A LGBT flag essay that was commented on one of my posts

I feel like the lgbtq flags have better color pallettes though. Something tells me a lot of them were made by art school students. They just seem to follow a proper theory of color, whereas country flags stumble and trip across the color spectrum like a drunk driver flipping their Chevy Suburban at high speed and rolling it down that beginning hill on N64 Mario Kart’s *Rainbow Road.* If you don’t know that Mario Kart level I’m referring to, let me put it to you this way instead: Blow me.

But, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of this was due to the fact that certain colors of fabrics were historically easier to produce and maintain, or see at long distances. Maybe it’s easier to see an ugly ass flag with terribly clashing colors from far away at sea between ships, and things like that.

Also, many of these colors that came to be used in the flags of nation states were used in flags, emblems, insignia, and coats of arms throughout Europe, and each color had a meaning behind it that was more important than how it looked next to other colors; however, I think that was considered as well, but was a secondary concern, and, when it was considered, their theories of color were probably more derived from alchemy than anything we’d recognize today as theories of art. But, then again, alchemy included their theories of art, as it included almost every kind of study that wasn’t already taken up as a religious thing. The way of creating the dyes for the fabric was alchemical, geometric shapes were alchemical, thus, designing flags and emblems was probably considered alchemical, especially when trying to consider what we would now call the “psychological effect” of the symbols and colors. That is so much of what alchemy was: a study of the connections between the physical world and the spiritual world; the external and internal; the eternal and ephemeral: why do plants die but soil does not? What is the transition point between elemental material and a living thing? I.e. when, why, and how does a construct of elemental material get imbued with spirits? Can we extract the spirits or essence of these things and imbue them in ourselves? Can we renew our own spirits by consuming the spirits of other things, possibly to the point that our spirits will not escape our corporeal forms, and thus live everlasting life? This is the search for the life spring — the fountain of youth.

It was so much more than just “an early form of chemistry,” which is what I was taught in school.

Also, it’s not as stupid, backwards, and ignorant as it was made out to be after the enlightenment and the scientific revolution. A lot of it was touching on knowledge we later provided a drier explanation and evidence for with the scientific method, but the language, charts, and practices of alchemists were purposefully esoteric and hard to understand. It was full of metaphor, art, and poetry, which was like material you must use alchemical knowledge to extract the essence from. If you take it all at face value, it’s like flipping through the notebook of an extremely delusional schizophrenic.

Here’s an example of how an alchemically minded person might look at the same thing as a scientifically minded person, both referring to the same thing, but with different language:

We eat living things for our energy to survive. Science says this is because living things grow biological structures which, when eaten, is broken down by digestion into energy and waste products (AKA uh oh stinky poo poo). The amount of energy the material provides (given in Calories) can be determined by measuring the amount of heat produced when that material is combusted. This is because, although it’s not literally set on fire in our stomachs, the process of digestion can only release the same amount of energy it does when released as heat through combustion because of the laws of thermodynamics, especially the principle which comes out of the laws of thermodynamics called “conservation of energy.”

Now, right there we see an idea that sounds eerily similar to the “Law of Equivalent Exchange” as popularized by *Fullmetal Alchemist* which really was one of those things people talked about in alchemy and philosophy — which was pretty much just a branch of alchemy — that turned out to be, as far as I can tell, a real thing.

Furthermore, if you just replace the idea of “Calories” with “spirit”, “essence”, “life-force”, etc. that would essentially be the alchemical idea of how it all worked.

Just real quick, I want to mention the crazy charts and stuff.

So from what I’ve argued with that example, you might say alchemists were onto the overarching concepts of a lot of things, then science came along and put numbers to it.

Well i’d say that’s pretty much true, but alchemists fucked with numbers. Hella. A lot of it was numerology kinda stuff, which I know very little about, but I think the geometric charts and stuff was probably the best way they had to display mathematical relationships. They hadn’t worked out international standards for algebraic symbols or anything like that, so instead of using symbols to imply a certain mathematical relationship, they had to literally show the relationship. Especially without modern calculators, you can represent the solution to some equations much more precisely with a geometric shape than you can calculate the number. Take π for example: without a calculator, it’s very difficult to precisely calculate and represent its value with numbers, and let’s say you want to show someone something that includes π but they don’t know what the symbol *π* means; probably the best way to do it would be to draw a circle with a compass along with some other lines drawn with a square rule to show them. And there you have it, some mysterious looking circle glyph that if you had no idea what it was trying to represent would look very esoteric and mystical.

