Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Who's Burning The Flag?

Apparently I was one of just a few in the country that learned in high school about confusing the map and the territory.

"The symbol is NOT the thing symbolized," thunders Hayakawa. "The map is NOT the territory. The word is NOT the thing.

Darned reality based world anyway! I guess I got a "liberal" education. Must be some moonbat plot.

OK, seriously now. This is the flag of the United States. Is it the flag of U.S. 1952, U.S. 1972, U. S. 2005 ? Because all those U. S.'s are far different animals. So just what does it symbolize? Is it static or moving? If it is static how come all those U. S.'s are so different. If it is moving then the possibility exists that it at some point may not stand for what is good and noble.
Is it the U.S. of gay marriage? Of freedom of diverse cultures? Of "Christian" values? Of freedom of religion? Of generous people? Of imperialist thugs? A symbol is whatever you put into it. It doesn't mean the same thing to all people. One final note. I think you will find, if you investigate. Fascist= extreme nationalism / Liberal= individual freedom.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

In the past 25 years, how many US flags have been burned within the jurisdiction of the US Constitution? Is this a rampant problem?

And Congress is spending time on this? It's just another distraction by the Republicans which serves two purposes. It takes people's attention away from the serious issues, and it tries to make free speech advocates (Democrats) appear to be unpatriotic. The Republicans will do anything to achieve these two goals.

11:24 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger The Donkey said...

“Fascism will come to America wrapped in an American flag.”
Earl “Huey” Long

"The real traitor to everything America stands for, the one who would squelch free speech and stifle criticism of the war, is the one who would twist and pervert the word “dissent” into meaning “disloyal.” "
Billyjack.com

1:03 AM, June 22, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

A couple of maps:

Slave States

Some think this is our current map...

And then there are those who think we still have *some* intelligence in this country...

6:48 PM, June 29, 2005  

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