you guys act as if this is the first time anyone has ever burned an american flag. Flag burning has been done by corn fed americans since the 60s as a form of protest. It's a symbol and people realize the power of the symbols, so flag burning is used as a means of getting a message across. I don't think americans do it much anymore since it usually has a very negative image associated with it, so it's bad publicity no matter how you spin it.
But if a person burns a flag and we all more or less disapprove of it, i don't think our democracy will fall apart and we're in some moral crisis because of it. Compared to the vietnam era, things now are hohum.
bella! Horrida bella!
War! Horrid war!
There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders