Wednesday, February 08, 2012


U.S. flag shirt @ alibaba.com,
manufactured by
Chiangsha Co. Ltd.
(Hunan, China

[NOTE the fake attribution to the U.S. company "Jucy" [sic]. The tag from a genuine article of Juicy Couture clothing reads on the scroll beneath the crest, "Born in the Glamorous USA", but it is actually "made in China". We guess "glamorous" does not equate with making your own stuff.

Here's the tag:


Ranger trolls the fraternal magazines like Purple Heart and the DAV for pertinent stories (rarely, the VFW and the American Legion magazine), and is struck by their one commonality:

They all hang their hats on being Red, White and Blue, true blue patriots. They love their country and flag,

and ...

The magazines are all slap-filled with fraternal gewgaws made in other third world countries (This flag shirt is South Korean-made.) Would it not seem logical if they were so filled to gills with American Spirit, that they would want to patronize USA producers? Not just U.S. companies who source their materials and products elsewhere -- actual, producing U.S. companies?

Since they do not, the question is: Are there no companies producing this highly patriotic gear?
If not, then THAT should become the story for some freedom-loving patriots. Our patriotic fraternal outfits should put their money where their mouth is. (Most of the Stars and Stripes shirts Ranger found online were manufactured in SE Asia or South America.)

It leaves a bad taste in our mouth when flag-wavers for any cause fail to concern themselves with the thing they claim to champion. An example is Sierra Club members who wear T's proclaiming, "Think Global, Act Local," but the shirts come from a location far removed from local. So what does the stupid slogan even mean? Ah, we are part of a tribe ... call it, "Eco fashion consciousness".

To the fraternal organizations: Do you see the perverseness of marketing Vietnamese or Chinese goods to soldiers who fought to keep the Communist menace at bay? It is an insult and perverse, especially when these same patriots insist that Communism is still the enemy.
Yet they don't mind donning the Toby Kieth-esque red-white-and-blue Old Glory polo shirts, which are actually a desecration of the flag.


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Anonymous Blakenator said...

Ranger, I agree with your ocmments but your expectations are too high. I have observed the self-described "patriot" move from blissfully ignorant to ignorant and proud of it to belligerantly ignorant. This is the same crowd that proudly displays
their "support our toops" magnetic ribbon with the thought "I'm doing my part."

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:21:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger basilbeast said...

coin trumps flag any day of the week.


Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 1:41:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

anything goes...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:17:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger basilbeast said...

ranger, you may be interested in this


"(*Note: Michael Hastings will be doing a Book Salon here at Firedoglake on his book The Operators at 5 pm EST on Sunday, February 12. Hastings will likely discuss recent developments related to Lt. Col. Davis’ report.)"


Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 8:10:00 PM GMT-5  

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