n.boersma on November 21, 2000 at 16:09:50:
Though worth reading, I do not agree.
You may have a point but I do not connect a flag to a country in the way it is done in the USA.
Officially I am Dutch. Am I proud of that ? NO, I don't even care.
What matters is that I am a human being and that other people are also. Nationalist feelings are alien to me. They are not worth fighting for.
Humanity is what counts.
A flag as a symbol for a language is clear, irrespective of any political meaning. I live in a part of the Netherlands where Frisian is spoken so I hardly ever use Dutch, but I can read and speak it. So a Dutch flag means to me I can understand the language and this is much clearer than a code !!! (however right that may be)
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