okay what the fuck
listen there are some symbols that are incredibly serious business okay i will give you that. There are some symbols that are to be respected and honoured in all ways and with ceremonies and dignity because they are important.
but a flag? a flag? a flag that every single person old enough to point and say ’look’ can get their hands on? that is not a symbol that needs a ritual sacrifice every time it gets some dust on it
no. no. america why
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This is really hypocritical. Because the thing is you’re not supposed to wear anything with the flag, or use it for displays unless it’s on a pole, according to the Flag Code.
Here’s the quote (got it from Wikipedia):
The flag should not be used as “wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery”, or for covering a speaker’s desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general (exception for coffins).
According to the Flag Code, you should never wear anything with the flag, nor use it as a decoration unless it’s on a pole or a coffin. No lapel pins, no bathing suits, no hanging the flag on podiums. No. Stop.