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!