Even knowing what it represents, it still *is* very esoteric and mystical. There’s a reason why Pythagoras was seen as a very esoteric and mystical living myth of a person during his lifetime. Some of his students followed him as if he were a diety rather than some smart guy who figured some stuff out. No, he figured out some of the most fundamental laws of the universe! Something so fundamental that it was very much in line with the idea that great thinkers should be trying to find and express the Platonic forms of the world —the most perfect and fundamental representations upon which everything else is just an imperfect rendition of.

Anyways. I don’t think the lgbtq flags are very imaginative design-wise though. They just have a better grasp of how colors go together. Which kinda follows that stereotype, a fairly old one by now, that says gays have an eye for decor. I know not all of these flags are for gay people, that’s just the stereotype; which I don’t believe in either.

I’ve known gay dudes who have a horrible eye for these sorts of things.

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  1. I 👁 feel 😜 like 😄 the lgbtq 👨🏿 flags 🇺🇸 have better 👍 color 🎨 pallettes though 💥. Something 😅 tells 🗣 me a lot 🍑 of them were made 👑💯 by art 🎨 school 🎓 students 📖📝✏. They just seem 🤔 to follow 👣 a proper 👌 theory 😂😜✔ of color 🎨, whereas 😑 country 🇺🇸 flags 🇺🇸 stumble 🌠 and trip ✈ across ➡ the color 🏳️‍🌈 spectrum 💡📉 like 😄 a drunk 🍻🍾 driver 🚗 flipping 🖕 their Chevy 🚘⛓ Suburban 🗺 at high ⬆ speed 🏎👺💨 and rolling 🧻 it down ⬇ that beginning 🏁 hill ⛰🇺🇸 on 🔛 N64 Mario 👦 Kart’s *Rainbow 🌈 Road 🛣.* If you 👈🚫 don’t 😡🚫 know 💭 that Mario 👨🏻‍🔧 Kart 🏎 level 💯 I’m 👌 referring 😒 to, let 👍🏾🏾🙆 me put 😏 it to you 👈 this way ↕ instead 🚔: Blow 💥 me.

    But 🍑, I 👁 wouldn’t 😩 be surprised 😲 if some of this was due 💢 to the fact ☑ that certain 😎 colors 🎨 of fabrics 👠 were historically 📜 easier 😊 to produce 😂 and maintain 🧑🏼, or see 👀 at long 🕚 distances 🚢. Maybe 🤔 it’s easier 🙌👌 to see 👀 an ugly 😳😵😨 ass 🍑 flag 🚩 with terribly 👎 clashing colors 🎨🔴🔵 from far 🌌 away 😐 at sea 🌊 between 😉 ships 🚤🛳⛴, and things 📴 like 👍 that.

    Also 👨, many 🔢 of these colors 🏳️‍🌈 that came 🍆💦👌 to be used ♦ in the flags 🇺🇸 of nation 😺 states 🇺🇸 were used 🎶 in flags 🇺🇸, emblems, insignia, and coats 🧥 of arms 💪 throughout 〰 Europe 💪, and each color 🏳️‍🌈 had a meaning 😏 behind ↩ it that was more important 🔝 than how it looked 👀 next 👉 to other colors 🏳️‍🌈; however 🖐, I 👁 think 💭 that was considered 🤔 as well 😦, but 🍑 was a secondary 👉👌💦 concern 😟, and, when 🍑 it was considered 🤔, their theories 😂😜✔ of color 🎨 were probably 😻 more derived 🔜 from alchemy than anything 😯 we’d 👰 recognize 🌚 today 📅 as theories 😂😜✔ of art 🎨. But 🍑😂📩, then again ❌😬, alchemy included 👨 their theories 😂😜✔ of art 🎨, as it included 👨 almost 🍆💦 every ☝ kind 🙁 of study 🤓🔬 that wasn’t already 👋 taken 🔫 up ☝ as a religious 🙏 thing 📴. The way 💫 of creating 🔜 the dyes 🎀 for the fabric 👖 was alchemical, geometric 😂👌🔥 shapes 🤙👀 were alchemical, thus 🕵🏻, designing ⛳®✏ flags 🇺🇸 and emblems was probably 😻 considered 🤔 alchemical, especially 💯 when ⏰ trying 😈 to consider 🤔 what we would now call 📲 the “psychological 🤕 effect 😷” of the symbols 〰 and colors 🎨. That is so much 🔥 of what alchemy was: a study 🤓🔬 of the connections 🔗 between 👉👈 the physical 👊🌟 world 🌎 and the spiritual 👻 world 🌎; the external and internal 😂💦; the eternal 🌋🆎💅🏿 and ephemeral: why 🤔⁉ do plants 🌵 die ☠ but 🍑 soil 🌄 does not? What is the transition 💊🏳️‍🌈 point 🈯 between 👉👈 elemental 💦💥 material 💎 and a living 🙅 thing 📴? I.e 🍭🅱. when ⏰, why 🤔, and how does a construct 🗣👀 of elemental ⚗ material 😡 get 🉐 imbued with spirits 👻? Can we extract 🔛 the spirits 👻 or essence 💯 of these things 📴 and imbue them in ourselves? Can we renew 🤜 our own spirits 👻 by consuming 😛 the spirits 👻 of other things 📴, possibly 💯 to the point 🈯 that our spirits 👻 will not escape 😫😤🤬 our corporeal forms ➡⬅, and thus 🕵🏻 live 😩 everlasting 🧬 life 💓? This is the search 🔍 for the life 💓 spring 🌧 — the fountain 🖋 of youth 👶.

