Tuesday, July 23, 2019

African-American Washington State Flag Honors - for Booker, Carver & Denzel

There are three African-American Washington State flag honors.  Just like the official flag of Washington the colours and background are the same.  Instead of first president George Washington, we have George Washington Carver, America's most famous botanist.  Thanks to his efforts millions of American children enjoy peanut butter sandwiches.  Within the wake of Carver's life, you can partially thank that Penuut, butta' jelly song in part to this man.

George Washington Carver was born into bondage in Missouri, and was able to become tour de force in the scientific community, when people of colour were setback with huge challenges from the establishment.  And long before Al Gore, this Washington was a steadfast advocate for environmentalism.  Carver truly was a diamond among the rough.  After all, he was born in Diamond, Missouri.

Mixed African-American Washington State Flag
Booker T. Washington also gets Washington State flag honor.  Another American born into bondage, and became a pathfinder for racial equity.  Booker rose as leader, later to give advice to the sitting President—Theodore Roosevelt.   Like the official George of Washington State, Booker was also born in Virginia.

You can compare Booker Washington to the pop-culture comic heroes of Professor X and Magneto, who fought for "mutant rights."  Booker was the original wheel chair bound "Professor Xavier" who pushed for coloured rights.  Instead of taking on the racist laws directly, Washington advocated for working within the confines of Jim Crow, to slowly earn respect.  In contrast, his equivalent "Magneto" would be W.E.B. DuBois. A similar situation arose in the 1960s with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.  But it was Dr. King who was like a "Professor X" and Mr. X who was like "Magneto." 

Finally a fun African-American Washington State flag, This one is named after Mr. Washington, Denzel.  This Washington like Booker used words to inspire, educate, and influence the public.  Not directly with speeches and advocacy, but rather within the cinematic arts.  Here, our modern day, most famous black Washington is in the uniform of a Union blue soldier during the US Civil War.

 The official state flag of Washington for comparison; although he had no direct children these men are some of his best sons born in Washington's country.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

African American Virginia Flag - The Harriet Tubman Honor

The African American Virginia Flag features Harriet Tubman instead of an Amazon.  Likewise a different kind of tyrant is being trampled over.  The tyrant is a slave owner; he is dressed in a violet suit to match the ancient tyrant on the official flag of Virginia.  Likewise Harriet is wearing a blue dress.  A difference is that Tubman is holding a long shotgun instead of a spear, and she carries a bag full of supplies—no sword.  For the tyrant, his overseer hat has been knocked off.  Finally, Harriet is stepping on his whip, symbolizing the end of slavery in the US.  

Also, to the left of Tubman is Presidential Proclamation 95, better known as the Emancipation Proclamation with its date January 1, 1863.  The ancient custom of slavery seemed to be an impossible thing to rid society of, but by the 1860s this cruel institution became an outlaw practice within the United States of America.  Yet for 99% of human history owning another person as property was a way of life.  Its dismissal was met with great sacrifice and great bloodshed. It is proper to honor all souls involved with its passing, good and bad, for mercy is the way of America.

It is a memory like this, when the simple prayer of God Bless America holds is value.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Old n' New Jersey United Flag - from UK to the USA

When people in the USA think of New Jersey, they often think of the shore and amusement.  Likewise in the UK, Brits think of the shore and amusement.  Both Jerseys, Old and New, are famous for their coastlines and being a destination point for tanning and relaxation during the summertime.

For the United Jerseys Flag, the Goddesses have changed their clothing to old maid English medieval style.  Instead of three plows, there are the three lions on the New Jersey's coat of arms, but the lions are on New Jersey blue instead of English red.  The background has a red saltire of Jersey and finally, the coronet of old Jersey is placed upon the horse's head.  Surely, there are few people who have heritage from Jersey and New Jersey.  If so, this flag is dedicated to yous, as we say with a Jersey Accent.

New and Old Jersey are Fantastic Spots for Boating
European Jersey is by the coast of France, in the middle of the English Channel.  Jersey is one part of the few parts of UK that sees eye to eye with US, via latitude with the United 48.  The upper periscope-peninsula of Minnesota matches this latitude Jersey, UK.   On the other hand, American Jersey is on par with the Belearic Islands of Spain or rather the boot heel of Italy.  Although Euro Jersey is much smaller than Yankee Jersey, Original Jersey is action packed with history, castles, eating, and shopping.

I suppose it's high time for a EURO JERSEY style Monopoly version!? The player pieces could be a knight, British Bulldog, WWI battleship, a gurning face with a horse collar, a Rolls Royce, and a Spitfire airplane.  Instead of Board Walk and Park Place, the
high end properties in Euro Jersey would be Elizabeth Castle & Pelmont Bay?

