Sun Devils of the world, unite.

Have you ever wondered what a college football blog run by the John Birch Society would read like?  Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum Collegians will let you wonder no more.

The Sun Devils of ASU are gearing up for this year’s football season with redesigned uniforms and logos. The school is promoting this greatly anticipated change with several YouTube videos.

Several of these videos end with an image of a clenched fist. After a second or two, the fist lifts three fingers, turning into the Sun Devil’s “pitchfork” hand-symbol.

The raised fist is a symbol of socialism, communism, and other extreme left-wing organizations, according to Wikipedia, It was first used as the emblem of the Red Front Fighter’s League of the Communist Party of Germany in 1932 and has since been used by groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Socialist Workers Party of the UK.

Why would ASU choose to put a symbol representing left-wing organizations at the end of a video promoting its football team?  Will this symbol be used to express the Sun Devil’s team spirit or will it continue to communicate its traditional leftist message on the ASU campus?

Why, indeed.  No wonder ASU can’t win the Pac-12.

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40 responses to “Sun Devils of the world, unite.

  1. Biggus Rickus

    I always suspected the Arizona State marketing department were a bunch of communist, shocker-loving Black Panthers.

  2. NCT

    Not a surprising position for Schlafly-ites to take. What I find legitimately troubling are the campaign paraphernalia I’ve seen on game days that include trademarked UGA symbols in connection with promoting a candidate for office (“Dawgs for [insert candidate here]” accompanied by the oval G or the “official” bulldog head symbol). I really wish the AA would crack down on that.

  3. Go Dawgs!

    Wait, giving chicks the “shocker” is socialist? Good to know, comrades.

  4. Glenn Beck's Chalkboard

    Stay with me here…Phil Mickelson played golf at ASU. Though a right-hander, he plays LEFT-handed and is known as LEFTY!! This is painfully obvious that ASU turns kids into commies.

  5. Cojones

    “Shocker-Zulu loving Black Panthers” is what she implied. Black Power at the Olympics is what she meant. Now if they just would curl the two outside upraised fingers we would have her symbol.

  6. Have you ever wondered what a college football blog run by the John Birch Society would read like?

    I can honestly say that I had never wondered about such a thing, even going so far as to hope it would never exist. Damn!

  7. JG Shellnutt

    If ASU is truly socialist, it would be interesting to see what their official stance is on the college football postseason. Are they all for the BCS, given their BIG-6 tie-in, or do they remain true to their socialist ideology, truly pulling for a field of 64 football teams and getting rid of the regular season?

  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    The raised fist has been the universal symbol of angry crusaders since about 1900. Whoever wrote that lame screed gives the commies too much credit.

    “This is the tale of the angry young man,
    With his fist in the air and his head in the sand”
    Billy Joel

  9. Zdawg

    In fairness, much of the of the socialist/communist imagery has been coopted by the design community in the last few years. I consider it just another trend and usually don’t read much into it other than designers like the powerful iconography and style, and frankly don’t care or are ignorant of the original intent of the work.

  10. Dog in Fla

    “Why would ASU choose to put a symbol representing left-wing organizations at the end of a video promoting its football team?”

    Especially the one in Germany that fought against the Nazis. Where is the respect for the Nazis?

    “Red Front Fighters’ League (Roter Frontkaempferbund), a paramilitary organization of the Communist Party of Germany engaged in fighting with the Nazis before being banned in 1932.”

    http://rt.com/politics/opposition-party-denied-connotations/

    In next year’s Eagle Forum Collegians’ blog, Phyllis’ Justice Ministry will attack Wichita State. In the meantime, credit goes to her for staying on wingnut task when Rot Front Glen Beck can’t

    “This is the kind of thing Glenn Beck loves to do, read all sorts of crazy conclusions into symbolism. The punchline: Beck himself used the clenched fist symbol on posters for his 9/12 rally last fall. Oops.”

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38132_Glenn_Beck_Rants_About_Commie_Logo_That_His_Own_Group_Used

    • Vindexdawg

      Nothing from those nuts surprises me. If Phyllis Schafly is the bearded lady of political commentary, then Glen Beck is the three-headed calf. Maybe that is the problem with the Left these days, they are just too damn dull. Quite a while since Stalin or Mao used to perform “class analysis” on everything from movies to linguistics to kitchen cookery. Maybe the Donald has his “investigators” out and snooping around Tempe as we speak…LOL!

