Public reacts to Fort Collins school flag incident

4 thoughts on “Public reacts to Fort Collins school flag incident”

  1. Let’s all FREAK OUT over some stupid shit. Why? Because there isn’t anything more important to freak out over. Or is there? These people need to avoid fried foods.

  2. Every few years we have something like that happen here — like a school will stop playing Oh Canada in the morning and a few dozen people will riot in their living rooms and send off a few letters or whatever.

    Or the board of a private Catholic school will find out their music teacher is gay, and ask her to not show up anymore.

    But I don’t think the reaction to something like a breach in flag protocol would have the same reaction here as it did in the US, mostly because we don’t have nearly the same level of organized intolerance here, but also because we don’t place the same intensity on our national symbols.

    We’ve only had a flag of our own since 1967, but at no time in our history has burning our flag been illegal. Standard protocol is to have the Maple Leaf flying higher than the other flags in the room, but just in my region alone I can see Swiss flags, German flags and even the US flag flying on a pole without, or over the Maple Leaf.

    I think the most upset Canadians have ever been regarding the treatment of our flag, was during the 1992 Toronto v. Atlanta World Series, when the Marine honour guard walked onto the field carrying the Canadian flag upside down.

    But even then most Canadians were willing to forgive the error almost immediately, it was the MLB people, the network and the Marine’s who were horrified and tripping over themselves to apologize. I think George HW Bush even called our PM.

... and that's my two cents