OK, here comes my lunatic fringe side. Most of you know that I'm a quasi-intelligent person and more or less a conservative, though not a Republican.
Never the less, I'm gonna get a little nuts on your right now, and I'm being completely sincere.
Symbols mean things to the people who institute them.
One of George Noorey's guests on Coast to Coast AM had an outstanding point about symbolism. To you and I, gang tagging may be just scribbled words
on the wall, because we don't belong to that part of the social structure, we don't speak the language, and it's not directed at us. But to a gang
member, someone who speaks the language, it's a message intended for his eyes. It tells him who's running this area, and who is allowed there.
Sometimes, an outsider who doesn't read the language can get caught up in something he had no idea he was getting into and end up dead because he
didn't understand the symbols.
When I see an admiralty flag in a court, I see a symbolic reminder to the initiated that the civilian court system is still only for show. If I saw
the admiralty flag removed from our courts, I would see a symbolic indication to the initiated that there had been a changing of the guard.
When I see the flag of a British Company adopted over the designs of the common men's organizations which really brought the revolution into being, I
see a symbolic indication to Great Britain that the revolution has been subverted and that we are under control- that they no longer have to insist on
quelling the rebellion because the men in power now are loyalists.
When I see the British Union on the flag of Hawaii, which was taken by the United States for the benefit of the Dole Fruit Company, I see a clear
symbol that America remains loyal and colonizes, by proxy, for Britain.
When I see a desecrated flag behind president Bush, which has been altered in clear violation of flag etiquite (a true flag can not be displayed as
decoration and the respectful cutting or destruction of a flag begins with the removal of the blue field, so that you are destroying or altering two
seperate and individually meaningless patterns- and look at the flags on the wallpaper behind him- they are all the same- those flags weren't just
trimmed or folded to fit- it's consistent and quite possible intentional) When I see all of that I see an intentional and meaningful alteration of
symbols indicating SOMETHING to those who can read the signs.
Why are 4 3/4 of the stripes removed from the US flag, with specifc care taken to remove only 2 and 1/4 from the top with the remaining 2 coming from
the bottom, I don't see the elimination of stripes as the sole issue- I see the intentional removal of a specific number of stars as well- 22 stars
to be specific. Coincidentally, the folding at 1/4 of a stripe on top ensures that there is a clean break after the 5th row of stars, further
supporting my view.
Now here is the really amazing part. Look at the fold in those flags which cuts 6 stars in half, making them 3, reducing the full stars visible here
to 25. This is present in both flags. (look at the second star from the top on the left, and proceed down and right along the crease in the flag).
These flags are missing half of their stars- they represent exactly half of the country. There are nine visible stripes- guess how many of the
original colonies John Kerry won, not counting states created by the sub division of those colonies? 9.
That non-admiralty flag (at an address given on a military base as I understand), missing half of its stars and representing only the colonies which
Bush lost, means something about the blue states. What is the only acceptible reason to dishonor a flag (by flying it upside down)? To signal an
If I'm reading the language correctly, this is a sign to those in the know that Blue State America is out of control. The question to me is this- who
is it for? Is this a cry to Britain for help? Is this a shout to elite Democrats who won't speak to Bush that they have gone too far? I don't
All I know is that I firmly believe that symbols mean things to the people who create them.
The flag of the United States- check the position of the stars for yourself and compare to the pictures to prove my numbers.
The thirteen Colonies and the election results, to prove that there are as many colonies represented here as voted for Kerry.
The picture I keep referring to:
Hawaii's British Flag:
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