I get making fun of America for its flag worship and stuff but Brexit should be all the reminder you need that you don’t need flags in every classroom and a pledge of allegiance every morning for the people of a country to turn out absurdly xenophobic.

This is very true, and (but?) from personal experience I gather that a great deal of the Brexiteers were people who remembered when there was a flag in every classroom and were desperate for them to return.

(Imperialism is just the fucking worst.)