Friday, November 28, 2008

The Star Spangled Banner

I have lived through many meanings of my country and it's representation in symbols. For some of you, you might recall the flag burning controversy in the early 1990s culture wars. And for those of you who lived in NYC the flag was a ubiquitous symbol in the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Dark times ensued, torture became a matter of discussed policy, corruption flourished in the government with decisive secrecy. What I want to show you is a country that has rejected these policies and regained its symbols, under new leadership.

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