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I don't like it when it's flown alone. For example there's this guy from Sweden that has 3 flagpole's in front of his house 1 for Sweden's flag. One for the state of Iowa's flag. And one for Old Glory..I have zero problem with this guy because he has pride in his heritage. National pride, and he's even went as far as to fly the state flag. But more than that he follows the ettiquette that when flying a foreign flag it is NOT to be flown higher than the star spangled banner.
I'm Mexican myself and we have a lot of pride. But I always fly the American flag over the Mexican flag since I live here and I'll always love this country. I think it's a lack of respect honestly
My family fly three flag The 🇺🇸, 🇬🇷 and 🇮🇹.
They should also honor their host nation.
@SydneySentinel: Thank you for the other MHGirl. :)
If I were living abroad, and wanted to fly the Union flag, as a matter or courtesy, I'd also fly the flag of the country I was residing in.
I would as well
To be fair though if you flew the British flag in certain ways. You would be insulting both my culture, and some of my European and ALL of my Native American Ancestors
If I were living in another country I don't think I would fly the flag of my country of origin because it seems disrespectful. Unless the President of that country did or said something that pissed me off, like if he was a racist who mistreated asylum seekers.
@Waffles731 It's a good thing that most people have moved on from events more than two centuries ago, and don't interpret insult when none is intended, then.
I don't really have a problem with it. But if they didn't fly the US flag as well it would suggest they lack pride in the US.
I’m not a big patriotism guy, I feel like that’s a dangerous mentality to have, by and large. Like people root for their country like it’s their favorite sports team, and I guess I find that a little, I don’t know if frightening is the right word, maybe “jarring” is better. I don’t really believe that anybody’s country is looking out for their best interests, they’re just businesses like any other that toss you a bone once in a while so you feel like you owe them something. I guess I’m not a big “organized nations and societies” guy, really, so the whole concept is just kind of out of bounds for my perspective. I don’t really expect anyone around me to hold the same values, standards, and behaviors as myself or the majority of people in an area. You do you, I’ll do me, stay off my toes, I’ll stay off yours, period. I guess I just don’t consider “American” a defining characteristic of myself. I’m just a dude on earth, currently America. I’m used to this, I’m sure I’d undergo some culture shock if I went elsewhere, but ultimately, earth is earth, and I don’t feel entitled to anything beyond a foot or two radius around me. I guess that’s just it right there: people feel like their country (hopefully) provides them a sense of security, and to have places like America tell it, it’s impossible to be happy or safe anywhere else. Again, I don’t feel like safety, comfort, health, happiness, prosperity, or any of that happy horseshit is anything we’re at all entitled to, in any country or society, humans have just convinced ourselves and each other that we are. So to me, just being from somewhere isn’t really a point of pride to me. Is it worse in some other places? For sure? Is it better elsewhere? I’m sure some folks could argue for that too. But at the end of the day, we’re supposed to be chasing dinner down with a sharpened stick and building rudimentary shelters to keep the rain off us, that’s all nature knows. Anything beyond that is human-fabrication, which is currently working I guess, but should never be confused with “evolution”, and certainly not an entitlement. It’s an overstepping of natural biological boundaries, if anything, as much as we resist admitting it and incorrectly champion ourselves as the driving force behind life on earth.
Went on a tangent, but basically, I’m obviously not really into countries and the resulting patriotism/nationalism. I don’t feel it’s a privilege to be anywhere or to go anywhere. Again, maybe humans have MADE IT so, but that doesn’t make it valid or correct.
