I have to say something about this. I am sick and tired of the haters attacking everyone and everything they see. Their hatred towards life itself tells me they have no clue what it means to be human and they have no shame. The way they show their hate also shows just how cowardly they really are and it is time for everyone to shut them up.
My ire here is over the treatment that Gabby Douglas has received since the U.S. Gymnast team won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics. While the team was standing on the podium and the national anthem was being played, Ms. Douglas stood at attention. That was apparently a problem for the armchair patriots who actually hate America and don’t know what the hell they are talking about.
The tweets started in full earnest. Someone going under the alias ReallyRick from a place called Cookeville, TN started the mess with this awesome tweet:
Just because you didn’t make the all-around finals doesn’t mean you have to be a disrespectful bitch Gabby Douglas!
That wasn’t the only one either. There were tweets about her hair and how someone didn’t like it. There was one criticizing the “look on her face”. It read: “Will someone please smack that disrespectful look off of her face.”
We are talking about a 20-year-old young lady who is one of only three American Women who have won 3 gold medals at the Olympics. She also won the Individual All-Around Gold Medal at a previous Olympics.
The problem for these assholes is that she is also an African-American. This young woman, not even old enough to drink yet, has dedicated herself to training and competition so she can represent her country at world-wide competition.
When she wins, this is the treatment these clowns give her? For one thing, there is nothing formal that says you have to place your hand over your heart when the National Anthem is played. Hell, I’m a veteran and I never put my hand on my heart when it is played. I stand at attention and face the flag in respect, just like she did. That is a proper response and action when the National Anthem is played.
It is always amazing how these arm-chair patriots love to tell everyone just how they should act when anything like the anthem is played. I am willing to bet that ReallyRick never stood at attention a saluted the flag during the playing of the National Anthem when he was in uniform. He probably was never in uniform.
These attacks are nothing but hatred towards an African-American who has talent that none of these idiots could possibly attain. They are simply jealous bigots who refuse to acknowledge that people different from them can represent our country.
Actually, Gabby Douglas is a far better example of America than any of these morons who are attacking her for stupid and bigoted reasons. People like ReallyRick and the others who attacked Ms. Douglas are a disgrace to our country.
I would like to say to Gabby Douglas that I am very proud of you. You are an inspiration not only to African-American girls, but to all girls who need someone to look up to as an example of how to achieve their goals. You are a true role model. Please don’t let these morons affect you. You hold your head high. You are a true credit to our country and real Americans love you!