    It was so much 🔥 more than just “an early 🕐 form ➡⬅ of chemistry 🧪,” which is what I 👁 was taught 📖 in school 🏫.

    Also ➕🤢, it’s not as stupid 📖🚫, backwards 👈, and ignorant 😷 as it was made 👑 out to be after 👀 the enlightenment 😇 and the scientific 👨‍🔬 revolution 😍🍆. A lot 🍑 of it was touching ✋ on 🔛 knowledge 📚💹 we later 🕑 provided 🤔💭 a drier 🤡 explanation 💬 and evidence 📑 for with the scientific 🕵🏻👨🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍🏫 method 📈⌨, but 😂😏🍑 the language 🗣, charts 📈😳, and practices ❤ of alchemists were purposefully 🎈🔮🎥 esoteric and hard 🍆 to understand 🤔🧐. It was full 🈵🍑 of metaphor ⚡, art 🖼, and poetry 😩, which was like 😄 material 😡 you 👈 must 👫 use 🏻 alchemical knowledge 📚 to extract 💦 the essence 🔝 from. If you 👈 take 💅 it all 💯 at face 😀 value 💰, it’s like 😀👍 flipping 🖕 through the notebook of an extremely 💯 delusional 🙄 schizophrenic.

    Here’s 👈 an example 💪 of how an alchemically minded 👄 person 👨 might 💪 look 👀 at the same thing 📴 as a scientifically 👨‍🔬 minded 🅱 person 👨, both referring 📣🎙 to the same thing 📴, but 🍑 with different 😡 language 🗣:

    We eat 👅 living 🐙 things 📴 for our energy 🔋 to survive 🙏🏼😩😭. Science 🔬 says 💬 this is because living 🐙 things 📴 grow 🌱👍↕ biological 🐘 structures 🕋 which, when 🍑 eaten 👅, is broken 💔 down ⬇ by digestion 💦😍 into energy 🌟 and waste 🗑 products 🏭 (AKA 🚄 uh 😩 oh 🙀 stinky 🤒🤮🤢 poo 💩 poo 💩). The amount 💯 of energy 🌟 the material 💎 provides 💰 (given 😂🙌 in Calories 🔥) can be determined 😤 by measuring 📐 the amount 🔢📉 of heat 🔥 produced 🌚🌝 when 🍑 that material 💎 is combusted. This is because, although 😛 it’s not literally 💯 set 👌 on 🔛 fire 🔥 in our stomachs 😮, the process 🏭 of digestion 💦😍 can only release 💦 the same amount 💯 of energy 💯⚡ it does when 🍑 released 👁 as heat 🔥☀ through combustion ♨🔥❌ because of the laws 📝⚖ of thermodynamics, especially 🙌 the principle 👑 which comes 💦 out of the laws ⚖ of thermodynamics called 📲 “conservation of energy 🔋.”

    Now, right ✔ there we see 👀 an idea 💡 that sounds 🔊 eerily similar 👱💯 to the “Law 👮🔫😎 of Equivalent 🈁 Exchange 🔁” as popularized by *Fullmetal Alchemist* which really 💯🙅🏼‍♂️ was one ☝ of those things 📴 people 👫 talked 🗨 about 💦 in alchemy and philosophy 🎭 — which was pretty 👰 much 🔥 just a branch 🌳 of alchemy — that turned 😍 out to be, as far ↔ as I 👁 can tell 🗣, a real 💯 thing 📴.

    Furthermore ☝, if you 👈 just replace 😰😞 the idea 💡🤔 of “Calories 🔥☀” with “spirit 👻”, “essence ✅”, “life-force”, etc 📒. that would essentially 💯🔆 be the alchemical idea 💭 of how it all 💯 worked 💼.

    Just real 💯 quick 🏃🏻💨, I 👁 want 😋 to mention 🗣 the crazy 🤪 charts 📈😳 and stuff 👉👌💦.

