posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 05:30 AM
Does the concept of symbols and the importance they hold in peoples lives completely escape you? To many people, a flag is just that, it represents
their country, both the good and the bad, attacking it is the same as attacking their country.
If the flag is "only" cloth, why bother burning it, that would seem to be, ultimately, a meaningless gesture. Only when it represents something,
gee a symbol, does it, the flag burning mean anything to either the attacker or the attackee.
Symbols. Attack them at your peril, if the wrong person witnesses the attack...