Monday, December 15, 2008

Killer Iconography

I have long been both baffled and disgusted by the proliferation of communist iconography on everyday merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, and knit onesies. What makes Nazi paraphernalia reprehensible, but the far-more-bloody communist paraphernalia winsome (like the aforementioned onesie)? Here's a guess: the left is still holding on to the "ideal" of socialism. They understand the ideological connection between Marxism, and the "friendlier" forms (democratic socialism, welfare statism) they advocate.

It seems like Reason has had enough, as well.