“I had a boyfriend many years ago, he was my first boyfriend who had his own house, and one day I went outside to see what he was doing, and he was hoisting an American flag up the flagpole in his front yard. And I instantly felt very weird. It didn’t make sense, but I felt this feeling of like, um, I felt scared – yeah, I felt scared. So I was like, ‘Uh, what are you doing?’ and he said, ‘Raising the flag,’ and I was like, ‘Why?’ and he’s like, ‘Um, because I love America?’ and I was like, ‘Right, right, of course.’ But inside I was shaken,” started Silverman.
But wait, it gets worse when she is able to identify the source of her disturbing feelings:
“I called my sister Susie to tell her what happened. Now, maybe you’re thinking, ‘What do you mean what happened? Nothing happened, your boyfriend put an American flag up at his own house.’ No, you’re totally right, I had no idea why I was freaking out. I just – I had this very visceral reaction and my sister, who knows shit because she’s a rabbi in Israel, explained to me, she was like, ‘Dude, nationalism is innately terrifying for Jews. Think about it: flags, marching, blind allegiance? These things tend to ring a bell for us.’ Right. Of course. Duh. It made sense,” said Silverman.
Does she get triggered by an Israeli flag or nationalism in Israel? I’m guessing not, the same way that this American flag thing was never a problem for her until a democrat was no longer in the White House.
This story is almost certainly bullshit. She’s saying she had a boyfriend who she had no idea was a patriotic American and then was shocked when he out of the blue raised an American flag. What did she think he had a flag pole in front of his house for? Why was the flagpole without any kind of flag until one day this boyfriend suddenly decided to raise the American flag?
On top of that, she’s suggesting that this boyfriend was an anti-Semite because of his American pride. I’m guessing the boyfriend didn’t have much of a problem with Jews since he was dating one.