Sound far-fethced? I don't think so. I'll tell you how I arrived at such a thought.
Last Saturday evening, I was coming back from Manhattan on a train and, as we drove through one of the stops, I noticed an American Flag. My immediate reaction was to be surprized. I don't know why. It's not like I don't see flags. In fact, New Yorkers seem to me to be very patriotic and prone to proudly displaying the flag.
I have a tendency to try and anticipate how other people will react to things, so as I looked at this common, yet profound act of patriotism, it dawned on me that flying the flag is a flagrant, "in-your-face" act of national pride. Suddenly I realized that one of the next things we will see (if it isn't already in the works) is an effort to move nations to forego national pride in favor of global pride. What better way to do that than to fly a common flag.
I researched it a little and found the following statement at http://www.powerofpeace.com/initiatives/global-flag-contest
Never before has the world had a flag that stands for global patriotism, hope without borders and respect for diversity..
National flags, while a symbol of a nation or country, divide us as citizens of the world. Participating as part of a worldwide democracy changes your perspective from thinking locally to acting globally.
Having a flag that unites the world, joins continents and is a symbol of peace empowers us to connect, act and change the current status quo
These are the times we are living in. The idea that flying our nation's flag would be offensive is crazy, I know. But this is where we are headed. We are living at a time in history when foundations that we thought were sure are ready to fail. THERE'S NEVER BEEN A MORE IMPORTANT TIME TO STAND AND BE COUNTED ON BEHALF OF THE THINGS THAT ARE RIGHT!