It depends on how its done, The American Flag needs to show that its your nationality and what you most consider yourself as.When I lose 40 more pounds I jojn the Guard, (I lost 60 already)I am the sons of two American Veterans, I have some ancestors who fought the British, some that fought the Confederates, some that fought The Germans, some who fought the Japanese, I got some who came over on the mayflower and those guys descendants and their later coming over countrymen who I'm descended from married my Wampanoag Ancestors and from them, I'm descended from those who came over more than 10,000 years ago during the great migration.In spite of all the different (and there are several more than I haven't talker about) diverse ethnicity, I'm still 25 Percent Sicilian descent then a bunch of Irish.I am planning on gettint dual citizenship with Italy as I'm entitled to that through my great grandfather, but this is to honor the places my ancestors came from.Despite all this, America was rhe place that took in my, Italian, Irish, Scottish, French, English German, and distantly South Asian (as in DNA tests indicateds like 500+ years ago one of my ancestors is from Soutb Asia, and its the continent my Native Ancestors discovered while chasing game.I have no problem flying ANY of those flags, as long as its in a way that represents the fact America is the place that took my Desperate Ancestors in and that it respects my ancestors while acknowledging that America took us, the desperate, the persecuted, the hungry, and those full of adventure in and made this place their home
Way to go. Keep it going. That's bad your a rock star.
I don't think it should be illegal (freedom of expression) but it is incredibly disrespectful. That's like being invited into some ones home and then telling them how much better some one elses house is, some one elses cooking is etc. Its insanely disrespectful and these people should be publicaly called out for this when ever its seen to hammer the idea home that if your living in America we expect you to be American, that is just because your from mexico doesn't mean you get to immigrate to the US, use our systems, exploit our way of life to better your own all the while proclaiming how you don't care about our nation our people our culture and how your allegiance is with some other nation, a nation ironically that you left. I find it disgusting. I have no problem with flags, I have no problem with having some pride in where you came from (if your first generation), but America should always come first because you have made this your home now, you don't get to use our economic system while throwing away everything else that makes us American, we are not a buffet, we are not a tool to be used and discarded.
Its unfortunate but the USA is an empire, and the empire will recruit foreigners to do its bidding. These Mexicans will die for mexico before the USA, despite the USA giving them education wealth, and opportunities. They dont feel American, will never be American, and thats ok, expecting them to be grateful for this country is naive. Also shame on puir politicians for allowing such a radical demographic change. Also I am half mexican, but was raised being told that there was no going back, that I was born in the USA and this is where my life would be, to be grateful for the USA. Its sad to see so many americans give away this country because they are afraid of arbitrary labels, like "racist" or "Islamaphobe" etc. Muslims and Mexicans, think differently, dont like Americans, and dont like its values, and now they are already effecting legislation. Soon there won't be an America. If it was up to me, and displays of national pride, besides American pride would be outlawed.There would be no multi-cultural centers, and there would be no asylum system, none of that nonsense. A few days ago was Mexican independence day. Maybe thats why they were flying the mexican flag.
Yeah, well, I'm not against it, but there are cases I think the national flag should be waved along foreign flags.If I see some tourists waving their country flag, I have nothing against it. But I live in an area where the majority of the population is of another ethnicity, ethnicity which has their own country across the border. They tend to wave the flag of the neighboring country, in a sign of a nationalistic awakening, signaling us, the minority in the area, that the area will be part of that neighboring country. That's why I believe there should be a law, that people who hang flags of other countries on private property, must hang the national flag of the country they live in, also. In case you're wondering, I'm from Macedonia, and I'm talking about the Albanians, who have always raised tensions in our country. We took Albanian refugees during the war in Kosovo, gave them asulym, and in 2001 the very same people turned against my country, took up smuggled arms, to fight a separatist motivated war, after which the western powers forced us to give them citizenship. They weren't even disarmed. They still shoot with illegaly owned AKs on weddings and other occasions.
I see nothing wrong with someone flying the flag of their home country ! There's nothing wrong with showing pride or love for your home country ! Or even if you never traveled flying the flag of your ancestory and heritage. Some people only fly the flag of their home land and that's ok too. Others might fly the flag to the country they moved to or both flags. Either way is good. The good thing is you learn more about your new neighbors and get a new friendThere's so many stereotypes out there do to not understanding or political views that people hide where they came from out of fear. Sometimes getting to know someone from a different country or culture can be intimidating but that's out of not understanding and not knowing what to say to get to know someone. A flag says where they are from and where their ancestry and heritage is.You often hear Trump make America great again what makes America great is all the people who come from other countries to make America their home bringing along with them their heritage , their food their celebrations , their love for family we are more alike than different but those difference make America unique. And it's being unique is what makes America great
Well.. Parts of America were kind of high jacked from the Mexicans in the first place.. I don’t begrudge people holding onto their roots -rap when they were ripped out from under them. Honestly 🌟💜If people see good and doing good and contributing positively they’d pride is a string component of that. I don’t believe it should be thwarted. In addressing I think few who think about it seriously would be likely to disagree.. Extreme nationalism to the exclusion of all other -has not worked out too well historically for human beings 😉. I understand the question was about co flagging not single flagging.. I think it begins a slippery slope.
