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The Flag of the World

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Thursday, April 10, 2003

 

More thoughts on flag-wrapping
I had another epiphany about the Arab/Left reaction to the flag-wrapping incident. There is a difference between the way the Left, and Arabs, see the American flag, and the way the way most Americans--and now, apparently Iraqis--see it. I see it as representing freedom and hope--because 9 times out of 10, that's what the American flag brings. The Left sees it as a symbol of opression and 'hegemony,' because they focus on the few instances when it has brought that--or just invent instances, or twist good instances into bad. Most Arabs seem to see it similarly. I think, of course, that they are ridiculous, but that, in large part, explains the collective hissy fit.
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