Saturday, May 1, 2010

Flag, Schmag

For a country founded at the height of the Enlightenment, America certainly came to love creating fanciful tales about its history.
      Most Americans, for instance, still believe Betsy Ross sewed the first flag. There’s even a story of how Washington’s original sketch called for six-pointed stars—like the Star of David—until Betsy demonstrated how easy it was to cut one with five.
      In my story, however, I imagine a world where they stuck with George’s design and how, through a series of subtle alterations to the timeline, this small symbol led to the landslide election of President Joseph Lieberman.

6 comments:

  1. Interesting take on the photo--and by that I mean that I am now enlightened. ;)

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  2. Joe Lieberman? Wow. A strange, alternate universe indeed :)

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