let's have junior's ass on the flag

Mar 2, 2008


let's have juniors ass on the flag
Originally uploaded by zen
Sam's Club is offering some kind of photo portraits. So Sams had set up a little mini-studio that tried to entice people into getting family shots. But it also boasts use of the American Flag as design element, that - in my mind - would get patriots' blood stirring. Sitting on the flag, draping the flag around people are, i'm sure, meant to show love of country, but seems to me to show disrespect for the icons that are intended to represent it.

In today's world we have US Flag underwear, flag candies, flag pillows and even flag trash along our highways of the broken magnets and ripped up flags attached to our vehicles. I don't really have a conclusion, but it seems that Americans will tolerate the gross commercialization of their symbols and turning them into pet clothing before they'll accept using the flag for protest, such as displaying it upside down as a call for distress for America. Pretty bizzare lot we are!

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9 comments:

On the one hand, I don't believe that the flag is sacred and should be used only in government-sanctioned ways. But-- I recognize that these are my personal views, and that probably most Americans feel quite differently.

There are lots of conservative (and moderate, and even some liberal) Americans who feel more tradition-bound, and they are the people who protested the hanging the flag upside down as a political statement.

Where are those voices, now that Sam's Club is encouraging people to use the flag as a fashion accessory?

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