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Happy Birthday to the Peace Symbol.. 50 years old..

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  1. DarrylS

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    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear peace symbol.....

    Great symbol for the antiwar movement is now 50 years old.. forever burned into the psyche of our society and the world... I am pretty confident that there is some obscure article that will link this to SDS, Che Guevara or Karl Marx or something.. you can find just about anything on the internet.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7292252.stm


    It started life as the emblem of the British anti-nuclear movement but it has become an international sign for peace, and arguably the most widely used protest symbol in the world. It has also been adapted, attacked and commercialised.

    It had its first public outing 50 years ago on a chilly Good Friday as thousands of British anti-nuclear campaigners set off from London's Trafalgar Square on a 50-mile march to the weapons factory at Aldermaston.

    The demonstration had been organised by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC) and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) joined in. .

    He considered using a Christian cross motif but, instead, settled on using letters from the semaphore - or flag-signalling - alphabet, super-imposing N (uclear) on D (isarmament) and placing them within a circle symbolising Earth.
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    ... actually, it was Nikita Kruschev, Mao, and Ho Chi Mihn. They designed it at a secret conclave held somewhere near Fidel Castro's huge family estate in Cooooba.


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    Very cool and interesting article. Thanks for posting it.
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    peace is good :p
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    The first time I saw the "Peace Sign" was in Harvard Square, it was on the Tee Shirt of a guy that looked like he had been sleeping in the Cambridge City Dump, he was throwing Tomato Juice all over the Uniform of a young American Soldier yelling "childrens blood".

    It is a good sign though, peace is wonderful but how do we get this peace message out to the savages that want us all dead.

    If there were only two people left on this planet and they met, the first thing they would do is have a fight, it's who we are.

    When I see a peace sign I think of Tomato Juice.

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    We cant even get peace on this site Harry.....Come on man...:)
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    That's the saddest thing I've seen on this message board. Sadder than sad. You're a man without any hope, Harry. I feel sorry for you.
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    It's what I saw, it's what I remember, everybody in Harvard Sq that day wearing the peace sign wanted to kill the Cops, The Firemen and any soldier crazy enough to wear the uniform of America's military.

    Don't feel sorry for me feel sorry for the people Hitler cooked in the ovens, feel sorry for the people sleeping in their bunks that Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor, feel sorry for the little Chinese baby's the Japs bayoneted during the thirties, feel sorry for the 18 year old American kids the Japs slaughtered on the Battan Death March, feel sorry for the little kids that died in Hiroshima, feel sorry for the people that were roasted alive on 9/11, feel sorry for the teen age soldiers dying in Iraq, feel sorry for the kid that goes out in the schoolyard to play and the bully beats him senseless.

    The Peace Sign is beautiful but how do you get the killers and bullys of the world to go along with it?

    The "Peace Sign" was a great Idea but unfortunately many of the people wearing it during the Viet Nam days wanted to blow something up or kill somebody.

    As soon as you build a "Peaceful" little clubhouse in your backyard the BULLY will find it and try to destroy it the History of the world bears this out (I learned that early in life and the bully knew that if he f-cked with my clubhouse he was in for a fight) right today we have an enemy that prays to their God that we all die and they will spend many years trying to kill us.

    Wouldn't it be great if the Peace Sign could fly over every Mosque in the world.

    When I see The Peace Sign I still think of the "Screaming Bastards" in Harvard Square and Tomato Juice.

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