Half Staff

I took this picture on Jan 2.

Maybe it's just me being a crotchety old guy but it seems the flag is at half-staff more than not.

Check out us.halfstaff.org for the staggering number of reasons the flags are officially ordered to fly at half-staff. Then notice that those official orders all have date ranges. No such order was in effect on Jan 2.

Is this an element of propaganda? Aretheauthorities trying to keep us feeling a simmering state of anxiety about the nation? That seems like a pretty good way to tamp down opposition to fascism.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F