|Flags that have found their way to an op shop|
Are we really prouder, more us-and-them and more showy about it than we used to be? Or have businesses merely found a new way to flog cheap tat to us on an annual basis and we’ve blindly followed them into this new world of product-driven patriotism? Of course, Australian flag merchandise has always existed; but as kitsch for tourists, not expressions of self-love.
* The Herald-Sun hat, coming soon to an op shop near you! (But of course - there are millions of the things.)