I'm gobsmacked. It's now a crime to use the French flag to criticise the government?
This news makes me reconsider my application for french dual nationality.
I also conclude then, even more than I previously had, that as people, not just as artists, it's our duty to make political statements as often as possible, whether it risks imprisonment or deportation or not (which was the fate of the guy who refused to shake hands with President Sarkastic , was it not?) I'm firmly with both him and Ai Wei Wei.
Poverty and extreme nationalism or extreme communism or extremism of all sorts and the links between degradation of human rights and the gap between the rich and poor are real and present in every aspect of human life.
Things have deteriorated badly recently despite huge moves forwards, and historically always do in a recession. I also believe the people who control banks create recessions on purpose in order to stimulate the arms trade and the general description of "economic growth" which is an entirely twisted concept and is nothing to do with progress.
There's nothing like a good few conflicts to confuse everyone and continue to create money where it doesnt exist.
I'd like to help you publicise your work if you decide to go for it.