Sunday, July 12, 2009

Subversive Anarchist Logo for Government Agency

By Brad Taylor


Anarchists see government as inherently unaccountable. As a monopolistic organization, the state denies consumers of its services the opportunity to vote with their feet. The provision of services we normally associate with government – law enforcement, courts, land zoning, etc – will only be made accountable with the abolition of coercive government, with everything supplied voluntarily by the market and civil society.

Judging by its new logo, Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board seems to agree.

Director of the Board Kevin Kennedy doesn’t see what all the fuss is about, saying that “there are significant differences” between the designs.

I’m afraid I don’t see many differences. That’s an anarchy symbol, alright.

My guess/hope is that some liberty-minded graphic designer made the logo as an attempt to subtly influence the masses. This is one example of working within the system I fully support.

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