Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Europe 4 Nothing

Nauseating. Just nauseating. From Daniel Hannan, writing for the Telegraph:
Take a close look at this promotional poster. Notice anything? Alongside the symbols of Christianity, Judaism, Jainism and so on is one of the wickedest emblems humanity has conceived: the hammer and sickle. 
For three generations, the badge of the Soviet revolution meant poverty, slavery, torture and death. It adorned the caps of the chekas who came in the night. It opened and closed the propaganda films which hid the famines. It advertised the people's courts where victims of purges and show-trials were condemned. It fluttered over the re-education camps and the gulags. For hundreds of millions of Europeans, it was a symbol of foreign occupation. Hungary, Lithuania and Moldova have banned its use, and various former communist countries want it to be treated in the same way as Nazi insignia. 
Yet here it sits on a poster in the European Commission, advertising the moral deafness of its author (I hope that's what it is, rather than lingering nostalgia). ...
Can't you just imagine the people who sit on that commission?

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That is the sickest. And who is going to unite all these beliefs and peoples? A poster? ... oh no no no no wait! John Lennon is going to return from the grave and lead a world where there is "no religion" and "nothing to kill or die for". Clearly designed by one of Europe's many agnostic ignoramuses. The fact the the yin-yang symbol is at the heart of it all shows how insipid an meaningless the star is. It really is a star for no one.