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Yearning for old glory with copious Old Glories

Jonathan B. Wilder Old Lyme

Publication: The Day

Published 08/15/2014 12:00 AM
Updated 08/14/2014 11:42 PM

As a lifelong resident of Old Lyme, I find the recent uproar over the flags along Lyme Street to be a tad juvenile. I think many of the people who need to see those flags everywhere either can't remember where they live or are having a hard time dealing with the reality that America is a country in economic, political and military decline, much the way Great Britain was in the 1950s. Maybe globalism has triggered a sense of nationalism, and an inner need to resist it.

People, do we really need the faux reassurance that dozens of flags provide that it is still 1963, when Camelot was in charge, Detroit was producing finned cars, and we convinced ourselves with no effort that might was right? Let's face reality and grow up.

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