Skip to comments.Five hidden messages in the American flag
Posted on 11/14/2011 2:33:28 PM PST by decimon
Until 1912, there was no set design for the Stars and Stripes. And so, hidden in older versions of the flag, its makers laid hints of the country's history and quest for identity.
Aptly - given its national anthem is about the flag - the Stars and Stripes is a key part of America's identity. It hangs in classrooms and in courtrooms, on state buildings and suburban porches.
It has been the national flag since 1777. And the flag that inspired the anthem was enormous. Measuring 30 by 42 feet (9 x 12.8m), it was raised over Baltimore's Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Its 15 broad stripes and 15 bright stars inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner, the song that became the national anthem.
But for more than half the flag's 234-year history, there was no official design - the arrangement and appearance of the stars was up to the maker. And that, says art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon, makes it an artwork in a way other nations' flag are not.
"It's to do with this peculiar fact that they didn't standardise the design, so you could express different things within each flag," he says.
"Generally speaking, a flag is a flag - it's like a number plate or logo, it always stays the same. But in America it didn't, which left room for people to express their creativity or their bile or their sadness."
So what are the hidden messages in these notable flags?
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Can you see ping.
"whelp,the BBC has figured it all out, we're done, the jig is up"
“whelp,the BBC has figured it all out, we’re done, the jig is up”
Blimy. We won’t have to take back anything from them, will we? I mean, they can keep Londonistan.
I swear I read it as fag to fag. Have got to get glasses!
Or forget the glasses and enjoy your new friends.
“This flag, made soon after the Civil War of 1861-65, comes from the defeated South. The Confederate flag still flies in southern states “The stars are configured in the southern cross buried in the design of this flag. That was a subtle way of displaying southern sympathies,” says Bridgeman. They’re hiding the Confederate battle flag within the stars and stripes.” Graham-Dixon likens this design to a rebel yell. “It’s as if to say, ‘We may have been forcibly incorporated into the United States but we still feel southern,’” he says.”
It also says, don’t come crying to us after you let those elitist Northeastern pigs feed at the trough and leave you f’d up with aggression against state’s rights again.
Far better information than this can be found here: http://www.flagcenter.org/
Sure, and the Declaration of Independence is a treasure map, and so is John Wilkes Booth’s diary.
The commie left will never understand that the USA was built on Freedom, that real Americans demand Freedom and it is part of us. This is why they can’t understand the true America. Dependence and rule from above is all they can relate to, so they are baffled byk independence, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and resposibility.
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