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Um, who's a communist?

Ever since Glenn Beck took to the Fox television airwaves recently to offer a bizarre reading of the art commissioned 70 years ago for New York's Rockefeller Center, I've been puzzled by the graphic design element of his 9-12 Project. The logo (pictured) for his affiliated groups' rally in Washington, D.C., this weekend derives from century-old communist, socialist and other left-wing designs.
Those were the motifs he railed against in his Rockefeller rant.
For the logo, three raised and clenched red fists are superimposed over the U.S. Capitol. Obviously the bloody fist represents the tea-baggers' themes of unity and resistance. But do Beck; the corporate-sponsored astro-turf group,

 
PsWifey

Asked by PsWifey at 11:12 PM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Beck questioned Van Jones with words, quotes, and videos of Jones. How do you smear a man using the mans own FACTS? LOL.. Seriously? It's eating the liberals up... SO they are searching for SOMETHING..., Anything... And THIS is the best they could come up with... Why don't they prove Beck wrong about Van Jones?? Could it be because Beck was..... RIGHT??? LOL


    I have no beef with Van Jones. Beck is poisoning millions with his hyper crying and lying about "losing our country" and Fema camps and all kind of outrageous stupid stuff. The worst part is he is doing it to get more ratings and line his pockets, remember he TOLD you people DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING I SAY...and yet , you do??hmmm

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:10 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • FreedomWorks, headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas); the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights; the private-property group, the National Assn. of Rural Landowners; and the rest of the march sponsors know the symbol's origins?

    Unity and resistance are what the fist represented in 1917, when it was first employed by the Industrial Workers of the World, a union organization founded by socialists. And in the 1940s, when it stood for various nations' communist party organizations.

    That's also what it meant when it was revived in the 1960s, appearing as a symbol for the SDS, as well as anti-war and feminist movements. It was the basis for the black-power salute given by John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. And today, it's the symbol for the Progressive Labor Party (pictured), a political outfit whose website says it "fights to smash capitalism."
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 11:13 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Turnout for the 9-12 Project's Saturday march on Washington was a bust; 30,000 protesters signed up in advance (MSNBC reporter David Shuster tweeted that D.C. park police called that figure "generous"). But even if three times that many actually showed up, the number would fall far short of the hundreds of thousands (and even millions) claimed to be planning to attend. Even in that reduced crowd, however, surely someone recognized how odd the right-wing gathering's left-wing logo was. Maybe Beck will explain. Sort of.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/09/glenn-becks-912-logo-based-on-on-communist-and-socialist-designs.html

    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 11:14 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • The logo


    The comparison


    Fist Progressive Labor PartyHe really should check more carefully before he starts tossing around such labels--don't you think?

    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 11:16 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Or it could also be In US military, the right fist raised up with a straight arm, with the finger side towards the receiver, is an order for the person to stop immediately—to "freeze". Like as in STOP SPENDING MONEY!

    Wifey you shouldn't try so hard.

    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 11:18 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • FreedomWorks, headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas); the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights; the private-property group, the National Assn. of Rural Landowners; and the rest of the march sponsors know the symbol's origins?


    What you say?? It isn't all "grass roots"?? LOL.....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:57 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • Who knows... Quite honestly, WHO CARES.... He has given his interpretation of the art outside of Rock. Ctr. Because of what he sees as progressive/fascist/communist Meaning in the eyes of BECK... I wouldn't be surprised if BECKS art was an attempt to mock his interpretation of what was going on in other forms of [his version] of propaganda. He is a COMMENTATOR, not a politician. Who cares what his interpretation is? He doesn't tell people WHAT to think. He merely commentates and ASKS questions for people to SEARCH for the answers on their own. You are searching for something. Why don't you focus on the ACTUAL issues going on in this nation. Why are liberals fearful of ONE tv commentator. It's rather funny.... You all are getting so bent out of shape. FOR NO REASON.  Paranoid?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:00 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Uh okay well nice try but your wrong. If Beck is a communist my Mother is the Queen of Sheba.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • He is a COMMENTATOR, not a politician.


    He is an escaped mental patient.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:02 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Beck questioned Van Jones with words, quotes, and videos of Jones. How do you smear a man using the mans own FACTS? LOL.. Seriously? It's eating the liberals up... SO they are searching for SOMETHING..., Anything... And THIS is the best they could come up with... Why don't they prove Beck wrong about Van Jones?? Could it be because Beck was..... RIGHT??? LOL

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:03 AM on Sep. 14, 2009