A few months ago, we sold our house and moved to a new place. The family we sold it to came from Laos some time in the 1980's. The man, about my age, asked about the neighborhood. In the course of our conversation, he stated that perhaps there were government officials living on our block. He said he noticed a few houses with flags out front and assumed that these were residences of government bureaucrats.
One flag belonged to a chiropractor and the other to a construction company executive and the third to a deputy fire chief, so my Laotian friend was 33.333 percent correct.
I sarcastically explained that in America, you fly the flag only if you hate the idea of powerful government. If you love the idea of powerful government, you don't fly the flag.
And so our elites fear those who fly the flag because even today, such a person can do things by himself and doesn't really need the elites, especially not in any pyschological sense. Worse, he refuses to obey them, to even respect them.
Happy 4th to all!