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Old 07-11-2018, 11:49 AM  
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University of Kansas Flies Blackened American Flag....

After reading the article...this could have gone into a number of other threads, but since it has a local angle...i think it needs its own....



University of Kansas flies blackened American flag to represent American polarization

The University of Kansas is flying an American flag with a splattering of black paint and a black and white striped sock as part of an art exhibit on the current political climate.

German artist Josephine Meckseper designed the flag which is being flown at a dozen locations in the United States, including KU, Cornell University, Texas State University, Rutgers University, and the University of South Florida, Campus Reform reported.

Sponsored by the Creative Time Project, Meckeper said of their website, “The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States,” Meckseper explained on the Creative Time website. “I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council.”

“The black and white sock on my flag takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border,” Meckseper added. “Let’s not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country – native cultures knew to take care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us. It’s about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us.”

Meckseper's flag is part of a larger project that's been going on since June 2017 titled "Pledges of Allegiance," which features 16 different artists designing their own flags on issues they care about.

“We realized we needed a space to resist that was defined not in opposition to a symbol, but in support of one, and so we created a permanent space. The flag seemed an ideal form to build that space around both practically and symbolically,” Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson said on the project website.

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:41 PM   #61
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This pos "art" has been taken down.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #62
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Again - how does this affect you? Or anyone? It affects an idea, a symbol of something. That's important to people, I guess.

I just wish you'd grow up.
Were you saying that same thing to your friends who demanded statues be removed and battle flags taken down?

Didn’t think so. Hypocrite.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:46 PM   #63
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:46 PM   #64
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If I lived in the area and had access to a blowtorch I think I take the flagpole down.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:52 PM   #65
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:53 PM   #67
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I probably give less of a **** than most about this, but there is a code of ettiquette for the United States Flag. When you do your art project on it thats pushing it. When you run it up the pole and fly it at a university, you kinda crossed a line.

Again, I probably give less of a shit about it than most, but I do understand there is a difference between being offended about some piece of art and being offended at blatant disrespect for the ettiquette, rules and guidelines regarding the flag of a nation.
There is no code of etiquette re: the flag. You can burn it if you want. SCOTUS decided this in 1989.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:15 PM   #69
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There is no code of etiquette re: the flag. You can burn it if you want. SCOTUS decided this in 1989.
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I am guessing you spent zero days in the military.
I haven't. Why does it matter if I've served in the military or not?

I know plenty of ex-military (officers, mind you) who don't give a shit one way or the other how people choose to view the flag.
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Holy crap I missed that.

I kind of wish the flag was still up. I would have loved to have seen that conversation.

"Grandson, you're NOT going to KU anymore! Say goodbye to your college friends, mentors, and anything else you like about that place! You're transferring someplace else!"

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