r/PublicFreakout Sep 22 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 4 Wholesome 7 Take My Energy 1 Rocket Like 1

Trumpist Curses at KKK members (context i found on original video)

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u/Coolo79 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Color coordination takes effort.

Missing that Jordan drip tho

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u/tiffanaih Sep 22 '22

That American flag punisher skull is a choice for sure. Not really sure what it's trying to say though.

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u/ngc2555 Sep 22 '22

Flag is backwards. He is signaling duress

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u/BigUncleHeavy Sep 22 '22

Close, but not correct. A flag upside down is a signal of duress. A flag "backwards" represents running towards danger, often seen in military patches and memorabilia.

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u/HintOfAreola Sep 22 '22

To add, it's "backwards" when it's worn on the right sleeve. The idea being that, on a flagpole, that's the way it would look moving forward.

As for the way it is on the shirt, front facing, it is backwards. So you can see what they were going for, but they didn't understand enough of the context to execute the idea correctly. Go figure.

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u/Gr1ml0ck Sep 22 '22

This is the correct answer.

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u/BigUncleHeavy Sep 22 '22

You definitely added good info there. For the reasons you stated, military members wear the patch on the right to represent moving forward. The symbolism is that we head into danger/battle, not run from it.

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u/MyChains Sep 22 '22

The stars lead the charge.

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u/smootex Sep 22 '22

A flag "backwards" represents running towards danger

I always thought that was dumb. Like yeah, if it's a patch on your right arm, sure, that makes sense. But on your chest? What if you're running right to left towards danger? If the danger is to the left and the flag is backwards doesn't that imply he's running away from danger?

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u/ngc2555 Sep 25 '22

The union should always be on the upper left, which is why I said it's backwards. Maybe it's semantics, I don't care too much. I'm familiar with the whole "charging into battle so it's facing wherever" thing, but when it's straight down like that, my understanding was that the union should always be on the left.

Either way the shirt is dumb.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Skechers: its duress