September 05, 2003

Generation X and the American Flag

Sean LaFreniere, real liberal and fellow GenXer, wants to take back his country and his flag from the Baby Boomers.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at September 5, 2003 06:20 PM

Dear Mr. Totten,

The link did not avail, although it may be my ISP.

In time he will get the United States in the sorry condition the Boomers leave it. As to the flag, it is the property of anyone who wishes to use it for good or ill.

I recall some Progressive saying, "Before 9-11, the flag was only for creeps!" I have flown and marched with the flag at school and 4-H functions as a youth. Stood at attention as it passed. And, received one from my late fathers fellow Veterans of WII at his funeral. I don't think that flag is anothers.

Yo. Ob. Sv. Virgil K. Saari

Posted by: Virgil K. Saari at September 6, 2003 06:39 AM

It's not your ISP. It's a blogspot link, nuff said.

Posted by: Undertoad at September 6, 2003 08:56 AM

A lot of blogspot blogs have crashed, not just this one. Try again, it will work at some point.

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 6, 2003 09:46 AM

Back up, stupid Blogger.

Posted by: sblafren at September 6, 2003 12:18 PM

That IS a funky link.

Good post, not at all what I expected. Here's hoping GenX gets the flag (and the country) away from the Boomers before we screw it up like we did with rock and roll.

Posted by: slimedog at September 6, 2003 03:01 PM

Yup, as a Gen-Xer/13er and Strauss/Howe devotee, I felt exactly like LaF.

But then came the pledge nonsense. And the majority clearly spoke: they want to enforce their own meaning to the flag, and it's a meaning that I don't share.

Posted by: Undertoad at September 6, 2003 04:33 PM


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