• @aeronmelon@lemmy.world
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      312 months ago

      You know how many houses in Japan fly the Japanese flag? Zero!

      Outside of government buildings and the largest train stations, I almost never see the Japanese flag in public.

      In fact, because of curry restaurants and fly-by-night English schools, I see the Union Jack and the Nepalese flag more often than I do the Japanese flag.

      So, yeah, anyone who stabs their front lawn with tiny American flags like Uncle Sam went minesweeping is a weirdo.

    • @Gork@lemm.ee
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      92 months ago

      But what if a space alien lands on the planet but forgot to bring a geopolitical map with them and needed to find out what country they are in so they can ask to see our leader but they have to inefficiently resort to trying out different languages on people instead of looking up and seeing a national flag which would give them the data they need to proceed to ask to see our leader in the correct language?

    • spicy pancake
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      52 months ago

      to be fair it’s a pretty flag and represents the entire nation of people, not just the shitty government and fucked up history

      i think of all the good people i love in my country when i see my flag. it makes me sad to think it’s also a symbol of so much bad shit :( but i also understand. :(

    • @PlantDadManGuy@lemmy.world
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      12 months ago

      I think normal depends entirely on where you were raised. Most of the homes in my neighborhood displayed a single American flag when I was a kid. I do the same as an adult, and I’m glad the sick magalunatics make it easy for us to pick them out with their desperate cries for attention, and their fuck your feelings flags.

    • @Wrench@lemmy.world
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      12 months ago

      One is pretty normal for career military too. Doesn’t matter on politics, but there’s certainly a right leaning tendency

      • @Beebabe@lemmy.world
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        12 months ago

        My s/o has a couple from military. He’s def not right leaning. I think they’re more like memorabilia.