Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Glory?

New Glory?

. . . or just a paintjob?


Unknown said...

tell me about this flag

OnlyEd said...

It is the "Ecology Flag" created by Look magazine in 1970. It incorporated the "ecology symbol" created the year before by Ron Cobb with a 'green' rendition of the U.S. flag. The ecology symbol was formed by taking the letters "e" and "o" -- from the words "environment" and "organism" -- and putting them in superposition, forming a variation of the Greek letter Theta. Theta is associated with the Greek word “thanatos” (death), so this symbol implies mankind’s threat to the environment. This ecology flag (there have been several) flew at the famous People’s Park incident at the University of California in Berkeley. The colors symbolized “the pure air and green land that was America once and that can be ours again if we take the action necessary to recover our heritage.”