


24 posted on 09/13/2013 11:19:24 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The irony is those protested acted like the very word they called their country. Classic leftists projecting.


25 posted on 09/13/2013 11:21:18 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: dsc

That probably the problem; no actual men were there.


26 posted on 09/13/2013 11:21:45 AM PDT by sport
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To: dsc
Paging Rick Monday ...


27 posted on 09/13/2013 11:29:01 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: BlueStateRightist

“Please understand that I am grappling with my complicity in the overwhelming legacy of settler colonialism. Part of this process for me is honoring the feelings and wishes of people who find themselves on the other side of this history.”

According to your theory everything you and your parents own and the college you attend was stolen from native Americans. Give up all this bloody wealth and leave school otherwise you are a hypocrite and have no right to lecture the rest of us...but she sticks to pulling flags out of the ground.


28 posted on 09/13/2013 11:38:17 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They said the required PC words. Nothing will happen to them. PC trumps common sense.


29 posted on 09/13/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: dsc
The five protestors should have had the crap beat out of them by any actual men present, and should then have been required to replace the flags.

The pattern has been that Leftists can use force and threats of violence, but anyone opposing them who even hints of using force will have the entire administration and police force come down on him.

30 posted on 09/13/2013 12:00:38 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My great-grandfather was 100% Cherokee. My husband’s paternal grandmother was half-Cherokee (and my oldest child is a native Puerto Rican, if that counts for anything).

On behalf of my multiracial husband, my kids, and myself, beat her liberal hiney.


31 posted on 09/13/2013 12:04:27 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Please understand that I am grappling with my complicity in the overwhelming legacy of settler colonialism.

That is too great a burden for a young woman of your obvious sensitivity to bear. I'd suggest an appropriate public self-sacrifice such as self-immolation, as the Buddhist monks did in VietNam during the Diem regime.

You could set up a nice poster board condemning you for your whiteness and accepting symbolic responsibility for the unpleasantness at Wounded Knee. That would be a nice touch, but hey, that's purely up to you. It's your act of contrition, not mine.

32 posted on 09/13/2013 12:30:57 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: BlueStateRightist
Please understand that I am grappling with my complicity in the overwhelming legacy of settler colonialism.

Guilty while liberal head full of mush.

33 posted on 09/13/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Ditto

They love illegal aliens of today but “illegal” aliens of 300 years are evil?


34 posted on 09/13/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: dsc

Ditto


35 posted on 09/13/2013 12:43:31 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some why I keep hearing Barbara Streisand singing “Feelings” when I read this.

I almost regard it as miraculous that this College PERMITTED this memorial in the first place AND to have actually had a Young Republican Club!?!? Gads, they will let anybody into those schools I guess!

/sarc


36 posted on 09/13/2013 12:44:51 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: PapaBear3625

“anyone opposing them who even hints of using force will have the entire administration and police force come down on him.”

Henry, what are you doing in there
Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?

http://thoreau.eserver.org/wendy.html


37 posted on 09/13/2013 6:28:47 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: pogo101

“Paging Rick Monday”

Yeah, that’s the kind of man I was talking about.


38 posted on 09/13/2013 6:32:57 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some student who was there should have said, Touch one of those flags, and you’ll feel the weight of my hand!”

The ‘protesters’ weren’t even students at the College, they were trespassers, and thieves.


39 posted on 09/13/2013 8:08:16 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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