CT Man Flies Nazi Flag to Protest Obama

A 73 year old former Marine in Stratford, Connecticut used to fly a Confederate flag next to the American flag and the Marine Corps flag at his home, but he recently exchanged it for a Nazi flag instead. And he really can’t imagine why people are upset about that:

The flag of Nazi Germany, which symbolizes for many race supremacy, hatred, violence and murder of Jewish people, is being flown not to convey those messages, said Sincavage, a 73-year-old U.S. Marine. He said he is flying the flag as a symbol of a totalitarian state, which he said Germany became, and which he feels the United States is becoming under President Barack Obama.

He said he is flying the symbol of totalitarianism next to the American flag, a symbol of the U.S. Constitution, to show the contrast. Also flying on Sincavage’s house is a flag of the U.S. Marines and a flag of the Vatican.

“I am going to keep flying (the Nazi flag) until Obama changes his policies, resigns or gets impeached,” Sincavage said. “I am going to stay with it on the basis of my First Amendment rights.”

The Stratfordite said he “didn’t realize people would take it as offensive,” and he is not a member of any type of group associated with the flag.

“I have no animosity toward Jewish people,” he told The Star. “They too are being given an unfair deal by President Obama. The founder of my religion was a Jew.”

I know, right? Some of his best friends are Jews. He even lets them use his bathroom. He does have a First Amendment right to fly the Nazi flag; and we have a First Amendment right to call him an asshole for doing so.

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  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    I thought Obama was a Nazi. Wouldn’t flying the Nazi flag be a way to show your support?

  • Chiroptera

    The quoted paragrahs make it sound like he’s not flying the Nazi flag because he supports Nazis but as a stark reminder of what he thinks the US is turning into.

    At any rate, I’m not sure that this is the best way to protest against the Administration’s treatment of whistle blowers like Edward Snowden; when Sincavage is protesting against looming totalitarianism, that is what he’s referring to, right? It couldn’t be something like providing access to health care for poor people?

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    “I am going to stay with it on the basis of my First Amendment rights.”

    Looks like the irony is lost on him.

  • arakasi

    Mr Sincavage is a very brave man. The ruler of a totalitarian state wouldn’t have any problem with having him dragged out of his house and shot in the street (or thrown out of a helicopter), while rounding up all of his friends and relatives and throwing them into work camps.

    I wonder if we can get some teenagers in the area to ring his doorbell at 3:00 in the morning…

  • matty1

    In the same vein I assume he used to fly the Confederate flag as a protest against racism and has the Vatican flag up there as a protest against the crimes of the Catholic Church, right, right?

  • http://www.respectfulinsolence.net Orac

    Get a load of the reasons why he finally took the Nazi flag down:

    http://www.stratfordstar.com/9789/nazi-flag-taken-down-by-stratford-homeowner/

  • zippythepinhead

    HA! I will do something spiteful that will ostracize me from society and people will point at me as that crazy old guy. That will show Obama!

  • francesc

    “which symbolizes for many race supremacy, hatred, violence and murder of Jewish people” and paedophilia. Weren’t we speaking about the vatican flag?

  • John Kruger

    So, fly the flag of the thing you are protesting right next to the flag of the thing you are endorsing. How could anyone get confused about that?

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    +1 on #8

  • bcreason

    If, as he states, he’s flying it as a protest, I can’t say I disagree with him. The US is turning into a totalitarian state. I disagree it’s Obama doing it. (Although Obama hasn’t been doing much to oppose it either.)

    You need to get the money out of your political process. It’s quickly becoming not We The People, but We The Corporation thanks to Citizens United.

    The Young Turks have formed “Wolf PAC” to enlists individual states to call for a constitutional ammendment that would remove the influence of money in elections. You should all join and give them your support.

  • Larry

    Maybe he needs to fly a rainbow flag to protest gay rights

  • busterggi

    The basic principles behind both the Confederacy & Nazism aren’t all that different really. Subjegation or extermination of the ‘lower’ races/religions, extreme tribalism, emphasis on ‘Gott Mit Us’ – six of one, half dozen of the other.

  • greg1466

    Not sure why he needs to add the Nazi flag as a symbol of a totalitarian state when he already has the Vatican flag flying.

  • pianoman, Heathen & Torontophile

    “…The founder of my religion was a Jew.”

    I’ll bet the images of him you have at home are amazingly caucasian, too.

  • Don Williams

    Re busterggi at 13: “The basic principles behind both the Confederacy & Nazism aren’t all that different really.”

