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The long-awaited V-for-Voluntary lapel pin

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Wheylous Posted: Thu, Aug 23 2012 1:36 PM

Now on sale (not by me, and I cannot attest to the legitimacy, but it does seem legitimate):

http://www.blujay.com/?page=ad&adid=4054056&cat=0

Yay! :D

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Neodoxy replied on Thu, Aug 23 2012 1:41 PM

I like the picture of the pin next to a gun.

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Aug 23 2012 1:49 PM

I like even more the comment "Note: The G19 pictured is for size reference only. "

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It looks too cheesy.

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It looks too cheesy.

Yea, kinda looks like that emblem should be on the cape of a man who leaps over tall buildings in a single bound.

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Aug 23 2012 2:23 PM

I mean, that is the V logo:

http://vforvoluntary.com/

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The v logo is cheesy.

I like the anarcho capitalist flag by itself without a v, tyvm.

 

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Aug 23 2012 3:02 PM

I absolutely love the V logo. Have you read on its symbolism?

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That pin is actually pretty sharp, a nice conversation starter if you were to wear it.

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What Wheylous said... Read up on the symbolism and see if you like it any more. It can be found on the v for voluntary site. (;

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Aug 23 2012 3:28 PM

For convenience:

 

I (Niels) created the V for Voluntary symbol in 2007 in search for a new symbol that would capture the essence of the anarcho-capitalist movement and also carry a more positive message than other existing symbols.

The name is a play on the phrase 'V for Vendetta'. But where Vendetta involves vengeance and violence, Voluntarystresses peace, understanding, and looking forwards.

The colors of the symbol are yellow (or gold) and black. Yellow is a reference to gold, which was the market chosen money. So it's a reference to free market money, and by extension the free market and capitalism. Black is a reference to anarchy. Anarchy, or an-archy, means no rulers.

The shape at the top of the symbol represents a handshake, which is the most typical expression of a voluntary agreement. These two images illustrate how:

  

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Thank you Wheylous for posting that. It's great, ain't it? I have to say I love it way more than a plain black and yellow flag.

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I wil not retract my previous statements.

But it was good to learn. Never noticed the handshake part of the V.

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Anenome replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 1:53 AM

If the handshake were actually in there rather than implied, that would be epic.

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I think as a lapel pin the bright yellow looks a bit garish.  It works great as a logo on images, stickers, etc. But as a lapel pin it's too flashy.  Maybe a more subdued yellow or gold would be better.

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Anenome replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 12:26 AM

I won't be happy until this logo graces a flag.

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