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originally posted by: MiddleClassWhiteBoy
I swear there are some stupid people on here. The flag is the symbol of our first world nation. It is a symbol with a very powerful image and should be treated as such so yes that is why we have a flag code. And this lady and her husband are idiots for being in the military and not knowing the code. It IS tacky and disrespectful to do what they did period. It doesbt matter what anyone on here thinks or what any other lay person idiot ignorant of the flag code thinks. Most Americans don't know who their congressional representatives are so expecting them to undestand the flag code is naive!
originally posted by: lovebeck
While I, as a photographer and an American, think it is tacky to use the flag as a prop in a newborn photo shoot......
As a photog, I get why she used the flag as a prop, and the photographer is a veteran herself, but it honestly would have been a MUCH more powerful photo if dad was holding the baby in his hands, wearing his uniform/fatigues, and processed in black and white. Oh, she needs to lose the hospital receiving blanket too.
The flag really just throws the white balance off into super-red land (warm) and THAT is a B to correct. All this together is telling me the photographer is just another person with a DSLR and Photoshop who is calling herself a photographer these days. She sure is getting lots of attention and exposure though...
originally posted by: Sremmos80
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Sremmos80
The flag code is actually federal law.
Though SCOTUS has ruled that it's unenforceable due to free speech. So people are welcome to do as they please.
And you know law is not black and white but with some grey area.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: MiddleClassWhiteBoy
That soldier is one of the reasons you're still a first world nation...
& that baby is the future of your first world nation...
& what symbolises your first world nation is being held up by a soldier, as that first world nation symbol holds up the future...
Your outrage is bulls#...
You have no artistic mind if you cannot comprehend the true symbolism behind this photo!
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
a reply to: MiddleClassWhiteBoy
Dude, I get it.
You clearly don't get what I'm saying. I apologize for not being clear.
I assume you do not see the irony? The physical land to some extent or another has been desecrated. Disrespected. However the land is actually not all that easy to repair or replace. Unlike a flag, banner, symbol, or imaginary anything.
The Disrespect of the LAND which the FLAG represents= REWARD($$$-open pit mining, clear cutting, etc.)
The Disrespect of the FLAG which represents the LAND= PUNISHMENT(Jail, legal/ social issues depending on the society)
I understand what flags stand for. I understand that people assert deep cognition of emotion and symbolism representing themselves and the land that they grew up on.
By no means would I disrespect any banner. Real or "fake". Mind you, I wouldn't likely actively seek out the destruction of a sentient beings habitat for profit ether.
There is irony in symbolism. Especially when it comes to nationalism.
originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: Kukri
i fully agree , this is a mountain out of a mole hill , how come no one complains when they see a stars and stripes bikini
or men's shorts even t shirts .
originally posted by: paraphi
It's a nice photo. Nice sentiment.
I swear some people are so lost up their own backsides that they will just complain and protest for the sake of it.
I would like to do a study on the types of people who complain about things like this - what type of people are they really.
originally posted by: n00bUK
# news, # story. the media show absolute #.
A few trolls on social media to somebodies personal picture and it gets national news coverage.
total bull#. honestly, who really give a #?
this is a waste of ats server space