One day, you're reading online about them beating people up. Next day, you drive right by a brace of 'em and barely have time to snap a picture. Yes, SEIU was wavin' signs, right here in Indy.The sign says "Justice For Janitors," which seems a bit tinfoil-hatty to me. There are no chain-gang janitors in this state, just a few trustys moppin' in the lockup in the City-County building. And what a classy logo. You can't quite see the circle but the hand holding the hammer's clear enough. Oh, no, wait, it's supposed to be a mop or a broom seen from above, right? And not at all like a hammer. Oh no no no. And the circle? Why it is merely the mouth of a bucket, in no way shape or form intended to be reminding the onlooker of, like, a sickle. Shucks no.
Buncombe! Stuff and nonsense. We live in an image-saturated world and no matter if it is the scary original (and cancelled) public-edition of the FedGov's (IAO) Total Information Awareness program* using an eye-surmounted pyramid beaming the globe as their logo or this bunch invoking the hammer'n'sickle, emblem of that mahvelous ideology that's killed millions, produced Trabants while the West was makin' Mercedes and has managed to run an entire darn country out of toilet paper, nobody past grade school uses these symbols unaware of the message conveyed.
Message received, purpleshirts. You wanna wave signs on public land, you go right ahead; it's still a free country. Aimin' to stay that way, too, y'hear?
* Not to mention the covert, black-budget version. Which doesn't exist, not at all. Nobody here's sayin' any different. Go on about your business, subj- er, citizens.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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