Back in the EUSSR
The European Union, which just won the Nobel Peace Prize, has delivered a poker tell, an unconscious sign of its true nature. The Union, which concentrates power in the hands of an unelected bureaucracy, while going through the motions of electing a parliament , has a promotional poster which demonstrates the true nature 9of the beast.
Daniel Hannan of the UK Telegraph spotted the insult:
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.
One must wonder why the swastika is missing from the poster. It symbolizes a European ideological innovation that is quite parallel to the hammer and sickle.
Notice also that the hammer and sickle sits on top of the star. If you think that was an accident, stop kidding yourself.
Communists in Europe and elsewhere, not excluding the United States, didn't surrender when Soviet and Eastern European communist countries gave up then faith, officially. They just continued burrowing into the political, cultural, educational, and communications infrastructures all over the world.
Hat tip: Instapundit