How flags unite (and divide) us | Michael Green
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33 thoughts on “How flags unite (and divide) us | Michael Green | BWG

  1. The Romans also used something similar. Each legion had an aquilifer. His job was to protect the golden Aquila emblem. This emblem represented the entire legion. Losing this emblem in a battle means the destruction of that legion. This meant that each soldier protected this emblem with his life. Is the power residing in this emblem the same as the power residing in a flag?

  2. For me, the US flag is more a symbol for nationalism and grandiose delusions. It stands for fighting for "human rights" in places far away but never considering them at home. The fact that it is supposed to stand for unity clashes hard with the reality of racism and the embedding of Christianity as the one state-endorsed religion… (I am sorry for the harsh words, I do not want to insult anyone. But I really need to point out this dissonance)

  3. I will never understand why burning a flag is seen as morally wrong. Caring for the well being of people is just so infinitely more important to me than preserving the integrity of any state.

  4. Very good, really enjoyed this Michael. A very approachable and compelling presentation for sure. I appreciate you making this as accessible as possible to all of humanity.

  5. Wow, Americans really love their country and are equally as good as Germany was in the time of Hitler in advertising their country. Tell me another’s country national anthem you know the melody or first sentence of without even thinking. Good on them, I guess. Love your history, love your people and culture and love your land. It’s just as simple as loving your parents/caregivers or idols (because some people have terrible parents/caregivers). I don’t know about the whole globalism thing though. Two people of two neighboring towns already have a different type of pride for their town. It’s just how we are. Globalism will never be true globalism as we would want to.

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