A flag carries an identity. It is semiotic. But its fabric and form do not translate into principles or challenges or investments in what will be. Or what should be. The flag misdirects because it conveys the founding history, the skeleton, but not the meat and bones of essential principles. We are the translators and we need to learn the systemic language of Nurture, Equality Truth and Systems if the flag and the profound hope represented by its semiotic fabric are to be realized. The flag of hope and justice and equality and caring and human potential must reflect Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems as the highest level fabric.