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    Colored-Shirt Political Movements

    The members of the Nazi militia [wiki]Sturmabteilung[wiki] (SA) were well-known for wearing brown shirts. The Italian Fascist militia became known as the Blackshirts from their favorite color of shirt. That latter article links to articles about similar movements featuring these shirt colors:
    • Silver
    • Gray
    • Black
    • Red
    • Brown
    • Gold
    • Green
    • Blue

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    How will people know which team you cheer for, if you don't wear the team colours?

    It's a far more convenient proxy for tribal affiliation than painting your naked body with woad, or wearing a headdress made from endangered species.

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    I, for one, would disdain any movement that places such little value on arts and crafts that they simply wear a shirt of a given colour. At least have a cleverly designed hat or something which your supporters need to take some time putting together in order to show that the movement is important to them.

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    I would never join a movement that didn't assign me a fez, a badge, and a whistle.

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    I'm not a fan of symbolism. I've seen too many that embraces that in order to fit in for the sake of having someplace to belong to. Sending a message of awareness about the 3,000 lbs gorilla which everyone, already knows is setting in the room strikes me as a little self-aggrandizing.

    EXAMPLE. I remember a video awhile back about college kids camping outside their dorm room to make people awear of the homeless. Half way through this video a real homeless person walked into their presence and they had him removed by security rather than help the man out. Now what message did that send?

    There are people who want to help and there are people who want to be seen helping out and symbolism's have a way of granting the latter with a cover for their lack of integrity.
    HE WHOEVER FIGHTS MONSTERS SHOULD SEE TO IT THAT IN THE PROCESS HE DOES NOT BECOME A MONSTER. AND IF YOU GAZE LONG ENOUGH INTO THE ABYSS, THE ABYSS GAZES INTO YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    ...That latter article links to articles about similar movements featuring these shirt colors:
    • ...
    • Red
    • ...
    Wait, you're telling me there's a political movement of redshirts? Why would anyone want to join that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    I would never join a movement that didn't assign me a fez, a badge, and a whistle.
    "I would never join any club that would have me as a member." - Woody Allen
    If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library. - Frank Zappa

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    As the great George Carlin said,

    "I love individual people. When you encounter people one at time you can see the great potential of the human species.
    But I hate groups, especially when they get together for a common cause.
    Pretty soon they've got slogans, matching hats, armbands, and a list of people they're going to visit at 3am.
    Groups are dangerous and not to be trusted."

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