The progressive liberal militants across America came out in force on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. Portland, Oregon was no exception with protesters gathering in the city’s Pioneer Courthouse Square for a disgusting flag burning of their own. However, military veteran Eric Post was not about to sit by and just let these delinquents burn our country’s flag without a doing something about it.
The Clackamas resident’s viral response would soon find 2 million views on Facebook and over 57 thousand shares. According to an interview with KATU, Post was compelled to go down and talk to the protesters face to face when he saw disturbing images of a Facebook event called the “Flag Burning Extravaganza.”
After some careful thought, he decided to drive up to the Willamette National Cemetery instead of confronting the flag burners in person. This is where Post decided to record his emotional and inspiring response to the protesters which has taken Facebook by storm:
After seeing the images of the burning flags in Portland, I had to come here and pay respects. I apologize for getting emotional but I remain unapologetic in my stance that flag burning is unacceptable.
Posted by Eric Post on Friday, January 20, 2017
“I knew that if, actually, I was going to create change, I wasn’t going to fight hate with hate,” Post told KATU. “It was going to be collecting my thoughts and sharing a message and speaking for people who couldn’t speak themselves, and those are the people buried here.”
Post added that he believes burning the American flag is disrespectful and offensive. He went on to urge protesters to find another way to make their message heard.
Just watching Post’s demeanor in the video, changing from calm and collected to visibly distraught, is genuinely provocative and compelling. His tearful message has deeply touched millions of people in just a couple of days. It isn’t difficult to see why the veteran’s video response to the flag burning protests has spread like wildfire on social media sites like Facebook and Gab.
Over 7,800 people have left comments on his Facebook video. The majority of them are written in appreciation. One Facebook user wrote:
“First, Thank you for your service and sacrifice! 2nd. I am so very sorry for the lack of respect those people have. I can only guess it is out of complete ignorance! They must have been coddled and sheltered all their lives. I don’t understand what they are thinking. But I’m sure they are the very small percentage of Americans. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! God bless you and all that serve our country to keep us free!”
Social media has undoubtedly harnessed a power never before seen in any culture at any time. The ability for one person to reach out and have such a powerful positive impact is astonishing.
Eric Post is a genuine patriot and is doing his part to make America great again. Thank you, Eric.