Flag on the Play

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I personally don’t care too much about the art scene and art types. In fact more often than not I find a lot of it to be a bunch of bullshit and of very little importance. That said I would never discourage someone from exploring their creative side,perhaps surprisingly I actively support it.

The news of the death of Gilbert Baker who is credited with creating the “rainbow flag” is currently trending in many places and I find it quite the yawner. Although I respect a person especially a homosexual felt moved to explore various media to capture some symbolism. Is this such a great contribution to society? I don’t think so.

The flag btw allegedly “means” the following:

  • Pink – sexuality
  • Red – life
  • Orange – healing
  • Yellow- sunlight
  • Green – nature
  • Turquoise – art
  • Indigo – harmony
  • Violet – human spirit

I find it hard to imagine a random selection of any given population grouping would produce the knowledge the above was ever known. The fact that the flag has been co-opted as most symbols experience is without credible argument. That the rainbow motif has been used for other reasons not the least two very non-gay reasons (US Army,Catholic Church) also speaks to a total lack of integrity and originalism in the “artwork”.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. jonolan says:

    And I always just figured that the queers thought the rainbow looked fabulous. 😆

    No, no, really! I’m with you on this one. My response upon reading of his death was to go, “Who? What? *yawn*”

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