stuart-santiago tickled my imagination when she observed that leftists “raise left fists, burgis churchgoers raise the right.” It something I had never though about before and I found myself raising a fist. to my surprise, i raised the left one. Am I a commie? But I don’t even like pink! LOL.
So i tried raising my right fist. And then my left, and then my right again. Raising the right fist didn’t feel quite as right as raising the left.
Truly intrigued, I googled “raised fist” and, wouldn’t you know it, there was a wikipedia entry on the damned thing – they got wikipedia entries on pretty much everything, don’t they? ‘Splains why kids nowadays are getting lazier and dumber. Hah.
Anyway, as it turns out, stuart-santiago was right on the money!
There is no uniformity as to which arm is raised; in general, anarchists use the right arm while Marxists use the left arm.
‘Course, people would object to the use of the word ‘anarchists,’ since many – like Nelson Mandela – use the right fist but aren’t exactly anarchist. “Anti-establishment” might be a better term.
It just occurred to me that La
Sallites Sallians pump their fists too, whenever they sing that hymn of theirs.I wonder if they tell their students the significance of that salute. If they don’t, then it becomes nothing more than just another cool gesture of rebels without with a poorly defined cause.