Although I don't believe in the fiction of "the State," I would have to say that honoring the death of a person who brought beauty and joy into the lives of hundreds of millions of people makes a tad more sense to me than honoring the death of a murderer who joined a pack of murderers who brought death and destruction into the lives and property of hundreds of thousands of innocent people for the purpose of bringing hundreds of billions of dollars into the bank accounts of Banksters.
The father of a U.S. military murderer burned his flag in protest at the State of New Jersey's flying the state flag at half-mast in honor of the late Whitney Houston rather than honoring who he—in his delusion—believes should be honored: his fallen "hero" son.
"They're watering down the term of what a true hero is these days," John Burri told ABC News. "I thought it was offensive to every family's fallen solider out there, and it cheapens the meaning of lowering the flag."
Actually, they're finally recognizing one of the true heroes of society: one of those who adds something positive to the lives of humans—whether it be a Whitney Houston, a Steve Jobs, or any other one of the vast majority of peaceful, productive, working men and women on this planet.