I've started wearing a red baseball cap. It's from my daughter's play-school and it makes the Italian sun more bearable.
The lettering is "La fattoria di Nonna Papera", which AFAICT, translates to "Grandma Duck's Farm."
It is not a MAGA cap.
How far gone are we into polarization of red baseball caps? Am I at risk of making the wrong friends, repelling people I'd rather attract? Am I accidentally supporting America's leader?
The more you over-think something, the more complicated it becomes!
@lnxw48a1 You need to get pretty close to read the words.
I'd rather not let Bad People own all red hats... but it's not really up to me, or you. The red hat has, in some contexts, already become a short-hand for modern U.S. fascism.
But I'm in Italy, not the U.S. For two more days. And then I go to Iceland and leave the hat here.
This was mostly just idle speculation about how clothes are used to signal identity... and how easily those signals can be misinterpreted.
Ha! I was thinking about this same thing yesterday. Cause I was noticing that I pretty much side-eye any red caps I see in the wild. It's not fair, but it's become a thing.
@HerraBRE Sometimes a red hat is just a red hat.
@HerraBRE if anything, the acute observer of your Nonna Papera red cap will see it as a satire of Trump
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