6/26/2006

Flag Burning...

Well, well, well. Look what debate has once again reared it's ugly head. It's an oldie but a goodie - perhaps the greatest smokescreen of all time! Bill Hicks had a great bit about this years ago and it still applies today. He addressed people who say things like "My daddy died for that flag." He maintained that nobody dies for a flag. A flag is a piece of cloth. They may have died for freedom which, by the way, includes the freedom to burn the flag. This is such a blatant act of pandering that it is stunning that the public continues to treat this seriously. If the thing you love most about the U.S.A. is a non-burning flag, or even it's in your top ten, you might want to consider rearranging your priorities. Besides, where is all this flag burning happening in the U.S.? Is it that out of control that the Congress need to amend the Constitution? No, but Republicans know that the rest of their platform is shit, so who's gonna notice another turd.

1 comment:

Grant Miller said...

George Carlin had a great diatribe on flag burning too. I can't remember much of it now except that bringing it up for political reasons is bullshit. But its one of those cross-party pandering tools that everybody uses, sadly.