Funny thing is that American Jersey is the only official state flag to have a proper English style heraldic flag, all the other states use a post modern creative American type of heraldry that does not follow usual rules (to the amusement of traditional heralds).  New Jersey's flag is perfectly of a regal spirit, unlike New York.  This is one place where NJ outshines her shiny rival to the north.  New Jersey has a classy flag, for a classy people.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Flag of New Old York United - from sea to shining sea

York USA & UK United Flag
The New Old York flag is a union of flags: New York in the USA and York in England.  The Goddesses Liberty and Justice have donned medieval dresses with pointed princess hats.  Likewise the crown is moved to respectful pose above the eagle.  Finally, the coat of arms features the symbol of Yorkshire in the UK, a white rose.

Coincidentally, George Washington's ancestry traces itself back to old Yorkshire.  Further it was in New York, NYC to be exact, is where Washington was inaugurated as the first US president in 1789.  It should be noted that Old York is not referred to as Old York, but rather, simply as York.  But both Yorks are on the East Coast of their respective nations. 

Right now tensions between the UK and USA are at a all time low.  The effect of mass media, Youtube, and Internet has made these once far off distances just closer than ever.  The Harry Potter books also added a layer of unbreakable cement between these two nations.  Likewise any person who has heritage from New York and York has props to fly this unique flag of harmony.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Rhode Island Flags in Different Languages & Anchors

The Normal Achor, but in Basque

 The Rhode Island flag is very distinct, but anchors have come in many shapes before the cross design was put into fashion.  In honor of ancient anchors found along the diverse coastlines of the world, it is possible to make thematic Rhode Island Flags.

The first one is the an Anchor type found in the Red Sea. أمل is the Arabic word for hope.

 The round doughnut type of anchor was found in ancient China.希望 is Chinese for hope.

A popular anchor found across the Greek Isles is the trapezoid types. ελπίδα is Greek for Hope.
 An anchor found off the coast of Israel had a triangular/square shape.  The Hebrew for for hope is תקווה
Here is one style of ancient Viking anchor with a heavy rock tied to the center.  Hope is written in Runes to read as Hope.

Here is a mish-mash Greek-Rhodes flag.  It uses the official design of Rhodes and adds it US Rhode Island style of flag.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

1588 Virginia Queen Elizabeth I Heritage Flag

If you didn't know, the state of Virginia was named after Queen Elizabeth I...

In 1588 the Spanish Armada was about to restore the faith of Rome to England.  But alas, a divine wind (In Japanese: Kamikaze 神風) overtook the grand Armada of Spain.  Instead the Gods allowed the isle of England to reign supreme and in the wake establish 13 English colonies with a protestant tilt.   The storm that crippled Spain's great armada gave the English the confidence that they were in the favor of God's good grace.  The Japanese had a similar thing happen, twice, when the Mongols invaded Japan and were crippled by bad weather. 

Official State Flag of Virginia
This is a heritage flag for Virginia, whose namesake is taken from the Virgin Queen, Queen Elizabeth the I (Reign1558-1603).  The rise of this queen is tied to the rising of hardcore English pride, more so English than British and to an extent, Protestant Pride as well.  She was the last singly English Monarch, before official union with Scotland.

A title she held was Fedei Defensatrix, a defender of the faith.  Queen Elizabeth I replaces the Amazon stepping on the Roman Tyrant.  Instead, Her Majesty is stepping on a Spanish soldier and who has his helmet knocked off.

The story of Elizabeth's victory is retold in film every few years as to stoke English pride.  It is a lovely story to tell and has not been censored because it shows a powerful female monarch sticking it to the man/establishment.  It the classic David and Goliath story of the little guy (a smaller Queen) sticking to powerful establishment, kinda of like Neo from the Matrix 1999.  In this case the King of Spain, King Philip II, was the Agent Smith. 

The following video echos the primordial essence of the America before it was born, within the realm of an unborn nation.  In a way, Queen Elizabeth was the 'John the Baptist' figure for the 13 English colonies just before they were settled in...Virginia, in honor of the Virgin Queen.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Old Hampshire Meets New Hampshire—The Hampshire Heritage Flag USA to the UK

Fusion Old & New Hampshire Flag
Presenting the Hampshire Heritage flag!  It is a fusion of delight from the original "Old Hampshire" with New Hampshire.  Perhaps there are people around who have a mom from UK's Hampshire and a dad from the USA's Hampshire.  

The flag retains the USA's basic background and logo seal.  But the center has been replaced with the Hampshire's Rose and crown. 

Fatefully both Hampshires are coastal sub-national entities.

Winchester is a city in Hampshire, long before an lady built that big house, and long long before firearms were invented, let alone gunpowder was discovered.

Both Euro Hampshire and Yankee Hampshire have cities by the name of Portsmouth.  There are many Portsmouth Cities across the world, but the original Portsmouth is in England, on her southern coast.