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Sunday, November 08, 2009

"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself." - Sam Levenson

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When I was watching this, what struck me was that although this is the most popular patriotic English song, you see flags from all sorts of entities being waved, and nobody cares - they are all joined in song and celebration.

Whereas in less civilised countries people get upset about other flags being waved. Not to mention laws against such.



Flags identified:

- Union Jack (UK)
- St George's Cross (England)
- Germany
- New Zealand
- Australia
- Flanders (unofficial)
- Vatican City
- Netherlands
- 日章旗 (Japan) (bizarrely, this was perched on top of a German one - maybe it was an Axis Powers thing)
- United Nations
- Le drapeau tricolore (France, in the form of a twirling umbrella)
- The Saltire (Scotland)
- (Poland - must be a plumber)
- 五星红旗 (China; there was a British flag on top so maybe it's a Honkie)
- Il Tricolore (Italy)
- Switzerland

There're also people waving flags that don't seem to belong to polities:

- Brown with yellow Arabic (?)
- Vertical green and red bars
- Yellow with a pattern of red crosses


I think if someone tried to wave another flag during "This is home, truly", he'd get lynched.
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