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This is what happens here in HK. Schools need to have one flag raising ceremony per week and during special events since 2022. They need to display the national flag of China every day.

I had something similar being done when I went on exchange to Australia in 2018. The school I went to had a band play and sing the national anthem of Australia, Advance Australia Fair, once every 2 weeks.

Imagine that you need to stand for God Save The Queen every week, and see the GB flag at your school every day. What do you think?
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https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...une-with-times

This is what happens here in HK. Schools need to have one flag raising ceremony per week and during special events since 2022. They need to display the national flag of China every day.

I had something similar being done when I went on exchange to Australia in 2018. The school I went to had a band play and sing the national anthem of Australia, Advance Australia Fair, once every 2 weeks.

Imagine that you need to stand for God Save The Queen every week, and see the GB flag at your school every day. What do you think?
Wouldn't mind a bit of patriotism.
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A bit tedious but other than that wouldnt overly care. Better than having to go to church or other nonsense like that
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Wouldn't mind a bit of patriotism.
Getting kids to obediently stand for the national anthem while waving a flag around is simply not part of British culture, so introducing it would be unpatriotic.

Ridiculing a really lame patriotic song and drawing comparisons to the Hitler Youth is a more genuine expression of Britishness than actually reflects our idiosyncrasies.
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Getting kids to obediently stand for the national anthem while waving a flag around is simply not part of British culture, so introducing it would be unpatriotic.
Since when? Have you never been to a public event be it Glyndebourne, the Proms, the jubilee celebrations, private schools etc. etc. etc.
Ridiculing a really lame patriotic song and drawing comparisons to the Hitler Youth is a more genuine expression of Britishness than actually reflects our idiosyncrasies.
The song might be lame, at least compared to Rule Britannia, but only a moron would compare it to the Hitler Youth (hence why it came from twitter, the home of defectives)
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Since when? Have you never been to a public event be it Glyndebourne, the Proms, the jubilee celebrations, private schools etc. etc. etc.
There is a distinction between voluntarily attending events and being required to engage in the empty patriotic gestures because a teacher tells you to. I should not need to explain this rather obvious distinction. As for independent schools, these are not the norm for the vast majority of British people. Being forced to sing the anthem on a regular basis is simply not very British.

The song might be lame, at least compared to Rule Britannia, but only a moron would compare it to the Hitler Youth (hence why it came from twitter, the home of defectives)
Sadly British humour and our self-deprecation has completely eluded you. Clearly you have much to learn about our idiosyncratic culture.
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Ridiculing a really lame patriotic song and drawing comparisons to the Hitler Youth is a more genuine expression of Britishness than actually reflects our idiosyncrasies.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Thanks for the laugh, that woke me up.
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I suspect if you swapped it for an EU flag/anthem then many here would be ode for joy-ed about it.
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Getting kids to obediently stand for the national anthem while waving a flag around is simply not part of British culture, so introducing it would be unpatriotic.

Ridiculing a really lame patriotic song and drawing comparisons to the Hitler Youth is a more genuine expression of Britishness than actually reflects our idiosyncrasies.
Until the 1970s every evening at the cinema finished with the National Anthem.

Until the early 1980s television stations closed down each evening with the National Anthem.
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I don't support blind patriotism, so I wouldn't stand for the flag. The whole thing seems rather cringe worthy anyways.
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There is a distinction between voluntarily attending events and being required to engage in the empty patriotic gestures because a teacher tells you to. I should not need to explain this rather obvious distinction. As for independent schools, these are not the norm for the vast majority of British people. Being forced to sing the anthem on a regular basis is simply not very British.
And i should not have to explain this extremely basic concept that your opinion on this matter is not a fact, certainly not one backed up by any form of evidence.
Sadly British humour and our self-deprecation has completely eluded you. Clearly you have much to learn about our idiosyncratic culture.
And where exactly do you think im from sweetie? :rofl:
I do love that you're trying to portray yourself as quintessentially British yet are simply coming across as ignorant, pompous and frankly rather dull-witted with a dash of xenophobia thrown in for good measure.
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Had to do that at least once a week or in assemblies at a few of my old schools.
I know a few very wealthy older people who do this in their homes on a weekly basis and before the start of every dinner party with a costume or formal dress code.
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Screw the monarchy and God save the Queen is cringe such a **** and uninspiring tune.

We should have Land of Hope and Glory as our national anthem.

That said I don't think you can top the Soviet Anthem
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I suspect if you swapped it for an EU flag/anthem then many here would be ode for joy-ed about it.
Prsom. Or a BLM, pride flag etc...

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Meh not a fan of the song (the country needs a better tune frankly.) I wouldn't care if it was done whilst I was at school though, only a couple minutes.
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Screw the monarchy and God save the Queen is cringe such a **** and uninspiring tune.

We should have Land of Hope and Glory as our national anthem.

That said I don't think you can top the Soviet Anthem
Personally im much more of a fan of Rule Britannia
True say of the USSR/Russian anthem though
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American classrooms do the pledge of allegiance every morning, and have american flags in most classrooms. it's quite tedious, not really extreme enough to feel authoritarian or anything to me, if that's what you're implying
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Earplugs would be my answer
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(Original post by 8013)
https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...une-with-times

This is what happens here in HK. Schools need to have one flag raising ceremony per week and during special events since 2022. They need to display the national flag of China every day.

I had something similar being done when I went on exchange to Australia in 2018. The school I went to had a band play and sing the national anthem of Australia, Advance Australia Fair, once every 2 weeks.

Imagine that you need to stand for God Save The Queen every week, and see the GB flag at your school every day. What do you think?
My personal thought would be: horrible! just because I get forced to patriotism.

(...) Yeung said the national flag education can guide students to study Chinese culture, history and the country's development. It can help students to value attitudes like respect, etiquette, discipline, solidarity and cooperation. (...)
I rather think that this national thing is used for propaganda, my impression.
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Until the 1970s every evening at the cinema finished with the National Anthem.

Until the early 1980s television stations closed down each evening with the National Anthem.
Radio 4 despite its tedious wokeness still closes down for the night with the National Anthem just before 1 am.
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