The Gadsden Flag (Move this thread if you do not think it belongs.) I put this discussion under, “psychology” because the famous “Don’t Tread on Me” (The Gadsden flag) represents a lot of things to a lot of people, and I really wanted to know what this iconography represents to individuals. I suppose this is mostly aimed at other Americans, but I want all opinions on this. The Gadsden flag has been unofficially adopted by a lot of groups, individuals, and organizations—from Benjamin Franklin’s conceptualization of the rattlesnake representing the band of American Colonies in their defense against tyranny, to Christopher Gadsden designing the popularized version, to the flag being used for the United States Marine Corps, to the cover art and title song of Metallica’s Black Album, to the unofficial flag of the Tea Party movement, to the change from the snake into a porcupine for Vermont’s Free State Project. Question: When you see this flag, of what do you think? What do you feel? To you, what does it represent? Do you have a negative or positive reaction?