Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Free speech under attack... again

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:06 AM Permalink

So, over the holidays, we find out that a peace sign is an anti-christ sign.
Excerpt: "The peace sign has a lot of negativity associated with it," he said. "It's also an anti-Christ sign. That's how it started."

The 1972 edition of Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols, a major reference work by Henry Dreyfuss, admits to uncertainty about the source of the "crow's foot" design.

"Controversy surrounds the origin of the ubiquitous peace symbol," Dreyfuss wrote. "It was introduced by pacifist Lord Bertrand Russell during Easter of 1958, when he marched at Aldermaston, England, campaigning for nuclear disarmament."

Dreyfuss said the symbol, designed by a British commercial artist, most likely represents the convergence of the semaphore symbols for the letter N and D and the circle symbol, for total nuclear disarmament. Others claim the symbol represents an upside-down cross with broken arms and is therefore anti-Christian or Satanic.
So, is it semaphore, or Satanic? You decide.

In addition to that nonsense, it seems the teacher's association has turned down an offer of 50,0o0 free copies of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth because it might cause key financial supporters to withdraw funding... financial supporters like Exxon. Yet another example of how corporations control what we eat, see and hear.

So, in summary:
The first example, the peace sign incident, is a result of ignorance. The second example shows how the ignorance gets there in the first place.


At 1:22 AM, Blogger The Sailor said...

Jeez, I guess it was just too inconvenient to accept the truth for free.


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