Today in Music - April 13th, 1996

Rage Against the Machine performs on Saturday Night Live. The band’s set is cut short when they attempt to hang inverted American flags from their amps. 

Hate messages


So I opened tumblr and saw a few asks in my inbox. I was surprised to see that they were filled with hate and was related to the Sea Games. Most of them were about the Indonesian inverted flag (I saw tweets about this btw)

First of all, the Malaysian Federal Minister for Youth and Sports (Khairy Jamaluddin) has apologized to the Indonesian Minister for Youth and Sports (Imam Nahrawi) regarding the matter. And i’m sure there will be a press conference for an official apology. 

Second, please stop the hate. There is no need to spit vile words on other people’s country. I know that not all Indonesians are like that (Heck, I found a few Indonesian friends that are actually nice and funny on Tumblr) but most of the hate asks I received were from Indonesians and it’s sad that we have to be this way. 

And btw this is NOT the first time i received hate messages from you guys. I usually let it slide but this time… it’s just crossing the line.

Thanks, Donnie.

I appreciate your deranged performance concerning Colin Kaepernick.

You have shown me the moral imperative to NEVER stand, NEVER do anything but hang my head in utter humiliation ANYTIME the national anthem or pledge of allegiance - pure Nazism - is played/recited/regurgitated.

Your nationalist, un-American, hate inducing  blathering and buffoonery brings shame on our entire nation and everything America claimed to stand for.

My American flag remains inverted, spray-painted with the word “SHAME” as long as you are a free man.

Thank you for reminding me what is important, what is important to defend.

And most of all, thank you for reminding me that I can fire - or not hire - fellow Americans for their convictions on race and religion.

Speaking of convictions - #PerpWalk2017.

Submission: New demisexual flag?

Submitted by voiceactresskurutta

In terms of the demisexual community becoming more independent and individualized, I think one of the first steps would be to create a unique flag. The only one really proposed currently may not be exactly like the asexual one, but it still uses the same colors - meaning that people making and buying pride accessories that rely on the colors can’t get something unique to demisexuality alone, as it’ll just be associated with asexuality. 

I’ve created a similar yet unique flag originally based on this post which also fits in with this pride shield design as well. So this is the design I came up with. It uses three of the same colors as the asexual flag but inverts the scheme. I feel that this design reflects the spectrum - demisexuals who are totally okay with romance and sex, the ones who are unsure, the ones who perhaps only okay with sex sometimes, and the ones who are sex repulsed. 

I’m not saying it’s the best design in the world, but I’ve found myself fairly attached to it, though I’m biased. I’d really like to see the demi community get its own unique flag. The one with the triangle isn’t really full accepted either. I asked some artists at convention who made pride items why they had nothing for demisexuality, and they said they’d love to make stuff ‘as soon as the community comes together and officially decides on a flag’. So… yeah…. long story short, if anyone at all cares, this is my proposed flag!

This is neat! I’m just wondering what the symbolism is behind the maroon stripe? I’m not sure how one would go about voting for or popularizing a flag, but if people like this, they should use it, and see if it gains traction.

A NATION AT WAR? reports: 

Malacañang’s effort to promote National Flag Day this Saturday was not off to a good start, at least on the Internet.

While the Office of the President’s website encouraged Filipinos to display the Philippine flag from May 28 to June 12, it displayed the Philippine flag upside down, inadvertently indicating that the Philippines is at war.

A screen shot of the OP website, accessed around 3:30 p.m., showed the Philippine flag with the red field on top of the blue field.

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I'm going to get a tattoo

Of an inverted American flag
It is some patriots’ way of showing displeasure with the state of our so called “republic”

Tell you what, if America ever returns to it’s former splendor, I’ll stand on my head and walk on my hands for the rest of my life.

God Ble$$ Thi$ Me$$