The badge of the police in Dark City 1998 consist of an eight pointed star of the 53rd Precinct. Another flag like item that appears in this movie is upon the implanted memory of beach mailbox. Quite a peculiar place for a mailbox, but such things are not unheard of.
There will always be forces at work that seek to 'educate' the youth and or the public mind upon a single corporate line of thought. But often, the harder they push, the harder resistance becomes and eventually it manifests like the ignition of starlight under the pressure of gravity.