I'm reposting the same text that I posted about ten years ago which recalled events ten years earlier. A "score" is 20 years right?
Back in 2000 I announced to some former coworkers that my wife and I and our two toddlers were planning to buy a house up in Oceanside. The La Jolla chemistry lab where I had worked was mainly staffed by foreign students and postdocs, but the US students and post docs who were there were mostly the products of elite American universities. One of them looked at me and in all earnestness said: "You know they fly flags up there don't you?"*
Now this was all pre-9/11, but it did typify the mentality at elite universities--even among hard science students who people think are apolitical. Link
Flag Day is just around the corner (June 14th). We all know that God hates flags, but this isn't a religious holiday. There have always been those who express visceral negative reaction towards the flag. There are probably far more who keep it to themselves. Do they feel the same way at Arlington? Do they feel the same way on July 4th? If so, it's important to know which way the numbers are changing, demographically. Are there more flag h8ters today than there were 20 years ago?
*If you know San Diego County geography and history, you know why this is so.