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Original post by Salsa



That salute is Nazi. Communists hold their fists up.




Maybe it''s a Victory sign:



or, something.

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PouyaCat



*smooches!* Seen, approved, saved, and I promise to use it as my avatar on the new forums ^.^

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Communist Agenda Mikhail



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BTW though, I hope that is a closed hand (fist) salute. The open hand salute (what most people would associate with Hitler) has an entirely different meaning. It was originally the Roman salute, and was adopted by the US as their official civilian salute and used when pledging allegiance to the flag. In the early 1900's however the open hand salute became a strong anti-socialist and anti-communist gesture in America in addition to its normal role when speaking the pledge. In the 1920s it was copied by the emerging Italian Fascist party due to its anti-communist sentiment, and as Hitler amassed power he copied it from the Italians, for much the same reason (both the Fascists and Nazis where heavily anti-communist, both rounded up and killed suspected communists [in Germany this extended to most liberals and thinkers as well]). In the 1930s the "opposite" of the open hand salute, the closed fist salute, became popular in the Soviet Union and other communist countries are a direct response to the usage of the open hand salute as an anti-communist gesture. In 1942 Congress decided, due to the excessive use by Nazis, to change the civilian salute to the current hand over heart salute used.

EDIT: Programmer One appears to have beaten me to the punch, though his explanation was much shorter (I had to lookup the date Congress voted to change the salute).

[edited by - michalson on January 19, 2004 1:45:46 PM]

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You could make one of me =-) My symbol is 'a stranger'(commonly represented as an average-looking faceless person) =-P
What I have now is a recoloring of a 4-color 'daredevil' sprite I found somewhere, and it looks ok but not as cool as the ones you've made =-)


[edited by - extrarius on January 19, 2004 1:56:05 PM]

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