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December 02, 2007

Flags are important. They are concise, colourful representations of the intangibles; community, liberty, love, solidarity and often dreams or hopes for the future.

Brendan Jones' NSW Flag
Brendan Jones' NSW Flag flown in Virginia, USA.

The issue for Australia is the Union Jack. At the state level it makes the flags meaningless. The national flag is a far better balanced design and will be more of a problem to replace due to a lot of empathy for it. However flags are often looked upon as static and timeless. Yet John Howard will be buried in a different Australian Flag to the one he was born under. The American President, George Bush, will too.

Flags are vibrant, dynamic and transient symbols which survive on their relationship to the now; not the past, nor the future. Without that grounding they are dry as dust and devoid of power.

| Posted by cam at 02:05 PM | | Comments (0)
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