The BLOG: Culture

We’re Sick of Being Shamed for Supporting America

Patriotic Americans are really getting sick and tired of being shamed for loving our country.

If you think I’m wrong … look no further than the NFL.  Ratings are in the toilet.  Stadiums are empty.  Owners are melting down.

But it’s not just football.  It’s everything.

Good luck trying to watch television without having an anti-Trump agenda shoved down your throat.  Storylines have been adjusted to advance the “poor illegal immigrants” and “all Trump supporters are Nazis” and “police are all racist” narratives.

Uh oh – the wind blew down my “Vote Democrat” sign.  Someone call the cops!

Social media is fun.  God forbid you make the mistake of sharing ANYTHING that’s patriotic.  The American flag is a sign of oppression.

Someone pay for my degree in basket weaving so I can drink all day instead of going to class.  Bernie Sanders said that’s the American dream!   

Articles in support of cops means you conspire to hurt innocent Americans.  Did you say CHRISTMAS?  You must hate Muslims and Jews.

What do you mean I don’t get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as paid holidays?  And where’s my Christmas bonus?  I love Santa!

Honoring Veterans Day means supporting an occupying force.  Thanksgiving?  How DARE you commemorate the slaughter of Native Americans! 

Oh – could you pass the gravy?

Freedom of speech is the most important thing in America.  How dare people have a problem with violent rallies where paid protesters are brought in from out of state!

You can have your freedom of speech as long as I agree with it!  If I don’t, you are a FASCIST! 

And so I have a very simple message for my fellow patriotic Americans.

It’s time to speak up.

It’s time to put these narcissistic, hypocritical, self-righteous overgrown toddlers in their places.  It’s time to declare that we are proud to be Americans.  We are proud of our flag.  We stand for The National Anthem.  We back our police and we will fight for our veterans.

And if you really hate America that much, then do us all a favor – shut up and get out. 

Kyle S. Reyes is the Chief Executive Officer of The Silent Partner Marketingco-host of The Whiskey Patriots and the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. Reyes is also an acclaimed keynote speaker on patriotism and leadership, entrepreneurship and marketing by storytelling. You can follow him on Facebook.