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Thread #168067 Message #4059221
Posted By: Captain Swing
14-Jun-20 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Union Flag and English values
Subject: BS: The Union Flag and English values
I really hope that Scotland achieves independence in the near future because I love Scotland. But also because it will deliver a defining jolt to the English psyche - the Union Flag (Jack) will be no more. It will become as irrelevant in England as it is in the eyes of the rest of the world. We English will have to redesign our symbol of so called national pride. We might have to consider what sort of values we really want to be proud of, perhaps values that are not tied up with a greedy, murderous empire building history. Also, it will be interesting to observe the waves of collective cognitive dissonance on the part of the right as it dawns on them that they can't have their flag back!