Enokh wrote:I have an overwhelming desire to make that flag a bumper sticker. As I live in Non-Norther Virginia, it'd be rather funny to have. (For those not familiar, this area has a LOT of people flying the 'rebel flag').
Edit: Also, I'd have to rather strongly disagree with the notion that you can just ignore the meaning of a flag because 'you can make a flag mean whatever you want it to mean'. I'm not going to run in to many accepting people if I fly the Nazi flag/swastika and then, when cornered, insist that it's just my "I Love Pokemon" flag.
That is true.
This is a whole new flag. What does it mean?
It really is new! Those primary colored flags are so 20th Century and before.
This one is all bright and subtle all at the same time. This is the first really great new flag of the 21st Century.
It would make a nice flag. It is up to the people that fly that thing to make it mean something wonderful. A flag that women can have. A flag that real men would be proud of. A flag that would catch the eye of children.
It is, just, a flag. Can ya' out flag
Ya' could if you can look her in the eye and say, "This is a real American flag."
Who had the balls for it? No one. Who could get near enough to her? Only people that already believe she is the only voice that Americans and the world should hear.
It is too late. Maybe, in another one or two hundred years. If, this planet has developed a more intelligent life form. Maybe.
Sure would be fun.
Of course; Now would not be a good time. (There never is a good time to begin to stand up to Powerful People.)
The moment you start seeing people gathered together unified by ideas of caring for one another and becoming citizens of a world community they will send in the fakes. People that will start petty arguments. People that will break things. You all know or should by now.
It is easy to find bad people and they will work for cheep if the job is creepy enough. I have seen it with my own eyes.
South Virgina is lovely this time of year. If, you have a color printer, then, you could be the only one with this flag.
The Homophobes might have a time with you. Maybe, you could get the naked girl mud flaps. Or; Make a sign that says, "My woman made me do it."
Women have made men do worse. Remember Macbeth?
Hey! There is no South Virgina! You people are broken East/West. Right?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
Those that want to Know, Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.