    So from what I’ve 🙋 argued 🤬 with that example 💪, you 👉🤖 might 💪 say 🤔🙊🗣 alchemists were onto 🐦 the overarching concepts 🤔 of a lot 🍑 of things 🕑, then science 🔬 came 💦 along 🕺💃 and put 🔛 numbers 🔢 to it.

    Well 🐳😦😨 i’d 😗 say 🗣 that’s ✔ pretty 👰 much 😩😂🙀 true 💯💰, but 🍑 alchemists fucked 👉👌 with numbers 🔢. Hella 👿. A lot 🍑‼ of it was numerology kinda 🙅 stuff 😝😘👌, which I 👁 know 💭 very 👌 little 👌 about 😡💦, but 🤔 I 👁 think 🤔🙄 the geometric 🔺 charts 📈😳 and stuff 💰 was probably 😻 the best 🏆 way 💫 they had to display 📺 mathematical 🔢➕➖ relationships 💓💋. They hadn’t worked 💼 out international 🌏🌎 standards 🚹 for algebraic 🅰✖🅱 symbols 〰 or anything 😯 like 😄 that, so instead 🚔 of using 🏻 symbols 🔣 to imply 😏🔪 a certain 🔗 mathematical ✅➕➖ relationship 👫🔒💘, they had to literally 💯 show 📺 the relationship 💓💋. Especially 🙌 without ❌ modern 🖥 calculators 🙊❌, you 👉 can represent 🇺🇸 the solution 💡🤔 to some equations 😤💯⚖ much 🔥 more precisely 👌🙈😏 with a geometric 📐 shape 🤙👀 than you 👉 can calculate 🙊❌ the number 🔢. Take 💅 π for example 💪: without 🚫 a calculator 🙊❌, it’s very 👌 difficult 😰 to precisely 👌🙈😏 calculate 🙊❌ and represent 🇺🇸 its value 💰 with numbers 🔢☝, and let’s 🙆 say 🗣 you 👈 want 😋 to show 📺 someone 😏 something 😅 that includes 📲 π but 🍑 they don’t ❌ know 💭 what the symbol 〰 *π* means 🤔❗; probably 😻 the best 🏆 way 💫 to do it would be to draw 🎨 a circle ⭕ with a compass 🧭 along 🕺💃 with some other lines 〰📉 drawn 🖌 with a square 🔲🔳 rule 🚷 to show 👀 them. And there you 👈 have it, some mysterious ❔❓ looking 👀 circle ⭕ glyph that if you 👈 had no 🙅 idea 💡 what it was trying 😈 to represent ✊ would look 👀 very 👌 esoteric and mystical 💮.

    Even 🌃 knowing 🤔 what it represents 🇺🇸, it still 🤞🙌 *is* very ✅ esoteric and mystical 🐟. There’s ✔ a reason 🌟 why 🤔 Pythagoras 📐 was seen 👀 as a very 👌 esoteric and mystical 💫 living 🙅 myth 🐲 of a person 👫 during his 👋 lifetime 🏴‍☠️. Some of his 💦 students 📒📖 followed 👨🔜🚔 him 👨 as if he 👨 were a diety rather 👉 than some smart 🤓 guy 👨 who figured 🧠 some stuff 💰 out. No 🚫, he 👨 figured 🤔 out some of the most fundamental 💑 laws 👮 of the universe 😱! Something 😅 so fundamental 👩🏽‍⚖️✨ that it was very 👌 much 🔥 in line 〰 with the idea 🧠💬💭 that great 👍 thinkers 🤔 should be trying 😼👌💥 to find 🔍 and express 😀 the Platonic forms 💦 of the world 🌎 —the most perfect 😍👌 and fundamental ⛹🏿 representations 🇺🇸 upon 😽🙀 which everything 😂 else 🤔😩♂ is just an imperfect 🥴 rendition 🍆 of.

    Anyways 🔛. I 👁 don’t 🚫❌ think 💭 the lgbtq 👨🏿 flags 🚩 are very 👌 imaginative 👀💭🌈 design-wise though 💥🌼🍀. They just have a better 👍 grasp 🤝 of how colors 🏳️‍🌈 go 🏃 together 👫👷🏿. Which kinda 🍕 follows 👣 that stereotype 😡, a fairly 👒 old 👴💀 one 😤 by now, that says 🗣 gays 🌈 have an eye 👀👁 for decor ✨🌟. I 👁 know 💭 not all 💯 of these flags 🇺🇸 are for gay 🌈 people 📬👫👋🏾, that’s ✔ just the stereotype 🧒🏿🧕👮🏿‍♀️; which I 👁 don’t ❌ believe 🙏 in either ↔.

    I’ve 👁 known 🎓✔ gay 🌈 dudes 😎 who have a horrible 🚯 eye 👀 for these sorts 🗃 of things 🕑.

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