Outrageous Outrage of the Day

iossarian5/06/2010 10:43:10 am PDT

re: #108 Obdicut

A long time ago, in Britain, the Union Jack was appropriated by racists and neoNazis. The usage of it was often as a provocation, most especially against Pakistani, Sikh, Indian, and Carribean immigrants. “There ain’t no black in the Union Jack” was something skinhead thugs chanted in the streets.

Use of the American flag in the US today is very similar to the past UK situation you describe, with the difference that it seems to be more acceptable to the mainstream (whatever that is). Personally I don’t like flags much.