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Old October 9 2013, 05:17 AM   #41
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Re: STID Federation Seal Question...

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
^^ Whether the cogwheel had been used by the Nazis or the Communists (symbolizing industrial production or the industrial proletariat) or others is not the point.
If it's not the point, then why bring up that particular example in the first place?
Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
Actually, when I saw the cogwheel my first allusion was this particular flag of the German "Workfront"

... all these uniforms ... reminded me again (like the movie from 2009) too much of "Starship Troopers" ...

... and a guy who wants to be the "Führer" with his superior breed of supermen.
(emphasis mine)

The rest...
Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
Surely the designers knew how to google "cogwheel in flags" and you instantly see the countries or political organisations that used the cogwheel. If they didn't mind the possible allusions, so be it.

One question that remains unanswered: Why an archaic cogwheel in a flag from the 22nd Century? Are cogwheels an essential part of the warp drive systems in nuTrek?

... comes across somewhat as backpedaling after having first (and none too subtly) cried "Nazi!" in order to get people's attention.
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