    1) There might be a few tiny differences, actually:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judah_P._Benjamin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judah_P._Benjamin#Surrender_of_Confederacy

    2) And if you read Barnard Baruch’s autobiography, he is quite proud of his grandfather being

    on General Robert E Lee’s staff and a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Bernie explains that

    it was the Northern carpetbaggers who actually stirred up that racial animosity.

    But who knows — if Bernie and Corporal Adolf had gotten a chance to exchange views on the genetic shortcomings of dark people at Versailles, history might have taken a different course.

    Especially since Woodie kinda saw eye to eye with Bernie on some subjects:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson#Civil_Rights

  • Don Williams

    Re busterggi at 13: “The basic principles behind both the Confederacy & Nazism aren’t all that different really.”

    1) There might be a few TINY differences:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judah_P._Benjamin

    Note especially:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judah_P._Benjamin#Surrender_of_Confederacy

  • Don Williams

    And if you think Judah Benjamin is an anomaly, read Bernard Baruch’s autobiography –in which he

    speaks with pride of his grandfather being on General Robert E Lee’s staff — and being a member

    of the Ku Klux Klan after the War.

    History might have taken a different course if Bernie and Corporal Adolf had gotten a chance to exchange

    views on the genetic shortcomings of the dark races at Versailles.

    Especially since President Woodie saw eye to eye with Bernie on some subjects:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson#Civil_Rights

  • Don Williams

    Actually, the Nazis took a leaf or two from the UNION Government:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Order_No._11_(1862)

  • slc1

    Re Don Williams @ #18

    Ole Donekens fails to add that President Lincoln canceled General Order No. 11 shortly after it was issued.

    If Lincoln had had a couple of Tsar bombs and a delivery system, he could have ended the Civil War before it got underway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVPYsix9Z4

  • kermit.

    The lab I worked in some years ago announced a “Flag Day” in which we would all bring in the national flag of our ancestors and fly it from our desks or workplaces. Naturally, I brought in the Jolly Roger. My Filipino-born co-workers didn’t recognize it – guess it didn’t fly in the Pacific.

    .

    Don: Why would the Third Reich use the example of an order which the president revoked and the general who issued it apologized and claimed that it was simply one of many papers he had signed without reading while busy at war? WWII might have gone differently if they had taken that lesson to heart.

    .

    “We in the Nazi Party apologize for Krystallnacht; we issued that order by accident, and will happily pay for all damages.”

  • lancifer

    A friend of mine buys me flags at a local flag store for gifts, sometimes gag gifts. My mother is Icelandic so he once bought me an Icelandic flag.

    He bought me an Ethiopian flag (the old one with the lion on it) since my wife is Ethiopian and for a gag a confederate flag.

    I put them both up in my garage next to each other.

    Our Ethiopian friends think the contrast is humorous. Once a non-Ethiopian African American friend mustered up some irritation at the confederate flag until I explained to him the irony of it being next to the Ethiopian flag, which he didn’t recognize.

    Having relatives that love my African wife but hate Obama I am hesitant to pass judgement on this old guy. He is wrong to think Obama is a totalitarian leader but he has the right to express his disdain by flying a Nazi flag, even if I think it is kooky and misplaced.

    It’s just a piece of fabric after all and free speech is more important than PC outrage. But feel free to freely express your PC outrage if you like.

  • bumperpuff

    Couldn’t he have just flown the US flag upside down. It probably would have gotten the point across much better than flying a Nazi and Vatican flag to show protest against totalitarian governments, or his Marines flag which he must fly as an anti-war symbol.

  • lancifer

    bumperpuff,

    There are probably fifty things he could have done to express his views about the Obama administration that wouldn’t have appeared to be pro-Nazi.

    I bet the old guy isn’t as sharp as he was when he first donned his Marine uniform. Just as I cut slack to 70+ drivers that clog traffic I am inclined to give this old guy the benefit of the doubt that he isn’t a Nazi sympathizer but just a confused old man.

  • caseloweraz

    Don Williams: “Especially since President Woodie saw eye to eye with Bernie on some subjects:”

    The Cheers character was president at one time? No wonder this country is so screwed up.

    /snark

  • thebookofdave

    @Ace of Sevens #1

    I thought Obama was a Nazi. Wouldn’t flying the Nazi flag be a way to show your support?

    Ahh, but Obama’s a Stalinist Nazi. True support would demand its display next to the Hammer and Sickle.

    @Larry #12

    Maybe he needs to fly a rainbow flag to protest gay rights

    Would the rainbow flag show his opposition, or solidarity?

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Would the rainbow flag show his opposition, or solidarity?”

    Either way, it would look FABULOUS!

    The guy’s an asshole. He has a Constitutional right to be an asshole. We have the same right to call him an asshole. Problem solved.