Bloggaday 222 – Carl’s Jr. and the Communist Party pt 2
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Prosecutor: I see. I would also like to show Exhibit B, a recent ad Carl’s Jr. has been posting on Facebook.
Prosecutor: For everyone’s benefit, can you please describe the color scheme of the ad?
Baurer: It appears to be a red flag.
Really Expensive Defense Attorney: Objection, Your Honor. Just because the background is red, that hardly means it is a red flag.
Your Honor: Overruled. The expert witness is here to offer his interpretation. Go on, Mr. Bauer.
Bauer: Thank you, Your Honor. On the red flag is a yellow star as vell as some sort of vite marking.
Prosecutor: Thank you. So in your words then, these two images share the same colors?
Bauer: Yes. Both of them focus on yellow and red.
Really Expensive Defense Attorney: Objection! Red and yellow are used by several fast food chains to attract customers. Is each one of them communist?
Your Honor: Overruled. This is a subject for you to explore when it’s your witness. For now, please allow others to have their time.
Prosecutor: Thank you, Your Honor. I appreciate it.
Your Honor: I’m running a court. I’m not doing you favors.
Prosecutor: Of course, Your Honor. Now, Mr. Bauer. Aside from the color, what other shared symbolism strikes you?
Bauer: As you can see, in the upper right-hand corner, you can see more common Communist symbolism…
Prosecutor: Your Honor, I present to you Exhibit C. I have taken the liberty, yes, liberty, to magnify the aspect of the flag that my expert witness is talking about.
Prosecutor: Could you please describe what you see?
Bauer: Certainly. Banned in certain European countries, the hammer and sickle vas first used in the Bolshevik Revolution. It stands for the unity of industrial and agricultural vorkers.
Prosecutor: Is it commonly used with the Communist party?
Bauer: As far as I know, exclusively.
Prosecutor: Aside from the hammer and sickle, what do you see?
Bauer: There is also a prominent star placed to the left and slightly above the hammer and sickle.
Prosecutor: And the history of this?
Bauer: It is also a socialistic and communistic symbol. It is often said that each point of the star represents a finger of the “vorker,” vile others see it as the military might vhereas the hammer and the sickle are the peaceful symbolism of the proletariat.
Prosecutor: And it’s legal status?
Bauer: The same as the hammer and sickle. Certain countries have banned it due to Soviet occupation.
Prosecutor: Very good. Now, if I could reintroduce Exhibit B, the ad placed on Facebook by the defendant’s company…
Prosecutor: On the previous flag, there was a star that we talked about. Do you see anything like that here?
Bauer: There is a yellow star that has been stylized, yes.
Really Expensive Defense Attorney: Objection. The prosecutor is tilting at windmills. The yellow star has been the logo of Carl’s Jr. since its opening in 1956!
Your Honor: Sustained. You connection seems strained at best.
Prosecutor: I apologize, Your Honor. I’m making multiple strings that attach the Communist party with Carl’s Jr. to show irrefutably that there is, in fact, a connection.
Your Honor: Then get on with it.
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