DSC_0084 Do high levels of reverence for the flag mean people have stopped asking questions?

Each November, school teachers across America host Veterans Day assemblies– and promote the idea that The Troops are in distant lands- fighting for American rights and freedoms- as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.


Veterans, not politicians, ‘give us the right to vote,’ observers at Amherst Veterans Day ceremonies told

It turns out The Troops were in no hurry to enable all adults to act on their right to vote.

US Military operations conducted in the 1940s, 50s & 60s didn’t get the job done.

It wasn’t until July of 1971 that 18 year old adults could take delivery on one of the freedoms we hear so much about.

Hey school teachers- If veterans fought for our right to vote- how come women were not allowed full voting rights at the end of WWI?

Why the need for a 1965 Voting Rights Act if overseas military operations somehow secured voting rights?


Public schools make small children memorize and recite a pledge to a flag.

How many adults start every day at work with a loyalty oath/pledge to a flag?

Does this obedience/conformity drill get in the way of asking questions?

Did high levels of reverence for the flag lead to the decades of undeclared/unwon wars that came after the 1940s? How about the 15 years of war that came after 911?

Is flag Idolatry for people who have stopped asking questions?


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