The five-pointed red star, a pentagram without the inner pentagon, is a symbol of communism as well as broader socialism in general. It is sometimes understood to represent the five fingers of the worker’s hand, as well as the five continents. A lesser known suggestion is that the five points on the star were intended to represent the five social groups that would lead Russia to communism: the youth, the military, the industrial labourers, the agricultural workers or peasantry, and the intelligentsia. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels used the red star as a symbol. It was also one of the emblems, symbols, and signals representing the Soviet Union under the rule and guidance of the Communist Party, along with the hammer and sickle. The star has since become a symbol representing socialism of all varieties.
Check Barack Obama’s friends. Bernardine Dorhn and Bill Ayers, helped throw the political newcomers’s coming out party and fundraiser, in their living room. Remember when they were terrorists bombing government buildings? The Socialist spirit lives on. Can’t go anywhere without that Red Star lapel pin, or that red shirt. Click on images to see mega-size. Images from MSU SDSReunion November 2007. Get the Ayers Dorhn synopsis at No Quarter. Be sure to check out Ayers wearing his Fidel Castro style hat on the You Tube video there as well. Continue reading