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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: seagull
Its all in the realm of body language. An example: bowing. Obama was lambasted for bowing, but in some cultures bowing is a sign of respect, not subservience.
We are a European nation, at least by tradition. Bending the knee is a sign of subservience in our culture. Without the baggage of our cultural meanings, it would simply be a refusal to stand for the flag. Which, if we are being honest, was pretty common in the US prior to Kap and his nonsense.