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Flag 1/2 Staff

February 19, 2018

What does the flag “stand” for, if it seems like it is always at 1/2 staff, therefore, it kinda loses its meaning.

Would a double tragedy warrant 1/4 staff…

A triple tragedy would make it 1/8th staff.

A quadruple have it lowered to 1/16th staff

And so on and so on.

How about, since there has been 18 school shootings since the beginning of 1918,  (oops, meant 2018. We’re evolving in the wrong direction) it just stay off the pole.

Up until now, flags have served their purpose. However, like its metaphorical vehicular equivalent of the horse and buggy it is no longer necessary.

(For every country all over the globe. Except Switzerland because theirs is a big plus.) Haha!

Perhaps never was, save some neanderthal like base instinct to take care of one’s own selected tribe for survival.

Oh, shit, we pretend to do that now.

“Better the pride that resides
In the citizens of this world
Than the pride that divides
When a colorful rag is unfurled”

– Rush

As soon as that first photograph of the planet earth was widely available creating a paradigm shift in our collective consciousness around 1946.

We saw that there was nothing that separated us, and we are all riding around the sun on this spaceship called home.

All of us, all of the bi-pedal oxygen breathing, monoxide exhaling, red-blooded, skeleton supported, solar powered, carbon-based, large brained, earth inhabitant omnivores.

Taking a ride. Kidding ourselves thinking we are so self important. Simply as an accident of birth as to which part of the sphere we took our first breath.

Accepting as “truth” that because “our” “colorful rag” has stars on it we are somehow better than all the rest of the bi-pedal oxygen breathing, monoxide exhaling, red-blooded, skeleton supported, solar powered, carbon-based, large brained, earth inhabitant omnivores.

“I hate patriotism, I can’t stand it man, it makes me fucking sick! It’s a round world the last time I checked, okay? Y’know what I mean?

In fact, that’s how we can stop patriotism, I think. Instead of putting stars and stripes on our flags we should put pictures of our parents #ucking!”

– Bill Hicks

It seems as though its unintended evolution moved towards divisiveness instead of freedom. Divisiveness in the illusion that the inhabitants on this plot of land on the traveling space sphere are “better” than other inhabitants on said sphere.

Divisiveness as a tool for a never-ending debate regarding freedom, that it keeps the people imprisoned, fighting amongst themselves. That is not freedom, that is control. Regardless how it is initiated.

“People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see.”

― Erin Morgenstern

I don’t think the first flag represented freedom to the indigenous cultures that kept getting scooted west in the new government’s first stab at systematic genocide.

When the true meaning of freedom is devoid of symbolism we’ll understand it better.

Imperialism instead of humility.

Manufacturing consent by confusing resource stealing with spreading democracy.  Or “liberating” an “oppressed” people by attacking and killing sovereign citizens.

“Far away from the land of our birth
We fly a flag in some foreign earth
We sailed away like our fathers before
These colours don’t run, from a cold bloody war.”

“These Colours Don’t Run”

Iron Maiden

The only way to subvert the massive machinery of the NRA is not to create any more targets.

If no one is in school, there won’t be any more school shootings.


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