Friday, November 20, 2015

That Flag

It is deeply painful to me to confront the fact that in all that has been written about the trend of French tricolor flags on Facebook profile pictures, only two points of view are acknowledged to exist: those in favor of it, and those who are critical because they believe the flag to be "right-wing." Regarding the latter viewpoint, as people say these days, I can't even. I am so tired of people like me being completely ignored. Monarchists exist. And we will never accept the French Republic. Vive le Roi.

4 comments:

Pair O' Dimes said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Paris

Is this true, that the tricolor came from that? The blue representing Saint Martin, the white representing the monarchy, and the red representing Saint Denis? Do you know anything about that?

I gather that the tricolor wasn't actually used until the French Revolution, and I like the fleurs-de-lis better personally, nor am I trying to change your min--but if that's true and that's where the colors came from, that puts things into a different perspective.

Pair O' Dimes said...

*nor am I trying to change your mind....

Sorry about the typo.

Theodore Harvey said...

Perhaps, but I still don't like it.

Pair O' Dimes said...

That's your prerogative--you don't have to like it.