Mexico took all of their land from others as well, and those they took it from fought and conquered some other previous people. That's how it's been everywhere.
As a British immigrant in the US. I fly my country's flags on football games, St Georges day and the 4th of July. I moved for my wife who is American. I miss my homeland dearly, and wish to go back at some point. I like the US and Americans, but home is home, and your cultural identity doesn't just disappear because you emigrate. It's a nice idea to think, oh we're all just American, but we're really not. People point out that I'm different all the time. Whether it's a compliment or not. It sends a message that I'm not American.In my mind if you're American it is because you were born and raised here. Otherwise you'll always have a duel Identity. Feeling some what out of place.
Part of the beauty of America is even though there are so many who choose to deny it, outside of Native Americans, we are all the descendants of immigrants in this country and that melting pot is what makes us unique. Our roots are from around the globe and I see nothing wrong with celebrating who you are. I went to a high school where they had flags in the main hallways representing all the nations and countries that students were from. I don't want to live some place where things like flag flying are suppressed.
Fly the flag of your homeland if you wish, but choosing not to fly the flag of the country you live in that shelter you, feed you, educate and employ you as well is very disrespectful. If all you care about is your nation of origin, and your only purpose of residing in that other country is to exploit their system, then you should go back to your home because you act like a parasite, not to mention a hypocrite. I aim this critique at those migrants who display their national pride fiercely yet also demean the nation they live in. And this does not only apply on the US/Mexico, but in any situation and any country.
Not to sound full of myself but how can anyone disagree with this? It's a simple matter of respect. It ought to be obvious.
@Daniela1982 I dont like to be rude but lets put it plain and simple. You want "Let make America white again". In one post you say "America was founded by those seeking freedom to live their life they way they wanted, free of religious persecution." Then whats the harm with flying a flag? Its our freedom right? Im one of those people who fly BOTH flags on my car. I fly them proudly. I miss my homeland (mexico) but I love the USA for what it is and what it stands for. That being said you also said you said " I see no problem with it.(speaking about the Confederate flag)It is considered a flag of hate, but to me it is just the flag of Americans who just were used to a different life style and wanted to keep that" yeah well that life style were physically harming people for personal gain. Flying a flag is not harming anyone, physically. It might hurt your emotions but nothing else.
In someone elses country, I might consider it a matter of courtesy to fly that country's flag alongside mine as a sign of respect.But this is America, and here our freedom of expression is perhaps the most important aspect of our collective culture.It is impossible to disrespect this country's legacy by words and actions that genuinely express your personal beliefs, even if you are expressing a hatred of this country, because by reveling in your right to do so, you (knowingly or not) perpetuate the great American tradition of introspection and self-awareness.When you mock our leaders and kneel during our anthem, you strengthen the foundation of our country by staking your life and livelihood on the strength of your right to free expression.You place yourself solidly and fully under the protection of our constitution, and in so doing, you place it on your shoulders.So fly whatever flag you want. In my country, it's all a part of the American experiment.
They are here mostly due to eco omic conditions, or that's what I believe anyway, the ones I've met were very proud Americans (naturalized) but they are still mexican, or Hispanic if you prefer on the 5th of may I'd lose about half the people who worked for me, it became a tradition, you got one national independence day off. And actually the most of them would alternate, in 1992 they asked if they could pic a common day somewhere in between to celebrate both, it was quite a party. I know there are those who aren't interested in anything but what they can take from us, but most aren't like that ( Or I'm really naive), if you had to live somewhere, not your native soil, which flag would you wave.Hope this helps , thank you.
