VIDEO: Flag Hater Tries to Start a Fire, Goes Up in Flames Himself
One of the least enforced, but worst crimes that someone can commit in this country is to burn the American flag. Whether or not you support the current political administration, or whether you support a particular candidate is not important. This is the flag of the United States of America.
— Natalie DiBlasio (@ndiblasio) July 28, 2016
But for some protesters at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, burning flags is a way for them to express themselves and a way for them to grab the attention of media. At least that's what they claim.
These flag haters, however, got a taste of karma on Wednesday night when they set fire to an American flag and circled around to watch it burn.
Members of the crowd were chanting and yelling against about the white establishment and inequality. Then something utterly hilarious happened.
A man wearing a bandanna on his head leaped from the edges of the crowd to stop on the burning flag. Unfortunately for him, it appeared that the flag had been doused in gasoline or some other extremely flammable liquid because the man's shoes and long shorts immediately went up in flames as well.
"What are you doing?" the crowd yelled as they hurried to help the protester put out the fire. He jumped clear of the burning flag and rolled along the ground as people tried to help beat out the fire burning his shoes and feet.
The supreme irony of the situation is the worry and care that these protesters had for the man who had done something utterly stupid and was now in trouble. When the man caught on fire, the crowed shifted its focus from the burning flag to him in a wacky act of caring.
These people showed none of the same respect they did for this insane Bernie supporter for the flag of their country, a flag that represents the freedom they have to gather and desecrate a symbol of freedom. And that is the saddest part of this whole thing. Hopefully these people recognize that karma will now be headed their way.
h/t: Weasel Zippers