Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Don't Tread On Me flag

I'm buying one of these flags to fly from my home and thought ya'll might find the story of its origin interesting:

The Don't Tread on Me flag was first flown aboard a colonial troop ship on January 4th, 1776. This was the flag of the American colonies at the time of the American Revolution against England.

The rattlesnake had become a traditional symbol of the American colonies. The most obvious reason being that the rattlesnake is found nowhere else in the world. The origin of the slogan (Don't Tread On Me) pertains to the snake's deadly strike and the idea that it is best to leave them alone.

The snake on the flag is also roughly arranged in the shape of the American colonies with the tip of the tail being the Florida peninsula and the head being New England.

I'm proposing we all begin flying these as a symbol of the newly emerging struggle against a warmongering Leviathan that is about to start falling hard just like the U.S.S.R. did. The break-up is coming way sooner than any of ya'll might think. I wanna have a standard to fly when the revolution comes.

The U.S. government with it's cheesy space ships splintering apart on live television and its military adventures in Afghanistan and Mesopotamia is stumbling headlong down the same dangerous and steep slope of decline that the Soviets abruptly plummeted from, never to return. We're all just hoping that they won't drag us down with them, but we know them all too well. Don't we?

The judge, he holds a grudge,
He's gonna call on you.
But he's badly built
And he walks on stilts,
Watch out he don't fall on you.

I can't wait to get this cool looking flag in my hands and hoist it proudly into the clear blue skies of Utah.

Sic semper tyrannis!


Audie said...

Nice quote. Is that Dylan?

Devastatin' Dave said...

Maybe our friends up north will get the ball rolling...

Max said...

Can we get a deal on the flags if we order in bulk?

Honorbright Snakebite said...

You said - "... the rattlesnake is found nowhere else in the world."

Not really true, rattlesnakes can be found from Canada to Mexico.

Fact - They are such good swimmers that some rattlesnakes have actually been found several miles out to sea.

beamis said...

aud---yes it'a a song from Blonde on Blonde called Most Likely You Go You Your Way and I'll Go Mine.

honorbright snakebite---I should've said this continent. Thanks for the fact checking from a professional naturalist.