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seitanicqueer98 wrote (edited )

i would say it varies. there are people on the extreme end of the spectrum who regard it as some sort of sacred symbol of patriotism/nationalism, who support bans on burning it, etc. the american civil religion theory proposes that the flag has a religious dimension for a number of conservatives/christian nationalists/people who glorify militarism. even if people don't worship it, a lot of others romanticize it or see it as a popular decoration