A Nazi flag that is attached to a Connecticut home has generated a lot of notice over the past couple of days.
Although homeowner, Joseph Sincavage, has a row of several flags on his home, there’s only one that has people doing a double-take and questioning his beliefs.
Despite neighbors having commented on “respecting” Sincavage’s right to fly the flag due to the First Amendment, the choice of flag has left many assuming that this particular resident is anti-Jew instead of anti-Obama.
Yes, you have read that correctly, Sincavagh flies the Nazi flag because of his feelings towards Obama’s policies:
“I am going to keep flying (the Nazi flag) until Obama changes his policies, resigns or gets impeached, [...] I am going to stay with it on the basis of my First Amendment rights.”
According to the homeowner, his decision to fly the Nazi flag is about showing how totalitarian America has become, and which Germany became.
Although some of us can probably make the leap and connect those two dots, the choice to fly this flag is still a very sensitive issue when people aren’t necessarily going to be aware of that kind of logic.
However, this fact has been pointed out to Sincavage and he has therefore decided to purchase an Israeli flag in an attempt to demonstrate that he isn’t against Jews. That being said, the option to fly another flag isn’t always going to mean that people understand where you’re coming from.
Furthermore, most people, unless they have all been following the news, might not be aware of the turbulent situation and therefore think the resident is anti-Jew. Though I could be wrong, after all Sincavagh did have this to say:
“I have no animosity toward Jewish people. They too are being given an unfair deal by President Obama. The founder of my religion was a Jew.”
Still, we will have to wait and see whether these words, partnered with the Nazi flag, have people accepting this homeowner’s decision. No doubt we all remember how well the display of this type of flag worked out for some Marines.
[Image via Stratford Star]