Theft of a symbol — the main gate sign at Auschwitz

We continue to look at the way in which people ascribe power to symbols, giving them meaning far beyond their basic physical attributes (see here, here, here, and here).

This morning, it was reported that the iron sign bearing the Nazi slogan Continue reading

Controlling the symbols of power: Who decides?

Obamao! Lmao!

We are constantly surrounded by all sorts of symbols, so much so that we seldom stop to consider their meanings or their effects on us until someone points them out. But perhaps we should pay more attention, because symbols have power. If they didn’t, governments wouldn’t attempt to censor and control any number of them. Although many of these may seem failrly innocuous to most of us, here’s a few Continue reading