This is the big problem with mexican immigrants - they wish to retain their ties to their home country. If you really like it so much there then simply go back. EVERY other nation of immigrants that came to this country, of which there are MANY, became AMERICANS. I know, I was one - I was born in Canada. You don't see me flying the f'ing maple leaf off my truck. You have to renounce your citizenship to your country of origin when you become an American citizen. True Americans love this country. If you don't then feel free to go back to where you came from. And that is not racist, it's just a simple fact.
Mind your business honestly omg 🙄 bro i wish somebody would tell me something about my Mexican flag or speaking Spanish in public I’ll knock them clean out for that disrespectful shit.
I don't think this is a matter of business minding... I literally just asked what people think. I also don't think physical violence is an appropriate response here. Your Spanish speaking is actually great. I think more people should practice multilingualism.
Yeaaa okayyyy i don’t see how this would even be a question without any type of malicious intent behind it 🤦🏽♀️. White people do the most fucked shit and still think they don’t do nothing, stop caring so damn much about people’s flags. I doubt your doing the pledge of allegiance every morning or some shit doubt really any American does but y’all got the nerve to care about someone remembering and loving where they come from. Also I most definitely would that’s super rude and offensive and definitely has racist ass undertones. I know you never said you’d say anything in person so I’m not referring to you but lord knows there’s always cases of a white person trying to get another race to stop speaking their language publicly or to take down their flag 🤦🏽♀️ that’s a nooo nooo to me I would definitely be heated. Also thank you
I have Irish (among others) ancestry and if I flew an Irish flag in this country, I'd also fly the US flag alongside.
Girl okay? Lol 😂 that’s you and you still should mind your business. Yes us Hispanics are really prideful people and we can be like it shouldn’t bother you so damn much. Nobody has to fly the American flag I don't know what third world country you though this was but nobody is required to do that and just because someone doesn’t choose to fly an American flag doesn’t even really mean shit you’re just looking wayyyy too deep into it.
I don’t mind it. If they want to fly the Canadian, South African (only two I see on my daily commute) or whatever flag, it is their right. Openly showing patriotism for the Netherlands is no a common thing anywayPretty much nobody flies the Dutch flag anyway, excepy on a) King’s day (then about 10 in my neighborhood do afaik), b) when people graduate school (then a lot do) or c) when the football world cup is on (then a lot fly it).
Flying any country's flag is extremely lame. A country is an administrative unit. Why would you care about a country? I care about people, not administrative units or governments. Nationalism is one of the most dangerous personality traits someone can have, regardless of which nation they favor.
They shouldn't have to do anything. They're free to think and say what they feel. It's important to remember that we live in a country that affords them that right. Many don't. Like Mexico where there is no free press and is one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists.
Freedom of speech. Get over it. They can wave whatever flag they want. You still see people waving the confederate flag, and they lost that war, why aren’t you mentioning that? If they can wave a confederate flag, they can wave another country’s flag.
I didn't give any opinion yet. I asked a question.
Girl are u slow? the asker didn't give an opinion she asked a question. grow up
You're assuming a lot Angie.
I like Canada and I think Canadians that are proud of their country are usually very kind - most are agricultural so easy going and relaxed and non-materialistic
As a person that lives in this beautiful country = Australia. We don’t give F’s about flags🤔😂... unless it’s a Blue (NSW) or a Maroon (QLD) flags = that’s would be a whole different story LOL. I personally respect this country and the people for being so kind and welcoming... but nobody takes notice on those sort of things. It’s such a multicultural country that everyone just respects other people’s background/cultures.
I don’t care, but with tensions flaring over illegal immigration and a nationalist in office you’d think people would keep their head down until shit blows over. I guess that’s one way to insure you end up in an internment camp if border trouble ever happens.
I dont see a problem with it, though I scratch my head as they clearly don't live in Mexico for a reason. I know a lot of immigrants and the children of immigrants who will fly the flag of their former country but are always sure to fly the stars and stripes.
I fought in a war that gave folks the freedom to choose.. the only real problem is when they were talking about flag burning. I'll be dammed if I would allow that..
