Neil deGrasse Tyson has got himself into bit of a pickle. On Twitter, he shared a meme about what the real Pledge of Allegiance should be in this country and the America First, Go to Hell You Dirty Commie Brigade got all riled up, put on their best Marlboro t-shirts and fired up their keyboards to express their outrage. The meme:
“If the Pledge of Allegiance told the truth,” the astrophysicist wrote on Twitter, along with an image that read: “I pledge allegiance, to the Flag of the Divided States of America. And to the PACs, for which it stands, one Nation, at odds, divisible, with Liberty and Justice for some.”
Some of the dumbest reactions:
.@neiltyson Hey, remember when you used to do sciency stuff? That was cool.
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 2, 2015
Right. Because if someone does science, they can’t possibly express an opinion about anything else, ever, for any reason.
— RB (@RBPundit) April 2, 2015
Both simple and simpleminded. Perfect.
— Eric Bishop (@Ericb1980) April 2, 2015
Yeah, you know who never gets told that? Those same uber-patriots who rage about how America has turned into Sodom and Gomorrah and is full of welfare cheats and lazy people living off the hard work of others. Only some types of criticism are allowed; anything else and it’s “get the fuck out of my country, commie.”
— MaxR.S (@Randy_Shannon) April 2, 2015
Harsh. Very harsh.
@neiltyson oh shut up already. If you hate this country so much leave you have conned enough money out of ignorant people to leave
— Phillip (@PhillipG76) April 2, 2015
Yeah, only someone who hates the country would ever criticize it for anything. Except all those wingnuts who criticize it all day long for a million reasons. But that’s totally different, for magic, special, lucky reasons they can’t quite explain.