Like a broken watch that is right twice a day we can learn a thing or two from our liberal bretheren. For instance, the power of a boycott.
The North Face is a clothing company specializing in outdoor wear. I recently saw this sweatshirt on display at a local store (sorry for the blurry picture, I was being a bit furtive taking the picture).
You can clearly see that this sweatshirt is emblazoned with three things - 1) the CCCP logo 2) the Hammer and Sickle 3) the North Face logo.
I know that it will be obvious to readers of this blog, but CCCP stands for (especially in the context of the Hammer and Sickle icon) - per Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), as a Latin letter imitation of the Cyrillic Russian initialism СССР (equivalent to SSSR in Latin letters), which stands for Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (in Latin alphabet Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik).
Thus this garment, starring CCCP, the Hammer and Sickle, and North Face's corporate logo, is something that they are proud to place together.
AARRGGHH... The USSR committed horrendous crimes against humanity, most spectacularly to its own people and those that it enslaved including Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic. Although estimates vary widely a rough estimate of outright deaths (MURDERS) would be from 20 MILLION to 60 MILLION. For a taste of these crimes try Gulag by Applebaum or virtually any respectable history book, anywhere.
What's next for North Face? Perhaps a Nazi line featuring the Waffen SS? The Best of Pol Pot? Mao's little Red book?
Do they have ANY understanding of history, and the fact that the crimes of the USSR under the CCCP rank as some of the most foul in the recorded history of man?
Want to do something about it? Tell North Face. Here is their customer service address:
The North Face, Inc.
2013 Farallon Dr.
San Leandro, CA 94577 USA
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