Sarcastic Formula for Demonstrating Patriotism
By kneeling during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick undertook an action that has led to significant scrutiny whereby his deserved treatment for such behavior has been proclaimed to be everything from execution to acclaim for heroic and necessary posturing. I am proud to announce a strict formula whose application will begin to reveal the extent of anyone’s patriotism and aid in ending the debate regarding Mr. Kaepernick’s dedication (or lack thereof) to our country. This objectivity will clearly be superior to the subjectivity of every individual’s personal beliefs because one cannot dispute mathematical precision.
Earning Points to Demonstrate Patriotism (refers only to activity for the national anthem)
(Many people disrespectfully chatter or shout before the absolute end) (-2 points)
Since the outcry for or against Mr. Kaepernick’s patriotism has been regarding only his actions during the playing of the national anthem and not anything concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, our sacred flag, home displays, writings, or any actual concrete services to benefit our country, I have limited my precise formula to address only a person’s behavior related to the Star Spangled Banner. I shall delay the disclosure of further critical parts of my “patriotic formula” for a later date, perhaps, when our attention may focus on other aspects of Mr. Kaepernick’s demeanor. However, based upon my current revelations about a singular episode, one can at least begin to identify those with anti-American tendencies. What beginning patriotic rating would you receive in just this one category; or is my formula ridiculous because one’s degree of patriotism will always be “in the eye of the beholder,” never to be specifically determined?