Skip to comments.'Furl that flag', for 'tis leery (Wes Pruden)
Posted on 04/07/2006 10:19:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
'Furl that flag,' for 'tis leery
By Wesley Pruden
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published April 7, 2006
The ancient Chinese sage who advised generals yearning to enhance their splendor to "put out more flags" ought to be recognized as the patron saint of every rebel with a cause. Sometimes the rest of us can't hear the music for the sound of marching feet, but we can see the flags.
The backlash against Mexican flags in the street theater about illegal immigration has set off a run on the Stars and Stripes. Every demonstrator needs one, whether he really wants it or not. Some flag stores here have sold out of American flags.
Street demos are scheduled in a lot of places over the next few days, as Congress continues to haggle over amnesty, not only whether to grant it but over how to avoid calling it amnesty when they grant it. Organizers have got the message, even if sometimes the demonstrators haven't, that the Stars and Stripes, like it or not, is for once the politically correct banner to wave.
Flags have a unique ability to touch the emotions, which is why a clever cave man first fashioned a banner from a bit of his loin cloth to fly over his cave (only a gentleman wears Hanes), no doubt to celebrate his slaying of the tastiest wild creature in the forest for his supper and the capture of the most fetching cave woman in the territory to cook it for him. Captains and kings have unfurled bright bits of cloth since, to ride the breeze to project dominion over pelf and pine. Flags rock.
But the foreign flags that strike the mystic chords of memory in the hearts of the banner bearers can strike fear and loathing in the hearts of..
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As I said before, I want to know exactly who is buying the Mexican flags in bulk to supply the protestors.
The use of flags is one of the few (perhaps only) ideas that has remained unchanged for thousands of years.
I doubt that. I think they're being handed out for free.
Whoever is handing them out for free had to buy them somewhere. Trust me, someone is smiling all the way to the bank.
Yahoo has them something like $3/per I forget how many. But that's not my point.
Karl Rove is handing out free Mexican flags to all these "marchers."
They learned from the backlash and are instructed to carry only American flags Monday because most newspapers, unlike the LA Times, don't take the extra effort to Photoshop the Mexican flags out.
I suppose the chances might be greater than zero.
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