Flag Day

Walter
#1
Happy Flag Day.
 
mentalfloss
#2
What?
 
Walter
+4
#3
I remember being marched onto the front yard of the school on February 15, 1965, so we could all see the Red Ensign being lowered and the Pearson Pennant unfurled.
Last edited by Walter; Feb 15th, 2012 at 09:07 AM..
 
mentalfloss
+1 / -1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I remember being marched onto the front yard of the school so we could all see the Red Ensign being lowered and the Pearson Pennant unfurled.

Sucks to live in such a time of national indoctrination.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+2
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Sucks to live in such a time of national indoctrination.

You have something against the flag?
 
mentalfloss
+1
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

You have something against the flag?

No, I just don't give a crap.

And before you ask.. yes, I'm posting in this thread so I must give some crap.. just not enough crap to become a delusional patriot.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+4
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

No, I just don't give a crap.

And before you ask.. yes, I'm posting in this thread so I must give some crap.. just not enough crap to become a delusional patriot.

Not all patriots are delusional.
 
#juan
+4
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Not all patriots are delusional.

No, they are not. Caring about one's country is not a bad thing. Canada has
been one of the best places in the world to live for quite a few years and that
should be worth a little patriotism.
 
DaSleeper
+2
#9
Patriotism, doesn't fit in with a socialist belief in world government.........
 
mentalfloss
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Patriotism, doesn't fit in with a socialist belief in world government.........

Yes, that's why Hitler wasn't patriotic, roflmao
 
DaSleeper
#11
Hitler was a socialist? or was he just a populist to gain power, like a lot of polititians have done in the past and continue to do....?
 
eh1eh
+5
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I remember being marched onto the front yard of the school on February 15, 1965, so we could all see the Red Ensign being lowered and the Pearson Pennant unfurled.


Best day of my life, from a general quality of life perspective. That flag symbolized our separation from Mother. It's one reason we can still have the Queen of England as our 'monarch' but still hold our head high around the world. All that oil and uranium doesn't hurt either.
Anyone that doesn't feel there is some pride to be had in being Canadian can always emigrate.

 
mentalfloss
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Hitler was a socialist? or was he just a populist to gain power, like a lot of polititians have done in the past and continue to do....?

Whatever he was, he was pretty damn patriotic.

Quote: Originally Posted by eh1eh View Post

Anyone that doesn't feel there is some pride to be had in being Canadian can always emigrate.

What if we just like being here without feeling the need to celebrate a piece of fabric?
 
EagleSmack
+8
#14  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Whatever he was, he was pretty damn patriotic.

Is that why at the end he sacrificed his people and wanted Germany erased? Not so patriotic. He put himself before his country... that's not patriotic



Quote:

What if we just like being here?

Why is it so awful to be proud of where you're from? Why do people like you think it is important to ridicule (in a way) the people who like to show pride in their country?
 
mentalfloss
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Why is it so awful to be proud of where you're from? Why do people like you think it is important to ridicule (in a way) the people who like to show pride in their country?

Because there's pride and then there's pride .
 
DaSleeper
+2
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Because there's pride and then there's pride .


That
explains everything....

I kinda expected it after the comparison to Hitler
 
EagleSmack
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Because there's pride and then there's pride .

And you will define how much pride to have and how much not to have? What is a proper display and what isn't?
 
mentalfloss
+1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

And you will define how much pride to have and how much not to have? What is a proper display and what isn't?

That can only be truly defined on a situational basis. People will naturally adapt as they have in the past 30 years - where pride gradually sounds less and less like some WWII propaganda advert.
 
lone wolf
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I remember being marched onto the front yard of the school on February 15, 1965, so we could all see the Red Ensign being lowered and the Pearson Pennant unfurled.

Don't remember being "marched" ... but I recall the day.

Who were patriots - the ones who saluted as the Red Ensign came down or the ones who cheered when the bright red leaf broke into a clear, blue (and damned cold) sky?
 
Spade
#20
O Canada (French Version) - YouTube

I like the French version.
 
lone wolf
+3
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post


I like the French version.

It's the one that hasn't been changed umpteen times to be politically correct (and ensure nobody really knows the words)
 
wulfie68
+1
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

O Canada (French Version) - YouTube

I like the French version.

I prefer the Maple Leaf Forever
 
lone wolf
#23
The Maple Leaf Forever still gives me chills. Really sucked when it went the way of the Edsel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxOhk4Lk9aE
Last edited by lone wolf; Feb 15th, 2012 at 12:33 PM..
 
eh1eh
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post


What if we just like being here without feeling the need to celebrate a piece of fabric?

Well I guess seeing you don't give a crap any explanation would be singularly redundant.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

That can only be truly defined on a situational basis. People will naturally adapt as they have in the past 30 years - where pride gradually sounds less and less like some WWII propaganda advert.

And you will decide on the situations?

So should Canada ban flag day?
 
Cliffy
#26
My allegiance is to the land, the people and all the life that dwells thereon, not some corporate entity traded on the New York stock exchange. The Canadian government is nothing more than the board of directors of the corporation. I pledge no allegiance to fictitious entities or lines draw on a map by colonial powers that separate people and keep them separate by the use of political adversity. I believe in the sanctity and oneness of all life, not just human.
 
Mowich
+1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I remember being marched onto the front yard of the school on February 15, 1965, so we could all see the Red Ensign being lowered and the Pearson Pennant unfurled.

I do too, Walter.........I also remember the long debate about adopting a new flag and some of the really weird designs that were put forward. I came to like the new flag with its emblematic maple leaf and am glad it was chosen.

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Whatever he was, he was pretty damn patriotic.



What if we just like being here without feeling the need to celebrate a piece of fabric?

Then be my guest, MF...........but you better realize that all around the world, the flag of a country is an important symbol to its citizens and millions of people would dispute your attitude towards honoring it.

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Why is it so awful to be proud of where you're from? Why do people like you think it is important to ridicule (in a way) the people who like to show pride in their country?

One has to wonder, Eagle.......but then it is MF we are talking about and exceptions might be made for the mentally deficient or pity shown.
 
Walter
-1
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

My allegiance is to the land, the people and all the life that dwells thereon, not some corporate entity traded on the New York stock exchange. The Canadian government is nothing more than the board of directors of the corporation. I pledge no allegiance to fictitious entities or lines draw on a map by colonial powers that separate people and keep them separate by the use of political adversity. I believe in the sanctity and oneness of all life, not just human.

Spoken like a true Utopian.
 
Cliffy
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Spoken like a true Utopian.

Is that intended as an insult?
 
Walter
+1 / -1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Is that intended as an insult?

No. It's just a term that represents your naivete.
 

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