March 15, 2010

Excerpt from Roberta Wood's, "Our Socialist Inheritance and Future", re: dispensing with the Hammer and Sickle as emblem of CPUSA , November 200




This article is based on a presentation made in St. Louis, Missouri by Roberta Wood a member of the Communist Party's National Board on the occasion of a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party.

Our Socialist Inheritance and Future
By Roberta Wood, November 2009


http://politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/9129/

"We love our history but there’s no point in being a cult about it. For example, do we need a hammer and sickle? A sickle was a common agricultural tool of European peasants, but that symbol doesn’t mean anything to Americans – we only see a sickle if someone dresses up as the Grim Reaper for Halloween. Yes, we need a new 21st century logo that evokes an image of the unity that WE are building... "

Blogger's Commentary:
In and of itself changing a party Symbol is an indifferent matter.There are arguments on both sides for altering symbols. The question assumes a different nature only if there has arisen, on ideological matters, questions whether the body making the proposals about symbolic changes (party name, party emblem) has gone from a discernibly Communist to a Reformist program.

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