’No flags were harmed in the making of this ad‘

10 May 2024
burning flag

Digital flag burning / Still from Democratic Alliance election advertisement 

I have pictures of family members in my home; among these, many who annoy me intensely a lot of the time, and others who do seriously embarrassing things at other times. The pictures are a recognition that I love them in spite of their shortcomings. 

I have my country's flag attached to my name on many social media platforms for the same reason.

Some random quotes come mind:

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. — Samuel Johnson

I'd rather you burn the flag and wrap yourself in the constitution, than burn the constitution and wrap yourself in the flag. — Carl Schurz (putatively)

Let's move on. We have a country to fix.

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