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Go back to the 60′s! Both of you. Be banished to peace, love, dope!

      Yes, Big Brother, Paul Krugman is better than me because he lives in Princeton! Yes, Big brother, It is impossible to disagree with those who care more without being evil. Do it! Do it to Julia!

      • Dog in Fla

        Why bother going back to the ’60′s? They’ve been resurrected today by those using Gothic Politics of the Deep South techniques, not me.

        “The rebirth of Jim Crow, antisemitism, anti unionism and the war on the middle class has a deep, rich and, not surprisingly, Southern history. Robert Sherill shares detailed and very personal portraits of the most famous and powerful southern demagogues throughout history whose corrosive rhetoric and hateful ideas that, regretfully, still poison American politics and culture to this very day.
        When you read about the men behind their rhetoric, in all their faults and crimes and delusions; you will understand the Sharon Angles, Glenn Beck’s and other rich white supremacist partisans in the context of their ugly and dangerous history. One of the best and most fascinating books ever written on a subject made more timely by the disturbing rebirth of all of America’s most disturbing and sad cultural viruses. You will be enlightened and disgusted by the facts behind these American prophets of cultural anarchy and bigotry.”

        The unbroken mold –
        Leander Perez : the swamp’s gift to Dixie –
        Herman Talmadge : how a demagogue adapts –
        Orval Faubus : how to create a successful disaster –
        An interlude : money –
        George Smathers, the South’s golden hatchetman –
        Jim Eastland, child of scorn –
        An interlude : God and Bob Jones University –
        Strom Thurmond ; 1948 and all that –
        George Wallace : a potpourri of style –
        The future : still black and white.

        • Biggus Rickus

          Seriously dude?

        • Vinings Dog

          I have asked it before. What does The Canis Familiaris of Florida DO for a living?

          • Dog in Fla

            Me llamo Rudy. I’m a Cuban gynecologist and American auto salesman with dealerships down here and in High Point, where all the rich Floridians summer. Those not so rich summer in Cullman

        • Hogbody Spradlin

          Oh, Fla., I’m quite sure that if Robert Sherrill wrote it, it must be true. How do you get out of bed in the morning with so many villains lurking everywhere?

        • Dog in Fla

          “I’m sorry if my email offended anyone, I simply found it amusing regarding the character of Obama and all the questions surrounding his origin of birth,” she wrote. “In no way did I even consider the fact he’s half black when I sent out the email. In fact, the thought never entered my mind until one or two other people tried to make this about race. We all know a double standard applies regarding this president. I received plenty of emails about George Bush that I didn’t particularly like, yet there was no ‘cry’ in the media about them.”

          http://www.oliverwillis.com/2011/04/18/racist-tea-party-e-mail-shows-how-not-racist-they-are/

          • Biggus Rickus

            You know what’s representative of conservatives? Random e-mails sent out with monkeys. So biting. You’ve made me change my mind. I had no idea I was so racist until you posted these links. Kudos to you, good sir.

  11. 202dawg

    Slow news day…

  12. Phyllis Schafly

    “The hand made into a fist and held upright with the middle finger extended is a socialist symbol of disrespect that has been directed toward me on many occasions in the past by those who would thwart my efforts to keep our colleges free from left wing hate mongers………”

  13. Zdawg

    Yes slow news day, but Senator, looks like some people still think Richt can turn things around…

    http://www.athlonsports.com/columns/5-burning-questions/2011-football-predictions-sec-east

  14. Normaltown Mike

    Does this make Lacy Peterson’s murder an act of left wing paramilitary terror?

  15. Cojones

    Paul Krugman labeled Phyllis and her party,”The Stupid Party”; or was it ,”The Party Stupid”? I should read more closely when a Nobel Laureate is quoted.

  16. Cojones

    Hey Dog in Fla- Wanna get together for a toke? I like everything that you wrote and agree wholeheartedly. How did you like the job creation by Gov Scott when he returned the $103B for Bullet Train research?

    You forgot Marvin Griffin from Bainbridge in your rant. His excuse for losing his second election was , “My opponent out-”N”ed me”. Wait a minute, he and most of the rest you named were Democrats!

    • Dog in Fla

      Skeletor on jobs? Two words. Genius and Winning! Proposes the use of torpedo rather than high speed rail but only if the feds pay %110 of it

  17. Brandon

    I’m as right winged as Dog in Fla is left but any commentary that utters words such as “according to wikipedia” as though that were a reliable source of information is way off the track to start with.