European Union Lauds Soviet State
October 25, 2012
Although the Soviet Union officially ended in 1991, apparatchiks working in the name of European “integration” are using the communist hammer and sickle, the coat of arms of organized mass murder. The symbol appears on a poster for the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union.
“For three generations, the badge of the Soviet revolution meant poverty, slavery, torture and death,” writes Daniel Hannan. “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.”
The symbol of German fascism, the swastika, is of course absent from the design. But if the rulers of the EU were honest, they’d include it too. In fact, it would replace the communist hammer and sickle as the dominant symbol on this advertisement.