Makes me feel a bit hammer and sickle

Carnival of Communism?

Carnival of USSR-style Communism? Surely not!

We are always very grateful to be included in the Carnival of Socialism– a “fortnightly round up of everything that is going on in the global socialist blogosphere”. Cheers to Comrade Miller for linking to the Paintbrush in his recent hosting.

However, I have to point out that I’m not a fan of the Carnival’s hammer and sickle-tastic accompanying picture (shown left).

It seems to me that the vast majority of blogs included in the Carnival do not subscribe to the authoritarian communism and USSR-apologising intrinsically associated with that symbol. Infact many of us democratic socialists consider the hammer and sickle to represent a hostile, enemy ideology.

I guess that instead of complaining we at the democratic socialist/social democratic Paintbrush collective should volunteer to host the Carnival in the future. We could then come up with an alternative image – one that doesn’t correlate socialist blogs with an oppressive, totalitarian regime!


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3 Responses to “Makes me feel a bit hammer and sickle”

  1. mrs election Says:

    what is a tsar?

  2. captainjako Says:

    A Tsar is born

  3. mrs election Says:

    that one made me laugh!

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