You can find the rules for flag etiquette by typing "flag etiquette"
into Google. In general, if flying only one flag, the national
flag is it. If flying two flags, the national flag is higher and
to the front and to the flag left of the other flag. If flying
three flags, the national flag is flying higher, in the front of, and
in the middle of the other two flags.
This is easy. Or I always thought so until I saw the Ugly
American. Here in the middle of the RV park is this very
expensive motor home. It is surrounded by many expensive toys.
You can see about $20,000 worth of them in this picture. There is
more. The flag pole is about 35 feet high. The reason the pole
looks a little blurred in the pictures is that there is a string of
bright lights going from bottom to top. At night this pole lights
up the neighborhood with all of its lights. As if this were not
bad enough, there are spot lamps at the bottom to further light the
Now if I were in South Bend, this would just be an obnoxious patriot. But we are in Mexico. The only reason for having such a display is to inform the Mexicans that he is invading their country. We know that this is not true because those toys are not military vehicles and the first aggressive action by the RV owner would have his beautiful possession either demolished or confiscated.
So, this vulgar display of a foreign flag has one sole
purpose. One or both of two reasons. First, the man is so
stupid as to think that he is being patriotic to the United States by
insulting the country he is visiting. Or he is insulting the
country he is visiting because he is just an obnoxious person
(euphemism). I think there is a difference -- but in any case, he
is insulting his hosts, embarassing his American neighbors, and is
waving a flag to advertise his stupidity.
Just to make sure, I have ordered 20 Mexican flags to be displayed
in the area and have assisted my neighbors in raising the Mexican flags
that they already have. We do not want our friends, the Mexicans,
to believe that we are all white trash.