Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Are IRISH Flag Wavers on St. Patrick's Day Villified anymore?

Not being much of a nationalist or flag-waver myself (entrainment's definitely not my thing), I don't think it's strategically wise to be marching with the Mexican national flag -- I mean, how much more powerful a symbol would it be to have a sea of people marching with only the stars & stripes?

Just my thoughts about having a realistic, pragmatic strategy when you really want to send a powerful message via images across the world.

That being said, this is one of the most astute, provocative observations and challenges I've seen anywhere by anyone -- and this by a 16-year old boy:

Garden Grove High School junior Jose Covarrubias, 16, carried both flags Monday. He doesn't think anyone should read too much into protesters' use of the Mexican flag.

"St. Patrick's Day just passed," Covarrubias said. "Just because they wave an Irish flag doesn't mean that they care about Ireland more than they do the U.S."
Entire article at the LA Times here.

Irish Flag


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