David Hasselhoff and the Peace Symbol

I need to go on the record, officially, and state that the peace symbol is a ridiculous fashion accessory. Nevermind that the actual construction of the peace symbol is done using flag semaphore, a method of naval communication:

The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” and “D,” standing for “nuclear disarmament”. In semaphore the letter “N” is formed by a person holding two flags in an upside-down “V,” and the letter “D” is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. Superimposing these two signs forms the shape of the centre of the peace symbol.

I’m sorry, maybe I am being judgemental. But did not anyone consider that using military symbols for a “peace” movement is more than the slightest bit ironic? Or is this an issue of co-option? And by using the symbols of the enemy, they are transformed?

Someone, please, tell the Hof that his shirt looks silly. Yes, it is now time to Hassle the Hof.

5 thoughts on “David Hasselhoff and the Peace Symbol”

  1. When I was at law school, a friend told me that his father always called the peace symbol “the footprint of the great American chicken.”

  2. I’ve heard that the peace symbol came from different things like Naval flags to broken crosses to hands down in defeat, but I think Bookworm’s father may have it right.

  3. Book: That is great. I had heard of it before, but it has been awhile.
    CP: Yes. It does it appear so.
    Lou: Hands down in defeat, hmmmm.

  4. Well, we have a leader in the White House that thinks bowing down to the leader and voice of the most misogynistic and evil cult the world will ever see, in submissiveness is representative of peace…so Mr. Hasselhof is just allowing his inner j1960s voice to shine through…another celebrity following the leftist meme and narrative….and our culture pays attention to this stuff??…everybody wake up…..k

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