My reaction to the American flag ranges from “Fuck yeah!” to “Oh fuck no!” depending entirely on context.
Fuck yeah context: I’m at the Olympics watching USA hockey! Wooo! U S A, U S A!
Meh context: The flag is in a place it belongs like on a flagpole outside a government building, behind a politician who is speaking, on a boat, etc.
Fuck no context: If the flag is any place where it totally does not belong, like stuck in the sand on the beach and it’s not the 4th of July. Also, even in places the flag does belong, it really bothers me when there are just way too many flags. Rockefeller Center usually has one flag from every country, but last year around election time it was 100% US flags. Creepy as fuck.