NPR’s new flag looks like they were trying to kowtow and condescend towards what they consider backwards, ridiculously patriotic conservatives. The problem is that it’s really progressivism which is backwards, and true patriotism is never campy or ridiculous.
Besides the obvious message of the flag that it’s the Left – Democrat blue! – and the Right all coming together (which is ridiculous because the Left’s version of coming together is, “here’s your flag, you have to use it”), the other problem with the flag is that it looks like Mary Lou Retton’s leotard from the 1984 Olympics.
NPR’s new “southern flag”
is Mary Lou Retton’s leotard from 1984: