Skip to comments.Glenn Beck's '9-12' Logo Based on Communist and Socialist Designs
Posted on 09/13/2009 5:31:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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, 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."
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").
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
Good Knight Christopher
Is THE Christopher Knight from Brady Bunch fame?
The Obamamessiah’s whole platform is bases on Communism . How come they didn’t print that?
They have never understood parody
There was a helluva lot more than 30,000 people there. I guess Knight has never seen the photos and video.
I have been seeing that logo for months. I always assumed they were mocking the far left. The left doesn’t understand ridicule when they see it.
This is what a liar calls a bust:
geez, I’ve seen those clenched fists during an Olympic award ceremony, too
That, my FRiend is an understatement.
ok....you caught us....Beck is a communist....great investigative journalism, you guys...i see a peebody award in this one for ya...
what a complete idiot.
now Beck is a commie
then the so called media wonder why no one cares about them now.
The left have completely lost it.
Their Bush derangement was much worse than I first thought
Yegads, this boy is as dumb as a stump.
Other than the colors and presence of a fist the logos aren’t even close.
and chris Wallace TODAY and FOX is still saying “in the tens of thousands’
Uh...Is he for real?
They just don’t get it, do they?
Besides, the Beck 9/12 logo is the the Join or Die Flag, from our pre-Revolution times.
I think it’s funnier than heck that they used the fist icon for the event.
It’s like when Beck uses “comrade” to address his listeners and fans sometimes.
It’s called humor...check into it.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.