Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Camboif the flag were upside down at my school then, oh wait my school just has a flagpole. annyways if it were upside down i would point and laugh at it, and then go on with the day.[/QUOTE] Same for me: if somebody would turn the (dutch) flag upside down i would just laugh at it. I would't really care or be bothered by it. [QUOTE=AeroFlot]I was taught about the Flag, folding it properly, how to raise and take it down and how to hang it. I learned that all from my JROTC class, and currently I am one of four people at my school that puts up the flag.
Do all schools raise the flag every day? We in the Netherlands only lift our flag on national days (liberationday, queensday etc. ) I understand that people are proud of their country (so am i) but why raise the flag everyday? In the Netherelands you are not even allowed to raise the flag for no reason (the police would't give me a ticket but they COULD warn me, although most people don't really care ) I know that it has to do with pride and honor but even when we raise the flag we don't have a special method or something the person who riases the flag just walks outside and raises the flag. IMO to be proud of your country is one thing but to raise the flag with militaire stuff etc. is a big no (whats up with those "ranks" in the JROTC -what ever that stands for-) Again: I respect the traditions of the USA and i don't say that your idiots or something but i just find it a little funny. A little O/T but i find the for the (?) "red white and blue" funny too because it makes me think of our flag, our dutch flag is red, white and blue:
I am probably the most patriotic guy left in America. You dont fuckwith her flag, you dont fuck with her peolple, and you dont fuck with her honor. This feeling still exists is Europe/Asia but it has largely been lost in America. God help us. And yes the flag goes up every day, and down every night. We salute that flag every day.
I dont cry, included peopes name in the quote you are using, dont be afraid of doing so, well if people want to burn their countries flag, fine, but then if you are ready to burn the flag, then you can be ready to go live in some hole.
I pretend to do stuff.
16th January 2004
im allso proud of my country, but i would just laugh and go on if our (dutch) flag would be hung upside down. its probably just the culture, and ill probably never understand it. and for the buring flags, they dont do any real harm to people, so i dont think it should be a real problem.
Well, i personally don't like the fact that people burn flags. I think it's a stupid thing to do.. However, i try not to be hypocritical, and do think people should have the right to do what ever they like with the flag, including burning it. I don't necessarily have to like it, but i do think it should be a basic right...
It's called freedom of speech, it's what people do on these forums everyday, and it should be a basic right of a democratic country...
Everybody should be entitled to express their opinions/objections, and burning a flag is a very symbolic and powerful thing, an effective way of portraying a message... Whether it gives the purpose any credibility or not is a different story...
I personally look down on people who engage in activities like flag burning, and as a result think less of their cause... However i do think it should remain a basic right..
Putting up a flag upside down isn't "treason", you're getting a little carried away...It's just a couple of idiot kids doing something stupid that will eventaully be forgotten in a few days. I suggest you forget about it to..
included peopes name in the quote you are using, dont be afraid of doing so
In the words of a rather famous ancestor of mine, "go and eat one's own face".
My school had a flagpole. It had the school's symbol on the flag. No Union Jack anywhere to be seen. Mainly because we don't care... it's just some colored stripes on a bit of fabric.
wher in the hell did u go to school? o yeah Mars, not America right?
In the United Kingdom, where no school I have ever seen has a Union Jack hoisted up a flagpole. Oh yeah, the American way of life isn't the only way, you know :rolleyes:.
Mr. MattIn the words of a rather famous ancestor of mine, "go and eat one's own face".
In the words of myself, go talk to a wall, maybe it will care
I personally want Aussieland to get a new flag and get rid of the British Union Jack.
Finders keepers Scorp :p