48 Stars

I saw a 48 starred United States flag today. I wanted to purchase it, but decided not to just yet.

It reminded me of another time when the United States was simpler, before the World Wars, before whatever happened in the early 20th Century that made the world more power hungry than ever before. 

Something happened that shook the world. Maybe it's just fear. Maybe it was aliens.

All I know is when those two bombs were dropped on Japan there was no turning back. To contain an empire you need to instill fear. The worst kind of fear is the subtle fear. Fear to leave home.

I saw 48 starred flag today. It made me reflect. My ramblings could go on forever but there are jobs to found and life to be lived. Be free fellow Earthlings. Be Free.