Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Centennial

The first Oklahoma state flag that flew from 1911 - 1924. It became a casualty of the Red Scare in the US following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Image from Historical Flags of Oklahoma. Of course there was a bit of an agrarian socialist tradition in Oklahoma in its early state history. I'm guessing that our rather restrictive stance toward "third" parties stems in part from joint efforts by the Dems and GOP to quash the threat the Socialists posed to OK Dem & GOP hegemony.

As an aside, I couldn't help but notice that Red Flag Press has its own t-shirt to mark the occasion of the centennial.

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