Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The Maple Leaf at Half Mast

Flag designer, J.R. Mattheson, passed away at 96.  Kathy Shaidle writes, "Canada's Maple Leaf is one of the most readily recognizable flags on earth".   

Despite the classy design, I still feel bitter about 1964 and Pearson's flag initiative.  The borders should be blue.   Blue for the oceans in our national motto.  Blue for the Fleur-de-Lis.  Blue for the old red-white-and-blue Union Jack.  That was the first time I noticed lefty politics overtaking common sense.  Red then meant communism, revolution, and blood. It displaced the blues of our history, and the blue of a dominion that runs from sea even unto sea.

(A testimonial to John Mattheson here.)

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