Looking out of my apartment window, i noticed a sight (sometimes) alien in India. The people staying below had stuck the ‘Stars and Stripes’ atop a fence some months ago, and thanks to the vagaries of the weather and other elements of nature, it was now on the ground. In a sorry state it was too. When i remarked on this this to a friend, saying “It seems these people don’t respect their flag enough”. The reply i got was “Unfortunately, we respect our flag, and not our country”.

Which, in my opinion, sums it up perfectly.

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