There seems to be a problem with flags: how do we convey the idea
that we want a Sovereign Nation, and the same enjoyable rights for
our brother nations, when the flags of the places we live may be
representative to a degree of Governments who have subverted their
offices to an Empire that is too large or that we do not want for
some other reason. These Imperial people need only to create a new
flag for their newest Imperial endeavour, which they always will.
They also have a tendency to make flags that combine all the
Sovereignties that they have conquered into one design; the United
Nations for example has one such design, it is also known from
the conquering feudal lords of the middle ages. One would also
not want to drag their designs needlessly into view, even if they
are marked with words or symbols of rejection.
Any design will probably do, but since the topic seems to be relevant
why not propose something until something better has been created;
or maybe it could even function. This was the first attempt:
This (above) is the (in)famous European Union poster of the tower of babel,
cut up into 6 parts, the parts with their flag and words deleted,
the parts scattered to all corners, and the top part put down and
the top of it rotated down to the ground. This symbolizes the
scattering of Empire, and is a direct representation of the scattering
of the Tower of Babel. Then there is some sea between the parts,
which represents freedom of movement, trade, but also absence of
control. It can also stand for air or fertility bringing rain. The
rainbow is a sign that this is how we want things to be.
Here is the second design.
In this design (above) each of the 5 lands that are shown have been
restyled to be simple white squares. A geometric simple design seems
to be a good idea for a flag, with strong color differences. They are
symbolic for a land and it's neighbors. The squares are not geometrically
aligned but they are chaotic, which is symbolic of there not being
an overarching architect who is arranging his provinces as the profitability
of his taxation schemes or power games would require. The squares are
fairly equal in size, which is not necessarily representative of these
nations being of similar size, but of that they exert a similar pressure
or power to each other. That is symbolic for not being opressive or
submissive, but each nation is free and Sovereign in it's own right.
There is a new square added in the middle; that one can represent the
place that the users of the flag stand for, and that they want to be
free and Sovereign. This square is not bigger then the others, which
is symbolic of not wanting to conquer the other nations to become
Imperial themselves. There is a line around the border, which is the
line they draw to the power of the other nations and any attempt at
Empire against them. Other nations will naturally have some influence
on their neighbors, but there is a limit to it.
The design can be used as a blank, which would denote the idea, or
the center square can be filled by items that belong to the nation
in question. Here is an example of a Dutch national Sovereignty flag:
Because it is a national Sovereignty flag which explicitly wants others
to have their rights in their areas, this is also a friendship flag
between nations, and even a cooperation flag. That in contrast to
the fake claims to cooperation made by the Imperialists, who (purposefully?)
confuse cooperation between areas with their own central dominance.
These designs are hereby released into the public domain. You can do
anything with them you want as far as I am concerned. Here below some
variations (personally the last two seem the best, with the green line).
The general colors white and blue are calming colors, colors of winter,
suggestive of the seriousness of the matter. The green is an obvious
color of fertile land (plants on land). For a flag it's not all that
ugly, so it could work.
Already in action ...
Since this is an actual Spanish friend, who likes these flags, Spanish: