Sunday, May 1, 2016
The pattern of the flag is based upon a lost flag that is currently attributed to John Hewson of Philadelphia, who was a calico printer during the Revolution, soldier and patriot for the American Republic in its infancy. The lost flag is called the Martha Washington flag, and was one of many early unofficial flags created at the earliest phase of the US revolution.
Also note the General who lead the Mexicans to victory at the battle of Puebla, Mexico on May 5th 1862 is commemorated under this flag. This is because he was born in what is now the USA. General Ignacio Zargoza Segun was born in Goliad, Texas. So in a weird way it was officially speaking a Texan who defeated the French at Puebla back in 1862 on that fateful May 5th. Texas just got one more bragging right!
Just one more reason for Americans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But note General Zargoza was officially a Mexican citizen at the time. Yet-but, he was an Original Texan or Tejano who was born on pre-US soil who let his natural Texan fighting spirit triumph on that most important of Cinco de Mayos.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
A classic Sci-fi movie that just opens the imagination. A movie worthy of reboot!
The 1980s saw cosmic forces assault the imaginations of Earth. In the wake of galactic dreams to awaken, it was from the United Kingdom came the fantastic movie Krull 1983.
This movie took the fantasy genre to a new level of lore mixed with romantic notions of history. Of vexillological note the hero of the movie, Prince Colwyn, is seen carrying his banner. Although his culture is modeled from the Far Western style of camelot, the flag bears an Eastern samurai design. It has black, red, and white colours with a trailing long top pennant and smaller trailing streamers.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Legs and Breast banner is a supermarket broadside advertising a special at the local Hadleyville supermarket in the film Gung Ho 1986. Here Michael Keaton fights George Wendt over work related tensions in Gung Ho 1986.
Gung Ho truly is a grown up movie that your average man-child would find boring. Ron Howard effectively captures the tensions between workers, leaders, men, women, and foreigners. Although Japanese and American trade tensions are low, trade tensions will always manifest across the world among the nations.
Here the blue collar Pennsylvania auto workers are congratulating Hunt on standing up to the Japanese Executives.
Hadleyville, Pennsylvania is where the movie Gung Ho 1986 takes place. Labor unions are a natural consequence of working for wages in the modern world.
Perhaps the most popular North American labor union are the Teamsters. Unions usually protect society from slave and sub-human wages. A slave wage is the basic amount of salary that pays for standard use of utilities, a car, medical insurance, and nothing is left over for savings or pleasure. However there are wages that are "sub-human" that is lower than a slave wage, which a 40 hour working week wage can not cover these basic expenses. People in these situations are often forced to work a second job or third job, rely on the government and charity for additional benefits, or live in sub-standard living conditions.
Hunt uses sports metaphors to explain his plan. Although cheesy, it really is a good way to relate to deep blue collar workers.
Here the people even strung out carps along with balloons for the welcoming event of the Japanese auto executives.
The homemade welcome banner shows a occidental worker with yellow hat shaking the hand of oriental business man with glasses.