The live streamer featured above is from Rebelutionary Z or Reb Z for short. Here is a link to his Twitter:
Imagine for a moment that you’re a member of the Missouri National Guard tasked with protecting the Ferguson Police Department which individuals in the community have repeatedly threatened to burn down and kill the occupants. You’ve been present for Molotov cocktails and automatic weapons fire. You haven’t had a day off in around a week and you’ve missed Thanksgiving with your family. The one symbol you hold dear is the American Flag, not ignoring the bad things that this country has done, but as an acknowledgment of the good and as a reminder that we are all part of the same country, the same team. The American Flag is furthermore a symbol of every man and woman, your bothers and sisters, who have given their lives in service to not only their country but the community you’re now trying to protect from itself. As you consider your personal sacrifices and your comrades’ sacrifices, you watch as your own countrymen set fire to that symbol, burning your country and your lost family’s memory in effigy.
As a member of the National Guard, you are apparently not entitled to symbols like the mob in Ferguson is. Looting and burning QuikTrip was a symbol of what happens to snitches. Looting Ferguson Market was a symbol of what happens when you get robbed by a member of the community who is later shot by the police. Burning West Florissant was a symbol of what happens when the community is angry. Murdering DeAndre Joshua and burning his body in the trunk of a car in the middle of Canfield Green apartments was a symbol of what happens when you dare speak the truth in Ferguson.
These violent actions are all symbols that the protesters have repeatedly used to make people take them seriously, but you are not entitled to your flag.
That thought is sickening.