13 December 2014

Misusing Flags

One Civil War blogger correctly points out that this is misuse of the Confederate battle flag, but suggests this representation of the American flag is "art".

What am I missing here? It seems to me that the Confederate art is, at worst, "cheesy" while the depiction of the American flag is offensive and disrespectful and more aptly fits the description of "misuse." Hmmm . . .

4 comments:

ropelight said...

Isn't it curious that those who're quick to denigrate the Dixie Cross seem similarly inclined to disrespect the Stars-n-Stripes?

Not all of them, of course, but such an angry and sullen majority of them that it's symptomatic of a strong current of self-hatred and Anti-Americanism running deep and wide in the unexamined recesses of their unbalanced minds.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Isn't it curious that those who're quick to denigrate the Dixie Cross seem similarly inclined to disrespect the Stars-n-Stripes?"

Oh, yes, there's a definite connection with some of them. I've blogged about it before:
http://oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com/2013/04/progressives-hate-all-kinds-of-american.html

I wonder if Simpson even noticed the irony (hypocrisy) of his posts.

ropelight said...

Brooks Simpson is an interesting case, often he can seem informed and sensible, then without an apparent second thought or a moment of self-reflection he's off the deep end, wallowing in a highhanded and unbecoming arrogance.

OTOH I wish him well and hope his intellect matures, but OTOH he seems obsessively attached to his blind spots.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"often he can seem informed and sensible"

I agree completely. His wallowering with the Flagger folks and others seems beneath the activities of a University professor though. Obsession is accurate when it comes to that aspect of his blog.