Wednesday, April 14, 2004

I am vaguely amused whenever I see advertisements for Six Flags theme parks. It's a kind of concealed imperial impulse, the spread of these parks. The original was established by a Texas oil baron. The six flags in question are those of the sovereigns who claimed or governed the area which would become the present state of Texas. Therefore, with every new park that opens across the country, the flags of Texas are raised. Somehow I think the folks up here would not appreciate the sentiment.
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