He felt cool, a real with-it dude.
One sees this dunce fairly often. He wears different faces, but he’s the same dunce. Sometimes the dunce is a she because this type of dunce comes in both sexes.
You rarely see anyone sporting the Nazi swastika on a T-shirt. That style is almost exclusively restricted to motorcycle gangs and skinheads. They are dunces too, but everybody knows that.
But few know that people who sport the communist star and its pal — the hammer and sickle — are also big-league dunces.
The hammer and sickle, like the swastika, represent mass murder. Why do we shy away from Hitler’s symbol, but we embrace the equally evil symbolism of Stalin and Mao?
Bad boy scorecards:
Hitler = 12 million murders.
Stalin = 23 million murders.
Mao = up to 75 million murders.
Hitler was a panty-waist compared to the bad boys of communism.
Yet hammer-and-sickle attire is common. If you go to the popular website All-Posters, you’ll find a wide array of art portraying the symbol of Stalin and Mao.
You’ll find just one of the swastika. Just one. One too many.
Andy Warhol was fond of hammer-and-sickle artwork. Andy was a “cool” guy. There is even a video game titled Hammer and Sickle for today’s young people.
Isn’t that nice?
Right-wing mass murderers are scorned.
Left-wing mass murderers become fashion icons.
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(Note: Exact figures for the mayhem of Mao and Stalin are unknown, of course. But there are good estimates.)