1. How do you love America when you openly hate its other citizens?
Many conservatives openly hate African Americans, Hispanic Americans, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual Americans, Muslim Americans, liberal & progressive Americans, American immigrants, American pacifists (anti-war activists), and atheist Americans.
Conservatives also seem to hate American workers who organize to get better workplace benefits (unions); Americans who love nature (environmentalists & “treehuggers”); Americans who receive government benefits; and American women who try to push for equal rights for all American women (women's rights activists). In other words, it seems that most conservatives hate all Americans who aren't conservatives.
NOTE: I'll admit from the start that I might ignore responses if they don't address the 4 points I've outlined.
I'm seriously curious to see how conservatives respond to this, because I'm convinced that most conservatives actually hate America.
So true. Conservatives love the symbols. The flag. The military parades. The blad eagle. But actual America, its people and the things they do, they hate those things. They don't want to see gay people making art, or black people making music, or jewish people making literature. Those things are liberal, alien, foreign. Not America. But to me, these things are what makes America what it is. Including them and their backward, provincial ways. I love all of it, including the parts I'd rather flyover than visit. I'd never call them un-American just for being who they are. Yet Conservatives feel like if you aren't exactly like them, you don't get to be a part of it. Symbols of America matter more than its people.
Looking to fill time during a slow news week, the good folks at Fox and Friends devoted multiple segments of their July 9th show to Ariana Grande's "I hate America" comments. The conversation fit nicely into the Fox News narrative that conservatives' devotion to America is greater than that of liberals, and especially that of Hollywood liberals.
Curiously there was no mention of the Fox News poll from 2011 that found that Democrats were the most likely to say they were proud to be American while Tea Party voters were the least likely. Using the Fox and Friends logic, their own poll seems to indicate that Tea Party members might hate America.