Hat tip: Michael Strickland
Everyone knows the classic image of Uncle Sam. On Tuesday, July 9th, a new, 30-foot-tall version of Uncle Sam appeared at Portland's Jeld Wen field. In honor of Team USA's Gold Cup soccer match against Belize, Uncle Sam is shown wearing not a stars hat, but a Cascadia hat. Cascadia is a fantasy "nation" movement that is promoted throughout the northwest. Cascadians seek to arrange for Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia to secede and form a new nation that is based on environmentalism and socialism.
The Cascadia movement made headway during Occupy Portland, as their members were often seen flying the flag at rallies.
And oh yeah, the USA kicked the crap out of Belize, 6-1.
A new hat was unveiled for Uncle Sam in Portland for the U.S. men's soccer Gold Cup match against Belize. Welcome to the new 'Cascadia'...