A Letter to the Neighborhood Flag Freaks by Roger Young

Dear Neighbor,

Upon arising this morning I discovered a small Yankee War Flag had been planted in my front yard. A tag on the flag stick listed your email address so I must assume you are responsible for this trespass. I noticed other flags had also been placed on properties up and down the block.

Did it ever occur to you to ask permission of the property owner before placing a flag, or any other object for that matter, on his/her property?

This immediately comes to my mind as a simple, neighborly courtesy. How come you didn’t consider it? How would you like it if someone placed a Nazi or other flag/symbol that is objectionable to you? Why do you automatically assume that every property owner does not disapprove being trespassed? Why do you automatically assume that every property owner shares appreciation for your symbols and world view? Many would call this attitude presumptuous, arrogant and rude.

If this particular flag was merely a common symbol of American individuals and communities I would have no objection to it. However, this flag also represents the United States Federal Government and its long, sordid history of murder and plunder – at home and abroad. This flag represents those who have unbending allegiance to the American state and defend its existence and actions no matter how absurd, no matter how criminal, no matter how obscene, no matter how unjust. This symbol is held dear by full time apologists who confuse defending their government with defending their home. This symbol is displayed by those who ignore their conscience to satisfy their bloody, nationalistic appetites.

This flag has flown over every federal building where conniving politicians and meddlesome bureaucrats tirelessly work, thinking of new ways to restrict my individual freedom. This flag has flown with every unit of the US military as it blindly follows any order to kill, destroy and torture anyone, anywhere, its meddlesome master deems not worthy of the right to life. This flag has even flown sacrilegiously in corrupt, American pseudo-Christian churches that can’t seem to decide which master, God or the state, they will obey.

I understand that you placed this flag on my property to……………

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via A Letter to the Neighborhood Flag Freaks by Roger Young.

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4 Responses to A Letter to the Neighborhood Flag Freaks by Roger Young

  1. Gunny G says:

    and, for that matter, how bout stuffing your mailbox w/all that occupant/etc. garbage!

    there is no way to stop it w/o refusing all mail…

    and, “your mailbox” is not really yours…we are responsible for its purchase and maintenance, but it is owned by…guess who!

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