The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72265 Message #1243510
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
09-Aug-04 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Subject: RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
CarolC--we are in agreement there. The constitution is the thing that makes or breaks the U.S., not the flag. The "under god" bit was put in with a shoehorn 50 years ago in a bit of a rush (we've covered that before on Mudcat). Here's a link (from a group called "Religious Tolerance.org")
Symbols like the swastika were appropriated from earlier cultures and had far different meanings, but those are probably forever lost, at least in the West, due to the heavy baggage that went with the most modern usage by Hitler.
Brucie, do you have any links to the nuclear disarmament symbol you're speaking of?