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The Gadsden Flag.
SURELY you’ve heard of it.
The flag is synonymous with the American Revolution, the rattlesnake symbolizing the original American Colonies. Anyone whose ever been to Boston will confirm you can buy mugs, t-shirts, magnets, even SOCKS emblazoned with the flag because, you know, history.
As explained by the New Yorker:
The Gadsden flag is one of at least three kinds of flags created by independence-minded colonists in the run-up to the Revolutionary War, according to the writer and historian Marc Leepson, the author of “Flag: An American Biography.” Liberty flags featured that word on a variety of backdrops; the Pine Tree flag floated the slogan “An Appeal To Heaven” over a depiction of a pine tree. Neither endured like the design of Christopher Gadsden, a Charleston-born brigadier general in the Continental Army. His was by far the coolest, with its menacing rattler and provocative slogan. … Later, in what may be America’s first-ever political cartoon, [Benjamin] Franklin published the famous “Join or Die” image, which depicts the American colonies as segments of a snake. Among other borrowers, Paul Revere put the snake in a seventeen-seventies newspaper nameplate. Gadsden’s venomous remix, for a flag used by Continental sailors, depicted the reassembled rattler as a righteous threat to trampling imperialism. “The origins of ‘Don’t Tread On Me,”’ Leepson summarizes, “were completely, one hundred percent anti-British, and pro-revolution.” Indeed, that E.E.O.C. directive agrees, “It is clear that the Gadsden Flag originated in the Revolutionary War in a non-racial context.”
KEYWORD: non-racial context.
American history, of course, is ALL RACIST. So guess what. So is the Gadsden Flag.
MOVE OVER, BETSY ROSS. THERE’S A NEW EVIL RACIST FLAG IN TOWN.
Anyway, Chris Pratt, decent American, and seemingly cool dude, wore a t-shirt with the historical symbol on it.
He’s a White Supremacist now, y’all.
According to Daily Wire:
Actor Chris Pratt took heat online from far-left critics outrageously claiming a pro-American t-shirt he was photographed in was associated with “white supremacists.” The t-shirt in question has an image of a coiled snake overlapping an American flag with text under it reading, “Don’t Tread On Me.’
The shirt is basically a version of the Revolution-era Gadsden flag, which was recently re-popularized by small government conservatives of the Tea Party. Plainly put, there is no racial connection.
Vulture writer Hunter Harris posted the photo of Pratt in the shirt on Monday; Yahoo! picked up the “story” the next day, claiming the t-shirt featured a “controversial symbol” and showcasing online far-left critics.
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) July 15, 2019
THIS FLAG HURT THEIR WITTLE FEELINGS!!!
He’s really ruining my Parks & Rec reruns.
— Jody M. Caldwell (@jodymcaldwell) July 15, 2019
the worst chris
— 𝐻𝑜 𝒯𝑜𝓎 𝒩𝑜𝑜𝒹𝓁𝑒 (@hotoynoodle) July 15, 2019
(Raises a glass to Anna Farris, silently whispering, “be freeeeeee”)
— Stefanie Moore (@Fontsensitive) July 15, 2019
(That’s his ex-wife, for the record.)
— Taylor Robinson (@TeTeRobinBird) July 15, 2019
Chris Pratt is cancelled.
— ItsPlanetoids (@IPlanetoids) July 16, 2019
This is so disappointing.
— ~i could be your hero baby~ (@mintsuck) July 16, 2019
Agh, I was really hoping this guy wasn’t as bad as he seems to be. Funny people shouldn’t be on the haters side
— Sebastián Píriz (@SebastianPiriz) July 16, 2019
…what the hell is this dude even talking about?
I mean, wow. These people are legitimately clueless, aren’t they?