I changed the stars on the flag into crosses
The stars on the flag stand for the fifty states he changes them to crosses to represent the death and war it took to get them and protect them
Now we pray to the flag instead of pledging allegiance to it.
This might also be part of an extended metaphor for the cost of war. He’s talking about changing the stars on the flag to crosses to represent the rows of white crosses found in military cemeteries.
The next line is an apocalyptic warning that the human race is going to destroy itself soon. It’s time for allegiance to all humankind, time to pray for peace.
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