The Pride Flag’s Growing Absurdity by Luther Ray Abel

The Pride Flag’s Growing Absurdity by Luther Ray Abel

(Link): The Pride Flag’s Growing Absurdity

Excerpts:

It is ugly and scatterbrained and opens the door for any and all oppressed groups to demand inclusion and prioritization.

By LUTHER RAY ABEL
June 24, 2021

…. The symbol of “Pride” is the Pride Flag itself, multi-colored with horizontal stripes; or at least it was.

prideFlag - Copy Over the last few years, the Pride Flag has seen multiple revisions, each time adding more colors and symbols — and it’s gotten ridiculous.

It is now the true product of a flag-by-committee, the modern intersectional movement in a single frame: It is ugly and scatterbrained and opens the door for any and all oppressed groups to demand inclusion and prioritization.

Charges of ugliness may seem unkind, but this newest pride flag can only be described as a sin against design and its observers. Left-wing writers will admit as much.

The inclusion of black and brown stripes to represent “Blackness,” and light blue and pink stripes to represent transgenderism, all bundled into a rightward-pointing chevron on the left side of the flag makes for a clash of colors and visual noise that is deeply off-putting.

… Everyone must be represented for fear that his or her specific oppression is not considered as serious as some other groups’ difficulties.

You may have noticed this last February when sexual politics were dragged into Black History Month and how now in June there are BLM pride marches.

It has gotten to the point where there is such a cacophony of representation that it is difficult to suss out who or what is being elevated.

With this latest iteration, the flag is now messaging about sex, gender, and racial politics. The thinking goes, you cannot be pro-gay without being pro-BLM without being pro-transgender. Intersectionality demands the inclusion of all at the expense of the individual cause. That’s a heck of a lot of ideology for one standard to bear.

Because so many movements have been added to the flag, supporters will find it difficult to argue that other sexual/racial minority groups should not be added. …

…I do not envy the activist Left. The Pride Flag is but one example of the ground ever shifting beneath their feet, with progressive norms one day being regressive the next.

Edit. More Links.

This is a travesty:

(Link): State Department to fly ‘Progress’ flag in honor of Pride Month

(Link): US Embassy To Vatican Flies LGBT  ‘PRIDE’ Flag for Month of June 

(Link): ‘Progress’ flag to fly at State Department for 1st time to mark Pride Month

(Link): State Department to fly ‘Progress’ flag in honor of Pride Month

This has my approval:

(Link): Bill to ban BLM flag at US embassies introduced by House Republicans

(Link): New bill would ban BLM, other ‘political flags’ from flying at US embassies

Excerpt:

A year after Pride flags were banned from being displayed at U.S embassies, the State Department, for the first time, will raise the “Progress” flag outside its building in Washington on Friday and throughout the weekend in celebration of Pride.

Related:

(Link):  US embassies authorized to hang Black Lives Matter flags, banners on anniversary of Floyd’s murder

(Link): Tammy Bruce: Federal Request to fly gay pride flags at courthouses ‘reinforces tribalism’


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