RELAX, IT IS JUST A FLAG
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge on the subject opined. Opposing views are welcome, but will be ignored. As always, please, no name calling…and that means you, you big stupid head!
In the wake of several atrocities there is a cry to remove the flag. The flag is offensive, the flag represents hate, the flag is hurtful.
Relax people, it is just a flag. Maybe to you it represents hate; that is your interpretation. To many people it simply represents regional pride. It represents regional customs and good old boy fun.
I get it; if I wear a hat with an interlocking NY to Fenway Park after Bucky Dent whacks a cheap home run to win the division, some people in Beantown might get upset. Should the NY hat be illegal in Boston? It offends lots of people. NO! We have freedom of speech in this country and if my symbol upsets you, too bad. Banning a symbol, stifling freedom of speech is offensive to me.
The flag is no different. It represents pride to a great many people. It represents a culture, a way of life. It should not be offensive or hurtful.
If we ban the flag, what is next? Will Italian Americans be forced to remove all ties to the land of their ancestors? Can Mexicans wave their cloth on Cinco de Mayo? Where do we draw the line?
Maybe we could draw the line at flying the flag above the Stars and Stripes on a state capitol building…I’ll give you that. Otherwise it is just a flag. Relax everyone, stop being so sensitive and letting everything offend you.
It is only a flag.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.