Yes, they can.I'm a dual-citizen from the Philippines and I don't take offense when I saw U. S., Japanese, or any other flag flying over our soil. (In fact, I found it novel & cool.) Here in the U. S., I also take no offense if I seen non-U. S. flags over our soil (and still enjoy the novelty of this cool phenomenon). So long as they follow local laws and don't overtly mock, step on, and utterly disrespect their new nation of residence, I see no problem with their patriotism.
You wouldn't have said that about the Japanese flag flying if you had been around in the Philippines in 1943. Lots of your ancestors died under that flag. That is like in the US that people don't like the Confederate flag, though I see no problem with it. It is considered a flag of hate, but to me it is just the flag of Americans who just were used to a different life style and wanted to keep that and fight for it. After all, America was founded by those seeking freedom to live their life they way they wanted, free of religious persecution. And they fought the British for such freedom. Yet they don't consider the Union Jack a flag of hate.
@Daniela1982 True… but actually, we are a very forgiving people (even to stupid proportions). (In fact, we almost re-elected to the Presidency in 2010 a notorious candidate who we personally ousted in 2001 for massive corruption & incompetence, via mass-protest called the People Power Ⅱ Revolution.) Even my late grandmother (who escaped rape by a Japanese serviceman) didn't show signs of resentment toward modern Japan. (In fact, we would eat in a massive luxury Japanese/Filipino buffet during her birthdays, since it was her favorite place.) Unlike mainland China, whose government harnesses local resentment for World War Ⅱ atrocities to push for counterbalances against Japan, allied Manila encourages reconciliation& good-relations, given that Tokyo is our #1 largest provider of aid & development-assistance. Given their apparent contrition for the past harm done, we as a people have largely forgiven them to the fullest.Heck, even the Washington did horrific things to us during the Philippine-American War with the 'no prisoners' policy later implemented, the quelling the 1st Philippine Republic (arguably the 1st republic in all Asian history), the massacres committed in concentration-camp like faculties made 'for our safety', etc. Yet, American culture today has a positive connotation, the U. S. is liked by the masses, and we bear no grudges against them… except the Muslim-dominated southern main-island of Mindanao which bore the brunt of U. S. military and also raised our current President. For the common citizen outside Mindanao, we hold no hate for our former-overlords, or other nations.Indeed, connotations do change. With all the negativity in this world, I would think that we need more positivity (so long as we can balance-out the necessary identification of threats needed for survival, too). Otherwise, we will live constrained lives with unnecessary bitterness, resentment, and anger that will only erode us from within.
It's fine. It's their choice to represent what they love no matter where they live.
nothing wrong with it, it’s okay to be proud of their heritage. why are people so twisted up about someone else’s pride? by god. we all live on the same damn planet do we not?
I don't care if native people rise their flag. On the other hand I am rather critical about foreigners rising their flag - because it can very easily imply the wrong priorities. I mean, if their country was so great, why are they here to begin with? Though it's case by case.
Personally I don't care.If flying an American flag wasn't constantly being attacked by various groups while flying foreign flags is protected, I'm pretty sure nobody else would care either.
It's okay to be proud of where you come from. Personally, I find it stupid to fly a flag on a truck or car but if that's what they want then let them
There's nothing wrong with representing where you're originally from. My grandma flies our island flag outside her house. It's not to be offensive or disrespect America, it's showing who we are.
Always include the native countries flags unless you aren't a citizen and don't like that country. then my opinion is... leave.
United State's I'll fly my flag when ever I want. :)
In my opinion, if you do not flag the country flag alongside yours, it's very disrespectful. Brandishing a foreign flag without the native one looks like you are trying to conquer in my opinion, which is very disrespectful. I would fly the French flag abroad, but only alongside the native one to show my love for both country and to wish peace and prosperity upon their relationship.
This is why we are Americans. We aren't in a socialist of communist country where you have to have pride for your own country or else. You can do that and not have repercussions. I have no problem with people doing what they want on there own property
It doesn't bother me one bit and I don't care if they fly the U. S. flag alongside theirs or not. Live and let live, I say.
