Beginning on the 4th of July, the University of Kansas has allowed a defaced American flag to fly above Spooner Hall, allegedly in the name of art.
According to the Daily Caller, the flag is the last in a series called collectively “Pledges of Allegiance.” KU’s Spencer Museum of Art started flying this and other “social justice” flags in November.
“The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States,” said “artist” Josephine Meckseper. “I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council.”
Not one to let a single bit of fake news to go uncommemorated, Meckseper continued, “The black and white sock on my flag takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border.”
A native of Germany, Meckseper mined just about every cliché floating around the progressive ether to explain her art, such as it is. “Let’s not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country,” said Meckseper. “Native cultures knew to took care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us.”
KU student Ian Ballinger first noticed the flag on Tuesday. University administrators told him the flag was first installed–but, of course–on Independence Day. “Frankly, I think it is an incredibly disrespectful day to start flying it,” Ballinger told The Daily Caller. A second KU student, Garrett Miller, called the flag “tasteless and disgusting.”
As to her motive for creating this flag, Meckseper mindlessly insisted, “It’s about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us.” She did not exactly accomplish that. In fact, she turned the entire campus into a giant unsafe space, one in which millions of patriotic Kansans will feel justifiably outraged to see their culture so dumbly trashed.