Kestral, Thanks for bringing that up, sometimes, we really need to hear from people that arent citizens of the USA how great we are/ were because we only see what we see every day and many of us take it for granted because it seems like its free for the taking. Its more than the Stars and Bars, pole and masthead, the US Flag signifies were not like anyone else and that flag is our seal and key mark of excellence.
I dont know why and can only guess why some Americans hate their own Nation, I wold assume its mostly about guilt of success. There are folks including our own citizens that are very upset about us (The US) being as fortunate and comfortable in our USA skins as we are. They self flagellate and require others to join them to feel like they arent the arbitrator of problems with the world, they are the solution as brothers of different mothers and will throw us and themselves on the sword to prove that which doesnt need to be proven. Its very obvious that were the place people want to be but some folks refuse to accept that the reason folks wanna be like us is because the US is awesome not evil and depraved as some of our own would like to say we are.
The good news is your hearing about this because its not the norm not because it is not Normal to hate the US Flag in the USA. We the People as a rule Love our Country, Our Flag, our dirt and the H2O, its a very few of us that dont even if they scream their self hatred louder than we sing of our love (in front of the cameras).
Thank you for reminding us "Why We Fight"---
The elemental search for the NWO (New World Order) has taken us all very close to having no Place that is called home, no way of life to call our own, no right or wrong, no World leadership just MAD, mutually assured mediocrity fro the planet. I can assure you that wont happen without a fight that makes the WW's look like a playground spat. Most Americans are not apologists (THe TV Lies), were damn proud of our Nation and those that gave all they had to give to make it a place where all people can live, love, learn and share the beauty and treasure that is our Home as long as they come here to join in the bounty not take more than they give.
My Flag flies like it should every day rain or shine just like our founding fathers had envisioned it. In my 54 years of life, nobody has ever given me good reason to question my loyalty or dedication to the Constitution that is the single source of our world leadership and respect as well as the sole protector or our Rights and Responsibilities. Those that hate old glory only see the colors, they dont get the flag is a package deal of promises secured by laws created to protect the citizens not empower a government.