WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
|Old Glory for New Magic|
As many of you know, I've been doing a lot of political magic lately, including last weekend on the Capitol Mall with an initiatory working group dedicated to Athena as the goddess of Right Governance. One of the things we are focusing on is dissipating the Enemy's illusion magic. One of the things they've been doing is attempting to capture and pervert our national symbols, including the flag.
Now, if you're anything like me, your immediate reaction to the flag is one of embarrassment. That's understand. She has flown over a lot of terrible things. BUT, she has flown over a lot of Good as well. Take a moment and examine your feelings about the flag. For some, you will conclude that the flag is an irredeemable symbol of slavery, genocide, war, and terror, and I hold space for those of you who feel that way. However, when you examine your feelings, you may (I did) find that you do not, in your heart, feel that way, but have been glamoured by the Enemy. If you wish to help me, and many others, reclaim the flag as a symbol of Freedom, please affirm (ideall out loud, but silently is ok) the following incantation every time you see a flag:
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
The Symbolism of Our Flag
Many of us older folks learned about the flag in school, but the Enemy works hard to prevent the teaching of civics, and so many of you might not know much about The Stars and Stripes. Here is a brief history of her symbolism.
There have been 27 American flags. The current one was adopted in 1960, when Alaska and Hawaii joined our union. The current flag is the longest serving. Modern American flags have 13 stripes (7 red and 6 white) which represent the original 13 colonies who banded together to overthrow our colonial oppressors, and became the first states of the Union. In the upper left corner, there is a field of dark blue, with 50 white 5-pointed stars, which stand the 50 States and Commenwealths banded together in Union. The current design was created by 17-year-old Robert G. Heft in 1958 for a school project. He recieved a B- on his flag. When Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia, who have both repeatedly voted for statehood, join our flag will gain more stars.
In 1777, the new House of Representatives put out a small booklet about our flag. In it, they said: "The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial; the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun."
However, this booklet does not speak about the symbolism of the colors, but it does when talking about the national seal. "White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue...signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."
The exact colors of the flag, in hex, are red: #B22234
and blue: #3C3B6E.
(I cannot set colors by hex in blogger, so those are not exact displays)
Our flag is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. In China, where it was first seen in 1784, it caused much excitement: "When the thirteen stripes and stars first appeared at Canton, much curiosity was excited among the people. News was circulated that a strange ship had arrived from the further end of the world, bearing a flag "as beautiful as a flower". Every body went to see the kwa kee chuen [花旗船; Fākeìsyùhn], or "flower flagship"." (Kwoh, Choong (June 15, 1843). "Curiosa Sinica". Boston Courier.)