Which Of These Flags Is Racist?

Yes, it’s a trick question…

Flag One - circle of white stars on a blue field

Flag One

Flag Two - Circle of gold stars on a blue field

Flag Two

Having trouble deciding?

OK, a bit of clue:

One of them is the E.U. flag. The other is the Confederate States Navy Jack

Why is it a “trick question”? Because, IMHO, no flag is ever “racist”. Racism and racist can only apply to people who choose to be such. A Flag is just a flag. You bring to it your own baggage.

It’s one of my pet peeves. Folks attributing to inanimate objects that which comes from inside themselves. Embracing the “Mu!” (question is ill formed) world, often at the top of their lungs.

Clearly visible most nights on TV now as the professional Rabble Rousers rouse the professional rabble… Running too and frow, shouting “Racist!” and “Sexists!” and other -ists… and what I see are people demonstrating for all to see what is out of kilter inside their skulls… They suffer severe lack of emotional control, absent perspective on life, and no clue about the Mu-ness of their world…

They will bring with them their hatred and their racism and their sexism until such time as they learn to let go of it all and just see each person as their own unique being, and not an -ist anywhere…

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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3 Responses to Which Of These Flags Is Racist?

  1. philjourdan says:

    Flags are symbols of a group of people or ideology. As such they are not in themselves the people or the ideology. People who use them to represent their bonding or ideology. When those who hate the people or ideology see the symbol, they associate it with the group of people using it and then assign anthropomorphic qualities to it that in itself, the object does not possess.

  2. tom0mason says:

    In this ‘enlightened’ era, subjectivity, relativism, and assumed collective perceptions are everything. Now all is to be judged not by the evidence of an individual’s eyes, ears and senses but by the distracted sentiments of the braying shepple. These days a symbol can be a dangerous thing in the right hands.

  3. Hifast says:

    Time for me to re-read Vonnegut (the author, not his brother the meteorologist).
    Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons…
    A “wampeter” is an object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve. The Holy Grail [or a flag] would be a case in point. “Foma” are harmless untruths, intended to comfort simple souls. An example: “Prosperity is just around the corner.” A “granfalloon” is a proud and meaningless association of human beings.

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