Here it comes: New York Times offers proposed redesigns of American flag – and it’s nothing short of a national disaster (op-ed)

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The New York Times, which conservative Mark Levin more accurately refers to as the New York Slimes has a history of being an un-American rag. From embracing Stalin to denying the Holocaust and more recently pushing the absurd 1619 Project, one would think that rag had gone about as low as it could. Well hold their beer.

Breitbart reports that the paper posted an essay in September in which the author proposed designs of a “new” American flag, Breitbart reports. To say a room full of kindergarteners might have done a better job is a vast understatement.

One such flag flips the color scheme, with the red and white stripes replaced by a field of 53 stars (we would assume that takes into account adding Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C. and perhaps Guam as new states) and replacing the current white and blue segment with 13 alternating white and blue stripes. To call this thing ugly is  not doing justice to how bad it looks.

“The American flag is a potent piece of national iconography, but its design shifted frequently until the early 1900s. What if it were redesigned today? We asked artists and graphic designers to try,” the Times wrote and presented so-called “functional designs” as well as “artistic renderings.”

First off, apart from the Betsy Ross flag, which had the same basic design with the stars arranged in a circle for each of thirteen states, the flag has remained essentially the same. A field of blue with stars representing each state and the alternating red and white stripes representing the original 13 colonies.

In explaining the proposed “redesigns,” the Times said some “represent America as it could be, others how the artist sees the country now.”

For example, one flag rendered by artist Na Kim shows a white flag changing to gray while keeping the stars. Kim said it represents “America surrendering its fall from power and loss of the ideals it once stood for. The American dream is being washed away.”

Wow! Nothing like building national pride like a flag that speaks to the fall of America and loss of the American dream, a dream by the way that is being “washed away” by the current administration and Congressional Democrats.

Another rendering which can only be described as designed by someone who must have been high on crystal meth, divides the theoretical flag into four segments—one with vertical red and white stripes, the other a field of yellow, another blue and finally the last segment is green.

Fairly sure you can figure what the green one means—yup, you guessed it—climate change, or as the artist, Andrew Kuo said “taking care of our planet.” The ret and white segment represents the past and future, the blue represents “untapped potential,” while the yellow is apparently a tribute to George Floyd and talks about “repairing systemic racism.”

Once again, a flag should represent the pride one has in your country. Kuo appears to rather focus on the “evils” of America. And honestly, if abortion had a flag, this would be it. Almost looks like a Hunter Biden painting.

Another depiction, which is entitled “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (the black “national anthem”) merges a number of prominent flags such as the Gadsden flag, Trump’s “Make America Great” flag, and Black Lives Matter into one.” This one truly looks like it was derived by Hunter Biden after a crystal meth marathon.

Here it comes: New York Times offers proposed redesigns of American flag - and it's nothing short of a national disaster (op-ed)
Proposed redesign of American flag-YouTube screenshot

Rightly so, conservatives eviscerated the piece…and surprise, even liberals.

 

All of this of course shows that liberals are trying to flip the country on its head, be it critical race theory, wide open borders, gutting the electoral process, having two “national anthems,” and now trying to mothball the symbol of our identity, a symbol under which men and women died in battle.

Of all the things pushed by liberals, this is among the vilest and disgusting.

All of this follows a piece by New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, who was almost committed to a psych ward (our words, not hers) after she saw American flags being flown from the back of pickup trucks during a trip to Long Island. 

The Slimes of course defended her:

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For more on the triggered Ms. Gay, we invite you to read our prior report on her traumatic encounter with American flags:

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – The New York Times is circling the wagons around a member of its editorial board after she said that she was triggered by trucks displaying the American Flag.

Board member Mara Gay, who is also an MSNBC contributor, sparked fierce backlash on social media Tuesday after saying she was ‘disturbed’ to see American flags flown on pickup trucks in a recent trip to Long Island.

She made the comments during a conversation on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday after host Mika Brzezinski called for an investigation into the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

Gay said she was distressed by the expletives she saw on trucks against President Joe Biden, some trucks had pro-Trump flags, and others just had American Flags.

She said the sight of the American flags “distressed” her because the people flying the flags were alluding to the notion that “This is my country … not your country. I own this”:

“The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American population — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others.

I think that as long as they see Americanness as the same as one with whiteness, this is going to continue.

“I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed.

I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives (sic) against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing … Essentially the message was clear: This is my country. This is not your country. I own this.”

She added that a solution, ‘to get every American a place at the table,’ needed to involve separating ‘whiteness’ from ‘Americanness”:

“As long as they see Americanness as the same, as one with whiteness, this is going to continue. We have to figure out how to get every American a place at the table in this democracy. But how to separate Americanness, America, from whiteness.

“I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a dear friend, and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens  and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against Joe Biden, Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing.”

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Her comments were attacked and condemned on social media, with posts describing her comments as  “Hateful” and “disturbing.” User Chris Barnett took to Twitter to attack the notion that the American Flag does not represent everyone:

“So… who’s the threat? This is disturbing! American Flags relate to whiteness?  The American flag represents any color or creed of person who legally lives here!”

Another user said her comments made during the news segment were the “scariest” he ever heard:

“This is one of the scariest segments I’ve seen.  ‘We have to separate American-ness from whiteness.’ I don’t know where to begin on that statement. Also, if an American flag disturbs you, you are welcome to live somewhere else.”

Yet another user pointed out that the flags were seen by Gay during Memorial Day weekend when patriotism should be on full display:

“On Memorial Day Weekend, she is disturbed to see Patriotic Americans displaying the American Flag to celebrate and remember those who fought for our freedoms? My question to her is, why wasn’t she? Did she just come to LI for the beaches and BBQ to enjoy her long weekend?”

User Matt Haubrich tweeted that race did not have a place in the discussion:

“Why is skin color even being brought into this discussion? This narrative is disgusting, and they keep peddling it, and Joe’s panel says nothing. I find people who group everyone in boxes very disturbing.”

The New York Times issued a statement defending the editorial board member, saying her comments were taken out of context:

New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay’s comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context.

“Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag. The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith.”

Former Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly replied to The New York Times’ explanation:

“Spin away – we heard her loud and clear.”

Gay noticed the backlash to her comments, saying she was being “trolled” as a black journalist:

“I see I’m being trolled with the American flag this morning. Trolling a Black journalist with the American flag is not the own some people think it is.”

Predictably, the tweet received similar backlash. One user replied:

“You are a part of a disturbing amount of people that live in this country who hate this country. Please leave and go anywhere else. There’s a lot of people around the world who would die to live here. We’re not perfect, but damn I’m proud to live in our great country.”

Another user replied by posting a photograph of a flag flying in her garden, and commented about her war veteran husband who voted for President Biden:

“My husband didn’t risk his life in Vietnam or at Ground Zero so some journalist could make assumptions about why he hangs the flag. Flag of United States”

 

 

 

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