So what else could I do but gather up all the disgusting USA flags in a garbage bag. I only covered my street. Other streets were similarly littered. It's plastic, so burning them will make the birds cough. Anyone want a bunch of junk mail-quality flags? You can have them if you have something progressive in mind as far as utilising them to undermine people's idiotically-thoughtless support of a genocidal government. So far I only have about 50 of them. Since they were put in people's yards without permission, taking them away without permission seemed to be the proper thing to do. |
The banner around the business card that proclaimed "Never Forget... United We Stand" seemed to imply the seemingly pervasive reality-television-war mentality that since 9-11 we must rally behind "our" government. How disgusting to exploit people's (sadly one-sided) sense of tragedy in order to broker a few extra real estate deals.
The mere fact that people would place a sign that represents a civilian-raping-and-murdering Empire on my home is disgusting enough. Apparently Elaine Johnson hadn't considered how offended some people might be. Placing Iraqi flags all through the neighborhood would probably provoke outrage, and yet the USA is by far the more powerful and dangerous government. The Iraqi government was an iconic and repressive regime, yet the USA has been far, far worse. And now the Iraqi governemnt will become an iconic and repressive puppet regime, thanks to the "Good Americans" so similar to the "Good Germans" of 1930's and 1940's Germany. Compare the body counts; Iraq's most recent regime has only killed tens of thousands, while the regime that started in the 16th centuray here in the US boasts tens of MILLIONS of dead victims, an overwhelming majority of them civilians, women and children. And Iraq is only the latest victim of the USA Empire's lust for oil, power and wealth. http://www.iraqbodycount.net/ http://www.americanstateterrorism.com/AmericanStateTerrorism.html
I hope others join me in calling Elaine Johnson in letting her know how vile and sick it is to force a flag on people - a flag that is hated all over the world, and with very good reason. She can probably be reached during the day at (971) 570-0831.