This one might get me in trouble but... I don't care. The US is a white country, so says the original constitution, meant for Europeans only. I don't like seeing mexican flags, neither Israeli flags. Any flag that's not an American flag (including the Confederate) or European, doesn't belong here.SJWs and Immigrants can cry about my answer, but it won't bother me much as I am an open White Nationalist. (or Alt-Right, as the media says)
I'm curious what "original constitution" you're referring to.
Since you have a shotgun as your user name, do you also fly the NRA flag too?
@HungLikeAHorsefly Why? don't you know how to use joogle? From 1789 to 1992, the Constitution was amended 27 times
@Daniela1982 That's pretty OT, but no I don't fly an NRA flag. I used to be a member, but.. times are tough.
@Mossberg500 I've never heard of Joogle, and the 1789 US Constitution doesn't stipulate we're a "white" country. Perhaps you're the one who should Joogle it ;)
You should be allowed to fly whatever flag you want. But I think flying your previous county's flag is quite lame.
Every country should fly the US flag because without the US they would be either starved to death, dead from disease, living in the stone age, or living under the jackboots of a dictatorship.
You make it sound like your gods. Calm your role my dude. Im one the Mexicans who drove my car with both the USA flag and Mexican flag flying on the back of my car. I was born in mexico. Brought to the USA. I have a lot of respect for the USA. Hell I'm gonna serve it here shortly in the Marines. But you shouldn't be all that cocky like that. You've guys needed help and given help. You make it sound like you guys have made mistake or messed with other countries that you had no business messing with.
I got drunk in Mazatlan once for 3 days.
They can do what they want. I don’t care. I know some people in this country definitely would though.
It's a free country unlike some of the world! If they want fly a flag that doesn't directly or indirectly say "fuck US," let them do it! It's great in this country to have the diversity and free speech—both.
I think people in a lot of countries that fly other country's flags would be arrested, investigated, and "found guilty" of treason and being a spy. People like to talk shit about the USA, but at least they let you express yourself with those fancy freedom of speech laws and stuff. :)
In a free country they can fly whatever flag they want on their own property.
Americans put way too much emphasis on a stupid flag.
Whoa. I understand the point your trying to make. that flag ain't Stupid.. it stands for so many things that are taken for granted.
@alfiegoodtimes So? Then stand up for those values instead of taking advantage of your own people.
It makes no difference to me , i believe all people should be allowedto fly their countries flag.
If your ideology is so weak that the mere presence of a foreign symbol threatens you.You should really re assess what you use to define yourself. And where you place your loyalties.
We all have prefrences. I even see people living in their own country and always put up other country's flag even on cell phones back, their watches, their watsapp status, their dps and etc etc.
I have a similar badge on my uniform. I am from hungary but work for the us military. So the flags are split in half to signify this.I think that if you live in a state or work for one, that flag should be present.
... Flying a flag does not mean that the person doing it has real pride. It means they might have fake pride. A flag doesn't mean anything if you aren't willing to sacrifice your time in order to make what it stands for a reality.
Flags are colourful pieces of cloth to me. Not living in my 'original' country, I see no reason to show 'this' or 'that' flag. In an act of clownery I made one flag of my own - and don't show it either.
I don’t mind it. All the rooftops in my country are filled with flags of another country when FIFA World Cup takes place every 4 years. I have flown Brazil’s flag myself.
I am Swedish and I do not care what flags people fly. If anything I just find it an interesting distraction.
I like to look at different flags I've never been to Sweden but have Swedish heritage. I have family in Sweden that I have never met.
Doesn't bother me. I leave symbols to the symbol minded
RIP George Carlin lol
If I lived abroad, I'd fly both flags - those of my country and the country I'm living in at the moment.
It is our right to fly any flag we want. That's what it means to be a united states citizen.
Its sad. Every time Turkey has a football competition or an election they bring out thousands of flags in the streets and stuff gets vandalized too. Turks in Turkey from my understanding feel sad about this.
I think that they are probably illegals and should be deported.
I don't think illegals would draw that much attention to themselves.
I really dont care for it. Now with flown with the USA flag. I can take that. That means the care for both places
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