Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, the greatest, but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
Tweet with (not-so) Veiled Obama Threat Removed
This diary was published last week under the title:
Should the Secret Service Investigate this Tweet?
This development adds new light to the dialogue below.
What do you think happened?
Crossposted on Daily Kos
UPDATED 11:33 a.m. MST
The watchful eye of Sisyphus has uncovered this lunacy.
This tweet has been up many hours:
what do Abraham LincolnJohn F Kennedy and Barack Obama have in common?NOTHING YET
— Laura (@LauraFlyMe) November 10, 2012
If you scroll her page you will notice that a few people have already used the @ command to forward the tweet to the official Secret Service Twitter page:
Contact your nearest field office with time-sensitive or critical info or to report a tweet. 1.usa.gov/VzrtsV
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) November 1, 2012
And here is a similar response:
— David Badash (@davidbadash) November 10, 2012
Others took a more academic approach, saying things like:
"Thanks for making us Christians look bad."
Her message crosses the line. And is @LauraFlyMe involved in the airline industry? Maybe. A quick read of the site shows it to be either a fake or a generic profile. As tytalus points out in the comments under the Daily Kos post:
"That background looks old. seems to be an old advertising campaign from National Airlines dating back to the 1970s."
The page is also filled with other extremist rants.
What do you think the consequences should be?
Here is the screenshot: