posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 09:37 AM
Hey guys. I know I don’t post often (maybe two or three times) but this thread got me very interested. I work in the health care field and have just
been told yesterday that we are going to be required to take the H1N1 vaccine to remain employed. As you can imagine, this got my hackles up a bit.
Then I ran across this thread and decided to research the subject of arm bands as I fully intend to wear one. In my internet wanderings I’ve come to
a few conclusions that I decided to share, because I am way too inactive at this site. While reading the posts it seems to me that everyone keeps
saying the same things, in different ways, over and over again. Like, “We can/can’t use that color/symbol because at some point in history it
meant this.”, “Lets use this because it will look cool (in so many words) regardless of whether or not everyone understands it.” or “We
shouldn’t use this or that because it will demean/offend some group/ethnicity/historical event.” So, I came up with three simple guide lines that
could be followed to come up with an arm band.
1) Keep it simple. Use one solid color and one symbol. To many issues and protested things use colors and symbols today, so it becomes necessary to
mix and match one each to be unique.
2) Use colors and symbols for what they mean today, not what they meant in the past, and that are directly meaningful to your cause. Over
complication, or trying to tie it into something in the past only leads to confusion and disagreement as so readily evident in this very thread.
3) You simply can't worry about it offending someone. Its GOING to happen. The purpose of the arm band is to protest something being done to you
that you feel is wrong. Therefor, the purpose of the arm band is to "Target Offend". Now that doesn't mean use something that you know will offend
outside of your "Target". The very mention of the Star of David offended someone, so common sense tells us that its right out.
With that said, whats wrong with a yellow arm band with an upside down American flag. The yellow band represents hope and protest. If we don't
have hope that things are going to get better then why protest. And we all know that the flag upside down means distress and is a cry for help. Simple
and it gets the point across. Black means your mourning a death. There have been deaths, but we are protesting bracelets and mandatory vaccination.
Not the deaths.
On a quick side note, I also fully intend on putting an RFID signal jammer on whatever arm band we agree to. You can get one on the internet that
fits in your palm for cheap. I encourage everyone to do this.