The City of Hamilton’s bureaucrats have declared that the anarchy symbol is a hate symbol in the same league as the Nazi swastika:
The City of Hamilton has forced a local anarchist group to remove the circle A anarchy symbol from its headquarters, saying it is “hate material” similar to the swastika.
City officials say they’re taking direction from Hamilton police on the issue, but police say that’s not the case.
Since anarchists want to abolish government, I understand why a bunch of government parasites would find the anarchy symbol hateful.
When people bring up the topic of hate speech, I like to point out that hate is a subjective idea. This rankles a lot of people because the topic of hate is often emotionally charged and most individuals seem to believe that hate is an objectively provable thing. They also seem to believe that hate is objectively whatever they believe hate to be.
I don’t consider the anarchy symbol to be a symbol of hate. In fact, I consider symbols of government to be symbols of hate. Am I right? That depends on whom you ask.
What I really want to know now is whether or not I as an anarchist qualify as an oppressed person in Hamilton.