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Cool LJ community. So here's something I've been thinking about lately:



Poll #831248 wave it

How do you feel when you see the American flag?

Angry
4(30.8%)
Sad
0(0.0%)
Scared
0(0.0%)
Proud
0(0.0%)
Happy
0(0.0%)
Very Mixed Feelings
6(46.2%)
No Feelings Stirred
3(23.1%)

How do you feel when you see the Confederate battle flag?

Angry
4(30.8%)
Sad
1(7.7%)
Scared
1(7.7%)
Proud
1(7.7%)
Happy
0(0.0%)
Very Mixed Feelings
3(23.1%)
No Feelings Stirred
3(23.1%)

How do you feel when you see the Canadian flag?

Angry
0(0.0%)
Sad
0(0.0%)
Scared
0(0.0%)
Proud
1(7.7%)
Happy
2(15.4%)
Very Mixed Feelings
0(0.0%)
No Feelings Stirred
10(76.9%)

How do you feel when you see the Mexican flag?

Angry
0(0.0%)
Sad
0(0.0%)
Scared
0(0.0%)
Proud
0(0.0%)
Happy
1(8.3%)
Very Mixed Feelings
2(16.7%)
No Feelings Stirred
9(75.0%)

How do you feel when you see the Israeli flag?

Angry
3(23.1%)
Sad
0(0.0%)
Scared
0(0.0%)
Proud
0(0.0%)
Happy
0(0.0%)
Very Mixed Feelings
5(38.5%)
No Feelings Stirred
5(38.5%)

How do you feel when you see a pirate flag?

Angry
0(0.0%)
Sad
0(0.0%)
Scared
0(0.0%)
Proud
2(15.4%)
Happy
9(69.2%)
Very Mixed Feelings
0(0.0%)
No Feelings Stirred
2(15.4%)

Comments?

Comments

This would have been a lot more interesting with checkboxes rather than radio buttons, since I answered almost everything “very mixed feelings”, but the feelings that were mixed were not the same in each case.

The only one I answered “proud” to was the Canadian flag, despite not being Canadian. Still, I’m proud to live so close to civilization.

The only time I can remember seeing a US flag with unalloyedly positive feelings was during a ferry ride with Kala to Staten Island; the juxtaposition of the US flag with the Statue of Liberty made me see both symbols as representing inclusiveness, opportunity, and personal freedom.

I’d feel good about the US flag more frequently if it weren’t such a horror from a design standpoint — complex and busy. Frankly, the US flag just doesn’t look very good.

I am very proud of the flag of my planet, though. (See userpic.)
I thought about checkboxes, but even that wouldn't really get the meaning. I mean, when I see a flag it may make me scared OF the people it represents or scared FOR those people. You know?

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