Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 14, 2011, 2:59 p.m. EST by Thrasymaque
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The new poster is beautiful there is no doubt about that.
However, I wish Occupy created a look of their own and used absolutely non-violent imagery. Something truly modern with a feel of hope, serenity, happiness, and overall feel of unity. I think this would go better with their message of being a non-violent protest.
I understand the want to associate itself with traditional anarchic and communist imagery, but I think times are different now and we could certainly use a new imagery for anarchy. The punks had their own thing, and so should we. What's up with the tanks? I know we want to show we are oppressed, but this just seems too over dramatic. Occupy claims it wants cops to join the movement, but then portrays them as tanks lined up like a military operation. I just seems weird and inappropriate.
I'm imagine an imagery that would redefine anarchism to what we dream it could be today. An imagery that would not pull its inspiration from the past, but look towards the future. I would drop the communist red, and use green. The color of today, of ecology, of nature. I would rebrand anarchy, not as the fight against power, but as a natural progression of mankind. Something pure and non-violent. Something pacific and tied with mother Earth. Definitely Green, no red. No tanks. Just a look that screams: This is the obvious natural future for all of us and we won't have to fight for it because it's so natural and obvious that it will all fall into place. We just have to occupy peacefully and grow naturally.
I hear your major complaint. Green is the color of money! No! Hmmm. True, perhaps it could be a color scheme of grass green, ocean blue, and earthy brown. We don't have to use the money green color.
What a great time it would be in history to give anarchy a brand new look, just for Occupy.