I don't remember the source or the exact wording, but I remember some years ago reading a quote that Americans will continue to wave the flag, we will continue to have elections, and play the national anthem. All of the trappings and quaint rituals of democracy will continue, even when there is no democracy left. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Can someone point me to the exact quote?

  • Not the answer you're looking for because this one focused more on the trappings of waving the flag, reciting the allegiance in school, and playing the national anthem. But James Clavell wrote a tiny book on Russia invading the US and keeping the flag, the pledge of allegiance, and the anthem intact, but only modifying the underlying meanings of those symbols. – Stephan Branczyk Jul 7 '20 at 22:19
  • It's a good question but are you sure it's on-topic for this site? – user253751 Jul 8 '20 at 10:29
  • @user253751 can you recommend a better site? I posted this same question on Philosophy and it was closed as being off topic for being too political. – Joel Croteau Jul 8 '20 at 18:48

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