Meditations on flag etiquette, surrender, and betrayals

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Without a doubt, the American flag will be raised incorrectly at the  U.S. “embassy” in Havana today.

Current circumstances demand that it be flown upside down.

THE UNITED STATES FLAG CODE
Title 4, Chapter 1

§ 8(a)The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

But, wait, maybe a better flag to display would be this one:

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After all, white flags have been flown as a sign of surrender for thousands of years.  Ancient historians from both China and Rome mentioned the use of white flags to signal absolute surrender, or to request surrender negotiations.

Ahhh. So much surrendering lately.  Way too much.  Iran and Cuba are but the tip of the iceberg.  Cartoonist Michael Ramirez captured the current essence of American foreign policy in this cartoon about the deal with Iran.   It also applies perfectly to the deal with the Castro regime.

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Yeah.  Such is the state of things.  Words fail, and images convey thoughts and feelings so much better than language.

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