Don’t let the fact that Libya recently changed its flag distract you from the fact that it
was once just green. Yup. For almost forty years, Libya’s flag was a green rectangle. You
can look this up, I am not joking. For the sake of the Libyan people, which I am sure are
great, I wish I was joking, but really I am not.
Sure, if you are a fan of the color green, then the Libyan flag was a big moment.
Does it get better as color than completely being one country’s flag? Probably not.
But between you and me, I know a lot of green fans, big green fans, in fact I myself
am a bit of a green fan, and I can tell you, they, we all think the flag was a mistake. If
anything, the flag makes green look bad. It’s a great color and not its fault that it was used in
such an embarrassingly uninspiring way. I mean, if you want to sabotage a color use neon,
which is objectively disgusting.
Why green? The conventional schools of thought say lazy designer, religious
symbolism, whatever. If you ask me the real reason was spite; the creator wanted to give a
big middle finger to the colorblind. You can hate the flag, but if that’s the case, at the end of
the day, you just have to respect that passion.